TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 29: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to the sidelines for the play call against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Two schools have been named “realistic” transfer options for Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts, should the QB opt to pursue a graduate transfer following the Crimson Tide’s 2018 season.Hurts, of course, has decided to remain at Alabama – for the 2018 season, anyway. The team’s former starting QB lost the job to Tua Tagovailoa, but he remains an important part of Nick Saban’s program.“You guys seen what happened with Clemson’s quarterback,” Tagovailoa said of Hurts. “Clemson’s quarterback ended up getting hurt and they didn’t have Kelly Bryant as well. Could you imagine if something happened to me? Mac Jones would be good, but also having Jalen here, who is very well-experienced — it’s a testament to his character, it’s a testament to his morals, with how he was raised within his family. Just him being here within our team, everybody respects him so much. He’s a leader and he leads both ways. He leads vocally and he leads doing things.”The dual-threat QB is receiving some decent playing time in the backup role. He’s also making some progress in the passing game, something he needs to do if he wants to pursue a career in the pros.The likely scenario for Hurts is this: Plays at Alabama through the 2018 season, potentially wins another national championship, graduates and then plays elsewhere in 2019.Where will elsewhere be?A couple of schools have been named “realistic” options.From 247Sports:Texas has a received a lot of steam on social media being that Hurts is a native of the Lonestar State, but those within the industry don’t consider the Longhorns a serious option. Starting quarterback Sam Ehlinger will be a junior next season and seems to be coming into his own as one of the Big 12’s top passers after five games.“I would be very surprised if Texas was interested at all,” one source told 247Sports. “The Longhorns really like their four quarterbacks.”More realistic destinations would be Arizona and Houston. Wildcats coach Kevin Sumlin nearly flipped Hurts to Texas A&M during his recruitment and has a great deal of respect for the former four-star talent. Houston wouldn’t be far from Hurts’ hometown of Channelview and he would be an instant upgrade for the Cougars’ current talent at the position.Hurts hasn’t said much of anything when it comes to his playing future. This isn’t surprising, considering he’s still a member of Alabama’s program.Still, Hurts transfer talk is likely going to heat up as we approach the end of the 2018 season. There will likely be several major programs interested in Hurts’ services for the 2019 season. Hurts will be able to play right away in 2019 with one season of eligibility to go, assuming he graduates.Alabama, meanwhile, is currently taking on Missouri in Tuscaloosa, Ala. This will probably be a game in which Hurts gets a lot of playing time. The Crimson Tide are beating Missouri, 10-0, early in the firt quarter. The game is on ESPN.
OXFORD, MS – NOVEMBER 17: General view of fans watching the game between the LSU Tigers and the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field November 17, 2007 in Oxford, Mississippi. LSU beat Mississippi 41-24. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)The final weekend of the college football regular season kicked off on Thanksgiving with a handful of games. While those games were just an appetizer for the main course to come later today and Saturday, they delivered.One of the best games from Thursday afternoon came from the Egg Bowl. An annual matchup between Mississippi State and Ole Miss might not have been the close game some were hoping for, but there were plenty of fireworks.Late in the game after the Rebels scored a touchdown, the two teams scuffled which led to two players fighting.After all was said and done, the head official revealed the penalty: “Unsportsmanlike conduct on all players for both teams.”Check it out.Mississippi State and Ole Miss are NOT in the holiday spirit.”Unsportsmanlike conduct on all players for both teams…” pic.twitter.com/Cf6efueNSu— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 23, 2018Yikes. It’s not often you see every player on both teams penalized during a game.Mississippi State went on to win 35-3 after holding the Rebels to just 189 yards of total offense.
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 24: Clouds over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum turn pink in color as the sun sets during the Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)One of the top running backs in the country has de-committed.Jordan Wilmore, a four-star running back out of California, had been committed to USC.The top prospect is backing off his commitment, though.Wilmore took to Twitter on Monday night to announce his decision.“I would like to announce that I am de-committing from the University of Southern California today and opening up my recruiting,” he wrote.Here’s his full announcement:No interviews please…?? pic.twitter.com/Msc6ll0SV9— Jordan Wilmore (@thee5ivester) January 15, 2019Wilmore is ranked the No. 5 all-purpose back in the country by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. The running back also has interest in Arizona State and Utah, though other schools could get involved.Stay tuned.
SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 14: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on the sidelines during the third quarter at Notre Dame Stadium on November 14, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish won 28-7. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)National Signing Day is coming up on February 6, and Notre Dame is looking to add to its 2019 haul over the next few weeks.Right now, the Fighting Irish have all 21 of their current commits accounted for.10 members of the class have already enrolled and are taking classes in South Bend.That includes eight of Notre Dame’s blue chip commits, led by Top 100 recruit Zeke Correll, the No. 3 center in the country.11 more have signed National Letters of Intent, so as of now, signing day won’t be super eventful.That may change, of course. The most high-profile 2019 recruitment Notre Dame is still involved with is Asa Turner, the four-star linebacker that Brian Kelly’s staff is trying to flip from Washington. The Fighting Irish are considered the new favorite there, after Turner spent months committed to the Huskies.Right now, 247Sports’ composite rankings have Notre Dame at No. 14 overall.Only three of the classes ranked ahead of ND’s—No. 10 Penn State, No. 12 Auburn, and No. 13 Ohio State—are smaller in terms of total players.The Fighting Irish are off to a decent start in 2020 as well.The class is very early in the making, with just three players committed, but the trio is comprised of four-star players. That includes quarterback Drew Pyne, the No. 7 pro style player in 2020.As a group, the three make up the No. 15 recruiting class in the country right now. No class ranked ahead of Notre Dame’s is smaller than four players.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Georgia Tech athletics, AMB Sports & Entertainment and Peach Bowl, Inc. have entered a partnership that will have Georgia Tech football play an annual home game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium from 2020-24, the organizations announced on Tuesday.Georgia Tech will host the following games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the home of the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons:2020 – Nov. 14 vs. Notre Dame 2021 – Date/opponent TBA 2022 – Sept. 5 (Labor Day) vs. Clemson – Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game 2023 – Date opponent/TBA 2024 – Oct. 19 vs. Notre DameThe announcement has drawn some derision, as is often the case when a team moves its home games. This is a bit more palatable, considering Mercedes-Benz Stadium is less than a mile from Tech’s campus.Notre Dame likely likes this call, as well. The Fighting Irish have made it a habit to play big neutral site games at big venues like Mercedes-Benz almost every year. This won’t be neutral site—Georgia Tech has confirmed that it will control the home team allotment of tickets for these games—but I expect that ND will sell these much like their “Shamrock Series” games to the fan base.[Georgia Tech] NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 20: Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams throws a pass against the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter in the NFC Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)Georgia Tech has announced a five year deal with Mercedes-Benz Stadium, to one premier home game per season at the home of the Atlanta Falcons. Two of the five games already announced will come against Notre Dame.Earlier, word leaked out that Georgia Tech’s 2022 game against ACC power Clemson would be moved to the state of the art NFL venue. That will serve as the season opener and Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic game of that season.The first season of this agreement is 2020, and Notre Dame will be the opponent for Georgia Tech’s new home-away-from-home game. The Yellow Jackets will host the Fighting Irish on November 14.Georgia Tech announced the two future Notre Dame games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in its release today.From the announcement:
LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 27: A flag bearer for the Nebraska Cornhuskers waves the flag after a touchdown against the Bethune Cookman Wildcats at Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The last few years have been a bit tough for Nebraska. They’ve endured back-to-back losing seasons for the first time in nearly 50 years. But one columnist suggests that the entire Big Ten conference may need Nebraska to emerge as a bona fide power in the years to come.In a column for the Omaha World-Herald, Sam McKewon suggested that Nebraska becoming a power in the Big Ten West could “save the league from making decisions that probably don’t help.” At Big Ten Media Days, some coaches raised the possibility of discussing divisional realignment or a move down to eight conference games, which is what the ACC and SEC currently have.He pointed to the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry essentially deciding the Big Ten, giving the conference overall a reduced “strength of perception.”“…the Huskers could help save the league from making decisions that probably don’t help, like reducing the number of conference games, scheduling too many FCS contests or ditching divisions, which threatens to reduce the league to an Ohio State-Michigan storyline that led to zero national titles and four measly Rose Bowl wins in the 1970s and 1980s.”Since the conference realigned into the Big Ten East and West divisions in 2014, the East winner has won the Big Ten title game each time. As the division’s biggest historic power, Nebraska may need to be the team that steps up in the West. The relatively lower perception of the Big Ten compared to the SEC may be contributing to the conference winner being snubbed from the College Football Playoff in the last three seasons.McKewon concluded that Iowa and Wisconsin have missed their chances to be the teams that elevate the conference.Nebraska head coach Scott Frost himself has suggested that Nebraska needs to be the school to do it.During Big Ten Media Days he said point blank that “the West hasn’t been as good as it should be” due to Nebraska’s struggles.“If I’m being honest, the West hasn’t been as good as it should be because Nebraska hasn’t been as good as it should be,” he said. “We can do a lot through the work we’re doing to try and get the program where it belongs to help the West be competitive and just as dominant as every other league in the country.”With high expectations coming into 2019, we’ll see if Frost can get his Huskers to seize that opportunity.[Omaha World-Herald]
FS1Saturday was not a good day for the Florida State football program.The Seminoles had a tough Year 1 under Willie Taggart, but hopes were high heading into the 2019 regular season. Things don’t appear to have gotten much better, though.Florida State blew a big lead to Boise State on Saturday afternoon, losing a home contest to the Broncos to open the year.Naturally, a lot of Florida State fans aren’t happy.Former Florida State quarterback turned college football analyst Danny Kanell has a message for the fans ready to jump ship.“It’s pretty ridiculous that Willie Taggart has to ask fans to support him and this team. If you want to give up on them after a loss to a damn good team then go root for another team It sucks and it hurts but just leave now and don’t come back when the Noles start winning again,” he wrote.It’s pretty ridiculous that Willie Taggart has to ask fans to support him and this team. If you want to give up on them after a loss to a damn good team then go root for another team It sucks and it hurts but just leave now and don’t come back when the Noles start winning again— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) September 1, 2019It’s natural for fans to be upset right now, though Florida State has plenty of time to turn it around this season.FSU gets back on the field in Week 2 against Louisiana-Monroe.
