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(Wired)   New smell-o-phone will allow people you call to, for example, smell what you're cooking. And that's TOTALLY how submitter intends to use it   (wired.com ) divider line
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493 clicks; posted to Geek » on 16 Jun 2014 at 8:14 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-06-16 07:33:53 PM  

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FINALLY!

 
2014-06-16 07:46:52 PM  
What I would have given for this prank-call wonder machine when I was a lad. Oh well, time for a 2nd childhood. Crank up the fart calls!
 
2014-06-16 07:52:56 PM  

BKITU: [img.photobucket.com image 395x344]
FINALLY!


Do you have the original of that?
 
2014-06-16 07:55:52 PM  

ArkAngel: BKITU: [img.photobucket.com image 395x344]
FINALLY!

Do you have the original of that?


www.polyvore.com
 
2014-06-16 07:56:07 PM  
Inside oSnap you can tag the image with any of the 32 scents, which will initially focus on food and coffee aromas.

That's so f*cking lame.
 
2014-06-16 08:18:15 PM  
The future isn't here until we have a fing-longer.
 
2014-06-16 08:21:00 PM  

BKITU: [img.photobucket.com image 395x344]
FINALLY!


THE ROCK
HAS COME BACK
 
2014-06-16 08:22:33 PM  
So uh, it doesn't mimic cadaverine does it?
 
2014-06-16 08:25:49 PM  
And within 20 minutes everyone will have discovered which of the 300,000 combinations smell most like, farts, shiat, pussy and cat piss.
 
2014-06-16 08:34:48 PM  
bbsimg.ngfiles.com
 
2014-06-16 08:34:52 PM  
Well, I'd never use one of those phones that was not mine.
 
2014-06-16 08:36:49 PM  

BKITU: ArkAngel: BKITU: [img.photobucket.com image 395x344]
FINALLY!

Do you have the original of that?

[www.polyvore.com image 130x130]


replygif.net
 
2014-06-16 08:39:00 PM  
I look forward to the pull my finger app.
 
2014-06-16 08:40:14 PM  
Do they send one of these with the phone bill?:
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2014-06-16 08:41:41 PM  
So we have cameras for vision, microphones for hearing, and pressure sensors for touch.  Does this mean we can finally build robots that can smell?  Because I'm pretty sure that's the last big hurdle to sentience.

i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-06-16 08:43:10 PM  
www.phoodie.info
 
2014-06-16 08:46:48 PM  

BKITU: ArkAngel: BKITU: [img.photobucket.com image 395x344]
FINALLY!

Do you have the original of that?


Hilarious.
 
2014-06-16 08:49:41 PM  
You hear that sound? That's the sound of 50 nerds trying to be the first to find and post a picture of Ruth Gordon with a re-purposed gas mask.

/That's right, I couldn't find it as fast as I could type this.
 
2014-06-16 08:52:45 PM  
First, I seriously doubt that it "transmits" the smell. I bet what it does is transmits information that tells the unit on the other end how to recreate the smell.

Second, what would this be? 1/1000 of one percent of all cell phone use?

Third, does this genius not understand that a lot of the time, food smells gross outside of the context of sitting down to eat? You can walk by a restaurant and something that you love doesn't smell good on the street, especially when mixing with other odors.

Fourth, it's already hard enough to talk on the phone while you're sitting on the shiatter, why make it worse?
 
2014-06-16 08:54:07 PM  
Just put it on the pile next to all the other failed smellovision and smellophone iterations.
 
2014-06-16 08:55:17 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-16 08:57:50 PM  
No one will can me now, since I keep my phone in my pants pocket.
 
2014-06-16 08:58:11 PM  
comedycentral.mtvnimages.com

As long as you don't make me smell Uranus.
 
2014-06-16 08:58:24 PM  
Correction. 1 nerd.
 
2014-06-16 09:15:04 PM  
"It's never been done before? Of course it's never been done before. It's never been done before because it's ridiculous." - Howard Stern
 
2014-06-16 09:31:05 PM  
I know some web cam babes who could make major bucks with this! Why aren't we funding this?
 
2014-06-16 09:48:37 PM  
FTFA: ...Edwards is betting it could usher in the beginning of the aromatic communication age.

The what?
 
2014-06-16 09:55:31 PM  
"I had asparagus with dinner..."
 
2014-06-16 10:26:35 PM  
cdn.ph.upi.com

Worst wrong number ever.
 
2014-06-16 11:30:46 PM  
Imagine if it could work like texting. Someone you know is pulled over by the cops and you 'text' the smell of pot to their car. Hilarity will ensue.
 
2014-06-16 11:34:37 PM  
Yes, the smell of aged and ripe ass fruit will kill the technology at some point.  Early in they will prevent it, but the more competition exists, the more variety.  So over a few years it will end up happening.
 
2014-06-16 11:40:41 PM  
This tech came out in 2002...
 
2014-06-17 02:21:15 AM  

theflatline: This tech came out in 2002...


So did Rosie O'Donnell; no one cared then and they don't care now.
 
2014-06-17 08:24:18 AM  
Hold on, let me get my phone...

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2014-06-17 09:04:10 AM  
How could a phone-call ever be enhanced by a smell? Seriously, even rule 41 couldn't come into play here.
 
2014-06-17 09:27:43 AM  

Cormee: How could a phone-call ever be enhanced by a smell? Seriously, even rule 41 couldn't come into play here.


If both phones are bio-data-readers, figuring out posture, direction looking, etc. in combination with security theatre equipment like surveillance cameras, they could imply focal angles of attack for perceiving surroundings in slightly greater depth than the saturation of sensory tools, like helping with directing someone to find the right beer at the store, locate the right amount of turns before going straight based on smell 'intensity', there can be plenty of ways to save your eyes time. Would you rather have some sort of 3D-sheet armband that points in directions you should and shouldn't look through applying shaped pressure volume-shifting?
 
2014-06-17 09:59:44 AM  

Xxplosiv: Cormee: How could a phone-call ever be enhanced by a smell? Seriously, even rule 41 couldn't come into play here.

If both phones are bio-data-readers, figuring out posture, direction looking, etc. in combination with security theatre equipment like surveillance cameras, they could imply focal angles of attack for perceiving surroundings in slightly greater depth than the saturation of sensory tools, like helping with directing someone to find the right beer at the store, locate the right amount of turns before going straight based on smell 'intensity', there can be plenty of ways to save your eyes time. Would you rather have some sort of 3D-sheet armband that points in directions you should and shouldn't look through applying shaped pressure volume-shifting?


Sounds like a solution looking for a problem.
 
2014-06-17 09:59:49 AM  
This is crap and will never work in the way they suggest.

I may be wrong but then again there`s always the much chance of quantum fluctuations making the smell appear at the other end of the call...
 
2014-06-17 10:02:14 AM  
please ignore the word `much` in my previous post. I either need coffee or beer.
 
2014-06-18 09:26:35 AM  

eraser8: [comedycentral.mtvnimages.com image 480x360]

As long as you don't make me smell Uranus.


Astronomers renamed Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all. Now we call it Urrectum.
 
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