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Facebook Unveils Portal Smart Speakers

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Facebook on Monday unveiled the Portal and Portal+, directly challenging Amazon, Google and Apple in the fast-growing smart-speaker market with a unique approach that will emphasize video calling.To start a video call, users can say "Hey Portal, call ..." followed by the name of a connection on Facebook's Messenger service. These calls include entertaining augmented-reality features that can outfit users with cat hats or turn their living rooms into animated night clubs. Another feature is Smart Camera, which uses artificial intelligence and the devices' cameras to perfectly frame users on video as they move around while on a call. "Portal+ and Portal really live up to that idea of helping you feel closer and allowing you to spend more quality time with people, even if they live thousands of miles away from you," said Dave Kaufman, marketing lead for Facebook's Portal division. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: https://cnb.cx/LinkedInCNBC Follow CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC #FacebookPortal Facebook Unveils Portal Smart Speakers With Video Calling To Battle Amazon And Google | CNBC
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GamingYourRobloxian (12 days ago)
There’s an option to turn off the camera and microphone, so.. don’t hate on it just yet.
T3ch Express (3 months ago)
Listen To Your Customers. They Will Tell You All About PORTAL SMART SPEAKERS
Timothy Jordan (3 months ago)
Before anyone purchase stuff like this... you need to give it the 24-month window... meaning it'll need to go through a few security patch updates... no way I'll be the first...
Stephen Macioce (4 months ago)
Facebook...Big brother....anybody see the bigger picture here?
pendent sue (4 months ago)
I would never use FaceBook.
Made in USA (4 months ago)
Facebook founder mistake That he sought behind the money did not seek behind the idea He did not put a large wall in front of the hacker He sought behind the number of registrants and did not seek to protect the users ....................... Everyone loves Google because it seeks to delight users and not only seeks money This is why "always the best" and accessories Because it's 90% free, "This is why it's so successful and the users love it." It's very high-tech and protects users for free : The founder of Google is the real genius and generous knowledge and beloved globally and is the example of success globally: a fact .................... Thank you, God bless America,
White Mail Privilege (4 months ago)
Another fail from Facebook. Just like the Facebook phone. Anyone remember that?
Lomax0506 (4 months ago)
NSA approved
ChipperHummingBird (4 months ago)
@ :44 seconds -->> Why does the black woman look like a pig (with the augmented reality pig overlay)? I guess the marketing team was just afraid to offend any other race. This is once again another example of subliminal messages sent to the masses. And as for the portal, I agree with Sumanth I. Why PAY to be enslaved and policed in your own home?!
Abhi R (4 months ago)
Kinect has the same kind of zoom camera. But this product is good for elderly people and anyways kinect is dead.
devilorchard (4 months ago)
now facebook want to change how cam whoring is done.
Jerry Barnette (4 months ago)
Everyone is so mad at Facebook for a third party mismanagement of info when there is documented proof there is Chinese spy chips in your iPhone also millions got thier SSN Birthday and other info stolen from Equifax but yea you all right, how dare they release our answers to survey poll about politics......
rabit818 (4 months ago)
Facebook forgot to mention that hackers can track you down on the November elections
rosjio99 (4 months ago)
Yeah and on a daily bases Facebook will hand over videos of you and your family to our government (the NSA clearly has a back door entry into all Facebook products), other governments, corporate organizations (Cambridge Analytica), and anyone else with a big enough check. As long as the device is connected to the internet, the camera can be turned on at any moment. No thanks. Have we really become this dependent on technology?
Taco J (4 months ago)
nope no thanks i wont pay facebook to invade my home
D Adams (4 months ago)
Should be called FaceSpy! FaceBook has proven more than once they are compromising personal information so why would anyone who has any common sense buy this? Worse than living in a glass house because an untold number of ppl can not only see but hear you in your own home where you should have privacy, not to mention record this info for clandestine use.
Bradley Irwin (4 months ago)
No thanks
aswin ganesh (4 months ago)
Now they can track your cats activity with this.
Enrique C (4 months ago)
I can't believe people are buying computer parts instead of a computer smh and it's even more embarrassing when the next best thing from a computer is just sitting in your pocket lol
k678kk (4 months ago)
Enrique C I doubt many will even consider this?
FMR (4 months ago)
Quite frankly, I don't trust Facebook enough to purchase this.
jeremy marshall (4 months ago)
JJ. C (4 months ago)
The iPhone X,X’s literally does this
Jonathan Guzman (3 months ago)
I see every one comment “another way for the government to watch you “ what do you have to offer your a civilian your not important unless your were a threat to national security and if you were what you be so important that you have to buy this ?
