Google Reaffirms its Focus on Hardware at NYC Unveiling Event

From a new Pixel with tiny but mighty upgrades to the Nest Mini's incredible audio, new products from the tech company

Though hardware (phones, speakers, laptops) makes up a small portion of what Google does, their releases remain significant. In fact, with each debut, they come closer to the likes of Apple and Samsung. Especially as Google’s roster of products grows to include smart-home and assistant-equipped products and the fourth generation of its smartphone: the Pixel. Announced today, the new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL …

Levi’s New Google-Equipped Trucker Jacket

Using Jacquard by Google, a simple denim jacket can provide directions, read you the news, alert you of texts and calls and more

Levi’s introduced the first jacket equipped with Jacquard by Google years ago with the intention of servicing cyclists and keeping them off their phones while riding. Called the Commuter, it had a bulky sleeve with the technology woven within. You could program readable gestures to trigger directions, music, texts and calls. But, it cost over $300 and had an inherently niche audience. Now, Levi’s aims …

Sonos + Google’s Brilliant Sound Experience

Three multi-sensory installations dissect sound with light and color

To highlight the integration of Google Assistant into products from home audio leader Sonos, both companies have collaborated on a New York City pop-up experience that aims to emphasize the power and nuance of sound. Unlike other brand-driven immersive destinations, “The Brilliant Sound Experience” has a sonic mission, first and foremost. Guests test out Google Assistant’s impact in audio booths before slinking through three rooms …