Facebook is coming for your TV next, with a set-top box codenamed ‘Ripley’

Facebook Ripley set top box

Undaunted by privacy scandals and the conventional wisdom that trust in the company's ability to handle consumer data has eroded considerably in recent years, Facebook is increasingly hungry to build out a hardware business and produce a line of products you'll actually want to install around your home.

Those devices include the social networking giant's Portal cameras, which let people make video calls and uses A.I. to "follow" the user as they move around during the call. They ship next month. Also on the way is a device that will sit on top of your TV, development of which is referred to internally at Facebook by the project codename "Ripley." Per a report via Cheddar, that device would allow video calling along with some degree of entertainment media consumption.

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Facebook is coming for your TV next, with a set-top box codenamed ‘Ripley’ originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 at 17:02:14 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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