Unlock your Moto X with a Tattoo


mototattoo-250x180Aren’t you tired of changing and remembering passcode of your phone every time? In the fear of losing data or for security purpose, you keep the passcode and change it frequently which is really hectic in fact. But the Moto X users have a very simple solution to this problem. Yes, it’s a temporary tattoo that can unlock your Moto X phone very easily.

Motorola has teamed up with a company called VivaLnk that has launched the first set of digital tattoos that unlocks the Motorola phone. All you need to do is slap it in to your skin and hold your phone up to it and your phone is unlocked. No more need to remember those PIN or gestural passwords or face recognition.

Till now, smart watches have the main focus among the wearable technology but here comes another brand new wearable accessory which you can stick on your wrist and unlock your Moto X phone. At the moment, there’s only one design of the tattoo which looks like a shiny spiral vortex.

The tattoo is an ultra-thin NFC circuit that is wrapped in a medical grade 3M adhesive that will not freak out your skin. The tattoo of 10 packs will cost you $10 bucks. According to Motorola, the tattoo should stand up to swimming and other exercise and should last for up to 5 days which means the 10 packs of tattoo will optimally last you over a month and a half.

For Moto X owners, it’s like a science fiction came true with this new consumer reality of tattoo. The company VivaLnk is also working to extend its digital tattoo range for other handsets as well.

The head of Motorola’s Special Projects division, Regina Dugan said, “After 40 years of advances in computation, we’re still authenticating the same way we did years ago. In fact, it’s gotten worse, because you don’t do it once a day or twice a day, users are doing them 39 times a day and it takes them 2.3 seconds every time they do it; power users do it up to 100 times a day. We’re thinking of a whole variety of options for how you could do better at authentication. You can start with nearer-term things like tokens or fobs that might have NFC or Bluetooth embedded in them, or you can also think about a means of authentication that you could simply wear on your skin every day — like an electronic tattoo.

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