Facebook released a smart speaker designed to ease video calls known as Portal, and its signature feature is a wide-angle camera that automatically keeps users in focus as they move about a room.
SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has pushed the launch of its HomePod smart speaker to early next year from December, the company said on Friday. "We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod ... but we need a little more time before it’s ready for our customers. We’ll start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018," an Apple spokeswoman said via email. Apple introduced the voice-controlled HomePod in June. The speaker, which can make music suggestions and adjust home temperatures, takes aim at Amazon.com’s Alexa…