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Microsoft wants to turn your body into a battery.

Okay, that's scaremongering and inaccurate. But it sure is fun to say.

Microsoft has been awarded a patent for using human skin as a power conduit and data bus.

Patent No. 6,754,472, which was published Tuesday, describes a method for transmitting power and data to devices worn on the body and for communication of data between those devices.