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How technology hooks us in

March 22, 2012 5:44 pm Leave your thoughts

The Ideal Home Show at Earls Court (until 1st April) has seen some changes over the years not least in gadgets.  From the vacuum cleaner to the fridge to the microwave, the show has highlighted what have all been seen as radical changes in their day. This year, the shows 104th, the House of the Future highlights a number of ‘improbable’ high tech suggestions.  As they are rolled out new gadgets or technology always seem improbable. The smelly robot One of the interesting new inventions is a device, the Olly, which fills the room with strawberry scent when you receive a new tweet.  The Olly basically tunes into what you’re up to online.  This smelly robot as MSN refer to it, might waft your partner’s perfume or aftershave through the room when they Facebook you.  There are possibly many more opportunities for it to tune into what you are watching…