Weird Japanese Gadget Lets You Smell Meat While You Eat


The Hana Yakiniku (translated as “Nose Grilled Meat”) by Japanese company Scentee brings the smell of grilling short ribs, beef tongue, and buttered potatoes to your smartphone. The kit includes a small white scent-filled device that plugs into your phone’s jack. By using a special Scentee app, you choose the scent you want, plug the device into your phone and then catch a savory whiff of meat. The promo video says that the fourth step is to eat (in this case plain white rice). The video suggests that it is a substitute for eating the real thing and says, for example, that if you are a starving college student and can’t afford expensive food, you could just smell the fake meat, eat plain white rice, and be satisfied. The Hana Yakiniku will be available November 15, 2013. Other scented cartridges, like coffee, corn soup, and the like, are available now.

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TweetPee – device that sends an alert to your iPhone when your baby pees


Huggies Brazil has created a plastic device that sends an alert to your iPhone when your baby pees. This device sits in your baby’s diaper and can detect changes in humidity. The device is connected to an iPhone app that sends you an alert when the humidity in your baby’s diaper indicates that he/she has peed. The app can also track your Huggies stock and allows you to buy new diapers online.

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Device to suck electricity from power lines, other people


The student at Bremen’s University of the Arts says he’s built a kind of electronic leech that charges a battery from the ambient power of other electronics. He calls it the “Electromagnetic Harvester,” and you can see all kinds of practical scenarios (including one really creepy one) for the curious contraption below.

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