This Vending Machine Churns Out Fresh-Baked Bread

Click to viewWhoever said Japan had a monopoly on crazy vending machines? Sure they've got live crabs and bananas. But can they match the awesome power of France's baguette dispensers? Put in one Euro, wait one minute for the bread to break, and another thirty seconds for it to cool off. Sure, they don't taste good.… » 2/23/11 4:00pm 2/23/11 4:00pm

SMART Car Vending Machine Only Dispenses Marketing Materials, False Hope

Here I was, credit card in hand, ready to fly across the Pacific and purchase my very first SMART Car from a vending machine, when I'm told it's just some advertisement. Sure, SMART Cars can't float (they can barely survive the SUV-congested streets of the U.S.), and the Japanese steer on the opposite side of their… » 6/15/08 3:30pm 6/15/08 3:30pm