India Tour of New Zealand 1st T20I broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs NZ live BroadcastIndia vs New Zealand 1st T20I Match, Wellington: After clinching the five match One-Day International (ODI) series, a confident India will aim to carry the momentum to the three match Twenty20 International (T20I) series when they face New Zealand in the opening match at the Westpac Stadium here on Wednesday.advertisement India Today Web Desk WellingtonFebruary 5, 2019UPDATED: February 5, 2019 19:59 IST India have played only one bilateral T20I series in New Zealand, losing 0-2 under MS Dhoni (AP Photo)India have played only one bilateral series in the shortest format of the game in New Zealand. An MS Dhoni-led side was thrashed 2-0 in a two-match series in 2008-09. Notably, India had won the ODI series that followed the T20I series by a comfortable 3-1 margin.While India are yet to open their account in the shortest format of the game in New Zealand, they have a poor head-to-head record against the Black Caps.India hadn’t won a T20I match against New Zealand until Virat Kohli led India to a 2-1 series win over a visiting Black Caps side in the 2017-18 season. In eight matches between the two sides, India have won only two with a win percentage of 25.Rohit Sharma has proved to be an astute captain in the T20Is and has led India well in the past in the absence of Kohli. From 12 matches as India captain in the shortest format of the game, Rohit has won 11 of them.What time does the 1st T20I between India vs New Zealand start?The first T20I between India and New Zealand starts at 12.00 PM IST on February 6, Wednesday at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.What TV channel and live stream is the 1st T20I between India and New Zealand Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs New Zealand match.advertisementWhere will the 1st T20I between India and New Zealand be played?The 1st T20I between India and New Zealand will be played at Westpac Stadium in Wellington from 12.00PM IST.Where can I watch India vs New Zealand 1st T20I live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs New Zealand 1st T20I?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs New Zealand from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 1st T20I between India and New Zealand?India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, M.S. Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Siraj.New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, James Neesham.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow 1st T20I India New Zealand broadcasting channelsFollow India vs New ZealandFollow nz vs ind broadcasting channelFollow Ind vs NZ live Broadcast
Press Trust of India New DelhiFebruary 7, 2019UPDATED: February 7, 2019 17:48 IST Robert Vadra arrived at ED office after kirti leftThe Enforcement Directorate (ED) was abuzz with activity on Thursday with two high-profile politically-linked persons, Robert Vadra and Karti Chidambaram, appearing before the agency for questioning in separate money-laundering investigations being conducted against them.First to arrive at the ED’s Jamnagar House office in central Delhi was Karti, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, at about 11 am.The office houses some special investigation and vigilance units of the central probe agency. A posse of Delhi Police and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel was deployed around the premises and barricades were put up to regulate the media persons waiting outside the complex.Official sources said Karti was being grilled in the INX Media case. The ED had lodged the criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in May, 2017.The sources said the investigating officer of the case would record Karti’s statement under the PMLA, as was done in the past.The senior Chidambaram has also been questioned by the ED in the case.About 25 minutes after Karti, Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law Robert Vadra arrived at the same office for grilling in a money-laundering case, in which he is facing allegations of carrying out illegal transactions to purchase foreign assets.Vadra, who reached the ED office in a sports utility vehicle (SUV) along with a lawyer, appeared before the agency for questioning for the second consecutive day.On Wednesday, he was accompanied to the ED office by his wife and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.This is the first time Vadra is appearing before any probe agency in connection with alleged dubious financial dealings.advertisementThe businessman appeared before the ED on the directions of a Delhi court after the probe agency, during the hearing of Vadra’s anticipatory bail plea, informed it that it had received information about various properties in London that belonged to the son-in-law of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi.Officials said P Chidambaram was also expected to be questioned in a money-laundering case at the same office on Friday.ALSO READ – As Robert Vadra’s grilling continues at ED office, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi huddle up to win heart of UPALSO WATCH – Enforcement Directorate grills Robert Vadra; No question of shaking hands with any of the parties, says Kamal HaasanFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Robert Vadra, Karti Chidambaram: Two high-profile visitors at ED office on same dayThe Enforcement Directorate was abuzz with activity on Thursday with two high-profile politically-linked persons appearing before the agency for questioning in separate money-laundering investigations being conducted against themadvertisement
India Today Web Desk BengaluruMarch 21, 2019UPDATED: March 21, 2019 12:21 IST Virat Kohli was seen trying his hand in a virtual reality cricket game (Screengrab)Virat Kohli was seen spending time with his Royal Challengers Bangalore team-mates along with his wife Anushka Sharma on Wednesday.In a video that has surfaced on social media, Kohli can be seen trying his hand at a virtual reality cricket game. Apart from Anushka Sharma, Kohli’s RCB team-mates Parthiv Patel and Umesh Yadav could be spotted, among others.Kohli, in the video, was seen batting with his virtual reality headset and a sensory bat – with which one plays the cricket simulator game. As the ball is delivered, Kohli tries to whip the ball on the leg side only for it take an edge and run off in the opposite ditrection.Kohli is surpised with the result of his shot and asks “where is the ball going?”