Avoid Ghetto

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  1. gilaet

    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    Microsoft Patents ‘Avoid Ghetto’ Feature For GPS Devices

    REDMOND, Wash. (CBS Seattle) – Microsoft has been granted a patent for its “avoid ghetto†feature for GPS devices.

    A GPS device is used to find shortcuts and avoid traffic, but Microsoft’s patent states that a route can be plotted for pedestrians to avoid an “unsafe neighborhood or being in an open area that is subject to harsh temperatures.â€

    Created for mobile phones, the technology uses the latest crime statistics and weather data and includes them when calculating a route.

    The patent, written in a combination of tech-speak and legalese, was awarded to Microsoft earlier this week. It also described other uses for the new GPS technology.

    One section of the patent mentioned that advertisers can use the technology to navigate a user through a newly set up ad campaign.

    Microsoft declined to comment to CBS Seattle.
     
  2. Boss Ono

    Boss Ono New Member Banned User

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    We already went over this last Friday. You can still turn in your paper late with a 10% reduction in grade per day.
     
  3. gilaet

    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    Avoid Thread
     
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  5. gilaet

    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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  6. Butcher

    Butcher ?

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    Excuse me...Homes?

    :c
     
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    HeinousMark Creepy-Ass Cracka VIP

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    "Harsh Temperatures" :c

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    walleye Active Member Banned User

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    Damn good idea
     
  9. wayfaerer

    wayfaerer New Member

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    i approve. i drove up to see a friend in the city once and the gps took me through an area that was notorious for car jackings :scardie:
     
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    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    Avoids crime and high temperatures. So Memphis and Atlanta don't even appear.
     
  11. Shivvy

    Shivvy 100k Post Club

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    i like it
     
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    nearly.normal Well-Known Member

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    sure coulda helped Sherman
     
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  13. idiotbox

    idiotbox Looking for a dime and found a quarter. VIP

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    it avoids my old neighborhood in atlanta
     
  14. gilaet

    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    It avoids Florida.
     
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    banksy You wrote "I love you" in lipstick on the mirror VIP

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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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