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Motorola wants you to unlock your Moto X with this digital tattoo

By Shawn Knight
Jul 23, 2014
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  1. Unlocking a smartphone can be a drag, especially if you're the type that checks your handset dozens of times a day. It's a first world problem that has led many to simply leave their phones unprotected (obviously not a wise...

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  2. SantistaUSA

    SantistaUSA TS Booster Posts: 72   +13

    Kinda of cool, but that's just a waste of money and people being extremely lazy.
     
  3. insect

    insect TS Evangelist Posts: 315   +114

    With face/tap pattern unlocks, I'm not sure this is more convenient and just makes people as you questions.
     
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  4. Matt12345170

    Matt12345170 TS Booster Posts: 100   +28

    I don't like the idea of the tattoos, but that chip would be interesting to have, assuming its not like more than 10 dollars =P (which it probably is..)
     
  5. GreenArrow

    GreenArrow TS Enthusiast Posts: 47   +30

    I would be interested if the chip if I can put it in my wallet and just tap my wallet through my pocket.
     
  6. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,163   +197

    Omg, charging 9.99$ to unlock own handset, a st***** idea in my opinion. in that case, the owner might as well use double tap to unlock phone rather than pay for it.

    after stealing the moto x from its owner, criminals will now 'slice' the digital tattoo.

    what happened to facial recognition, voice, and fingerprint scanning technology?
     
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Yeah and it only lasts 5 days...
     
  8. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 861   +340

    It's not that hard to unlock a phone, come on.
     
  9. BabyFaceLee

    BabyFaceLee TS Enthusiast Posts: 87   +22

    I'm going to stick my Moto X tattoo to my arse so I can answer the phone whilst I'm wiping...
     
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  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,519   +2,060

    This is BS. Just another money making racket.
     
  11. Hmmm... I think there are many other ways to use this tech other than to unlock a phone. With a little tweak it could be used for tracking your kids as well
     
  12. jackal2687

    jackal2687 TS Enthusiast Posts: 85   +12

    I think the "digital tattoo" would be better paired on the underside of the Android or Apple Watches, or some sort of cool little bracelet.
     
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    Using a consumable solution is in my opinion unbelievably ridiculous.
     

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