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Facebook developing ‘Portal’ gadget which will let it put microphones and cameras in people’s homes

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 TheToolman    1,595

Be scared. Very scared....  :trolll:

In George Orwell’s 1984, the oppressive rulers of Oceania use devices called telescreens to closely monitor and repress citizens. Now Facebook looks set to follow in the Party’s footsteps by putting its own firm’s microphones and cameras into people’s homes. The social network is planning to release its first ever piece of consumer hardware which will be called Portal and cost a whopping $499 (£368), a website called Cheddar has claimed. The device will feature a 15inch screen, a wide-angle camera with facial recognition and microphones to allow voice control. It’s expected to use facial recognition to allow people to log into their accounts without having to type in passwords and will be dedicated to video chat. The gadget has been designed by a shadowy Facebook department called Building 8 that’s also working on mind-reading technology.

more at http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/11/facebook-portal-gadget-will-put-microphones-cameras-ordinary-peoples-homes-7221722/

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 LuckyBolt    1,794
3 minutes ago, Ukshep said:

Ugh. How about NO!

How’s that floating island coming along?

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 Ukshep    25,437
1 minute ago, LuckyBolt said:

How’s that floating island coming along?

I can't even float myself yet :D 

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 TheToolman    1,595
41 minutes ago, Ukshep said:

Ugh. How about NO!

It's time to just say NO to Facebook and Twitter.  They are more evil than Google and I didn't think any company could be more evil than Google.

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 abigfatzero    3,715

These will be everywhere soon, just wait, the sheeple will be fighting over them during the black Friday sales events next year.

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 TheToolman    1,595

All these smart speakers (Amazon Echo, Google Assistant, Apple Home, etc.) will be back in the box in a year because people will realize they can look up the weather faster....

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 markovian    209
1 hour ago, TheToolman said:

All these smart speakers (Amazon Echo, Google Assistant, Apple Home, etc.) will be back in the box in a year because people will realize they can look up the weather faster....

gota good point most this crap is gimicky and gets tossed out in a year due to not being practical

 

whos really not going to just use there cellbto  video chat or settle with a 13 in screen over there laptop or pc or trade off the conviance of there cellphone for it

now a facebook phone that would probly sell good sadly

 

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 Phantom    509
3 hours ago, TheToolman said:

Be scared. Very scared....  :trolll:

In George Orwell’s 1984, the oppressive rulers of Oceania use devices called telescreens to closely monitor and repress citizens. Now Facebook looks set to follow in the Party’s footsteps by putting its own firm’s microphones and cameras into people’s homes. The social network is planning to release its first ever piece of consumer hardware which will be called Portal and cost a whopping $499 (£368), a website called Cheddar has claimed. The device will feature a 15inch screen, a wide-angle camera with facial recognition and microphones to allow voice control. It’s expected to use facial recognition to allow people to log into their accounts without having to type in passwords and will be dedicated to video chat. The gadget has been designed by a shadowy Facebook department called Building 8 that’s also working on mind-reading technology.

more at http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/11/facebook-portal-gadget-will-put-microphones-cameras-ordinary-peoples-homes-7221722/

Anybody who buys this has the I. Q. of the contents of a cess pit. Who in their right mind would INVITE 'big brother' in to their home to watch them 24/7? 

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