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Facebook Portal Video Chat Devices Shipping Today

5 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Facebook announced its Portal video chat devices back in October. Portal and Portal+ are the two models that it launched in October. They're basically smart displays that have additional features to enhance the video calling experience. They're priced at $199 and $349, respectively.
The Portal and Portal+ feature a 10 inch 1280×800 and 15 inch 1920×1080 display respectively. Facebook has previously said that both devices will make video calls feel less like a virtual call and “more like you're actually in the same room.” Users can video call anyone with a Portal or any of their friends on...
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Facebook defends the privacy of Portal as the smart devices start shipping

Facebook defends the privacy of Portal as the smart devices start shipping

5 monthes ago   |   By Beta News

As soon as Facebook announced its smart video calling device - Portal and Portal+ - there were concerns about the privacy implications of introducing Facebook hardware with a camera into your home. The company has already gone to some lengths to try to allay privacy-related fears, clearly pre-empting the concerns people would have. Facebook describes Portal as "private by design", but now it has gone further, using a blog post to stress the privacy and security of the devices, as well as offering reassurances about how data collected through them will - and won't - be used. See also...
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Facebook Portal review: AI makes video calls better

Facebook Portal review: AI makes video calls better

5 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

Facebook's Portal and Portal+ deliver unique features, like AI-enhancements to framing and sound and a series of in-call experiences worth trying out.
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