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One more sensor for your iPhone: a bad breath sniffer

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Is there no piece of technology that the smartphone can’t eliminate? San Francisco startup Adamant Technologies is taking on the classic hand-to-mouth sniff test with a smartphone chip that "can take the sense of smell and taste and digitize them," says the company’s CEO to Business Insider.

Adamant is working on a sub-$100 device that can plug into an iPhone and be used with a variety of apps, including one to notify you of your dragon breath. It isn’t the first time we’ve heard of this kind of technology — Japan’s Docomo unveiled something similar back in 2011 — but it looks to be the first time we’ve seen the tech Stateside. And it sounds like a bargain at $100 — we'll be able to avoid offending anyone while our beer and pizza breath is kicking for the rest of our lives, or at the very least until Apple switches iPhone connectors.