Google brings its Jacquard wearables tech to Levis Trucker Jacket

October 2, 2019

Back in 2015, Google’s ATAP team demoed a new kind of wearable tech at Google I/O that used functional fabrics and conductive yarns to allow you to interact with your clothing and, by extension, the phone in your pocket. The company then released a jacket with Levi’s in 2017, but that was expensive, at $350, and never really quite caught on. Now, however, Jacquard is back. A few weeks ago,…


Apple targeted by consumer watchdog after infamous ‘error 53’ bug

May 31, 2017

Apple's "Error 53" effected theiPhone 6 and 6 Plus.Image: S. Lesser/Epa/REX/Shutterstock Remember the dreaded “error 53?” Apple apologised for the bug in early 2016, when it turned out its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones were being bricked if the user had the home button repaired somewhere other than Apple. Now Australia’s top consumer watchdog is taking on the company for allegedly refusing to fix defective devices if they’d been…