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Digiboo USB digital vending machines unleashed in the US

Digiboo USB digital vending machines unleashed in the US

By 16 March 2012

We were once of the opinion that garlic bread was the future. But now, we're convinced that the future is, in fact, digital vending machines that let you rent or buy movies when you're out and about. Unleashed by the brilliantly named Digiboo over in... >>

Japanese taste the future with hi-tech vending machines

Japanese taste the future with hi-tech vending machines

By 11 August 2010

No one has embraced the technological revolution quite like the Japanese. And when we say embraced, we mean produced a number of impressive, hi-tech gizmos and gadgets that could definitely be classified as exorbitant. And this latest bit of futuristic... >>

Five best high-tech drinks dispensers

Five best high-tech drinks dispensers

By 10 August 2009

Getting a cool beverage is no longer an analogue activity. A whole host of high tech solutions have been unveiled over the last few years to get an ice cold drink in your hot little hand in a decidedly digital way. Here's our top five of the Jetsons-esque... >>

VIDEO: Coca-Cola's "Freestyle" drinks machine

VIDEO: Coca-Cola's "Freestyle" drinks machine

By 7 August 2009

If you can look past the slightly staid video from BSquare, a company who had a hand in the development of the device, here we bring you the drinks machine of the future! The Coca-Cola "Freestyle" is a bit of a revolution as far as fizzy drinks go as... >>

VIDEO: Samsung shows 21st century vending machine

VIDEO: Samsung shows 21st century vending machine

By 3 July 2009

We brought you news of this kind of tech from CES earlier this year, and now Samsung is showing a touchscreen vending machine off. The video above gives you a minute and a half of Samsung waffle about display tech before a Kraft exec demos the futuristic... >>

The Movie Booth kiosks trialled in UK

The Movie Booth kiosks trialled in UK

By 20 June 2008

In the coming weeks UK and Irish shoppers will be able to have a go on "robotically operated DVD rental kiosks", with one such machine being launched as a trial in a Tesco Ireland store initially that could see the concept rolled out in 2008. The kiosks,... >>

Japan gets Smart car vending machine

Japan gets Smart car vending machine

By 17 June 2008

The Smart Vendor in Shibuya Station offers a full-size Smart car for anyone interested in standing there long enough to feed in the £10k worth of coins necessary to make the purchase. The concept machine dispenses a branded tube containing pamphlets... >>

Coin-operated Wi-Fi vending machine revealed

Coin-operated Wi-Fi vending machine revealed

By 10 June 2008

Presumably for emerging markets, Handlink's "Wi-Fi KIOSK" is an interesting idea for those without credit/debit cards - by feeding coins into the machine you get a little printed voucher with a code that lets you access the Wi-Fi network. Need more time?... >>

Macy's to launch gadget vending machines in 400 stores

Macy's to launch gadget vending machines in 400 stores

By 23 May 2008

After a 2-year pilot scheme, American department store behemoth Macy's has announced the roll-out of 400 consumer electronics vending machines across its stores, meaning there's more reason to visit now than just to grab a brown bag. This means over half... >>

Carnaby Street gets trainer vending machine

Carnaby Street gets trainer vending machine

By 14 April 2008

Japanese trainer and sports fashion brand Onitsuka Tiger has launched what it claims to be the UK's first trainer vending machine. The machine can vend 24 pairs of trainers in six sizes and has been placed at Carnaby Street in London, but there are apparently... >>


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