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Tag: Money

Microsoft: It Pays to Use Internet Explorer 8

Microsoft: It Pays to Use Internet Explorer 8
This is how things are in the browser world: Opera never recovered from its commercial days, Safari is… okay I guess, Firefox is customizable, Chrome is speedy, and Internet Explorer is owned by a powerful company with lots of money.

Space Invaders Piggy Bank Only Saves Yen

Space Invaders Piggy Bank Only Saves Yen
Space Invaders fans, here’s a fun way to save your spare change – if you happen to live in Japan, that is. This Space Invaders piggy bank looks just like a miniature cocktail table version of the classic arcade shooter.
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Pting-Pting! It’S a Mario Block Piggy Bank!

Pting-Pting! It’S a Mario Block Piggy Bank!
Here’s another insanely amazing Perler-beaded creation from lostmitten: the question mark block piggy bank! Lostmitten really got the appearance of the block spot-on. Put coins and even paper bills inside! Or mushrooms and flowers and stars and leaves. 

Game Banks Make Saving Fun

Game Banks Make Saving Fun
It’s a good week for saving money while playing games. If Tetris and Breakout aren’t your bag, you might want to try something even simpler, like Bankquest or Jinsei Ginko. It seems that piggy banks that double as tiny gaming machines are quite the happening trend in Japan these days.

Tetris and Breakout Piggy Banks Help You Pinch Pennies

Tetris and Breakout Piggy Banks Help You Pinch Pennies
Remember when it cost just a quarter to play your favorite arcade games? What would you say if I told you that you could play two Atari arcade classics for just one red cent a game.

Where to Put Your Money in This Bear Market

Where to Put Your Money in This Bear Market
I read a news story the other day that whenever the economy is in the crapper, sales of safes shoot through the roof. I guess its better than putting your money under the mattress, right? Here’s a crazy safe that should keep all but the most devious of thieves away from your stash.

Hungry Piggy Bank Eats Coins for Lunch

Hungry Piggy Bank Eats Coins for Lunch
Looking for a place to keep all that loose change you’ve been saving up since you gave up on tipping the baristas at the Starbucks? Keep ’em all in this whimsical piggy bank that chows down on your coinage before it heads deep into its porty, porky belly.

Robot Beggars – That’S All We Need Now.

Robot Beggars – That’S All We Need Now.
Now I’m sympathetic to those who have fallen on hard times, many of us still find people who beg for money to be irritating. So why someone would go through the trouble of building a robot that begs for spare change is anyone’s guess.

NES Controller Pouch Keeps Your Gold Coins Safe

NES Controller Pouch Keeps Your Gold Coins Safe
Looking for a place to keep all those gold coins you collected from punching at question blocks? Why not keep them in this crafty NES controller coin purse? These zippered pouches are made from soft and fuzzy appliquéd felt.

Super Mario Rains Down Real Coins

Super Mario Rains Down Real Coins
Usually when I think of Mario’s primary currency, I think of those little gold coins (and maybe some power-packed ‘shrooms). So I was pleasantly surprised to see this arcade machine from Japan in which Mario pays out with real coins.

Exploding Piggy Bank Sends Coins Flying

Exploding Piggy Bank Sends Coins Flying
Put your cash in this bomb-shaped piggy bank and if you’re not a good saver, you’ll be punished. The electronic piggy bank waits for you to add coins too it every day. If you’re not consistent, it’ll explode, sending coins all over your desktop.

Monster Piggy Banks Eat Your Money for Lunch

Monster Piggy Banks Eat Your Money for Lunch
I think these goofy guys look more like space aliens than monsters, but you get the point. Put your money in the mouth of these Money Monsters and they’ll gulp it down without so much as a “thank you”.

Koolatron Coin-Op Fridge Keeps Can Moochers Out

Koolatron Coin-Op Fridge Keeps Can Moochers Out
If you have a mini-fridge in your cubicle, you might have run into the occasional thief making off with your precious pop. This new fridge seeks to change that by requiring payment before doling out your canned beverage of choice.

Pay for Transactions With Your Finger Tip

Pay for Transactions With Your Finger Tip
Hitachi has taken the wraps off of a new payment technology that lets you make purchases with only your finger. The new biometric system can measure the unique signature of the blood vessels in your fingers to authenticate transactions.

Second Rotation: Turn Old Gadgets Into Cash

Second Rotation: Turn Old Gadgets Into Cash
Are you an early adopter like me? If so, I bet you’ve got some old electronic gear lying around and gathering dust. This new service makes it easy to easily make some cold hard lucre in exchange for your old gadgets.

Just a Few More Yen…

Just a Few More Yen…
This rather silly invention out of Japan lets you count individual one Yen coins so you can save them up. The TakaraTomy Life Bank One Yen Counter screws on the top of any bottle, and lets you count up your change.
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