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Facebook brings Workplace video chat support to Portal devices

Facebook brings Workplace video chat support to Portal devices

Facebook wants to bring its Portal devices to offices, something that'll be made possible with the launch of Workplace for Facebook on the connected devices. The company revealed its plan at a conference held earlier today. Facebook will allow up to 50 people to participate in video chats over Portal as part of its new support, among other things.

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Portal TV heads up Facebook’s new smart screen lineup

Portal TV heads up Facebook’s new smart screen lineup

Facebook has announced a big refresh for its Portal lineup, today announcing three new devices for the family of devices. The first is a device with a 10-inch display that's taking up the standard "Portal" moniker. It's joined by the 8-inch Portal Mini and a new device called the Portal TV.

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Facebook Portal will get a successor despite privacy concerns

Facebook Portal will get a successor despite privacy concerns

It's not exactly a great time to be associated with Facebook right now. With the controversy it's knee deep in, almost everything it touches is held suspect for potential privacy violations. Even more so its own products like, for example, that video-calling smart speaker with a display known as Portal. Despite and in spite of all that, Facebook seems to be going full steam ahead with its Portal platform, going as far as announcing a new device coming later this year.

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Facebook Portal 5-star Amazon reviews written by employees

Facebook Portal 5-star Amazon reviews written by employees

It's getting harder and harder to trust customer reviews these days. Never mind the short, mindless bursts that are undeniably the product of some unintelligent bot. There are times when reviews are written by real humans whose motives are, unfortunately, questionable. This latter seems to be the case that's no hounding Facebook after a few of its employees have been caught red-handed leaving glowing five-star reviews for the company's newest product, the video chatting appliance Portal.

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Portal returns this month, but it’s probably not what you were hoping for

Portal returns this month, but it’s probably not what you were hoping for

Portal is one of the most famous video game series around, as most Valve franchises tend to become. If you're building a new PC and you're asking your friends for game recommendations, chances are high-to-certain that Portal and its sequel will be near or at the top of the everyone's list. There's only one problem: Portal 2 came out way back in 2011, leaving players without a new Portal game for the past six years.

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Now you can play Portal on an Apple II

Now you can play Portal on an Apple II

If for some reason you still haven't played Valve's hit game Portal, I implore you to go to Steam or your favorite console's digital marketplace and download it right away. It really is as good as everyone says. However, if you have played it (and the acclaimed sequel) before, but wish you re-experience it on your aging but beloved Apple II computer, now you finally can, thanks to computer engineering professor Vince Weaver.

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Valve announces Portal VR game, dubbed The Lab

Valve announces Portal VR game, dubbed The Lab

Valve is known for a lot of different things. Their popular Steam platform, releasing games on their own schedule, and their inability to count to 3, among other things. Well, fans of the Portal series should be excited to hear that Valve is releasing a new entry into the series. But don't expect to see the number 3 attached to it.

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Peek behind the scenes of Portal, and hear how the voice acting magic happens

Peek behind the scenes of Portal, and hear how the voice acting magic happens

Voice acting is an interesting craft. While you might think that it's just as simple as walking into a booth, and delivering lines, there's a lot more to it. After all, you need to convey all of the emotion of a scene, using nothing more than your voice. If you've ever wanted a peek behind the scenes to see how the voices in Portal are done, then I've got a treat for you.

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LEGO Dimensions Portal gameplay trailer goes GLaDOS

LEGO Dimensions Portal gameplay trailer goes GLaDOS

Today a new Portal game is revealed - not in the traditional sense, but in the odd universe of LEGO Dimensions. WB Games revealed that the Portal test chambers would be available for your perusal, jumping in with every character from Gandalf to Scooby Doo. The trailer you're about to see has a glimpse at the first Valve-licensed LEGO toys, including a LEGO Chell minifigure and builds of both GLaDOS and Wheatley. And Batman and Wyldstyle. They're all in the same universe here.

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Borderlands, Crysis 3, DOOM 3 BFG join Portal on Android with NVIDIA

Borderlands, Crysis 3, DOOM 3 BFG join Portal on Android with NVIDIA

Inside the NVIDIA SHIELD home entertainment device is an NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor. That processor allows the game Borderlands, the Pre-Sequel to work on the device - an Android TV device. This game was released to PC less than a year ago - PlayStation 3 as well. Now it'll be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and NVIDIA SHIELD. At this time it's not entirely clear whether or not the game will be able to be played on Android devices besides NVIDIA SHIELD - but it might! For now we'll assume it'll stick with NVIDIA SHIELD exclusively.

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Half-Life 2 Episode 1 hits new “Green Box” for SHIELD

Half-Life 2 Episode 1 hits new “Green Box” for SHIELD

NVIDIA has hit the Valve once again with the first mobile release of Half-Life 2: Episode One. This game will be released exclusively (at first) for the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and optimized for the table's NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor. Half-Life 2 Episode 1 will be part of a "Green Box" - a reference to the original "Orange Box" from Valve. This Green Box includes Half-Life 2 and Portal as well, all coming to the 32GB/LTE version of the SHIELD tablet, free when you purchase the tablet this Autumn.

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Valve Source 2 engine soft-launched, rumors run wild

Valve Source 2 engine soft-launched, rumors run wild

This week Valve has soft-launched Source 2, also known as Source Engine 2, or the next generation of their engine for video games. This software is the base for the next generation of Valve games, very possibly ready for titles like Left 4 Dead 3, Team Fortress 3, and - though it may seem like a long-lost dream, Half-Life 3.

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