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Facebook Portal Go is a 10 inch smart display with a battery for use anywhere

Facebook’s new Portal Go is a smart display with a 10 inch HD display, support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, and a 12MP wide-angle smart camera for video calls. It’s also one of the first smart displays to feature a built-in battery, which means you aren’t tethered to one location. You can pick up the […]

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Lilbits: Trade-in site Gazelle is doing trade-ins again, Facebook Portal TV does Zoom, and more

Gazelle made a name for itself as a go-to site for buying and selling used smartphones and other gadgets. About two months ago the company removed the selling part. Now it’s back. Maybe ending the thing you’re best known for isn’t always the best business move? Meanwhile Lenovo’s next ThinkBook 14 is on sale… in […]

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Facebook launches 3 new Portal video-calling devices with prices starting at $129

As promised earlier this year, Facebook is launching its Portal line of video-calling smart displays in more countries and adding support for WhatsApp video calls as well as Facebook Messenger. But the company is also launching three new Portal devices, all of which are cheaper than the original models Facebook launched last year. The new Portal […]

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Facebook Portal smart display is going international, gaining WhatsApp support

Facebook’s Portal line of smart displays/video chat devices are getting support for new apps and features… and they’re going to new places. Less than a year after Facebook launched the 10 inch Portal and 15 inch Portal+ devices in the United States, the company says they’re heading to Canada in June and they’ll be available […]

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Facebook introduces Portal: A video chat device for $199 and up

Facebook’s smart display is here… but the Facebook Portal isn’t really the Amazon Echo competitor many folks had been expecting. In fact, Facebook is using Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant to power voice controls — so this is more of a collaboration with Amazon than a competition. You can talk to the device by saying “Hey […]

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Report: Facebook will announce a smart speaker/display next week

Amazon unveiled a whole bunch of new Alexa-enabled smart speakers and gadgets this week. Next week it may be Facebook’s turn. According to Cheddar, Facebook plans to introduce a set of smart displays that work a lot like Amazon’s Echo Show. You’ll be able to interact with it by voice and use the smart display […]

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PC classics Portal, Half Life 2 get new life on the NVIDIA Shield

There are two more reasons to pick up an NVIDIA Shield handheld game console. Valve is now offering two of its classic PC games for $10 each. Portal and Half-Life 2 are now both available for NVDIA’s $199 game system. You can purchase and download the games from the Google Play Store, but that doesn’t mean […]

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Lilbits (5-07-2014): Portal for Android (NVIDIA Shield)

Good news everyone! One of the most popular, critically acclaimed PC games of the last decade is coming to Android. There’s just one catch: while it’ll be available from the Google Play Store next week, at launch it’ll only officially support the NVIDIA Shield handheld game console. Still, there’s one more reason to buy NVIDIA’s […]

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Portal brings Paranoid’s Halo floating notifications to any Android device (no root required)

The developers of Paranoid Android recently introduced a feature called Halo which completely changes the way that notifications and multitasking works in Android. If you’re running the team’s custom version of Android you can view notifications in a small pop-up window — and you can respond to instant messages, Facebook updates, or other notifications without […]