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Google Nose: April Fools’ Day 2013 prank from Google


Google Nose is Google’s latest April Fools’ Day prank to celebrate the practical joke-based holiday in 2013.

Google Nose BETA, the company’s new fictional product, promises “to offer the sharpest olfactory experience available.”

Google Nose is Google’s latest April Fools' Day prank to celebrate the practical joke-based holiday in 2013

Google Nose is Google’s latest April Fools’ Day prank to celebrate the practical joke-based holiday in 2013

A video introducing Google Nose explains that the feature allows users to “search for smells. The product intersects “photons with infrasound waves” and “temporarily aligns molecules to emulate a particular scent.” The “mobile aroma indexing program” at the heart of the product has amassed a “15 million Scentibyte database of smells from around the world.”

And, of course, Google has covered the mobile, too. Google’s “Android Ambient Odor Detection” allows you to collect smells on your phone.

However… your nose will have to wait, because this incredible technology only exists in a fictional universe.

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