Facebook wants to put a mic and camera in your home with the Portal

October 8th, 2018   decode   news

Facebook has announced Portal, a series of devices that let you do voice or video calls to other Facebook and Messenger users. Two different models were announced today, the Portal and the larger Portal+.

The smaller Portal is an Amazon Echo Show style device, which is basically a giant display with a speaker. The 10.1-inch display has a resolution of 1280×800 and has 10W dual speakers.

The Portal uses an array of four far-field microphones that records your conversations picks up your voice commands and a 12MP wide-angle camera that watches you sleep lets you make video…

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