Naked video chat

But if you're into meeting strangers with shared interests, it's there if you need it.

Facebook Inc.’s experimental Building 8 lab will produce a device designed for video chat, according to Bloomberg.

Well, unless you count the nether-region-focused exhibitionism of Chatroulette.

Enter Napster co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning.

Besides chatting with strangers who apparently share your interests, you can pare down your pool of potential new friends by filtering by location and common interests.

And, probably most importantly, you can choose to define only friends of friends as people you're comfortable chatting with.

When a chat with a stranger is initiated, the service lists both users' shared interests.

So, for example, if both users are huge fans, they could both dive right into discussing the pros and cons of William Riker's beard.

Airtime is hoping that its connection with strangers will set its service apart from the default Facebook video chat system.

Early rumors hinted that the chat device and smart speaker were a single, combined device but now appear to be separate offerings.

The New York Post just trumpeted that a “NASA job opening to protect Earth from aliens has [a] 6-figure salary”, which certainly got our attention.

The device is said to feature a wide-angle camera, built in microphone and speakers, and artificial intelligence tech to improve its photographic and audio options (with features like zooming in and focusing on faces).

The company is also said to be developing a smart speaker product like Amazon Echo and Google Home.

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