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Crazy as it may sound, Nokia may be developing magnetic tattoos that vibrate whenever someone calls or texts—that is, if the Finnish communications company makes good on its patent application. In a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, Nokia describes tattooing, stamping, or spraying ferromagnetic inks onto your arm, abdomen, or—we kid you not—fingernail. By detecting the magnetic field generated by your mobile device, the high-tech tramp stamp then causes “perceivable stimulus to the skin by magnetically manipulating the material.”

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