Google Nose April Fool's prank promises search for smells

April 1, 2013 8:30:28 AM PDT
Google says smelling is believing. As an April Fool's joke, Google launched a new ''Google Nose'' product that promises to be the ''new scentsation in search.''

"Coming to your senses: go beyond type, talk, and touch for a new notation of sensation," the page says. "Your internet sommelier: expertly curated Knowledge Panels pair images, descriptions, and aromas.

"Take a whiff: the Google Aromabase - 15M+ scentibytes," Google Nose touts. "Don't ask, don't smell: For when you're wary of your query - SafeSearch included."

The fragrant Google experience promises to help you search out that smell and pinpoint its olfactory origin.

Features also include:
Street Sense vehicles have inhaled and indexed millions of atmospheric miles. Android Ambient Odor Detection collects smells via the world's most sensible mobile operating system.
SMELLCD 1.8+ high-resolution compatible for precise and controlled odors.

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