In it was bound to happen news, Levi's and Google have developed a technology called smart clothing. Smarty pants consumers won't have difficulty figuring out what this is all about -clothing that interacts with their devices. duh!
The official name is Project Jacquard. Google, believe it or not, is the lead and has developed conductive yarns that consists of metal alloys mixed with natural or synthetic fibers. The yarns are woven together to create a fabric that has multitouch panels. Essentially, those panels would allow users to control their devices through gestures such as hovering over a sleeve to silence a phone or tapping it to play a song.
Believe it or not, this technology has some practical applications. Consider those uncomfortable moments when your cell phone rings at the most inopportune time; a class lecture, a planning meeting, hell, the movies. Instead of fumbling in your pocket with panicky fingers you can just swipe your pocket and boom! silence.
It's good right?
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