Facebook says Portal device not for snooping

To offset the creepiness of having Facebook’s camera and microphone in your house, its new Portal video chat gadget needs best-in-class software.  Its hardware is remarkably well done, plus Messenger and the photo frame feature work great. But its third-party app platform was pretty skimpy when the device launched this week. Facebook is increasingly relying […]

Whole Foods is having a huge turkey sale— and Prime members can save big

Amazon and Whole Foods are helping everyone (especially Prime members) save on their Thanksgiving birds.        

Wed 14 Nov 18 from USA today

Facebook employees' morale has plummeted 32% after company's turbulent year, internal survey reveals

An internal survey shows that just 52 percent of Facebook employees said they were optimistic about the company's future, which is a sharp decrease from 84 percent a year ago.

Wed 14 Nov 18 from Daily Mail

Amazon and Whole Foods extend Prime deals to Thanksgiving turkeys

From live Christmas trees to its annual Black Friday smorgasbord, Amazon is trying to cover all the bases this holiday season. And it hasn't forgotten Thanksgiving. Once again, ...

Tue 13 Nov 18 from Engadget

What is Facebook Portal? Not bad compared to Skype, FaceTime and Google Hangouts

Video chat device with always on microphone and camera can be perceived as a home monitor, but it's the best video chat device we've ever seen.        

Mon 12 Nov 18 from USA today

Shockingly, No One Trusts Facebook’s Portal Smart Displays

The remarkable thing about all the reviews is that everyone agrees the hardware is nice, and the video chat functionality is top-of-the-line. However, no one wants to recommend the Portal because ...

Fri 9 Nov 18 from Extremetech

Facebook Portal: the 5 things we like most about Facebook's new connected cameras

Facebook Portal is a lot of fun—but are we ready to invite Facebook into our homes?        

Fri 9 Nov 18 from USA today


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