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Google and Levi’s Partner to Turn Textiles Into Touchscreens

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Connected clothing is the latest thing in wearable technology and a new partnership between tech goliath Google and iconic American brand Levi’s means jeans will soon be sending text messages.

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group unveiled Project Jacquard at Google I/O 2015 Friday and named Levi’s its first official partner.

In short, Project Jacquard makes it possible for touch and gesture interactivity to be woven into any textile using standard industrial looms, which means clothing, or furniture, can be tapped and swiped like touchscreen surfaces to activate functions like silencing cell phones or sending text messages.

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