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Why whisper sweet nothings when you can just text them? Philips Research has cooked up a number of prototypes for photonic textile fabrics that they'll be showing off at the Internationale Funkausstellung 2005 (which sounds like a rave but we're guessing is likely a more staid type of event) in Berlin, and one of them is this SMS pillow. You send a text message to it and the words scroll across the pillow, thanks to flexible arrays of multicolored LEDs embedded in the fabric. Future applications for this type of LED-embedded fabric will be on-the-fly customizable clothing. As long as we can read our RSS feeds on our next pair of khakis, we're so there.

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