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MiiPC lets parents see which apps kids are using (pictures)

We get to grips with the Kickstarter-funded MiiPC.

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Luke Westaway
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BERLIN -- This is the MiiPC, a kid-friendly Android PC.
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It lets parents see which apps their kids are using.
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It connects to a monitor, but if you don't mind paying a fee, you can also have its interface pop up on an Android tablet.
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This is what a user profile looks like, and it's what lets parents keep track of which child is using what apps.
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Multiple profiles can be set up, if you need to keep track of a whole horde of younglings.
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Using a separate app, parents can spy on how long certain apps have been used for.
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If your kids are playing too much Angry Birds, you can close it remotely. Back to your homework, kids!
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There's an SD card slot on the front, and...
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...plenty of ports on the back, too.
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Here's a view of the desktop. You can restrict which websites children can access.
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You can even see which apps are used most frequently.
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This is the view for restricting how much time kids can spend in individual apps.

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