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Who needs Bluetooth headsets? Motorola patents ‘neck tattoo’ smartphone accessory

If you think a Bluetooth headset make you look like a tool, how would you feel about replacing it with a … throat tattoo?That’s right, a throat tattoo. Google-owned Motorola has received a patent for a smartphone-connected system “that comprises an electronic skin tattoo capable of being applied to a throat region of a body.”According to the patent, which was published last week, the “electronic neck tattoo” connects to a smartphone via a “transceiver” similar to the way a Bluetooth headset, smartwatch, or Google Glass device would pair with a handset. It would have its own power supply and can be outfitted with a microphone, which would allow you to control your phone using only voice commands.The patent goes on to explain that the wireless throat tattoo would be able to connect with a “smartphone, gaming device, a tablet computer, [or] a wearable computer, for example” via NFC, Bluetooth, ZigBee, or other similar signals. Strangely, Motorola also says the tattoo can also be applied t...

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