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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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Sales of Facebook’s Oculus VR headsets and Portal smart speaker are tanking

Facebook’s Q1 2019 financials show that sales of its smart speaker Portal and its Oculus virtual reality hardware fell year-on-year. The sales decline was particularly drastic from the holiday quarter, when more people bought the smart speaker and the headset for Christmas. Facebook doesn’t sound like it is abandoning its […]
Sales of Facebook’s Oculus VR headsets and Portal smart speaker are tanking
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Facebook says its new Portal device is not a ‘data-gathering operation’ despite previously acknowledging it might use your call info to target ads

Facebook’s new video-chat and smart-speaker device, Portal, goes on sale in the US on Thursday. But Facebook can’t shake privacy concerns over its always-on microphones and camera. The company’s consumer-hardware boss, Andrew Bosworth, said Portal was not a “data-gathering operation.” This is despite Facebook previously acknowledging that it would collect […]
Facebook says its new Portal device is not a ‘data-gathering operation’ despite previously acknowledging it might use your call info to target ads