.As the camera pans to reveal Anushka Sharma, she can be seen exaggerating Kohli’s action in response to his question.Watch the full exchange here – On Friday morning, Kohli posted a photo with the RCB team as they prepared to travels to Chennai for the first of the 2019 Indian Premier League season against Chennai Super Kings at the Chepauk on March 23.Kohli will be gunning to win his first IPL trophy, something he hasn’t been to achieve in his illustrious career so far. It will be a test for Kohli as he leads Team India just after the end of the IPL at the 2019 ICC World Cup.advertisementAlso Read | Virat Kohli’s captaincy in focus as RCB look to forget Summer of 2018Also Read | Wrong decisions have kept RCB away from IPL title, says Virat KohliAlso Read | Personality and mental strength makes Kohli the best in ODIs: De VilliersFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow RCBFollow Anushkha SharmaFollow IPL 2019Follow CSKFollow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow Chennai Super Kings Virat Kohli chills out with RCB players and Anushkha Sharma ahead of IPL 2019 openerVirat Kohli spend some time with his wife Anushka Sharma and his Royal Challengers Bangalore before flying out to Chennai to face Chennai Super Kings in the 2019 Indian Premier League season opener.advertisement
Next Reuters ManchesterMay 7, 2019UPDATED: May 7, 2019 09:06 IST Vincent Kompany’s 25-metre goal sent the Etihad Stadium wild in a mixture of relief and joy (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVincent Kompany’s 70th minute helped City beat Leicester 1-0 in ManchesterKompany’s 25-metre goal was his first for City from outside the boxCity now have 95 points to Liverpool’s 94 and also have a plus four goal differenceJust as nerves and an enterprising Leicester City threatened to wreck Manchester City’s title hopes, their long-serving captain Vincent Kompany stepped up and fired home in the most emphatic fashion.The 1-0 win over Brendan Rodgers’ side now means City can secure the Premier League title with a victory at Brighton on Sunday.City are on top of the table with a one point advantage over Liverpool, who host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday and know that their only chance of winning the title is if City stumble on the south coast.It had been a nervy and frustrating night for the home crowd until Kompany’s 25-metre drive sent the Etihad Stadium wild in a mixture of relief and joy after their longest wait this Premier League season for an opening goal at home.The 33-year-old Belgian defender picked up the ball just over the half-way line with the Leicester defence camped deep, and he unleashed a stunning drive that flew into the top corner of Kasper Schmeichel’s goal.It was the first time that Kompany has scored a goal for City from outside the box and there could not have been a better moment for such unlikely inspiration.Leicester had been good value in the first half as they tested City’s defensive solidity and frustrated their forward movement.There was a definite sign of nerves impacting on Pep Guardiola’s side as they struggled to find their usual fluidity and invention.TENSION SPILLEDThe crowd’s tension spilled onto the field and the occasional murmurs suggested that self-doubt was creeping in.advertisementBut after the break, City stepped up the tempo and the introduction of Leroy Sane for Phil Foden in the 56th minute allowed them to stretch the Foxes defence and penetrate the penalty area.But still chances were at a premium and when Sergio Aguero managed a close range poke goalwards in the 69th minute, Schmeichel was up to the task.Seven minute later Kompany took centre stage but there was still time for a scare as Leicester had an opportunity to level in the 87th minute but substitute Kelechi Iheanacho, a former City player, was unable to find the target from a promising position.City, who have now won 13 straight league games, have 95 points to Liverpool’s 94 and also have a plus four goal difference over Juergen Klopp’s side.Unless Brighton can produce the upset that has so far failed to materialise in the run-in of this epic duel, Liverpool, beaten just once this league campaign, will have to settle for the runners-up spot.Kompany, who has won three Premier League titles with the club since 2012, was overcome by the moment and was in tears as he took part in the lap of appreciation after the game.”I’m really happy for the team. This club, it’s part of how we have been successful to have goals like this, moments like this. We always believe that we have a chance and can play for the last second,” said Kompany.”We were putting pressure on, upping the tempo but found the last pass difficult. They defended really well and it was going to take something special. Now we have a final to play in Brighton, Nothing is won yet.”For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Manchester CityFollow Leicester CityFollow Premier leagueFollow Vincent Kompany Premier League: Vincent Kompany fires Manchester City to 1-0 win over LeicesterThe 1-0 win over Leicester City now means Manchester City can secure the Premier League title with a victory at Brighton on Sunday.advertisement
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Press Trust of India New DelhiOctober 7, 2019UPDATED: October 7, 2019 17:01 IST (Courtesy by BCCI)India not only maintained their second position but also increased the lead over England in the latest ICC women’s ODI rankings on Monday.The Indian women’s team (125), led by Mithali Raj, has widened their gap over England (122) from one to three points.In the T20I ranking, India are placed at the fifth position.Australia’s consistent performances have ensured a tight grasp on the top spots of both women’s ODI and T20I rankings tables which was introduced in October last year.In ODI rankings, the West Indies have lost five points and are now just two points ahead of Pakistan in seventh place.Australia, who won the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in the West Indies last year, have increased their lead over England from 10 to 14 points in the T20I Player rankings, a table that has increased from 46 to 55 teams over the past year.Among other teams, Thailand have moved to within four points of 10th placed Ireland after a remarkable run saw them win a world record 17 consecutive matches earlier this year, breaking the previous record of 16 successive wins by Australia.Thailand, who played the most T20Is in this period with 25 matches and winning 21 of them, have also qualified for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia, the first time the country will figure in a global cricket event.Denmark (40th) and Mexico (41st) are the biggest gainers in the T20I rankings table with eight points each while Ireland and Singapore have lost seven points each.advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India women’s cricket teamFollow ICC Women’s ODI rankingsFollow ICC women’s T20I rankings 2nd-placed India open up 2-point lead over England in ICC women’s ODI rankingsAustralia have retained their lead of 26 points over India in the ICC Women’s ODI rankings and done even better in the shorter format.advertisement Next
Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiOctober 7, 2019UPDATED: October 7, 2019 12:53 IST Image Courtesy: Evan BlassHIGHLIGHTSGoogle will launch the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones on October 15.Google Pixel 4 with 64GB space is likely to be priced at around CAD $1049.95.Google Pixel 4 is likely to come with a starting price of Rs 56,000 in India.Google’s Pixel 4 and the Google Pixel 4 XL are arguably the most leaked smartphones of the year. We know almost everything about the two phones, all thanks to Google and the tipsters who have kept the Pixel 4 leak stream flowing over past couple of months. One thing that we don’t know about the Pixel 4 smartphones is the pricing. But now thanks to another leak, we finally have a heads up on pricing.Noted tipster Evan Blass shared the Canadian launch price of the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones on Twitter. As per his report, the 64GB variant of Pixel 4 smartphone will cost CAD$1049.95 (Rs 56,000 approx), while the 128GB version will be available for CAD$1199.95 (Rs 63,900 approx). Similarly, the 64GB version of Pixel 4 XL will be priced at CAD$1199.95 (Rs 63,900 approx), while the 128GB variant will costs CAD$1359.95 (Rs 72,400 approx).Now, it is important to note that these are the converted prices, which means that Google may or may not launch its next generation Pixel smartphones around the same price in India. Simply said, the price of Pixel 4 smartphones may vary from region to region. For your reference, the 64GB variant of Pixel 3 was launched in India for Rs 71,000, while the 128GB version was launched for Rs 83,000. Similarly, the 64GB version of the Pixel 3 XL smartphone was launched in India for Rs 83,000 while the 128GB variant was launched for Rs 92,000.There is a significant price difference in the launch price of the Pixel 3 smartphones and the expected launch price of the Pixel 4 smartphones in India. So, it is entirely possible that Google will offer its next generation Pixel phones around the same price as it offered its 2018 Pixel phones. We will have to wait for the official launch event to knowing the official prices.advertisementSeparately, another report last week leaked the technical details of the two Pixel 4 smartphones. The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and sport 6GB RAM. They will come with Pixel Neural Core for processing images and sport a dual rear camera with a 12MP dual pixel lens and a 16MP telephoto lens. While Pixel 4 will come with a 5.7-inch Full HD+ Smooth Display and a 2,800mAh battery, while the Pixel 4 XL will come with a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Smooth Display display and a 3,700mAh battery.ALSO READ: | Pixel 4 will come with a dual exposure camera mode, new social share feature for camera appALSO READ: | Leaked videos show how Pixel 4’s Motion Sense, face unlock features workALSO READ: | Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL specs sheet leaked ahead of October 15 launchGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow GoogleFollow Google Pixel 4Follow Google Pixel 4 XL Next Google Pixel 4 prices leaked ahead of launch, may start at Rs 56,000 in IndiaGoogle Pixel 4 smartphones are likely to be available in two memory variants — 64GB and 128GB – this year. Google Pixel 4 is likely to start at about Rs 56,000.advertisement
Vodafone Idea to provide 4G IoT connectivity solutions to Revolt IntellicorpVodafone Idea’s enterprise arm Vodafone Idea Business Services will provide exclusive IoT enabled solutions to Revolt Intellicorp to enable features such as geofencing, bike locator and real-time bike information and diagnostics.advertisement Varun Singh New DelhiOctober 10, 2019UPDATED: October 10, 2019 17:24 IST Revolt RV 400 in Rebel Red colour option.HIGHLIGHTSRevolt Intellicorp had launched the all-electric AI-enabled motorcycle RV 400 in India on August 28.The customers can own Revolt RV 400 Base for Rs 3,499 per month and Revolt RV 400 Premium for Rs 3,999 per month.Revolt RV 400 gets a range of 150 km in Eco mode, 100 km Normal mode and 80 km in Sports mode.Vodafone Idea today announced its partnership with Revolt Intellicorp to provide 4G IoT connectivity solutions to the electric two-wheeler maker. Revolt Intellicorp had launched the all-electric AI-enabled motorcycle RV 400 in India on August 28.Under the partnership, Vodafone Idea’s enterprise arm Vodafone Idea Business Services will provide exclusive IoT enabled solutions to Revolt Intellicorp to enable features such as geofencing, bike locator and real-time bike information and diagnostics.”We are extremely happy to announce this partnership with Revolt Motors and make India’s first AI based electric motorbike truly smart through our IoT solutions. Electric vehicles will disrupt the Indian automobile landscape in the coming few years. Connectivity will play a pivotal role in ensuring that electric vehicles are a success. It offers us an ideal opportunity to collaborate and introduce comprehensive end-to-end solutions for our partners in the automotive industry and enhance customer experience,” Vodafone Idea Chief Enterprise Business Officer Nick Gliddon said.”We are happy to partner with Vodafone Idea, as we progress to make urban commute convenient, clean and connected. This collaboration is an important milestone in our journey to offer smart mobility solutions and enhanced riding experience to our customers. We are committed to the sustainable mobility mission and will continue to work towards bringing aspirational e-mobility solutions for the customers,” Revolt Intellicorp Founder Rahul Sharma said.Revolt RV 400 is available in two variants — Base and Premium. The customers can own Revolt RV 400 Base for Rs 3,499 per month and Revolt RV 400 Premium for Rs 3,999 per month. Under the My Revolt Plan (MRP), the owners will have to pay a total of 37 monthly instalments for each trim.advertisementPowering Revolt RV 400 is a 3KW motor, which can deliver 170 Nm of torque. The electric motorcycle gets a 3.24 kWh Lithium-Ion battery, which can be charged up to 75 per cent in three hours and 100 per cent in 4.5 hours.Revolt RV 400 gets a range of 150 km in Eco mode, 100 km Normal mode and 80 km in Sports mode. In Eco mode, the new RV 400 can reach a maximum speed of 45 kmph. The electric motorcycle can touch 65 kmph in Normal mode and 80 kmph in Sports mode.ALSO READ | Kia Beat360 brand experience center launched in IndiaALSO READ | Jawa 90th Anniversary Edition launched, India price is Rs 1.73 lakhALSO READ | Honda City, Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Tiago: Check out festive offersGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Revolt IntellicorpFollow RV 400Follow Vodafone Idea Next
