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Your Apple iPhone will soon be able to smell and taste

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Your Apple iPhone will soon be able to smell and taste
A company called Adamant Technologies has designed a new processor for the Apple iPhone that can take smells and tastes and digitize them. This will allow iPhone users to identify certain tastes and smells using their smartphone. The processor has over 2,000 sensors that it uses for smelling as opposed to 400 in the average human nose. The company, based in San Francisco, will be rolling out chips from a plant in Austin, Texas and in a year or two it will have apps designed to use with the chips.

Adamant CEO Sam Khamis

Adamant CEO Sam Khamis

Additionally, Adamant will manufacture an accessory that plugs into the Apple iPhone, and when used with certain apps, will allow users to check their own breath for halitosis and will also show what caused the bad breath. Other apps, priced at $100 or less, will allow diabetics to test their blood sugar level and allow those drinking to get a up-to-date reading on blood-alcohol levels.

Venture Capitalist Vinad Khosla helped Adamant raise $2.5 million last year with the next financing round expected to bring in more cash later this year. Can you smell that? It smells like the sweet scent of success for the company.

source: BusinessInsider via CNET

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posted on 06 Jan 2013, 15:34 22

1. fsahin (Posts: 46; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Iphone users need such sensitive sensors, because they don't even feel how much they are screwed by Apple:)

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 19:12 10

37. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


I think you're wrong, they do feel it. They're just used to so much pounding that they've been desensitized to getting screwed; pretty much like the average promiscuous slutty Apple user.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 15:37 6

3. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


I'm all for innovation, but what is the point of this? How about we focus on innovating things that actually have a use in the real world?

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 15:50 10

7. synthetic_llama (Posts: 19; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)


Well, if this can be used for detecting carbon dioxide and tell level warnings with those 2,000 senors. I think it could be pretty beneficial.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 18:05

25. moronman66 (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


I think they already have a bluetooth connecting thing that has a lot of different attachable heads, one of which is a carbon monoxide detector, it seems more sensible to put that in a potentially lethal room compared to your phone, I think

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 16:43 3

13. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


This is important because it will be able to distinguish a bad Apple; and, will all those bad Apple s out there, it's sure to get rotten to the core.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 16:50 3

14. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


I think its really cool and unique,

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 19:02

34. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


I completely agree, think of all the dates you can get when you pull out your iPhone at a soirée with the opposite sex (assuming you're into the opposite sex), and you tell chicks you can smell their green Earth.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 15:47 13

4. Kriksis (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Your Apple iPhone will soon be able to work without you...

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 15:48 3

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5780; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


My question is how does the iPhone become so aware? Is Adamant going to supply their bits to Apple to incorporate into the next iPhone? An add-on device that plugs into the iPhone? Or?

Further, is Adamant going to be iPhone bigoted? If so, that strikes me as rather short-sighted, and outright dumb. No wonder they only raised $2.5 million.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 15:50 5

6. shamu11 (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


I wonder what they are going to name such a technology...The iSmell, smellosessor, smell for iphone, bad breath eliminator v2.0

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 15:54 6

8. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


All I see is jocks sending each other fart messages.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 16:03 1

9. tedkord (Posts: 4774; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The iPhone already smells. *RIMSHOT*

j/k

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 16:22 1

10. takay0 (Posts: 144; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


what about nokia moprh?

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 16:23 5

11. zig8100 (Posts: 126; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Coo. Now it knows that its being s**tted on by Samsung. Lol

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 16:25 9

12. zig8100 (Posts: 126; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Whats that smell? Oh its the GS4 , Note 3 and Android taking a dump on me. Haha

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 16:54 1

16. joey18 (Posts: 520; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


i dont think so bcs all this only rumors iphone is getting old and boring UI

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 17:13

17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5780; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Alan - the VC's first name is Vinod. Could you update your article to reflect that? Mis-spelling someone's name in some cultures is bordering on being obscene. At a minimum, it is disrespectful. You probably wouldn't want your name spelled Alainis, would you?

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 17:39

20. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Lol it reminds me how people used to play with the name Alarm switching L and N....

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 18:53

32. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


Well it could be worse than 'Alainis'; someone with dyslexia might inadvertently type Ånal for Alan.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 17:35

19. JulianGT (Posts: 82; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


" Other apps, priced at $100 or less, will allow diabetics to test their blood sugar level and allow those drinking to get a up-to-date reading on blood-alcohol levels."
This is going to be pretty helpful, I hope it could become available for android too.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 17:42

21. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


OK sorry I had to let out this one:

Finally the possibilities of telling who farted in the office! No more letting careless gas go out without though for the rest! Thou shall be notified!

