The world is a much better place now; a place of hope. That’s because Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio has installed the first pizza ATM in North America. I know. I feel it too. It is enough to bring a tear to your eye.
A lot of things can go wrong while you’re withdrawing cash from an ATM machine. For one, you could press a wrong key while you’re entering your PIN, which means you have to start over. And while many machines have changed their card readers, your card could get stuck in some machines, which means you’ll have to call a hotline so you can get your card back.
ATMs and I don’t have the best of relationships. I once had my card eaten by the machine and I had to wait the whole night before their technician came to help me out. I’ve also been cheated out of a couple of bills and touched a wad of chewed-up gum someone stuck at the bottom of the money slot.
Gadgets like mobile phones and tablets have a quick turnover rate. By that, I mean you can expect a newer version of that cellphone you just bought after a couple of months or so.
So if you’re the type who’s always buying new phones and updating your devices, then it’s time you head to the ecoATM nearest you to start recycling your old gadgets.
I’m not saying that snakes are smart or anything, but I find it odd that while so many humans are occupying…everything, that this snake just happened to find itself in an ATM machine. Is he showing his solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street group?
If you’re a regular Technabob reader, I think it’s clear that you can make just about anything using LEGO bricks. Take for instance, this ATM machine, made using LEGO NXT components.
LEGO-master Ronald McCrae’s incredible Brick Bank ATM can accept an ATM card and store account balances in its internal customer database.
I’m always wondering about those suspicious looking automatic teller machines you see in every little bodega and convenience store these days. You know… Will my ATM card get eaten? Will they steal my PIN number? Will it wipe all the money out of my bank account?