Friday, July 30, 2004

MS wants your skin

Microsoft has a patent on a new kind of network: Your body.
The software giant has received a U.S. patent for a "method and apparatus
for transmitting power and data using the human body." An application for
the patent, No. 6,754, 472, was filed in 2000 and awarded this week.
Microsoft proposes linking portable devices such as watches, keyboards,
displays, and speakers using the conductivity of "a body of a living

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