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Photo via YouTube/Patent Yogi
Photo via YouTube/Patent Yogi

We all know that our screens and keyboards are some of the filthiest things we touch every day.

Fresh from the Patent Yogi, Microsoft has devised a system to automatically keep devices germ-free. According to the patent, it would work like this: “A UV and visible light transparent film material is secured onto or within a touch-based screen to automatically disinfect the external surface.”

As the video points out, not only does this cut down on the gross factor of your smartphone, it would also be a helpful technology to reduce the spread of illness and disease worldwide.

If you’re a “toilet texter” or “bathroom browser” (and you know who you are), you should definitely watch this latest video from the Patent Yogi:

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