Face to Face

Con­nect with friends in a new way

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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.

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