In Japan, you can buy a cold drink and wireless internet access from the same vending machine. Drinks brand Asahi has unveiled vending machines that send out wi-fi signals with a 50m radius, and plans to roll out 10,000 machines over the next five years. (Cheers Ads)
Because of an early adoption of mobile broadband, free wi-fi hotspots are few and far between in Japan. These vending machines will give vital internet access to the rising number of tablet and smartphone users.