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Drexel University library installs new iPad rental vending machine

Drexel University library installs new iPad rental vending machine

In a partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, Drexel University is launching an iPad vending machine for students and local residents. The last time most of us went to the library was in our student days in college. Even then, the quiet atmosphere was more attractive than the stacks of books. Librarians are acquainting themselves with the fact that students are still reading, but much of it is coming from digital sources and sitting in an uncomfortable chair at a library desktop computer isn't going to cut it, when it comes to digital literacy.

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Cook says 2015 is ‘year of Apple Pay’, and he’s right

Cook says 2015 is ‘year of Apple Pay’, and he’s right

Tim Cook expects 2015 to be “the year of Apple Pay”. Saying thier mobile payment option is “off to a very strong start”, the Apple CEO noted that 750 banks and credit unions are Apple Pay partners, now. Cook also let loose another bombshell statistic: Apple Pay accounts for two-thirds of all contactless payments using Visa, American Express, or MasterCard. Furthermore, mobile payments at Whole Foods have increased 400% on the back of Apple Pay. Other retailers are experiencing similar success with the platform.

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Nike Fuelband points could end up getting you free stuff

Nike Fuelband points could end up getting you free stuff

Wearables are booming, but some still can’t find motivation to slap a wristband on. Though they (mostly) do a more than adequate job of tracking your health stats, there isn’t much else to the process. Nike has unveiled a clever way of getting folks interested in wearables, dangling the socks carrot out there for us to grab.

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Coca-Cola’s power-free vending machines keep stuff cool for hours

Coca-Cola’s power-free vending machines keep stuff cool for hours

As part of the “Apollo” ultra-energy-saving vending machine development project, Coca-Cola parterned with Fuji Electric Retail Systems to develop the “A011” peak-shift vending machine that can keep products cool without using power for up to 16 hours per day. The vending machines shift their use of power for cooling away from peak daytime to nighttime hours when power capacity is high.

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WiFi packing vending machines hit Japan

WiFi packing vending machines hit Japan

In my area, there are no hotspots to use for free anywhere. You can get access in some restaurants, but just being able to pick up a WiFi signal doesn't happen. In Japan on the other hand, even the vending machines are tossing out free WiFi signals to people walking by on the streets. A beverage company in Tokyo called Asahi soft Drinks pulled the wraps off its new vending machine that not only puts out tasty beverages; it also offers free WiFi.

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Chicken Vending machine is called Egg-Machine

Chicken Vending machine is called Egg-Machine

Yes, that is a vending machine with live chickens inside it. No, this isn't the latest weird machine from China or Japan where the buyer can get a live dinner that they have to kill and cook up. We have seen vending machine from Japan and other places over the years that dispense things like bananas, hot soup, and even live crabs.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 18 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 18 2011

Welcome to the latest edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! Monday bought with it news that Nintendo was set to unveil a replacement for the Wii console at E3 this summer. The console itself is due to land for purchase sometime next year according to reports. The biggest story of the week has been the Sony PSN outage. Sony admitted that the Dev accounts and user accounts were hacked by outside sources.

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