Facebook’s Portal video calling devices go on sale, but who the hell would buy one?

In one of the scariest product announcements in recent years (should have done on Halloween, amirite?), Facebook unveiled its video calling devices last month. The Portal and Portal+ are now beginning to ship to anyone who was silly enough to pre-order one, and you can even go out and buy them in shops.

Facebook assures us these products were “built with privacy and security in mind,” but I still don’t think I want a Facebook-connected eye anywhere in my home. Read MoreFacebook’s Portal video calling devices go on sale, but who the hell would buy one? was written by the awesome team at…

Facebook’s Portal video calling devices go on sale, but who the hell would buy one?

Facebook-made smart display will reportedly be announced this week

Facebook has been working on something akin to an Echo Show or smart display for a while now. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook decided to put the plans on hold. Now it appears the device could launch as soon as this coming week.
The device has a codename of ‘Portal,’ and reportedly will use facial recognition to detect who the user is. Video calling will be the primary feature, and leaks have shown it will be tightly integrated with Facebook Messenger. Read MoreFacebook-made smart display will reportedly be announced this week was written by the awesome team at Android Police. …

Facebook-made smart display will reportedly be announced this week