Facebook launches Portal and Portal+ video call devices
11 October, 2018, 23:30
The company worked with a United States film director to make the camera movements feel natural, said Mr Nick Fell, marketing director for the Portal team.
How do the Portals work?Also the Portal cameras don't use facial recognition to identify who you are. And when there are more people in the room, the camera will automatically enlarge its field of view to 140-degrees to include all.
The Portal costs $199 and has a 720p screen resolution that stays fixed in a horizontal oriented with a speaker. While the social network has experience in making hardware with its $2 billion acquisition of Oculus, the maker of virtual reality (VR) headsets, Facebook's HTC smartphone released in 2013 was deemed a flop. Some are for comedic effect - for instance putting cat hats on people's heads. Feature Amazon'sAlexa, so you can ask questions; lastly, it can be easily integrated with different apps such as online music platforms (Spotify) or Facebook's video show service Watch. The tablet-sized Portal has a 10.1-inch 1200 x 800 display, a built-in 10-watt speaker, and a 12 MP camera. The larger-screen alternative called the Facebook Portal Plus. For secure video calling, the calls on Portal are encrypted to keep your video calls between you and the person you are calling.
Both support up to four accounts, allowing family members to maintain separate contacts and call records that can be password-protected.
In order to eliminate concerns, the tech giant said that it put privacy and security in mind while designing the new devices, through an option that lets the user completely disable the camera and microphone with a single tap. The device enables you to read the digital assistant's responses, instead of hearing them.
And while the call data is digitally scrambled to make it hard to hack, the encryption method used is not "end-to-end".
"Thanks to Pandora, music can be a part of the way you communicate". There's no speck of Instagram or Whatsapp in the platform and one can not connect via normal Facebook messages.
"We had always planned for a fall launch", Bosworth said.
For now, the firm has opted not to provide access to its Facebook or Instagram News Feeds or to provide an app store for other third-party products.
He did, however, say what many of us are thinking- at the end of the night, it probably needs to be stored safely away in a soundproof closet.
Is there a gap in the market for this?
Amazon will be first to stores, with the revamped and larger Echo unit available Thursday, while Google's Home Hub, an extension of the Home speaker line, will be released on October 22.
But Chinese companies have been building smart displays for a while, with Baidu and JD.com leading the way - despite the fact that Chinese consumers have shown little appetite for smart speakers yet, according to the China Internet Report 2018.
Sonos's chief is among those who are unconvinced. "But we made a choice not to offer certain things just to make sure people understood the focus on privacy on the device". One out of many others are - One can not watch YouTube.
Khashoggi had, however, voiced distrust of the Saudi officials, and said they were unlikely to keep their words. A day earlier, the state department called for Saudi Arabia to conduct a thorough probe into the case.
The U.S. trade war with China has largely been brushed off by the markets, but the slide shows it may finally be taking a toll. The CAC 40 in France dropped 2.1 percent, Germany's DAX lost 2.2 percent and the FTSE 100 in London fell 1.3 percent.
But more than a minute after launch, their Soyuz MS-10's booster failed. "An accident with the booster, 2 minutes, 45 seconds". Space officials from both Russian Federation and the USA said the two astronauts endured higher than normal G force.
He appealed his arrest in Belgium, but his appeals ultimately failed and he was extradited to the US on Tuesday, authorities said. According to the Department of Justice he was captured in Belgium on April 1 as part of a counterintelligence operation.
While Samsung confirmed that it would be bringing the A9 (2018) to India, it did not reveal any specific launch date. The first sensor is an ultra wide sensor with 120-degree field of view, f/2.4 aperture, and 8-megapixel resolution.
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He said the hacker then "tried to sell such information" after "significant parts" had been "altered and/or completely forged". In the statement the lawyer representing Ronaldo states: 'What occurred in 2009 in Las Vegas was consensual in nature.
One property, worth around £11.5 million, is in the rich London neighborhood of Knightsbridge, where Harrods is located. However, a judge agreed to the anonymity order pending an appeal against the ruling.
Kanye West Meets With Trump at White House, Drops F-Bomb
West, a long-time Trump supporter, also decried the allegedly widespread expectation that all black people should be Democrats. West, who collaborates with Adidas on its "Yeezy" line of footwear and apparel, had lunch with Trump in the Oval Office.
All US F-35s grounded worldwide
The engines of the aircraft will be checked for suspected faulty tubes and replacements made where necessary. The crash in SC involved an F-35B, which is able to land vertically and costs around $100m (£75m).
Samsung launches phones with quad, triple cameras
A 3.5mm headphone jack is included on the bottom of the device, along with this phone's loudspeaker, and a charging port. Samsung's Android UI also looks considerably different compared to stock Android, so keep note of that too.
Channing Tatum dating Jessie J?
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Three dead as earthquakes strike Bali and Papua New Guinea
Some guests at the hotel in Nusa Dua, south of Bali's main global airport fled outside after the strong tremor shook the building. The country is a particular hotspot for earthquakes as it is located on the Ring of Fire , a 40,000km area in the Pacific Ocean.