• “Portal” Is Facebook's Screen-Equipped Smart Speaker: Report

    12 days ago - By Android Headlines

    Facebook ‘s first screen-equipped smart speaker will be marketed as the “Portal,” Cheddar reported Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the company's consumer electronics efforts. The device may not be a direct competitor to Amazon's Echo Show and Lenovo's newly announced Smart Display , as the firm is said to be planning to advertise it as a video-focused gadget that allows families to stay connected more easily, thus being focused on only one aspect of what other smart speakers with screens are offering. It's currently unclear whether the Portal is meant to signify the start of a major...
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  • Defanged regulations have big media licking their chops

    12 days ago - By Phys.org

    The year 2017 ended with a flurry of news affecting all aspects of the media industry. A shift in net neutrality policy and Disney's planned purchase of several Fox assets capped a year that also witnessed the pending merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media.
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  • Facebook's Portal smart display to launch in second half of 2018 with $499 price tag

    12 days ago - By Talk Android

    With most of the news coming out of CES 2018 in Las Vegas being centered around virtual assistants that are embedded in smart speakers and even smart appliances, is it any wonder that Facebook fancies a slice of the pie? The social media giant is reported to be readying a smart display called Portal that will...
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  • Nearly half of Americans plan to purchase a smart speaker this year

    Nearly half of Americans plan to purchase a smart speaker this year

    12 days ago - By Digital Trends

    A study by the Consumer Technology Association revealed that nearly half of all Americans plan to buy a smart speaker this year. What questions emerge about the future of the smart speaker market?
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