In Pictures: Weirdest things in the Internet of Th...
A few Internet-connected vending machines have already surfaced for promotional purposes. Pepsi launched the Social Vending System in 2011 to engage customers and drum up publicity, while the Internet Coke Machine is an early web legend in its own right. But vending machines stand to benefit from constant connectivity, which could alert suppliers when inventory is low.
In Pictures: Weirdest things in the Internet of Things