• Facebook reportedly plans to release a TV camera device in spring 2019

    1 month ago - By Venture Beat

    Facebook is reportedly planning to release a device that works with televisions that can stream video from services like YouTube and comes equipped with a camera for video calls, people familiar with the matter told Cheddar. The news comes a week after Facebook debuted Portal and Portal+ for Messenger video calls and functionality similar to smart...
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  • Facebook is reportedly building a gadget with a camera that plugs into your TV

    Facebook is reportedly building a gadget with a camera that plugs into your TV

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Facebook is reportedly building a gadget that turns your TV into a video chat device, camera and all.
    Mysterious references in Facebook's code and a new report suggest the project is codenamed "Ripley."
    The device will essentially be a cross between the recently announced Portal video-chat gadget and Google's Chromecast dongle - which is to say, it'll plug into your TV and play videos for you, as well as let you chat with your friends.
    It sounds like Facebook wants to take over your TV.
    Last week, reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong found references in Facebook's code to a mysterious...
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  • Facebook's rumored TV camera thing would sound cool if it weren't from Facebook

    Facebook's rumored TV camera thing would sound cool if it weren't from Facebook

    1 month ago - By Fast Company

    “Ripley” would add a camera to your TV for video chat and-presumably-synchronized viewing parties.
    Facebook reportedly wants to stick a camera on your television as part of its foray into consumer hardware. According to Cheddar's Alex Heath , who accurately reported on the Portal smart display that Facebook announced last week, the TV device is codenamed “Ripley,” and it would provide both video chat and streaming video services. Facebook reportedly plans to announce the device next spring, but that timing could change.
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  • Facebook is building a camera TV set-top box codenamed Ripley

    Facebook is building a camera TV set-top box codenamed Ripley

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    A mysterious product called “Ripley” appeared hidden besides Facebook's new Portal smart displays in Facebook for Android's code. Dug up by frequent TechCrunch tipster Jane Manchun Wong a week ago, Ripley's name squared with Facebook's VP of Portal Rafa Camargo telling us that “we're already investing in expanding the product line with more products we want to launch next year.”
    That Facebook device will be a camera-equipped device that connects to televisions to allow video chat and media content viewing, according to Cheddar's Alex Heath.
    Facebook's Portal's devices sit on a desk or...
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