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Japan Losing Vending Machine Edge?

Japan Losing Vending Machine Edge?

Believe it or not, Japan was not the first country in the world to come up with the gold vending machine, the first of which was released early this week. Not a machine made of gold, but a machine that allows you to trade money for gold in a vending machine environment. Ron Paul would be proud, as the USA beat Japan to the punch by a month, while Germany and Abu Dhabi beat Japan by almost a year! As reporter Yoree Koh says, "It's enough to make you cry into your ramen."

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The Daily Slash: January 19 2011

The Daily Slash: January 19 2011

First, it's WAR over on Android Community as a Moto PR representative basically tells ROM developers to STAY AWAY. Then come back to SlashGear and swallow a submarine for science! Over on Android Community, see an Android Explode an Apple Logo, a Nexus S clad man get crushed by a vending machine, and take a close peek at the Android Chinese God of Wealth! Back on SlashGear, check out a couple of fabulous new Samsung clickers: Samsung ST95, ST90 and ST65, and Samsung ST30 and ST6500. Finally check out on Android Community one of the most helpful Android apps of all time, now a reality: MasterCard's "ATM Hunter." All this and MORE on The Daily Slash.

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The Daily Slash: December 10 2010

The Daily Slash: December 10 2010

Hooray on top of hooray, it's like Christmas came super early, we got our hands on and unboxed a Google Nexus S and you're all invited to sit by the campfire and watch! Joy! Then prepare yourself for a better way to leak as WikiLeaks staff members declare their intention of creating a separate site by the name of Openleaks. Next, get super pumped up and take a look at a leaked five year plan for Blizzard Entertainment - can you say Diablo III? SEE Facebook turn down a $15 BILLION DOLLAR offer from Microsoft. And SEE the Netbook category Go Extinct via Ben.

All this and MORE today on The Daily Slash!

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Wine Vending Machines in Pennsylvania

Wine Vending Machines in Pennsylvania

I always knew that some day I'd be able to use that title for a post. That day has come. There are now wine vending machines in Pennsylvania, where there's no such thing as a legal independent wine and liquor store. For real! Pennsylvania is notorious for its strange liquor laws, this Wine Vending Machine move the latest in efforts to get liquor to regular residents safely. Certainly they'll be delivering wine strangely, with a process that might end up leading to more spreading of germs via the mouth than it does tasty glasses of red or white.

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Fruitspensor with Energy Efficient Ways

Fruitspensor with Energy Efficient Ways

Remember not that long ago, as in just a few days ago, when I posted a story about the wackiness of a Banana Dispensing Machine? That ain't as wacky as some (I) may have thought. Turns out the folks over at Healthy Vending have developed a machine that not uses 35-50% less energy than your average pop-dispensing machine, it's ready to dispense anything from granola bars to orange juice to fruit. It's cheap, it's efficient, and it's aimed at offices.

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Japanese Vending Machine Update: They’ve Got Bananas and Hot Soup Now!

Japanese Vending Machine Update: They’ve Got Bananas and Hot Soup Now!

If you take a look into the history of SlashGear, we've had our eyeballs stuck in vending machines for a while now. It's a very abridged history, but one trend sticks out like a box full of assorted juices: the Japanese have the best vending machines in the world. Without a doubt. Japanese culture today is such that if you're on your way walking from any place to any other place, chances are there's going to be a machine on the street to sell you a beer. And what's new for today? Hot soup and bananas!

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Billboard in Japan Can Determine Your Age and Gender, Recommend Soft Drink Based on Profile

Billboard in Japan Can Determine Your Age and Gender, Recommend Soft Drink Based on Profile

It seems that Japan is taking these interactive billboards seriously. When the idea was first postulated, it seemed that only vending machines would be getting the makeover, and the interactiveness would be limited to simply getting directions and picking your favorite drink. But, now a 47-inch (the vending machines were "only" 46-inches) billboard in Shinagawa is showing us that the future is indeed already here.

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LCD Touch Panels Being Added to Coke Vending Machines in Japan

LCD Touch Panels Being Added to Coke Vending Machines in Japan

You've probably used a vending machine at least once in your life. And if you're like us, you've cataloged the changes the behemoth pieces of gadgetry have received over the years. Once, what may seem like forever ago, they only accepted physical money, between paper monies and coins; but then, not too long ago, they started accepting payment through the plastic style: credit and debit cards. The vending machine may have been off many people's radar for evolutionary changes, but it's getting ready to change again.

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Just press ‘A5′ for a 1GB SD card

Just press ‘A5′ for a 1GB SD card

It seems like there are less reasons to go into stores and deal unpleasant salesmen these days. This is because you can get practically everything you could ever need from a vending machine. Think of it, you can get food, drinks, iPods and flash memory without ever having to interact with another human being.

What, you haven't seen a vending machine that drops flash memory? That's because the first one wasn't installed until this past Monday. You're welcome to see it at London Gatwick Airport's North Terminal. That's right, it's over in the UK.

Mini vending machine frige

Mini vending machine frige

Anyone that knows me very well knows that you'll find a Mountain Dew, or some other caffeinated drink somewhere nearby. Some people are addicted to crack, I'm addicted to caffeine. Personally, I think I picked the better of the two.

Nothing says style like a mini fridge sitting next to your desk, but at least it gets the job done. This new 12 Can Vending Machine looks far better than my plain old white fridge. Just fill it up, press the button, and out comes your favorite drink.

It goes for $159, which is a little more than you'd pay for a plain mini fridge, and only holds about half as many cans as one. But you have to admit, it looks pretty cool. If you don't feel like buying one, you could always make one yourself.

Your Own Vending Machine Fridge [via coolestgadgets]

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