Facebook can watch you at home: Firm launches Portal devices that lets users video chat

Mail Online | 9/18/2019 | Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
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Facebook has long aimed to keep its users connected with loved ones - and the social media giant just took this goal one step further.

The firm has launched its Portal devices that include a 10-inch model, a miniature version and a device that transforms televisions into a smart display, allowing users to chat with anyone in the world.

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However, some question Facebook's true agenda with wanting to put a camera and microphone in homes, as the social media giant has come under fire over privacy concerns.

Portal and Portal Mini are set to ship on October 15, while the notepad-sized Portal TV device that turns a television into a smart screen will begin shipping on November 5 at a price of $149.

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'We know the smart device category is packed and competitive; and those devices are great,' Facebook augmented and virtual reality vice president Andrew 'Boz' Bosworth said while providing a look at the Portal line-up.

'But, Portal is the only device that is going to connect you with people you care about; and I would contend that any smart device that doesn't do that isn't that smart at all.'

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Not only are these devices focused on bringing people together, they are also packed with an array of features.

You can listen to music, check who is at your front door, display a slideshow of your favorite pictures, share a story with augment reality (AR) effects and more.

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Portal Mini boasts an eight-inch HD display and the Portal has a larger 10-inch display.

And Portal TV brings smart video-calling to the largest screen in your...
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