Google and Levi’s Project Jacquard commuter jacket is all set to release this fall. If you are not aware of Google’s Jacquard project, let us remind you that this project was announced back in 2015.
This jacket is the first ever commercial project as a result of Project Jacquard which works on Google’s Advanced Technology And Projects (ATAP) group.
This is a kind of touch sensitive clothing. This project aimed to turn our clothes into smart, connected wearable devices that provide touch and gesture through woven interactive services.
Watch the video here:
Features of Levi’s Commuter Jacket:
- The left sleeve of the jacket will be acting as a capacitive touchpad. This provides you to control a variety of functions using rubs, simple gestures and taps on your sleeve.
- The above said functions are activated through a small rechargeable tag on the inside of the left sleeve. This tag has a battery life of two days approximately.
- This jacket enables to access some of the core functions like accepting or declining calls, controlling playback music and can also get direction updates.
- The users have to digitally connect this jacket with the smartphone which should be placed in a concealed pocket inside of the sleeve.
- This jacket is machine washable, all you need to do is remove the electronic band on the cuff link and then wash.
- Levi’s Jacquard commuter jacket comes with a reasonable price of $350.
Seems like Google had done the perfect blend of fashion and technology which it aimed from the beginning.
Virgin Hyperloop To Transform Indian Transportation System!
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Amazon Opens Automated Grocery Store – Amazon Go
Amazon.com Inc., the global ecommerce giant will launch the first of its kind supermarkets without checkouts, human or self service on Monday in Seattle. According to BBC, this revolutionary supermarket, Amazon Go, has been tested by Amazon staff for the past year.
Amazon Go store relies on cameras and sensors to track shoppers and maintain a list of what shoppers remove from the shelves and what they put back. Making cash registers and checkout lines superfluous, customers buying products from the Go store will be billed after leaving the store using credit cards on file.
A row of gates guards the entrance to the store and shoppers can only enter after they scan their Amazon Go app. The 1,800 square foot mini market is packed with shelves of food and will be open from 7 A.M. To 9 P.M. Monday to Friday. Speaking about the newest venture, the Vice President of Technology, Dilip Kumar said, “(the idea behind Amazon go is to) push the boundaries of computer vision and machine learning and to create an effortless experience for customers.”
According to Amazon, the technology used in the Amazon Go store is so accurate that the sensors can detect minute changes and distinguish between multiple people standing side by side at a shelf. The tracking is precise enough to detect which customer picked up a yogurt or a cupcake and track which customers are simply browsing. Technology website GeekWire reported, the system also knows when people pick up items and put them back in case customers simply wanted to read the label. While the company has remained tight lipped about the technology it’s using in its sensors and tracking devices, can see and identify every item in the store, without attaching a special chip to every item.
Amazon further added the technology will not replace employees but streamline the shopping process. Associates and employees will be put on different tasks including restocking shelves and helping customers troubleshoot any technical problems and help customers find items. According to people who have tested the store, Amazon sends an electronic receipt for purchases only a few minutes after walking out of the store. The Head of Amazon Go, Gianna Puerini, speaking about the technology said, “This technology didn’t exist, it was really advancing the state of the art of computer vision and machine learning.” The company has already released official Amazon Go apps on iOS and Android and customers can use their existing Amazon credentials to log in to the Amazon Go app.
Top Five Inventions Through The Ages!
It’s Christmas! We, at Startup Stories, would like to wish all you readers a very happy and Merry Christmas. Since Christmas is the time of giving, spreading joy and love, let’s take a look at some of the inventions that have helped humans through the ages, making the world an easier and better place to live.
1. Electricity and the light bulb
Any inventions list will be incomplete without electricity and the light bulb. Where would humans be if we did not have electricity to power our day to day lives? The electric light bulb invented by Thomas Alva Edison is, to this day, considered to be one of the most important inventions, paving the path for many other inventions and discoveries. On the other hand, while Benjamin Franklin is given credit for discovering electricity, electricity became a reality due to the contributions of various scientists over a period of time.
2. Printing Press
The printing press was invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15 century. Gutenberg’s printing press reduced the cost of printing books and other documents thereby allowing for books to be printed even in lesser numbers. By the 16th century, the output rose tenfold to an estimated 150 to 200 million copies. The arrival of mechanical movable type printing introduced the era of mass communication and resulted in a sharp increase in literacy. Today, practically every alternate house has a printer.
Computers, like electricity, have now become a part and parcel of our daily life. These electronic devices that could initially only manipulate, store, retrieve or process data are now used for basically everything in life. Next generation computers can process all forms of data, prioritize information, suggest solutions, learn habits over time and come with personalized digital assistants. Charles Babbage is hugely credited with this invention.
One of the most important inventions, at least for the millennials, is the Internet brought about a huge change in the way the world communicated with each other. Initially designed to be used by the American military, the Internet has now taken over the majority of the industries, digitizing the entire world. Now, new industries like the startup ecosystem are on a rise due to easy access to the internet and its ability to connect the world.
Where do we even begin with smartphones? Since 2007, when the first iPhone hit the markets, smartphones have only made life super easy. Right from scheduling appointments to carrying a digital assistant in your pocket and creating augmented realities in your backyard, the smartphones of now can do it all.
This is our list of inventions that have made our life a piece of cake. If you feel we missed out on any amazing inventions, discoveries and innovations, let us know in the comments below. If you are creating the next big thing, write to us at [email protected].
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