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Tag: Money

Never Put Your Money in This Bank

Never Put Your Money in This Bank
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?

Piggy Bank Eats Coins for Lunch

Piggy Bank Eats Coins for Lunch
Actually, there are no pigs involved in this bank. Rather, just another case of a bizarre gadget from the streets of Japan. With its oddly misshapen wedge of of a head, Banpresto’s Face Bank is a rather disturbing looking device.
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I-Panda and I-Piggy Electronic Piggy Banks Teach Kids to Pinch Their Pennies

I-Panda and I-Piggy Electronic Piggy Banks Teach Kids to Pinch Their Pennies
These piggy banks from i-Kiddo are not only goofy looking, but they’re actually quite tech savvy. The i-Panda and i-Piggy digiBanks automatically identify each coin placed in the bank, then calculate the total and display them on the bank’s LCD screen.

Sony Screws Customer, Literally

Sony Screws Customer, Literally
Here’s a case where a picture truly is worth a thousand words… Apparently Sony thinks this one little “Special Screw” is so special, that it’s worth over 61 euro (appx. $82 US Dollars.) All I can say is, WTF?

Keyboard-Inspired Piggy Bank

Keyboard-Inspired Piggy Bank
This cleverly designed piggy bank looks like a giant key from a computer keyboard, emblazoned with word “Save.” The oversize plastic computer key (4.5″ x 4.5″ x 2.25″) serves as a constant reminder to save those spare coins you found under the couch cushion.

Alarm Clock Forces You to Save Money

Alarm Clock Forces You to Save Money
These wacky alarm clocks ensure that you’ll build up your savings by forcing you to put money in it before the alarm will shut off. The colorful cube clock will keep beeping incessantly each morning until you feed it some coins.

PS3 Backwards Compat Whacked for Uk and Australia

PS3 Backwards Compat Whacked for Uk and Australia
Sony has revealed that its PlayStation 3 consoles to be released in UK, Europe, Australia and other countries this Spring will no longer have the Emotion Engine chip on board. This reduces the cost to produce the console, and also will kill much of the PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility found in US and Japanese systems.

Deposit Checks From Home Using Your Scanner

Deposit Checks From Home Using Your Scanner
A couple of years back, a new regulation was passed that enabled banks to remotely deposit checks by scanning digital images, then transmitting the images to the originating bank. Now that digital images of checks are considered to be just as good as paper checks, it looks like this technology is starting to hit homes.

Sony Finds a New Way to Take Our Money

Sony Finds a New Way to Take Our Money
Rather than solving such important challenges as delivering quality games, fixing the awful PlayStation Network interface, or working out the nasty bugs in the system’s PS2 backwards compatibility, Sony has announced that they’ll be releasing an exciting new add-on for the PlayStation 3 console… drum-roll please….
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