Linked by snydeq on Mon 10th Jan 2011 23:02 UTC
Humor From scent-replication devices to miniature candy, CES had its share of unexpected announcements. InfoWorld's Ted Samson wraps up the more offbeat innovations of this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, including keyless keyboards, Trojan's Vibrating Twister, dynamic credit cards, and the smallest Reese's peanut butter cups ever.
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Comment by Stratoukos
by Stratoukos on Tue 11th Jan 2011 01:29 UTC
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2009-02-11

While plenty of vendors have been dabbling in bringing 3D products to the consumer market, a company called Scent Sciences is pushing to add a fourth dimension to the mix: scent.

Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! had this "fourth dimension" back in 1996.

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That familiar aroma
by Soulbender on Tue 11th Jan 2011 15:16 UTC
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2005-08-18

ScentScape is designed to emit aromas -- birthday cake, flowers, fresh mowed grass, ocean, and roasting turkey


Am I the only one who remember iSmell (Yes, seriously. That was the name) and what a gigantic dotcom fiasco that was? What would make any sane person think this will work out better? I guess at least the name isn't unintentionally hilariousthis time.

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One truly useful
by vodoomoth on Wed 12th Jan 2011 11:39 UTC
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2010-03-30

thing is the devices and system for not losing your stuff.
In general, I'm surprised that these "innovations" have an affordable price.

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