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Facebook could launch a camera that also transmits video via streaming

The importance of video in social platforms is undeniable, and Facebook has been trying to give solid steps for settling down with force in this area. Now, a report claims that the social network is developing a set-top box of a television equipped with a camera, that would allow to make video calls and transmissions.

The device, code-named ‘Ripley’, position Facebook to compete with your rivals by giving another option for people who enjoy programming and interaction from the comfort of your living room. As reported by Cheddar TV, the device would take advantage of the same technology incorporated in the recently released device video chat Portal.

Com, you will remember, earlier this month the social network released Portal and Portal Plus, two devices of video calls that were presented as “a way of facilitating the connection more regular with the most important people in your life, and that will make you feel as if you’re in the same room, even when you’re far away.”

The artificial intelligence is an integral part of the devices Portal, but unlike other screens, intelligent, like the Echo Show , Lenovo’s Smart Display, or the proposal of Google, the screens of Facebook have an Intelligent Camera that keeps an eye on the action and automatically moves to make that all are in view and included in the image. In addition, they contain a function of Sound Intelligent, that enhances the voice of who is speaking no matter where you move. Both models feature large high-definition screens.

The new device TV for Facebook to incorporate these same functions of video, but unlike a box of streaming regular, would also allow users to stream content, probably, videos Facebook Watch. This product would be launched next spring, although the box is still in development and the plans could change. We will keep you informed.

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