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We tried Facebook’s new Portal device (so you don’t have to)

Mike Isaac, a New York Times technology reporter, talks with his colleague Farhad Manjoo through Facebook’s new Portal video-calling device, in San Francisco, Nov. 7, 2018. Portal and devices like it are stationary and always on. But Facebook’s new device has software that follows you around a room. (Preston Gannaway/The New York Times) XNYT68 XNYT68

Two tech writers try out Facebook’s Portal and Portal Plus, video-calling machines that people can use to talk through a screen to other Facebook users.

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