In another example of the humanitarian role played by ATMs, two hundred thousand residents of the Mathare slum outside Kenya's capital, Nairobi, are now able to access safe water through a network of what they call “Water ATMs”. The idea is catching on in India,...

The world’s first cupcake ATM was launched by Sprinkles in Beverly Hills, California in March 2012. It has since launched in five other US cities, including New York where the latest version can be found across the street from 'Bloomies' on 3rd and 59th ...

Skiers and snowboarders taking to the slopes this winter and in need of some cash might consider grabbing their gear and heading to Whistler in Canada where CIBC bank has just opened a first-of-its-kind ski-thru ATM. The cash machine, conveniently sited near cash-only soup  vendors at...

This GOLD to go™ ATM dispenses items of pure gold, including gold bullion and rare gold coins. This one is located at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai. But there are more than 30 others around the world, including in Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Italy,...

On my way to Red Lobster in Manhattan -- yes, I know, Red Lobster, of all the corporate food joints, what can I say -- I found myself in need of cash. Where was the nearest ATM? Google told me it was around the corner....

[caption id="attachment_1405" align="alignright" width="225"] Bitcoin ATM Store, New York[/caption] It is claimed that the world's first Bitcoin ‘digital currency’ ATM was installed on 29th October, 2013, in a coffee shop in downtown Vancouver, Canada. Customers lined up around the block to be among the first to...

[caption id="attachment_1386" align="alignright" width="217"] Pizza ATM. Totally awesome![/caption] It’s a well-known scientific fact that students are always hungry. It’s one of the side-effects of late-night drinking … sorry, I mean swotting. So, top marks for Xavier University in the US who just installed a pizza-dispensing ATM in...

This ATM has been constructed to look like a particular kind of Austrian cake – normally made of nougat, chocolate, apricot jam and then soaked with rum – called a Punschkrapferl . This is an onomatopoeic word that makes it sound just like it tastes....