Facebook to reportedly release an Echo Show competitor with facial recognition

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Facebook wants you to video chat on its platform, so it’s taking on Amazon, Google, and Apple with hardware of its own. ;

The company will release Portal later this year, Cheddar learned in an exclusive report. It will be something like Amazon’s Echo Show, a voice-controlled smart speaker with a screen.

Reports about the video chat device came out last year, but more details — like the name “Portal” — have now been revealed. It looks like a speaker patent discovered last year is part of the Portal project.

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Facebook to reportedly release an Echo Show competitor with facial recognition

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