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Submission + - Microsoft Seeks Patent for Age Detection (infopackets.com)

nandemoari writes: Microsoft is proposing a new patent that would see its Xbox 360 peripheral, the Kinect, take on the role of a virtual babysitter. It works by automatically restricting a child's access to certain television shows or video games that carry a mature content rating.

Through the use of its 3D depth camera, the Kinect would be able to measure the bodily proportions of a user and detect whether or not a child is in the room. The entire concept is based on parental control and would be treated as a manageable feature. The system could also be further tweaked to specify certain restrictions and content.

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Submission + - Gawker Redesign Kills Traffic (sitemeter.com) 2

An anonymous reader writes: The latest data from sitemeter,com is showing what everyone already knew, the Gawker redesign has taken their advertisement driven empire and, in a very rapid manor, crushed its traffic into a shadow of its former self.

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