Bubbles containing the scent of sausage rolls

We've heard a lot lately about the bursting of the tech bubble, but scientists at Bristol University believe their bubble technology could have a profitable future. Their system for producing bubbles onto which images can be projected and which release a scent when burst will be unveiled at a major conference on human-computer interfaces this weekend.

[...] The professor imagines a future where a bakery chain releases bubbles containing the scent of sausage rolls to entice people into their stores...

— Read more at A new kind of tech bubble at BBC News.

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The UK’s first scented guidebook

Smell York Guidebook

Famed for its narrow streets, Gothic cathedral and medieval pubs, York has long been a strong draw for tourists. But with the publication of a new scratch-and-sniff guide to city, the tourist board is hoping its smells will prove just as alluring. Launched today, featuring 12 scents associated with the city's iconic sights and surroundings, Smell York is the UK's first scented guidebook.

— Read more at York launches smelly guidebook to entice travellers to visit at The Guardian.

Because bacon

Oscar Mayer has a new bacon iphone app:

Wake Up & Smell The Bacon is a simple alarm clock app that starts your morning with the mouthwatering sound of Oscar Mayer bacon. Rotate the skillet to select your wake-up time, then get ready for a bacon awakening beyond your wildest imagination.The app connects with the Oscar Mayer Wake Up & Smell The Bacon scent device, turning your phone into a bacon-scented alarm clock.

The app is free, but to get the scent device, you’ll have to enter their contest before April 4. The (deliciously ridiculous) video is below the jump…

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