Vending

08.27.12
Fuji Electric releasing first coin-operated EV fast charger, gives electric cars extra life
08.27.12

Fuji Electric releasing first coin-operated EV fast charger, gives electric cars extra life

Fuji Electric Retail Systems Co. is no stranger to flipping coins for profit, thanks to a robust li...

By J. Hidalgo,   08.27.12
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04.28.12
ShelfX's Vending Fridge nixes the cashier, uses QR codes, RFID to 'know what you took'
04.28.12

ShelfX's Vending Fridge nixes the cashier, uses QR codes, RFID to 'know what you took'

QR codes and RFID tags aren't uncommon when it comes to automated payment applications, and now C...

By J. Pollicino,   04.28.12
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03.14.12
Hand-cranked vending machine offers products sans power, refreshments during emergencies (video)
03.14.12

Hand-cranked vending machine offers products sans power, refreshments during emergencies (video)

Ever needed to grab a bottle of water only to find the vending machine you've spotted is without p...

By B. Steele,   03.14.12
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12.28.11
Japanese vending machine doubles as WiFi hotspot -- no purchase required
12.28.11

Japanese vending machine doubles as WiFi hotspot -- no purchase required

It looks as if facial scans for snack-dispensing purposes isn't the only mind-blowing feature on...

By E. Alvarez,   12.28.11
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08.11.11
3D glasses vending machine lets you be fashionable in the dark
08.11.11

3D glasses vending machine lets you be fashionable in the dark

There are certain things worth paying to upgrade: earbuds, perhaps, and maybe even Spotify. But w...

By L. Leavitt,   08.11.11
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06.24.11
AutoWed vending machine concept offers marriage of convenience, nuptials at $1 a pop (video)
06.24.11

AutoWed vending machine concept offers marriage of convenience, nuptials at $1 a pop (video)

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to introduce to you perhaps the most outlandish concep...

By C. Trout,   06.24.11
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08.16.10
Drug vending machines start trial in UK, allow awkward videophone conversations with your pharmacist
08.16.10

Drug vending machines start trial in UK, allow awkward videophone conversations with your pharmacist

You've got to imagine the Japanese are green with envy right now, as the BBC report not one, but tw...

By Vlad Savov,   08.16.10
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07.22.09
Hitachi develops biometric payment system, uses it to sell junk food
07.22.09

Hitachi develops biometric payment system, uses it to sell junk food

Looks like Hitachi has made some serious headway on the biometric payment system we first heard abou...

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01.16.09
Sapient's touchscreen Coke machine brings pop into the 21st century
01.16.09

Sapient's touchscreen Coke machine brings pop into the 21st century

Man, it just isn't fair -- we keep seeing all these kick-ass new vending machines, but when we want...

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