15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Editors’ Recommendations 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States The Best Latex Pillows for Neck and Back Pain What do you look for in a satisfying shopping experience? Obviously quality merchandise and an attentive, helpful sales staff makes a purchase more worth your while. And in the world of suiting where you’re paying top dollar for custom-tailoring, a personal shopping experience is a necessary no-brainer. But what about the clothing you live in every day? Wouldn’t it be nice to get personalized recommendations on cuts and sizing so you can feel confident always? Luckily, Bonobos Guideshops make it all possible.How does it work? You make an appointment at one of the Guideshops across the country with locations in NYC, D.C., Chicago, Boston and San Francisco. A Bonobos Guide will help you find the appropriate sizes and styles you’re looking for to make the purchase a breeze. Order your favorite pieces on the spot and have them delivered to your door so you don’t have to lug shopping bags around all day. Plus, your information is saved to your personal profile to make future shopping even easier.We got a sneak peak of the brand new NYC flagship store, opening on Crosby Street tomorrow, and it is everything a man could want in a shopping experience. Check out our photos of this amazing space in the gallery above and see what the hype is all about. Want to check out the merchandise? Visit Bonobos online at bonobos.com to shop or make an appointment at one of their six Guideshops nationwide. 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men
Editors’ Recommendations The Best Men’s Parkas for Braving the Cold 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable Who better to add crucial insider knowledge to Aztech Mountain than a champion skier? Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller is bringing his insight to the renowned performance outerwear and apparel brand and it’s an extensive partnership worth watching.Aztech Mountain is known for its luxury approach to pieces like the Shadow Mountain Parka and Triangle Jacket, so it only makes sense that Miller has now joined the team as Chief Innovation Officer — and the face of the brand’s Autumn/Winter collection, to boot. Miller will advise on everything from business and product development to marketing, with a healthy dose of real-life action with the gear on the slopes.The champion skier’s new partnership with Aztech is extensive.Miller’s experience and knowledge of the market — and his prowess as a skier — all make him a valuable asset to the brand, explained co-founder Anthony Rutgers.“Having Bode on our team to bounce ideas off of — be our sounding board — pushes the envelope in terms of product development; it allows us refine our designs and techniques,” Rutgers said.Miller’s own admiration for the brand — which is sold in premium retailers like Barneys New York — makes the entire partnership a natural and fun fit, Miller noted.“From the moment I was introduced to Aztech Mountain, I knew it was world-class,” said Miller. “I wanted to partner with a company that provides top-level design and performance both on and off the mountain. The quality of the fabrics, construction of the jackets and pants and attention to detail at every level is impressive.”That level of detail shines through in pieces like the Sopris Shirt, a multi-faceted piece able to be worn as a shirt, a jacket or a turtleneck. The blue-and-black plaid color is cool, crisp and wearable on the mountain or off — particularly alongside classic slim tan chinos and durable leather chukka boots. Throw in an essential henley and consider yourself set for weekend adventures. The Five Peaks Cotton Pant is another similarly versatile piece, designed with performance and style in mind.With an elastic waist and ankle cuffs, plus a modern, wearable fit, they’re the type of pant that would be perfect for apres-ski relaxation — at the bar or around the fireplace. There’s surely plenty more in store where that came from. With a slew of essential, functional product in the Fall collection ,and Miller’s know-how of the market, it’s worth watching where the partnership between Miller and Aztech Mountain will go. 6 Biggest Ski Gear Innovations to Look Forward to in Winter 2020 The Best Men’s Quilted Jackets Stitched for Every Occasion
How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather Wolverine Ramparts Boot Collection Provides Support On and Off the Job Editors’ Recommendations Founded all the way back in 1883, Wolverine boots has been in the quality, leather boot game for over 130 years. And now you can win the opportunity to design your own pair for free!One recent emerging technology that caught Wolverine’s imagination is the construction of web-platforms allowing for personalized product customization. And, like any good century-old company, Wolverine heard the call and answered with their new customizable 1000 mile boots via their “Wolverine Workshop,” made right here in the US. Now, the 1000 mile boot itself isn’t new–Wolverine has been making those since 1914–but the option to design the boot any way you see fit is.“This is an opportunity for people to play the designer role and build a boot that is unique and one of a kind to them,” said Todd Yates, president of Wolverine. “By combining the quality craftsmanship and timeless pattern of the 1000 Mile Boot with the personality and style of our customers, we hope to connect with both brand loyalists and new customers alike.”When beginning your foray into Wolverine’s customization system you’ll be thrilled at all the customizable components including:Material for the quarter, vamp, heel, tongue, foot bed and hangtag (13 options from Brown Horween to Hot Pink Suede)Outsole (3 options: leather, leather/rubber, and Vibram rubber lugg)Eyelets (6 options: antique copper, nickel, old English brass, black, good, and silver)Laces (7 options: brown, black, red, tan, white, gray, tan/gold taslan)Upper stitch color (3 options: brown, black, cream)Welt stich color (4 options: cream, brown, black, red)Monogram etched on the heel, tongue or hangtagAlso, keep in mind that Wolverine boots tends to run a little large–you’ll want to go at least 1/2 size down in order to secure a good fit.For your shot at a chance to win this $400 value (in the form of some damn fine custom-designed boots), simply provide your name and email below. You can also get bonus entries by following us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and signing up for our newsletter. The contest runs from February 8, 2017 through February 22, 2017, with the winner notified shortly thereafter.So, get those creative juices flowing! You might just need them to design yourself a killer pair of boots.
