In Japan, vending machine dispenses beer and wifi

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Just last year we saw vending machines that dispense baguettes and milk products, so one that dispenses beer should come as no surprise. What's particularly interesting about the Asahi vending machines in Japan, however, is their ability to emit a free wifi signal within a 50 meter radius, that anyone in range can use. The wifi-enabled vending machines are powered by Freemobile, allowing users to log on — whether they have purchased a product from the machine or not — for free for a 30 minute session. Once connected users will see location-specific information on the homepage — such as…

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