Post Thumbnail

I got a lot of backlash over the last installment of The Art of Wushu. While the issues over pay-to-win are understandable, an overwhelming number of you seemed to disbelieve the amount of silver I was able to produce daily. Some of you protested my 1D/daily figure (which is on the high side), wh...

2 years ago 0 Comments
February 27, 2013 at 12:00PM
Post Thumbnail

There are certain things worth paying to upgrade: earbuds, perhaps, and maybe even Spotify. But when it comes to buying fancy 3D glasses for the sole purpose of looking cool in a pitch-black theater -- well, aren't we already spending enough on popcorn and Funyuns? EX3D doesn't seem to think so. ...

3 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Man, it just isn't fair -- we keep seeing all these kick-ass new vending machines, but when we want a can of Mr. Pibb or RC Cola we're stuck feeding quarters into something that looks like it was last serviced whenever Pac-Man Fever went storming up the charts. Then again, that's probably what we ...

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Those ZoomSystems iPod vending machines that we once gently mocked are both more successful and more ubiquitous than we thought they'd be. Still, it seems they aren't flawless. Reader & iPod shopper Kristopher decided to give one of the machines at his local mall a try; unfortunately, as soon a...

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

We wouldn't recommend hopping on the next non-stop flight to London Gatwick Airport's North Terminal or anything, but for those passing through in dire need of an extra SD / CF card or USB drive, Kingston's got your back. Joining SIM cards, iPods, digicams, shoes, and all sorts of other bizarre good...

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

When I first heard of the whole buy-an-iPod vending-machine concept, I dismissed it as yet another bad idea that had to play itself out. I couldn't imagine anyone ever actually buying an iPod at one of these machines. Looks like I was way wrong. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (subscription...

8 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

C'mon, we've all wondered just what it'd take to nab an extra snack or soft drink from that soulless, computerized vending machine, right? Even if you haven't pondered such mischievous thoughts, you've probably muttered to yourself more than once how the robo-fridge took your money and didn't give y...

8 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

That seems to be the question that Sony is proposing with their new strategy to get PSPs out there and into gamer's hands by selling their portable from vending machines. Apparently, a few select locations have received Sony kiosks, a vending machine-like box that allows patrons to walk up, swipe a...

8 years ago 0 Comments