You see vending machines for all sorts of things these days, but Drexel University's new one for iPads is surely a first. The tablets can be borrowed by students and local residents for up to four hours at a time without charge, the university said this week.
Attempting to provide an easier way for Colorado residents to purchase marijuana-laced edibles, a company called American Green has developed a vending machine that verifies identity through biometrics.
Now and again, stuff gets stuck in vending machines. You might give it a shake or a shove to try to dislodge it, though you probably wouldn't use a forklift to drop the machine from a couple of feet in the air like a guy from Iowa is alleged to have done.
Amazon showed up at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas this week. Sort of. The e-commerce giant installed a vending machine at the city's main airport, presumably hoping to tempt a few tech folk into buying a Kindle on their way home from the event.
The Moscow subway has unveiled a special machine offering free rides for squats. The novel idea is part of a campaign run by Russia’s Olympic Committee to promote next year's Winter Games in Sochi and to encourage people to get fit.
It's space efficiency meets quirky product marketing in Diet Coke's Slender Vender vending machine, which measures approximately one foot thick and can fit in the most surprising of places.
New York City may have wanted to modernize its famous yellow cabs, but it's New Orleans that beat it to the punch. The southern city is now offering cabs with built-in vending machines for passengers' soda fix.
Only limited by the imagination of the user, the Dreambox vending machine allows anyone to upload and create a 3D model without having to spend thousands of dollars on a 3D printer.
For the crowd that simply can't get enough of fish eggs, this vending machine supplies all the caviar that you can afford.
As part of a "Think Before You Drink" initiative for a Minnesota nonprofit, a bar has outfitted a pregnancy test dispenser to help women check if it's appropriate for them to be drinking.
A vending machine that dispenses mashed potato? Really? Yes, it's true. Food company Maggi makes it, and it could soon be coming to a 7-Eleven store near you.
Perhaps the first of many machines and devices that will be activated by a single tweet, a South African company has created a machine that trades delicious drinks for promotion on Twitter.
A vending machine whose maker claims is the only one in the world capable of producing "healthy and genuine pizzas using entirely fresh ingredients” is about to debut in the US. Sounds like a tasty prospect, no?
A beer company in Argentina has produced a vending machine for drinkers that needs to be 'tackled' before it’ll dispense a drink. The machine, called Rugbeer, is being used in a marketing campaign aimed at beer-loving rugby fans in the north of the country…
Medical marijuana has never been more accessible to patients who need it now that they can retrieve their doses from a vending machine.