Posts tagged Smell
Computers Will Be Able To Smell, Hear, Touch, Taste And See By 2018 Says IBM

As part of its annual '5 in 5' predictions feature (in which the brightest minds and forward-thinking individuals of the company second-guess the future of technology), IBM presents the “five innovations that will change our lives in the next five years.” Over the coming years, computer hardware will develop the five senses...

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Web connected robot gives your online notifications their own scent

Meet Olly: a small, rather minimalistically designed gadget which is, according to creator Mint Foundry, a 'web connected smelly robot.'  What does this mean?  If sight and sound are already stimulated by the very device with which you are reading this from, then imagine adding smell to this combination.

Your girlfriend/boyfriend messages you on Facebook or Twitter, for example.  Instantly your nasal capacity is filled with the scent of their perfume, due to Olly emitting that individual scent as part of the notification.

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