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ShelfX’s Vending Fridge nixes the cashier, uses QR codes, RFID to ‘know what you took’

Friday, April 27th, 2012

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QR codes and RFID tags aren’t uncommon when it comes to automated payment applications, and now Colorado-based ShelfX has purposed them for its new wireless-equipped Vending Fridges. Eliminating the need for a cashier — or cash, for that matter — each unit allows you to purchase any items packed inside by scanning a QR code with your phone (using the company’s app) or an RFID badge. Upon presenting either method to the machine, it’s able to tell who you are and unlocks its door. From there, you can grab whatever you’d like, while ShelfX automatically pulls funds your account for what’s been removed. The system is also smart enough to know when goods are put back, so you won’t have to worry about being charged while making up your mind. All of the money goes through ShelfX, allowing it to take “a small percentage” for itself before sending a monthly payment to owners. The Vending Fridge is currently on sale for $600, and a retrofitting kit for your own fridge is also available for half that amount — no word on whether it has kid-blocking or crab-proofing options, though. You’ll find more information in the press release just after the break.

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ShelfX’s Vending Fridge nixes the cashier, uses QR codes, RFID to ‘know what you took’ originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 28 Apr 2012 02:35:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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WTF QR CODES: The Definitive Compendium of a Sad and Horrible Technology [Qr Codes]

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

For whatever reason, QR codes still haven’t died. Near Field Communication is far superior in every conceivable way, yet it’s only in a small handful of phones. And apparently I’m not the only one angry about the nine lives of this insufferable technology, because some people have dedicated a Tumblr to its terribleness. More »


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Would You Use a Condom-Based Foursquare to Check In When You Have (Safe) Sex? [Condoms]

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Verizon opens Application Innovation Center in San Francisco, we go eyes-on (video)

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Verizon’s made good on its promise to open an Application Innovation Center in San Francisco, and kindly invited us down to have a gander. It’s much like its sister facility in Boston, except it eschews the LTE focus for one on mobile-app innovation. Developers both big and small will be able to take advantage of several labs, where they’ll be privy to Verizon equipment and services “not available elsewhere,” all while being a stone’s throw from Big Red’s in-house engineers and developers. On hand was Qualcomm, whose MDPs garnished the test lab, and Chomp, whose app-search tech powered an impressive nine pane multi-touch App Wall — allowing one to find and explore apps, replete with informative videos and QR codes for each. Want to know more? Check the gallery, videos and PR after the break.

Myriam Joire contributed to this report.

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Verizon opens Application Innovation Center in San Francisco, we go eyes-on (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 10 Aug 2011 20:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The Engadget app for Windows Phone is here

Friday, July 1st, 2011
The Engadget app for Windows Phone is here

25,000 apps? Make it 25,001. The Engadget app for Windows Phone is here. Finally. Now your HD7 or Surround or Trophy or Omnia can get some native news in a format that’s so Metro it doesn’t even have a driver’s license. We know that it took awhile, but we needed it to be right, and now it is. On the app you can get all the posts from the main site as well as Mobile and HD, plus podcasts, videos, and all the content we pour our hearts in to every day, pushed right to your palm. If you have a Windows Phone device that can handle QR codes, there’s an image waiting for you after the break. Or, you’re welcome to click on the source link below, which should open the Zune app and make some magic happen. No Zune app installed? No magic, but maybe that just means you’d prefer our similarly enchanting iPad, iPhone, webOS, BlackBerry, or Android flavors?

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The Engadget app for Windows Phone is here originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 01 Jul 2011 11:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Dutch coins feature QR codes, promise ‘surprises’

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Governments cram all manner of bizarre imagery onto the back of currency, so really, what’s a few little QR codes between treasury departments? And heck, who are we to suggest that these new coins from the Royal Dutch Mint aren’t the beginning of a larger barcoded money trend? The mint is celebrating its centennial with two new QR-packing coins, a silver €5 and gold €10. The codes bring their owners to the mint’s website, which promises a “surprise,” once the money is officially available later this month. Some sort of cloud-based vending machine, perhaps?

Dutch coins feature QR codes, promise ‘surprises’ originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 18 Jun 2011 01:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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QR Codes: Goodbye and Good Riddance [Rip]

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Wrap Nerds’ Gifts in QRapping Paper for Further Unlockable Treats [Qr Codes]

Monday, December 6th, 2010

The New Android Market Site Is Less Stupid and More Pretty [Android Apps]

Monday, May 17th, 2010