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Crave: Smell ya later, smartphone messages, Ep. 163
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Crave: Smell ya later, smartphone messages, Ep. 163

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This week on Crave, we're smelling photos with our smartphones, repelling all kinds of liquids with LiquidOff, and being followed by a peeping drone (yeah, what else is new?). Also, the world is watching the World Cup, but we're busy watching a Japanese robot comedian.

[MUSIC] Hey guys, my name is Stephen Beacham and here's what's happening this week on C/net's Crave Watch. [NOISE] LiquidOff is a hydrophobic and oleophobic spray that repels liquid, is nontoxic and doesn't leave behind a hazy goo. Imagine a world where you can't get wet no matter what spills on you. Twenty three year old Harold Stewart quit his job at the Department of Defense to develop the liquid off spray after babysitting his niece and nephew and realizing that there is not a hydrophobic solution that is safe for children. Team of nanotechnology researchers the formula for liquid off was created. Liquid off life span for non washable items like shoes or furniture is between three to five years. For clothing it will last more than 20 wash cycles before wearing off. [Stewart is keeping the formula secret for now but you can currently purchase a 375 milliliter bottle for a $55 pledge on Kickstarter. Finally, a drone that will follow my every move autonomously video taping me for the world to see. The airdog drone is an autonomous flying robot that follows the user who is wearing the [UNKNOWN]. The drone is equipped with an HD camara for capturing extreme sports action. [MUSIC] Whether you're motorcycling, surfing, or just being a badass, the air dock can follow the action in all sorts of weather conditions including rain, sleet, or spray from ocean breakers. The air dock can take off and land autonomously and has a variety of different modes using the Air Dot Control app for Android or iOS devices. [MUSIC] Those modes include repeating a set trajectory, maintaining a certain distance from you at all times. Or freezing in position and hovering at a set point. The AirDog was developed by Helico Aerospace Industries. It is collapsible with foldable arms and fold down props for easy transport. The AirDog drone is not cheap and can be yours for a $1,195 pledge on Kickstarter. And in some quick news hibs, video game collector Micheal Thomasson sold his. Guinness Book of World Records setting video game collection for a whopping $750,000. Over 30 years, Thomason collected over 11,000 games which he sold in an auction on gamegavel.com. And Match.com will find you a new girlfriend that looks just like your ex-girlfriend hitting the creep-o-meter. For the absurd price of $5,000 Match will use its facial recognition software to find you a match based on your exes facial features. Whoa. Finally we're getting 50 new emojis. [INAUDIBLE] [MUSIC] The oPhone DUO scent producing device along with the accompanying oSnap app allows you to send smells via text message. A Paris based startup called Vapor Communication launched an IndieGogo campaign to raise funds to bring scent to mobile messaging [MUSIC] To send a smelly message, you need to download the free iPhone app called OSniff. You then take a photo of your food or object. Choose from the OSnap's palette of more than 300,000 aroma combination to capture your scent. And then share how your lunch smells with your friends via an ONote email message. The receiver must have the OPhone DUO device that will create the scent on the other end to the best of its ability. Mixing scents that are contained in scent cartridges called oChips. The oPhone was invented by Harvard Engineering Professor David Edwards and his former student Rachel Field. I can be yours via pre-order starting at $149 on indiegogo.com Alright guys that's the show thank you very much. For watching. As always, you can find all these news stories at CNet's Crave blog at crave.cnet.com. Make sure you follow Crave on Twitter @crave. And check out this week's Crave giveaway. This week's Crave giveaway is a customized photo print from Picture it on Canvas. Take your favorite personal photo from your computer and turn it into a canvas-mounted photo print to put on your wall. Go to the blog and enter to win [MUSIC] [NOISE] [FOREIGN] [MUSIC] [FOREIGN] [LAUGH]
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