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How to set up a Facebook Portal video-chat device and enable Alexa

You can use Facebook’s Portal – a webcam-like device that records high-quality video and audio – to video chat with friends through Facebook and WhatsApp. The Portal is designed to sit plugged in on a flat surface, rather than be carried around from room to room. You can set up […]
How to set up a Facebook Portal video-chat device and enable Alexa
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Facebook plans to launch new Portal video-chat devices in the fall

Facebook is going to launch new Portal video-chat devices in Fall 2019. The first Portal, available in two sizes, was released in October 2018. It’s not clear what the new form factors will be; previously, there have been rumours of a TV top box. Facebook will release new Portal devices […]
Facebook plans to launch new Portal video-chat devices in the fall
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Mark Zuckerberg said he doesn’t want ‘a camera in everyone’s living room,’ but seemed to forget that Facebook sells a camera that goes in living rooms

Mark Zuckerberg recently spoke with Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain as part of his New Year’s resolution to host more open dialogues about the impact of tech on society. During the conversation, Zuckerberg said: “We definitely don’t want a society where there’s a camera in everyone’s living room.” In turn, […]
Mark Zuckerberg said he doesn’t want ‘a camera in everyone’s living room,’ but seemed to forget that Facebook sells a camera that goes in living rooms
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The curious timing of Facebook’s first hardware product, the $200 ‘Portal’

On September 28, Facebook VP Guy Rosen wrote a blog post announcing a “security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts,” where unnamed attackers used a vulnerability to access millions of users’ accounts. Facebook followed up on the security incident last week, and sent notifications to 30 million users on Friday […]
The curious timing of Facebook’s first hardware product, the $200 ‘Portal’