Face to Face
Connect with friends in a new way
Smart displays are all the rage – Google’s doing it, Amazon’s new Echo devices have screens and cameras, and now Facebook is getting in on the action with the Portal (around £150) and Portal+ (around £300). These devices won’t be for everyone, given their limited functionality, but if your primary method of communication is Facebook Messenger, the rather excellent built-in video calling features could be perfect for staying connected with loved ones.
Cover up Worried about privacy? Disable the mic and camera with a tap, then cover the cam.
Sm all wonder The cheaper Portal has a smaller screen, but all the functionality of its big brother.
Spin it The larger Portal Plus has a rotatable screen, which twists with a single finger.