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Motorola shows off electronic tattoo and authentication pill at D11

Ian Paul | May 31, 2013
Motorola debuted some experimental security technology that would allow users to access their devices via an electronic tattoo.

Qualms over Google's love of TMI aside, wearable technology is quickly becoming a big focus for the coming years. Beyond tattoos and pills, Google is working on its smartphone companion device, Google Glass. In January, Google published a research paper with ideas for using an NFC-enabled ring as an authentication device. In 2012, Nokia patented a magnetic material that could be applied to the skin to receive vibrating alerts for phone calls, text messages, and other smartphone notifications. And we recently took a look at a ton of wearable devices you can purchase right now from smart watches to wristband pedometers, and gaming vests that simulate in-game impacts.

Yep, wearable computers and devices will soon be everywhere. If Motorola has its way that's a future you'll soon have to swallow.

 

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