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Source Starfinder Armory pg. 90
Requiring both surgical skill and arcane mastery to create and install, magitech augmentations are a combination of cybernetic and magical components. These augmentations usually contain elements such as mystically charged crystals, starmetal alloys, and rune-covered microchips and are highly sought after by those who wish increase their magical might, such as technomancers. However, any spacefarer can benefit from even the most basic magitech augmentations.

Magitech augmentations follow much the same rules as all other augmentations in regards to implantation, activation, and removal (see page 208 of the Core Rulebook). Though they can be detected and crafted as if they were hybrid items, once they are installed, they become a part of your body and generally can’t be affected by abilities that disable or destroy hybrid items.

Deception Node

Source Interstellar Species pg. 75
Item Level 8; Price 9,500; System Brain
When activated as a swift action, this artificial organ translates your subconscious thoughts into inane chatter that you hardly notice but that psychic intruders find jarring. While the system is active, you gain a +2 resistance bonus to saving throws against effects that read your thoughts (such as detect thoughts). Also, any creature contacting you with telepathy or reading your thoughts must succeed at a Will save (DC = 10 + 1/2 your level + your Charisma modifier) or become dazzled and unable to communicate with their telepathy for 1d4 rounds; if they’re concentrating on a spell that reads your thoughts, they lose concentration, potentially ending the spell. You can deactivate the node as a swift action. Once a creature successfully saves against your deception node, they’re immune to it for 1 hour.
If you have two deception nodes installed, they provide you greater control over your mental chatter, and you can activate or deactivate both as a swift action. While both are active, the resistance bonus to saving throws increases to +3, and the DC to resist the nodes’ effect increases by 1. If a creature reading your thoughts fails the saving throw, rather than dazzling them and interrupting their concentration, you can instead provide false thoughts to the creature. Doing so functions as telling a lie using the Bluff skill, though you reduce any DC modifier from the creature’s attitude by 5 if they’re unfriendly or hostile.