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Nokia issues patent for vibrating tattoos
Cell phone company Nokia has issued a patent for a material that could be attached to human skin and would vibrate to alert the wearer of an incoming call or text message.

The Wall Street Journal reports the patent application filed by Nokia last September would create, "a material attachable to skin, the material capable of detecting a magnetic field and transferring a perceivable stimulus to the skin, wherein the perceivable stimulus relates to the magnetic field."

In other words, it would be an attachable tattoo that would vibrate in response to a signal from an incoming phone call or text message. The patent application was first discovered by the blog Unwired View's Vlad Bobleanta, who writes, "The tattoo would be applied using ferromagnetic inks. The ink material would first be exposed to high temperatures to demagnetize it. Then the tattoo would be applied. You'll apparently be able to choose the actual image you want as the tattoo. The procedure is identical to that of getting a 'normal' tattoo — only the ink is special."



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The ... non-communications related uses of this are astounding.
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This sounds like a plan by Lex Luther or Dr. Doom and I am not interested in falling into their trap.

Also, could you imagine if some punk kid working at Nokia thought it would be really fun to call everyone in the network all night long and not stop. This is just too creepy!
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Geosphere wrote:
The ... non-communications related uses of this are astounding.

Talk about user-friendly!
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Geosphere wrote:
The ... non-communications related uses of this are astounding.


I was searching for an appropriate way to say the same thing without getting this rSp'd.

Kudos.
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Can't you do this with an old pager and some cloth tape?
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Geosphere wrote:
The ... non-communications related uses of this are astounding.


That's been around for a few years already.
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Geosphere wrote:
The ... non-communications related uses of this are astounding.

Yahoo news story wrote:
The procedure is identical to that of getting a 'normal' tattoo — only the ink is special.

as fun as it would be to call myself all night (and day) I'm not sure I want to go through the ordeal of tattooing my wee-wee.

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How much would it suck to change your phone number?
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It sounds like a sticker rather than a tattoo.
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Vibrating tramp stamp?
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sbszine wrote:
It sounds like a sticker rather than a tattoo.


"The procedure is identical to that of getting a 'normal' tattoo only the ink is special."

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sbszine wrote:
It sounds like a sticker rather than a tattoo.


"The procedure is identical to that of getting a 'normal' tattoo only the ink is special."



Yes, because God forbid you actually miss a call!!!! OMG!! The world would come to an end if you weren't hooked up to a handheld device 24/7.

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