In Brief: May 29, 2000

SMELL THE FUTURE A company called DigiScents is developing an olfactory peripheral for home computers called the iSmell. It's like an audio speaker, but instead of sounds it makes smells. Sound crazy? Not everybody thinks so. Retail giant Procter & Gamble has signed on as a partner, and DigiScents is currently creating smells to accompany the best-selling computer game Tomb Raider. Get ready to experience Lara Croft in two separate scents: "regular" and "sweaty." Can't wait.

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