Ikoma City dumps vending machines

Japan is known as the land of the rising sun… and the land of vending machines. There are over 5.4 million vending machines as of Dec 2007 in Japan alone. However, with going green becoming a worldwide trend, how much of a carbon footprint are those vending machines leaving? The...

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Vegetable Vending Machine

I believe that everything you can think of selling can be found in a vending machine. It’s the epitome of convenience, and more companies should embrace the trend. The eagle eyes at CScout Japan have found another cool vending machine on the streets of Japan. When it’s 11pm, all the...

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Magazine pictures fool vending machines

Fujitaka, the company behind the face recognition hardware installed in over 4,000 cigarette vending machines across Japan has a new problem to tackle. Kids using magazine pictures of old people. Seems a Sankei Sports news reporter went around Osaka and Kobe using different pictures from magazines to fool the machines...

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