Google Nose It is April Fools’ Day

Google video introducing Google Nose explains that the feature allows users to “search for smells. Google Nose Try


It all sounds so great. But your nose will have to wait, because this incredible technology only exists in a fictional universe. Fool

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The idea here is the same you’ve seen time and again in Futurama and other flights of fancy. The internet can only give us so much, because we can only experience it visually and aurally. Now, we can experience it through scent as well. Google has developed an “Aromabase” filled with over 15 million “scentibytes” of data.

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Of course, just to avoid any unwanted results, SafeSearch is enabled by default for Google Nose (a very good idea, we must say). You can even find it integrated around Google with Street Scent, Android Ambient Odor Detection, YouTube Nosed Captions, and AdScent for Business.

How does it work? According to the video above, Google Nose works by “intersecting photons with infra sound waves, Google Nose Beta temporarily aligns molecules to emulate a particular scent”. Google Nose Beta also works on Android with Google Now, but take note – it is still in beta, so Google Nose may not work.

Next up, Google has also taken a subtle jab at Microsoft by introducing Gmail Blue. True to its name, Gmail Blue revolutionizes email once more. The idea for Gmail Blue, according to Google, existed even during the conception of Gmail but back then, the technology “was simply not there”. It took six years to finally develop the technology for Gmail Blue. In addition, Gmail Blue is also Google’s answer “to completely redesign and recreate something while keeping it exactly the same.” Oxymoronic? Perhaps, but Gmail Blue does exactly what is described. Find out how in the video below.

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