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Japanese Vending Machines Double Up as Free WiFi Hotspots

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    You have got to love the ingenuity behind this latest marketing idea from Japan, by a company named Asahi Soft-drinks. They've designed a new drink vending machine, which comes with a low-power (small coverage area) WiFi hotspot that's completely free to anyone standing close to the machine (you don't have to buy anything from the machine). So while your phone, tablet, or notebook is juicing up on some free bits and bytes, you can juice up on the drinks that machine offers, which includes juices, sodas, shakes, and coffees. You'll obviously have to pay for those.

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    Source: TechCrunch
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    Have to try this out today! I should ask my brother-in-law where the closest vending machine is that does this (he works for Asahi) -thanks for the post btarunr!
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    What is going to be great is that hackers are going to be standing in front of these machines hacking them for free drinks.
  4. btarunr

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    I'm sure the Wifi hotspot and vending machine computer are two separate components.
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    Very nice and simple idea!!!

    P.S. I love a specific Asahi "soft-drink" :D

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    Maybe they'll put wi-fi in the used panties ones as well haha
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    I hope so.
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    Haha, just wait for the crazy japanesers to make WiFi hotspot powered dildos. The only hotspots that also works with the g-spot :D Khm...
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    I was going to say, don't these people make booze? :laugh:
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    im using an Asahi Brand of electric fan in my place 0_o
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    F**k forgot about that one. :laugh::laugh::laugh:
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    Urinals should have wi-fi too!
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    Now if only this would come to america!
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    They should be careful if it ends up being a vending machine that sells Apple crap Crapple might try and patent it.
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    Then you obviously haven't seen Toirettsu...

    Another Japanese invention I can't wait to come to the states. Someday soon I'll be able to post to facebook how well I played a urinal game! :D
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    That's EXACTLY what I was was fixing to say. :pimp:
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    brilliant idea!
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    Brilliant! This should expand to all countries!
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    In my country every telephone box on the street had a wifi AP for years... nothing special... :)

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