And best of all the android version with the help of Google now will place the contact card for those who farted

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 17:43

22. Igneel (unregistered)


I see only comments bashing iPhones, Apple, blah blah.. Why can't you guys be amazed of this feature? Or at least the tech? Give it a 'wow'! So what if it's from Apple? Maybe there will be some health practical use. It might not be for you all-healthy people, but think about those who have problems and has to check themselves every hours. This might be helpful.. Well, before jumping into any more conclusion, let's just wait for the final product and see.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 18:28 4

30. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


It's nothing new, every Apple website gets bashed, Go away....!

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 19:19

40. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


gets bashed by sad pathetic kids like you who have nothing in life so have to troll to make themselves feel better

your a tragic case seriously

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 19:34 3

46. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


Oh why don't you go drop your iPhone in some horse manure and iSmellz it.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 20:03 1

52. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Lmfao.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 20:02 2

51. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Look whose talking WP8 Apple police old age pensioner...

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 20:05 4

53. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Look there's no Apple defenders! Where are all the Apple fans gone......?

It's all Android Fandroids in here....?

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 13:58

72. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1587; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


PLEASE tell me how being able to digitally "smell" something has ANY practical use in the real world. I'll give you the blood testing, that's pretty useful but come onnnnn

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 18:57 1

33. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


Well all I can say is that I don't need 2000 sensors or a special processor on an iPhone for this new must-have feature, all I have to do is pull my iPhone out da' toilet and iSmellz it.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 18:01 1

24. oister85 (Posts: 399; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Can the s3 do that too?

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 19:04 1

35. HTCOE (Posts: 474; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


i hope this isnt the next "Siri" kind of major release on the next model for apple lmao

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 19:21 1

42. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6497; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Please APPLE isn't that FAR ADVANCED. don't give me that. the Iphone can't even give u good directions how can't it smell?

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 19:23 1

43. techloverNYC (Posts: 404; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


I guess I can use it when I have a cold

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 19:32 1

45. Schuler2828 (Posts: 56; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Awesome are iPhones gonna feed me and wipe my ass to?

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 20:19 6

56. GoBears (Posts: 355; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Awesome. The phone will be able to smell a sushi joint but not be able to find it lol. Thank goodness for Google.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 20:21 4

57. GoBears (Posts: 355; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


This is Apples answer to NFC. Uses sh!t tags instead of nfc ones haha.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 20:39 1

59. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


what transducer did they use to convert smell into electrical signal? Same goes with taste?

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 21:01

61. Robert235 (Posts: 50; Member since: 30 May 2010)


iphone 8 integrated with a 100 core cpu to transform into something useful.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 21:18 2

62. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5780; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


But still has the 2007 UI. Boooooring.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 22:39

64. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)


maybe as well people replace their brain with iPhone

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 23:05

65. a_tumiwa (Posts: 266; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Me: Siri, why u eat my food?!?
Siri: because it is delicious....

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 01:19

66. Twisted247 (Posts: 214; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


I can already see the lawsuits lining up. An app that tells you your blood alcohol level. A certain group handed out breathalizers on a college campus in an attempt at harm reduction,from the thought that the students could check their blood alcohol levels so they wouldn't hit harmful levels also so they wouldn't get dui's. The same weekend they handed them out there were 3 deaths and multiple hospitalizations. Reason being... The students were competing to see who could achieve the highest blood alcohol level before passing out.

I called this that it would happen As soon as they mentioned handing them out on the news and sure enough that weekend it did. This app will only do the same, considering how popular iphone's are amongst adolescents. Remember this post.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 03:04

67. homersimpsons (Posts: 16; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


Glad to see that Adam Ant is back making headlines. I have not heard about him since he released that single "Goody Two Shoes" quite a while ago.

I also do not need an app to tell me my breath is bad - people tell me that everyday.

ZZZZiiiiinnnnnnggggg!!!!!!

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 03:29

68. flipjzn (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


This will be good for shopping perfumes and spices online when it's not available where you are.
Also, your phone will now be able to tell you to take a shower when u stink! Lol

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 05:30

69. bipinm (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


What is that photo mean...$hit...In an iphone article...lol...

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 07:59

70. Dommer (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


I don't think we need olfactory sensors to smell out AppleHater crap on this forum. Common guys, if it wasn't for Apple you will still have flip phones and c: prompts.

Keep it civil.....

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 09:34

71. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


Though this may be useful to a group of people and I commend them for their design, but as long as I have my own sense of taste and smell, this is useless to me... This is just another reason for Apple to put an even much higher price tag to an already way overpriced device... NO THANKS! Although, i$heeps of the world are already salivating on the idea...

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