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Japan unveils a Nutella
Japan is the land ofRead more
vending machines. Not to disappoint, Japan has come up with a new item to dispense from vending machines, Nutella.
Best Buy’s gadget
Seems Best Buy took a cue from Japan’sRead more
vending machine addiction. In the Dallas/Fort Worth airport, someone spotted this new Best Buy Express vending machine. They are located at Terminal B’s Gate 29 and Terminal E’s Gate 32. What’s inside? Since this is Best Buy’s vending machine, it obviously has...
Ikoma City dumps
Japan is known as the land of the rising sun… and the land ofRead more
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...
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the plastic doors of sodaRead more
vending machines? Here’s a pretty funny video about a manual vending machine in Japan. Even if you can’t understand Japanese, you can get the gist of what’s going on. Basically the girl is annoyed by having to...
I believe that everything you can think of selling can be found in aRead more
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...
Magazine pictures fool
Fujitaka, the company behind the face recognition hardware installed in over 4,000 cigaretteRead more
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...
In the land ofRead more
vending machines, you almost can’t be surprised what you may find in one. CSouth Japan caught one of the coolest marketing vending machines that I have ever seen. To launch the Smart Car in Japan, they have placed a Smart Car vending machine in Shibuya Station....
Hiding inside a
The Japanese are no strangers to weird things. Tom sent me a link to an article on Cracked.com, The 13 Most Irresponsible Self Defense Gadgets Money Can Buy.” Sure enough, Japan made the list at number 12. Even though street crime in Japan is almost non-existent, Aya Tsukioka has taken...Read more
The Akiba: A Manga Guide to Akihabara
Now, I have written about Akihabara many, many times here on xorsyst.com. Even though I have never been there before, I can probably name many of the stores there just by seeing the front door. You may want to check out my Google street view tour of Akihabara. So when...Read more
Nicotine patch sales soar in Japan
So what’s the latest thing killing cigarette sales in Japan? No, its not the TASPO cards that are installed on cigaretteRead more
vending machines. It’s actually the Nicotine patch. Since the Japanese health ministry relaxed restrictions and allowed the sale of the patches over the counter, nicotine patch sales have soared....
Feels good to be back at my computer after my vacation to the Virgin Islands. My family is the same crazy people that I remembered when I was a kid, but they are really fun to hang out with — especially the stories from my aunts. While driving at the...Read more
Ninja Warrior: Shingo Yamamoto
I don’t know how many of you watch Ninja Warrior on G4 (Sasuke to those of you in the land ofRead more
vending machines). But its one of my favorite shows on G4. I honestly say that Ive seen almost every episode that G4 has aired. And by far my favorite...