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#1 Hum

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 15:11

This coffee machine brews a fresh cup of joe whenever it senses that you are yawning. Sure, it's a marketing stunt by Douwe Egberts, the international coffee giant; but it's a really smart marketing stunt, which cleverly capitalizes on readily-available Kinect technology. The vending machine uses facial recognition and, when it captures someone in front of the machine yawning, it dispenses free coffee.

Of course, if you really wanted coffee, you could just pretend to yawn and trick the machine into doling out a free cup. Such are the benefits of humans being smarter than machines (for now!).

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#2 Steven P.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 15:26

Skynet one step closer to reality, now make my coffee!



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 15:33

What if you sneeze .... :huh:



#4 RatherLargeBear

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 15:37

What if you sneeze .... :huh:

 

It gives you a cup of hot lemon and a paracetamol! 



#5 shozilla

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 15:38

What if you sneeze .... :huh:

 

Coffee machine will transform into a transformer robot then runs away from the sneezer.  



#6 sagum

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 16:00

I dunno,, I've been on IV for a while now..

 

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