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VIDEO: Samsung shows 21st century vending machine

VIDEO: Samsung shows 21st century vending machine

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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... >>

The first Espresso book vending machine installed

The first Espresso book vending machine installed

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The first Espresso Book Machine has been installed at the New York public library. Described as an ATM for books, this machine prints and binds a title on the spot within minutes from a digital file. The folk behind the patented automatic book making... >>

Entertainment overtakes shopping on the web for first time

Entertainment overtakes shopping on the web for first time

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For the first time ever, entertainment sites have overtaken shopping sites in terms of British visitor numbers. Statistics from internet research firm Hitwise shows that the "Shopping and Classifieds" category had been the third most popular category... >>

MySpace to buy Photobucket

MySpace to buy Photobucket

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It claimed it was the biggest Photosite in the world, but chances are until a couple of weeks ago you had never heard of it. Now it seems, MySpace has snapped it up for $250 million in cash according to report on the Internet. Photobucket says it has... >>

Flash memory vending machine at Gatwick

Flash memory vending machine at Gatwick

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Travelling used to require you stocking up on magazines, film for the camera and suntan lotion, however Kingston Technology is hoping you'll add memory cards to that list instead of film with the installation of a memory card vending machine at Gatwick... >>