Any time the words wine and food are paired together, we get excited. How could we not? It’s Pavlovian at this point, really. The mere thought of an item cooked to perfection or a glass of a fine French vintage get us drooling. It doesn’t matter what it is, even. It could be a basket of greasy fried pickles or it could be a 45-day dry-aged steak. It could be a Château Lafite-Rothschild or it could be a jug of Carlo Rossi (okay, maybe not jug wine). What makes the thought of both things better, though, is knowing that the two come together every year in Charleston, one of the best cities for food in the South, in the form of the Charleston Wine + Food Festival (CWFF).CWFF is back for its thirteenth run this February 28 through March 4 and is ready to blow the taste buds out of your mouth with an all-star lineup of food and beverage professionals from all over the country.For a series of events as epic as CWFF, it might seem hard to pick a favorite, but if we had to, it would be the Culinary Village (it is, after all, called the “heart and soul” of CWFF). Located downtown in Marion Square, the Culinary Village gives attendees a chance to eat and drink themselves silly. This year, the Culinary Village was designed as an ode to Charleston’s old Market Street food hall with “The Gourmetisserie.” Throughout each session, the stage will be populated with a mix of music, chef demos, and engaging conversations that you can enjoy while you dig in, peruse the Artisan Market, or head out back to the Corkyard for a glass of vino. If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Each ticket (those that aren’t sold out) provides access to a five-hour session of unlimited eating and drinking. If you’re an avid reader of The Manual, then you’ll recognize some of the names at the culinary village. They include, among many others, Jesse Houston of Fine and Dandy, Matt Bolus of The 404 Kitchen, and Anthony DiBenardo of Swig & Swine.Even if you don’t go to the Culinary Village, you can still easily get your fill of all things wine and/or food while attending CWFF. Every day, all day, there are seminars, lunches, dinners, and myriad other events that you can attend, all hosted by luminaries in their fields. Some of the events we’re most excited for are:Vermouth: Much More than MartinisImage courtesy of Charleston Food + Wine FestivalImage courtesy of Charleston Food + Wine FestivalHosted by Tad Carducci (co-founder of Tippling Bros., a New York-based beverage consultancy, and partner in Cocktail Courier), this seminar will explore how you can use this storied aromatized wine product in more than well, Martinis. Not only will attendees learn about the rich history of vermouth (and about the different styles), but they will learn the myriad ways that those different types of vermouth can be taken neat or incorporated into cocktails.Food in Focus with Hélène DujardinImage courtesy of Charleston Food + Wine FestivalImage courtesy of Charleston Food + Wine FestivalWho doesn’t want to shoot amazing food photography, especially when so much today depends on Insta-likes? In this seminar, Charleston-based food photographer Hélèn Dujardin works with three star industry professionals (Josh Keeler of 492 in Charleston; Steven Greene of Herons at the Umstead in Cary, North Carolina; and Colleen Hughes of Haberdish in Charlotte) to not only present delicious light bites and drinks, but the knowledge of how to best capture them on camera as well. This, considering the caliber of everything else going on, seems like it should be a required class at CWFF.Pecha Kucha + Choir! Choir! Choir!Image courtesy of Charleston Food + Wine FestivalImage courtesy of Charleston Food + Wine FestivalMuch like Ted and Tedx talks, Pecha Kucha is a chance for the food and drink world to come together to share ideas, inspiration, and more. Attendees will be able to munch on food truck delights and indulge in craft cocktails while industry professionals such as John T. Edge (Author of The Potlikker Papers and director of the Southern Foodways Alliance), Angela DuPree (operations director of Measure Up Training Program at One80 Place), and Scott Crawford (founder of Ben’s Friends and chef at Crawford & Son in Raleigh, North Carolina) take the stage. After the speakers, Choir! Choir! Choir! will finish out the evening.When Stars AlignImage courtesy of Charleston Food + Wine FestivalImage courtesy of Charleston Food + Wine FestivalFinally, if you can afford it (tickets are a mere $1,500 each), this is not a dinner to miss (we’re trying to find a place to sell a kidney to get into this one). This seven-course pairing meal features some of the best of the best in the culinary world. Throughout the night, you’ll be delighted by the talents of Sean Brock, Curtis Duffy, Gavin Kaysen, Steven D. Greene, Diego Muñoz, Angie Mar, Kevin Getzewich, and Robert Mondavi, Jr. If food means anything to you at all, then you know the gravity that each of these names holds. This is not a dinner to miss, if for nothing else than to spend the rest of your life bragging that you got to be at this meal.While many of the events are already sold out (and have been for months), there are still tickets available for others. In order to see what is still available, you’ll need to visit their schedule of events. 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S.
Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends I turned off Facebook’s ad trackers, and the ads only got more personalized Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends Previous I wore Levi’s smart jacket for three months, and it changed how I use my phone Close Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends Google’s Jacquard fabric tech now comes in two Levi’s jacket styles, costs less The other abilities are certainly handy, especially the navigation-specific ones when you’re commuting. Use a gesture to find the estimated time of arrival to your destination, or what the next direction is on your route. Imagine driving or biking and not having to at a screen and take your attention away from the road.The biggest problem is that you can only set three abilities at once, as I wound up losing a desire to change my configurations each time I donned the jacket. Poupyrev said the Jacquard team originally thought of adding “sets” you could cycle through. So for example, you could cycle through to your commuting “set” of gestures on your way back from work, and then maybe swap to your music set to control playback. They ended up not going with this method, as they found people often forgot what set they were currently using. I ended up sticking with my music control configuration all the time, but I’d prefer cycling through sets to access various abilities on the go. I’m crossing my fingers for this feature to come in a future update. Or, Google could embed a tiny display or Indicator LEDs in the next version — if there’s a second version.Controlling music and navigation with simple gestures may sound unimpressive, but it’s genuinely helpful.Aside from the limited number of abilities you can set, the other issue is charging the tag. It’s easy to do, but I’ve occasionally run into the problem of realizing the tag is dead right as I’m about to head out. At that point, I just resign to wearing it as a traditional jacket, and charge the tag while I’m away. It’d be nice if we didn’t need to charge the jacket at all — say, if it charged itself through kinetic or solar energy — but that all might be a stretch. A simple solution is to stash a small USB portable battery in one of the pockets.Controlling music and navigation with simple gestures may sound unimpressive, but it’s genuinely helpful. It allows you to not think as much about menial tasks, and helps you keep going without missing a beat. That’s the goal of wearable technology, at least according to Google. The Jacquard Commuter Jacket succeeds in that regard.A close to perfect weaveHow does the jacket look and fit? The Levi’s Commuter Trucker doesn’t