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How Vending Machines Work in Battle Royale

Fortnite developer Epic Games revealed earlier this week that Vending Machines would be coming to the game very soon, confirming theories about the feature, but providing little detail about how they would work. A new message from Epic outlines a few different upcoming features and changes, including Content Updates, gameplay and, of course, Vending Machines. […]

BeerBox is a vending machine that opens your beer for you

When you hear about beer vending machine BeerBox, you might wonder: Why don’t we have machines like this already? Founder Robert Gaafar explained that there are actually several reasons why beer vending machines haven’t made sense in the past. For one thing, there’s the obvious legal necessity of ensuring that people are 21 years or […]

What it’s like to use Snapchat Spectacles

Snap’s Spectacles are having a spectacular debut today, with (at least) hundreds of people lining up at their first Snapbot pop-up vending machine location in Venice Beach. We got the chance to speak to a few of those lucky enough to have grabbed some today, and they told us what it’s like to use the clip […]

First Click: Are Snapchat Spectacles the next big thing?

Yesterday the company formerly known as Snapchat started selling its new Spectacles. The $130 sunglasses with built-in camera will only be available from cartoonish vending machines. The “Snapbots,” as they’re called, will mysteriously spring up around the country before moving on to the next location. A website will tell buyers where the Snapbots will be […]

Snap sold fewer than 42K Spectacles, down 35% in Q2

Snap’s Spectacles sunglasses may prove to be more of a fad than a must-have device. Snap revealed during its call following weak Q2 earnings that it generated $5.4 million in “Other” revenue, which would equate to around 41,500 pairs of its Spectacles camera sunglasses at a $130 price point. That’s compared to $8.3 million in […]

Why Snapchat Spectacles failed | TechCrunch

How come only 0.08% of Snapchat’s users bought its camera sunglasses? Hundreds of thousands of pairs of Spectacles sit rotting in warehouses after the company bungled the launch. Initial hype and lines for its roving, limited time only Snapbot vending machines led Snap to overestimate demand but underdeliver on quality and content. Massive piles of assembled […]

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