Vending Machines

Japan Gets Wi-Fi Dispensing Vending Machines

It's no secret that Japan is <em>the</em> country of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/vending-machines/">vending machines</a> (they even have models like <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2

Video: Japan Gets Vending Machine 2.0 With See-Through Full HD Display, Facial Recognition

There can be no doubt that <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/08/10/vending-machine-detects-ones-sex-and-age-to-recommend-appropriate-drinks/">Japan</a> <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/201

For His Blog: Man Has Been Taking Pictures Of Same Vending Machine For 5 Years

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/j050805.jpg" /> It's <a href="http://search.beta.techcrunch.com/query.php?s=japan+vending">no secret</a> the Japanese love their vending

Video: Chinese Vending Machine Sells Live Crabs

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/201010139271837914.jpg" /> We have covered the one or the other obscure <a href="http://search.beta.techcrunch.com/query.php?s=vending+m

Hi-Tech Vending Machines Spreading Across The U.S.

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/vending.jpg" />You go to Japan and their vending machines are pretty much Prothean technology come to life. You go to a Wal-Mart in Flori

Vending Machine Detects One's Sex And Age To Recommend Appropriate Drinks

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/jr_1-620x465.jpg" /> Last year, we've shown you<a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/04/09/yahoo-japan-plans-to-scan-passersbys-put-up

Coca Cola vending machine with 46-inch touchscreen

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/coca_cola_touchscreen.jpg" /> If you needed more proof that touchscreens are becoming ubiquitous, look at these new vending machines Coc

Capitol Hill gets a big iPad

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/vending.jpg">...vending machine. And you thought our government was low-tech. Capital Hill staffers now have a huge iPad-like vending ma

You can buy gold from a vending machine in Germany

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/gold.jpg" />You'd usually find the best vending machines in Japan... until now! There are plans to introduce vending machines in Germany

Perhaps pizza vending machines are why America is so fat

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/pizzapizza.jpg" />Let's not split hairs: the United States of America is an <a HREF="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=5396995&pa

Best Buy to populate airports with gadget vending machines

Everybody’s most loathed favorite electronics retailer is putting its already-sticky fingers into the airport pie to see if it can wring a little more cash out of uninformed gadget buyers. They&

Trek is testing a vending machine selling, you guessed it, bike parts

For the next few weeks in Madison, Wisconsin, Trek is testing out a new vending machine aimed a bikers, called “Trek Stop”. The vending machine sells basic bike repair parts, water bottles

The Future! Car spotted in Japanese vending machine

What this photo doesn’t show is the car salesman, who’s in the back getting the keys and a fistful of quarters from his manager to take this thing for a test drive. Ha! You can’t actually buy th

Now there's robotic Coca-Cola vending machines running around Tokyo

Apparently there’s a Coca-Cola robot running wild through the streets of Tokyo, ostensibly promoting the sugar water drink at passers-by. The initial write-up has more than one quip that made me

Vending machine vends shoes to shoeless Londoners

If the thought of sticking your dirty-ass feet into a new pair of shoes that you bought from a vending machine because you somehow lost your regular pair of shoes doesn’t appeal to you, then may

How come nobody told me about the Dallas airport?

I recently missed a connecting flight from Vegas to Dallas to Boston, so I had some time to kill at DFW. My flight was leaving out of the D terminal and let me tell you, there are some strange and won

Weed vending machines in LA

Dude… so cool. Let’s move to LA where they have vending machines for weed. You get your prescription and you go up to the machine and you get some sticky bud including Granddaddy Purple. T

CES's last echoes show me a nifty iPod vending machine

[photopress:ipods.jpg,full,center]Though things like this are common in Japan, you don’t see them much here in the States. I snapped this iPod vending machine in McCarran Airport in Las Vegas, a

And Japan's Vending Machines Are Better, Too

Ah, Engrish Yes, another Japan > USA post from me. This time, vending machines. At the average vending machine here in America, you’ll find the usual assortment of candy and soda and potato c

Q: Pizza Vending Machine — Pinnacle of Civilization or Depths or Depravity? (A: Both)

, there is a line between easy and greasy, and we’re afraid the Pizza Vending Machine has crossed it. On the surface, it’s a fine concept: pop in a few bucks, and 2 or 3 minutes later, you