WEB Notes: World, we have come to the age of the Jetson’s. Someone showed me a video ad of a new device. You lay your clothes on it and it plops them out at the bottom folded up. How about that!…

Now we have listening devices in our homes and most people think no different about it. It seems a little odd myself. My life is not so complicated that I need a device on stand by so I can order more chips when I run out.

But hey, maybe that is just me.

Facebook is set to enter the home device market this year with its first consumer hardware device.

According to sources close to the firm, the company will unveil a $499 (£370) video chat system to rival Amazon’s Echo Show in May.

Named ‘Portal’, it will feature a laptop-sized touchscreen and smart camera technology boosted by artificial intelligence.

However, privacy concerns have been raised as the device will have a camera and microphone – and could use Facebook’s facial recognition to identify people.

Source: Facebook to launch $500 video device ‘Portal’ this year | Daily Mail Online


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