look much different from other commuter jackets from the denim brand. Our review unit (size large) fits well, with ample room for pockets, as well as subtle reflective tags on the back to alert drivers in case you are biking.The cuff is what gives the jacket away, specifically when the tag is attached. Google said it’s likely this will get miniaturized as the technology gets better, and we can’t wait for the tag to blend in more with future products. Why? Because the tag resembles the theft-prevention security tags that retail stores attach to clothing, people constantly asked me if I stole the jacket (luckily, it has not embarrassingly triggered any security sensors at shops).Julian Chokkattu/Digital TrendsFortunately, one comment I seem to always get is, “That looks good on you.” That’s a great compliment because it means it’s stylish, and it won’t make you look like a geek.You can wash the Commuter Jacket, though Google warns that there’s a chance that the cuff may stop responding to touch after more than 10 washes. It’s a denim jacket, so you hardly ever need to throw it in the laundry — if you do, you only have to remember to take the tag off. I washed the jacket once already and didn’t find any problems with the cuff or fit afterwards. (Of course, denim purists would either never wash it, hand-wash it, or dry clean it once in a blue moon. Our sibling site, The Manual, has a guide on that.)It’s the perfect lightweight jacket for the spring season. Though we did the bulk of our testing during the winter, and the jacket still managed to work as an extra layer under or over other clothing.Price and availabilityThe Levi’s Commuter Jacket with Jacquard technology will set you back $350, and it’s available now for women and men. The dumb version of the jacket — without Jacquard — costs about $150.It’s pricey, yes, but this is largely an early-adopter product. It’s the first version of the technology available, and we’ll likely see this Jacquard technology expand into other types of clothing at hopefully lower prices. If anything happens to the technology over time, at least you’ll still look fabulous. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayUnmuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration -:-Loaded: 0%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time –:- SharePlayback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends What is HDR photography and how can I shoot it with my camera? Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends Opinion: Amazon is pushing us toward a screenless future, and I kinda love it The touch sensor physically connects with the Jacquard tag, which you snap into place. The tag is quite large because it houses a lot of necessary components, such as a haptic motor, the LED, a motion sensor, Bluetooth, as well as the battery to keep it all alive. Once it’s all connected and paired to your smartphone via the Jacquard app — a quick and easy setup process — you can use a handful of touch gestures on the cuff to control actions on your smartphone (more about the gestures below).The tag has a battery, so yes, that means you technically have to charge your jacket. It’s an easy process, as all you have to do is take the Jacquard Tag off the jacket and plug it into a USB-A port, like the one in your laptop or desktop computer, or most power adapters. Charging it up to full doesn’t take more than an hour, and the jacket is able to stay powered for up to two weeks — more if you don’t wear it daily. The motion sensor detects when it’s not being worn, and it puts the tag in a low-power state to save battery.A genuinely helpful jacketThe jacket isn’t meant to replace your smartphone, Ivan Poupyrev, director of engineering at Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division, told Digital Trends. Instead, Poupyrev thinks it’s the “next frontier in connectivity,” which will take place in the physical world with the things we wear.It’s the ‘next frontier in connectivity’Think of it like a smartwatch. We wear watches so it’s easy to tell the time, and as a fashion statement. Any additional smarts, such as notification alerts, are largely present to accent our connected experience. With the Jacquard Commuter Jacket, you can do things like control music playback, ask for the next direction (and the ETA) while using a navigation app, find your phone, and more — helpful functions that are seamlessly embedded into our clothing so we don’t need to disrupt our attention by pulling out a smartphone.These functions are controlled by three gestures using the cuff on the jacket: Brush in (swiping on the tag toward you), double tap, and brush out (swiping on the tag away from you). You can assign one ability to each gesture, which means you’ll have to choose carefully — or you can open the app and change your configurations each time to tailor the experience to your outing.Having used the jacket for several months, I’ve predominantly used it to control music playback (with earbuds plugged into my smartphone). A double tap on the cuff tells me what song is playing, a brush in pauses the music, and a brush out plays the next track. The gestures work perfectly, and it doesn’t feel awkward or strange to use them. The only downside is that I often have to open the music app (or make sure it’s open in the background) for these gestures to start playing anything. There are also a few times when the jacket’s cuff registered my accidental swipes, but I’ve only noticed this happening when taking off the jacket. Next Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends When we first saw Google unveil Levi’s new connected jacket, back in 2015, we immediately thought of the Burton Amp. The Amp, announced in 2003, was a winter jacket developed by Burton and Apple that allowed snowboarders or skiers to control their iPods using a control panel on the sleeve. With a wire connecting the control panel and iPod, Apple called it “the world’s first and only wearable electronic jacket with an integrated iPod control system.”Fifteen years have passed, and while the iPod had an amazing run, the jacket didn’t. There have been other attempts at making “smart clothing,” but the concept never took off with consumers. Was the idea just way too ahead of its time?There have been other attempts at making “smart clothing,” but the concept never took off with consumers.Google thinks now is the right moment to revisit the concept, apparently, with the Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google, a collaboration between the iconic denim maker and tech giant. The name is a mouthful, but it refers to a research project, Jacquard (named after a fabric made on a loom), that was born out of of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects division. Unlike what we can now consider a glorified iPod remote that Burton and Apple made, the Levi’s jacket connects wirelessly with an iOS or Android phone and uses gesture-based controls and haptic feedback to perform a variety of smartphone functions, from navigation to, yes, controlling your music.Is this the connected jacket the world’s been waiting for? Well, we may need to wait a bit longer, as the capabilities may seem a little limited at the moment. But, Jacquard technology and the Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket are more of a technical showcase of what’s possible when you weave technology with clothing — and the result is undeniably exciting.The techThe cuff on the left arm is woven with a conductive fiber, as well as a special-grade polyester that allows it to act as a touch sensor; the rest of the jacket is traditional Levi’s cotton-based denim. You can feel a slight difference in material when you touch the denim part of the jacket, and then touch the cuff. It’s not easily noticeable, though, which is important to maintaining a traditional look. 1 of 13 Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends What I like and don’t like about Google’s new Pixel 4 phone Editors’ Recommendations