Facebook released its Portal smart displays back in October 2018 and is now reportedly working on expanding its ecosystem to TVs. Indeed, according to rumors, the social media network has approached steaming companies to discuss a potential partnership to bring their services to a new device made for TVs. Read More
Smart Displays are a convenient way to place video calls while you're busy doing other things. Unfortunately, they often require people to have a compatible device or use specific software, making it less convenient to reach loved ones. Most people have a Messenger account, though, and Facebook is using this as a selling point for its Portal smart displays against Amazon's Echo Show. If you were thinking of getting an intelligent screen in your household, now is the right time to do so, as both the Portal and the larger Portal+ are currently $120 off at Best Buy. Read More
Communication and information display have started to move beyond the smartphone to smart displays and dedicated video devices like the Facebook Portal. Speaking of which, the social media giant has pushed out an Android app for managing said Portal devices. You can now send photos to the Superframe, add accounts, call your Portal when you're away from home, and manage your favorites. Read More
Facebook's totally-not-a-surveillance-device, the Portal smart display, was released in October of last year. Despite the company's abhorrent record with user privacy, the Portal seems to be fairly popular, and now Facebook is bringing it to more regions and adding new features. Read More
Believe it or not, Facebook's smart display and Echo Show analogue, Portal, is actually pretty well-liked by customers, holding a four-plus star rating at both Amazon and Best Buy. At $199, though, it's not the type of thing most people would splurge on on a whim — but it's currently half off from several retailers. Read More
Facebook's recently-revealed Portal video calling device is already getting a price cut for Black Friday at Best Buy. The 10.1" Portal is going for $149.99, which lets you save $50 on the video calling product that just debuted on Nov. 8.
Facebook's products, which it steadfastly reminds us were "built with privacy and security in mind," are available in two flavors: the smaller 10-inch screen Portal for $199, and the larger Portal+ that can be rotated for $349. Both feature Amazon Alexa support and allow for calling contacts via Facebook Messenger. The products also include a special cover to ensure the camera is inaccessible when not in use as well. Read More
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. Read More