New technology makes scents of the Internet

  1. 6:14pm (AEDT)

    New technology makes scents of the Internet


    Internet users in Britain might soon be able to spice up their emails with an added whiff of a well-chosen scent.

    According to a report in the Times newspaper, a British Internet service provider plans to market what is being called a "scent dome", which would plug into customers' computers much like a printer.

    Inside the device would be 20 disposable pockets of different scents, which could be combined - much like the coloured ink cartridges on a printer - to make up to 60 identifiable different smells.

    These would be released by electronic signals sent through a broadband Internet connection.

    As well as embellishing emails to loved ones with a burst of a favourite perfume, users could also let themselves be alerted to incoming mail by the waft of baking bread or coffee.

    Telewest Broadband, the company involved, is testing the scent pods and hopes to make them available for about $475, the paper reported.

    -- AFP

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1049063.htm
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   donmurray
    Saw this on the evening news tonight ...(it's 8:30pm) Yuk! Scented e-mail means the whole world will soon smell of spam!
  4. by   Ted
    Quote from donmurray
    Saw this on the evening news tonight ...(it's 8:30pm) Yuk! Scented e-mail means the whole world will soon smell of spam!
    And we all know how SPAM smells!

    ICKY POO!!!

  5. by   nekhismom
    Quote from donmurray
    Saw this on the evening news tonight ...(it's 8:30pm) Yuk! Scented e-mail means the whole world will soon smell of spam!



    Nothing like the scent of spam in the morning!
  6. by   manna
    What other useless device are they going to come up with next?

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