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Microsoft's "Avoid Ghetto" Cellphone App Raises Eyebrows

A new technology designed to help pedestrians avoid bad neighborhoods has some smartphone users up in arms. They have dubbed it the “Avoid Ghetto” app. 266 more words

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Racist? New Phone App Helps You "Avoid the Ghetto!"

Uh oh! Microsoft is drawing some major criticism for what some people are calling the “avoid ghetto” feature, which would supposedly let Windows Phone users steer clear of bad neighborhoods. 331 more words

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Racist? New Phone App Helps You "Avoid the Ghetto!"

Uh oh! Microsoft is drawing some major criticism for what some people are calling the “avoid ghetto” feature, which would supposedly let Windows Phone users steer clear of bad neighborhoods. 331 more words

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Microsoft's "Avoid Ghetto" Patent for GPS Systems

Your current GPS can avoid routes with tolls or highways, but ghettos?

I have to admit I laughed a bit to myself upon reading this news last week. 88 more words

Mobile

Microsoft Receives Patent for "Avoid Ghetto" GPS Feature

Tired of worrying about getting carjacked at a red light because your navigator took you through a grimy area?  Worry no more with Microsoft’s GPS “avoid ghetto” feature!   95 more words

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Microsoft patents 'avoid ghetto' feature for GPS devices

”Microsoft has been granted a patent for its ‘avoid ghetto’ feature for GPS devices,” CBS Seattle reports.

“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,'” CBS Seattle reports. 33 more words

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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  107 more words

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