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Adidas’ new shoe insole can track soccer player movements thanks to Google Jacquard technology

Google, Adidas, and Electronic Arts have teamed up on a new smart shoe insole that combines physical activity, digital activity and… video game rewards. The new Adidas GMR insole sells for $40 and it can be used with any set of soccer (football to most of the world) shoes. By tracking the motion of your […]

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Levi’s new Trucker Jackets with Jacquard lets you use with your smartphone without touching it

Google’s Jacquard technology allows electronic components to be woven into clothing. A few years ago Google and Levi’s partnered on a Commuter Trucker Jacket that allowed you to control your smartphone by swiping or tapping the sleeve of the jacket. Now the companies have introduced a new model that’s more affordable than its predecessor, and […]

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That smart jacket from Levi’s and Google? You can only wash it 10 times

So there’s a school of thought that you never really have to wash denim jeans, and I suppose the same probably goes for denim jackets. But when Google and Levi’s announced that the first smart jacket with Google’s Project Jacquard technology built in would go on sale this week, one of the key selling points […]

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Levi’s smart jacket with Google Project Jacquard tech launches Sept 27th

The Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard is a denim jacket that pairs with your smartphone and lets you do things like play and pause music or get directions by swiping or tapping on the sleeve. That’s because the jacket, first revealed in mid-2016, uses technology developed by Google as part of its Jacquard project to weave […]

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Google and Levi’s will launch their first smart jacket this fall for $350 (Project Jacquard)

It’s been nearly two years since Google revealed it was working on technology to create smart clothing and other textiles by weaving electronics into fabric. Now Google and Levi’s have announced that the first commercial product based on Project Jacquard is coming this fall. That’s when you’ll be able to buy the smart jacket the two […]

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Levi’s unveils a smart jacket based on Google’s Project Jacquard

A year ago Google introduced a project to weave smart components into fabric to create clothing that you can use to interact with your gadgets. Now Levi’s has announced the first commercial product based on Google’s Project Jacquard technology. It’s a denim jacket designed specifically with cyclists in mind, allowing you to touch the sleeve […]

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Conductive Ink could be the next big thing in wearable tech

Researchers at the University of Tokyo published an article describing a new form of conductive ink that allows electronics to be printed onto stretchable textiles through a single-step printing process. Thanks to the silver flakes mixed into the ink, it can be stretched more than three times its original length. When we think of wearable […]

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Google’s Project Jacquard turns clothing and other textiles into wearable

Google has two new projects aimed at giving us new ways to interact with our devices. One is a radar-powered system for using 3D gestures to control wearables and other gadgets. The other is a wearable technology called Project Jacquard which literally weaves touch sensors into fabric. That means your next shirt, sport coat, or pair […]