When you check into Japan's newest hotel, a mechanized velociraptor in a bellhop cap greets you at the front desk.
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Engineers in Japan are making conductive inks that can be stretched to the extreme, adding to research on smart fabrics by Google, NTT and other groups in one sign of the possible future direction of wearables.
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