SmilingIpad (4 months ago)
Saying you have nothing to hide, nothing to fear is like saying we shouldn't have free speech because you have nothing to say.
thatmrb1 (4 months ago)
I wonder who had more info on us Facebook or the CIA? 🤔
Mina Botrous (4 months ago)
Facebook really, like really ?!! Who thought of this. People dont even trust u
Jacob Tran (4 months ago)
this is a joke tech. #trash
SharaRanks (4 months ago)
Can you record YouTube videos on it?
bambangaslee (4 months ago)
facebook always the best. easy and cheap for people all around in the world. more and best technology in implementation for life better.
Chris Chris (4 months ago)
*If they are lucky, they might sell 5 of these... Late to the game, and after what they did... NEVER getting a camera they control in my house.*
Charlie H (4 months ago)
Lmao, worst idea, Facebook grid is so poor in security
Smart Watch (4 months ago)
I don't think anyone is going to trust any device made by Facebook 😬
TrueIndian (4 months ago)
No one trust facebook!
Mason Presley (4 months ago)
Grandma is gonna want one
John V (4 months ago)
Gary vee basically predicted this at a joe rogan podcast and they laughed 😂
raedwulf61 (4 months ago)
Get it down to $24.95 and I will consider it.
Bill Riz (4 months ago)
facebook is a cia experiment to count number of stupid people in the world!
Austin212 (4 months ago)
Pure evil
Under A Twilight Sky (4 months ago)
Facebook's attempt to enter our homes and do surveillance on us , No THANKS! I'll stick to Skype or simple text. Facebook already sells our information to its sponsors, why would I allow them into my home? Goofy chat apps, there are plenty other 3rd party apps that do that and aren't as big brother'ish as Facebook! Zukerberg might as well work for the NSA.
Owy (3 months ago)
You think fb has nothing better to do then to spy on you while you are being lazy at home? If you would have a company would you put your employee watch random videos on YouTube while at work? Think a little bit more
pablo escandon (4 months ago)
Guess privacy is very important to you might as well delete all of your internet related things
UNCKLE B (4 months ago)
Lol ;x
Mark W. (4 months ago)
"Hey portal; Please broadcast my ssn and credit card #'s to some sweatshop in nigeria, but make it look like I'm having fun in a nightclub."
No One (4 months ago)
They are looking for redemption and hoping that you forget their transgressions against you and open manipulation.
Ibrahim Shakil (4 months ago)
This product is a flop, its just a smart tab which you cant use while you are on your bed, its stupid, facebook needs to come up with better technology
Chris Ljubic (4 months ago)
Facebook has just unveiled the CIA in you very own home, buy now and receive personal exploitation if you ever wish to seek public office at a later date. Additionally alexa partners will ensure that your whole home is survielable and everything you and your family say will be used against you at a later point in time. Buy now and receive a 25 % discount on personalized ads, targeted marketing of socialist content to your kids and while stocks last a free hackable account. Life is Good, Buy facebook.
Chris Ljubic (4 months ago)
+Jonathan Guzman its a parody on tech, relax lol.
Jonathan Guzman (4 months ago)
Why would the CIA want to watch you your not important? What do you have the offer and secondly it would be fbi and home land security **if you were a threat to national security
Andriod Khan (4 months ago)
Chris Ljubic CIA is international, NSA and other USA programs watches domestically.
Under A Twilight Sky (4 months ago)
Haha spot on!
Sumanth I (4 months ago)
Ha ha.. I've to Pay for Facebook to Track my movements at Home.. Please
Jens Appelgreen (4 months ago)
Sumanth I perfect comment
Cameron Bell (4 months ago)
Why would I want another device that spys on me and takes my personal information? (especially Facebook)
Kash (4 months ago)
you are too far gone from the reality I hope you wake up sometime soon.
pendent sue (4 months ago)
derty QWERTY Yes.
NV_1790 (4 months ago)
Cameron Bell yet all of you are here on YouTube....
derty QWERTY (4 months ago)
Guy above is just a naive clown.. paranoid is what i was called being an INFORMATION SECURITY grad who saw fecesbook was suspicious since day 1, it was zero different than myspace .. social media hype fad... i literally got called paranoid until the real news proved all the stuff i said in 2013 was real, lol.
The Unbeliever (4 months ago)
Paranoid losers....
Daniel Harvey IV (4 months ago)
My phone already does all those things
Daniel Harvey IV (4 months ago)
+what the fuck not at all
what the fuck (4 months ago)
Daniel Harvey IV in bad quality
Мото Мир (4 months ago)
Okay? Are there those who are engaged in earning lots of money? I assure to buy a couple of thousands Telegram tokens and forget about them for a year or two! Incredible growth is provided www.cryptovilla.org/tokentelegram
Мото Мир (4 months ago)
HOK SHING CHOI (4 months ago)
It is a combination of cheap Android box , speaker and monitor. It's really expensive.
treshawn wilson (4 months ago)
This market is getting hella over crowded
neun malelf (4 months ago)
It's only the beginning...
Mason Presley (4 months ago)
treshawn wilson we all need 30 devices with cameras and mics in our home
PoorGaming GT (4 months ago)
Whut is dis