By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 14, 2018 4:06 pm

Facebook’s Portal to launch a smart home device to take on the Amazon Echo Show.

Facebook is making a home video chat device, featuring a 15-inch screen and a range of microphones. The information has been revealed by financial news site Cheddar citing anonymous sources. The device, called “Portal”, will feature a wide-angle camera that can recognise individual faces.

Similar to Amazon Echo Show, the Portal will use voice commands, but will also include facial recognition to identify friends associated with user’s Facebook account. The Portal is also expected to come with a slew of third-party apps, including Netflix and Spotify. Unfortunately, Facebook Portal will likely to cost $499 (or approx Rs 31,735) – significantly higher than the $299 (or approx Rs…

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