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Google’s Project Jacquard officially launches this week for $350

Google and Levi’s Project Jacquard has been in the works for a while and now it will be available for purchase starting this Wednesday for $350 USD. Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google has the comfort and styling of a denim jacket but the added capability to control your phone.How it works, is that the cuff of the jacket has gesture-sensing Jacquard Threads (which are basically conductive thread). That is used in combination with a plastic snap tag, that you’ll need to remove before washing, and that tag is what actually connects the jacket to your phone using Bluetooth. From the Jacquard app, you’ll be able to program which gestures on the jacket control what. Like for example, a swipe out could control music playback or even getting directions. You’ll be able to swipe or tap the jacket’s sleeve.The Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard will be available this Wednesday (September 27th) in the following stores:Fred Segal in Santa Monica, CAKinfolk in Brooklyn, …
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BoJack Horseman renewed for season 5

Everyone’s show about a depressed anthropomorphic horse, BoJack Horseman, as he lives his life in Hollywoo, will be back for a fifth season.Netflix made the announcement via BoJack Horseman’s Twitter account, which you can see below.SO, THIS HAPPENED…— BoJack Horseman (@BoJackHorseman) September 21, 2017 If you haven’t been watching BoJack Horseman, then you’re missing out on one of the best adult animated comedy to come out in recent years. The fourth season of the show just premiered on Netflix earlier this month.BoJack Horseman season 5 will on Netflix, sometime in 2018.Source: @BoJackHorseman, Netflix

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Google signs agreement to acquire HTC’s Pixel team for $1.1 billion

After weeks of speculation, it looks like Google won’t be buying HTC’s phone business outright.Instead, Google and HTC have signed an agreement that brings a team of HTC employees (many of whom worked on the Pixel phones) to join Google’s hardware team, under the leadership of Rick Osterloh, Google’s SVP of Hardware.“HTC has been a longtime partner of Google and has created some of the most beautiful, premium devices on the market,” said Rick Osterloh, Senior Vice President of Hardware at Google. “We’re excited and can’t wait to welcome members of the HTC team who will be joining Google to fuel further innovation and future product development in consumer hardware.”The agreement is worth $1.1 billion USD, HTC will receive the cash while Google gets a non-exclusive license for HTC’s intellectual property (IP) to use in hardware designed in-house at Google. HTC will continue to operate and still create their own branded smartphones.“As a pioneer of the smartphone market, we are very pro…