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Google's latest - a skin tattoo that acts as a microphone for your smartphone or tablet

by TabTimes Staff

November 11 2013

Google has proven it isn't shy about tinkering with and investing in new ideas. Exhibits A & B, the self-driving car and Google Glass come most immediate to mind.

A recent patent application shows the search giant may be ready to take the wearable technology concept a big step further. Google is developing an electronic skin tattoo for the throat that can act as a microphone for a smartphone, tablet or other device.

The patent by Google's Motorola Mobility unit shows the idea of putting a microphone on a person's throat via an electronic skin tattoo. The tattoo would communicate over Near-Field Communications, Bluetooth, Infrared or other short-range technology to a nearby smartphone, tablet, wearable computer, gaming device or other mobile computer.

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