Motorola's latest patent application is a smartphone microphone you can tattoo on your neck. Erm, that means you've got to use Motorola phones from then on right?

The patent application says that the neck tattoo would pick up sound by reading the "fluctuations of muscle or tissue in the throat" and sending it to a smartphone or other device wirelessly. So instead of shouting loudly in a crowd over the phone, you can simply do this because you've got a microphone implanted in your neck. Doesn't exactly sound great.

The microphone will be equipped with Bluetooth and NFC technology and it is possibly the easiest way for you to become a cyborg. Either way, there doesn't seem to be an indication this sort of tech is coming any time soon. Sometimes tech companies file silly patents, just for kicks. [USPT via Engadget]