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Name your price vending machine sells books

02/24/2012, If there is one thing I have learned, books, especially textbooks in higher learning institutions, do fetch a handsome price if they are brand new, which explains the rather thriving second hand market. Well, we have seen our fair share of weird vending...

Egg vending machine spotted in Japan

02/19/2012, Japan is the country with the highest number of vending machines per capita, and you can just about get anything and everything from a vending machine. Apart from the usual physical sustenance that we are used to such as drinks and food, along comes this...

Vending machine in Japan dispenses drinks and WiFi

12/28/2011, Vending machines typically dispense foodstuff, such as drinks and snacks, but what about one that dispenses WiFi? Well, technically it does not actually dispense WiFi, but Tokyo-based Asahi Soft Drinks recently took the wraps off a new vending machine...

Marchon3D vending machine offers designer 3D glasses

08/12/2011, Are vending machines making a silent comeback of sorts to society? First of all we have this vending machine in Japan that accepts donations from the general public in order to help out the March earthquake and tsunami victims via the Red Cross’...

Baguette vending machine is sacrilegious?

08/10/2011, The French take their food very seriously, and a French baker who decided to go against the grain intends to change the perception of how one should serve baguettes – and he decided to do it through an automated baguette dispenser that works round...

A vending machine that can dispense ebooks

07/18/2011, There seems to be a vending machine for just about everything nowadays. From a vending machine that dispenses wedding rings, to another that dispenses USB cables to LCD displays, to more practical vending machines such as the one by the Red Cross that...

Red Cross goes high tech with donation vending machines

07/06/2011, Normally when you deal with a vending machine, you pop in loose change or even a couple of dollar notes, and out comes a bar of chocolate, some drinks, or perhaps for the more high tech folks, you might opt to purchase your iPod touch via a vending...

The ultimate vending machines for geeks and hobbyists

05/06/2011, If you’re into taking machines apart or building some of your own, you might want to pay a visit to Metrix Create: Space in Seattle, and then go home and write in your wishlist what you wish was in your city as well. The Metrix Create: Space is one...

Pepsi’s Social Vending Machine aims for your sweet tooth

04/28/2011, Pepsi intends to increase its brand awareness through the use of what it calls the Social Vending Machine, taking advantage of the latest tech buzzowrds around while combining it in a manner for the passes to part with their hard-earned money in a more...

Kraft vending machine helps indecisive eaters

01/25/2011, If you’ve always hard a problem deciding on what you want to eat for a meal, fret not. Thanks to technology, choosing food is now a problem of the past. The folks over at the National Retail Federation have just unveiled their new Kraft Store Kiosk....

PayPal vending machine spotted

10/27/2010, Metion PayPal and most of you would probably think of it being an electronic payment system. Well, you aren’t too far off the mark at all, but it seems that the PayPal X Innovate 2010 developers conference did display a vending machine which also...

Vending Machine Offers Live Crabs Over In China

10/22/2010, We’ve seen all sorts of weird stuff being sold by vending machines before, but seriously, live crabs? Over in Nanjing, China, a vending machine is selling Shanghai Hairy Crabs at $1.50 to $7.50 each, depending on the size of the crab. The machine...

Vending machine spits out prescription drugs

08/16/2010, Looks like vending machines have just gotten another job responsibility in their portfolio – we’re looking at them delivering prescription drugs down the road. Take England for example – the country dispenses 886 million prescription...