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A New Way to Determine Lies

Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 11:47 AM ET

Hey, check out this thing that could mean the end of journalists.

It's a "believability meter" called RealScoop. It claims to analyze voice stress patterns to determine if someone is lying or not. The Big Picture blog, which drew my attention to the thing and its read of Bear Stearns' CEO, suggests there should be one on every TV.

Well, that's assuming it really works. A lot of more prominent the video examples on the site are, well, cases of guaranteed untruth. Still, it's fun surfing and playing.

And if it really did work, then you wouldn't need commentators and questioners to speculate on the veracity of any given comment. Dang, a lot of us would be out of a job.

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you: allen.wastler@cnbc.com

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