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Gratuitous violence meets POS as Vend HQ releases unique ‘snuff film’

When local tech start-up (and winner of the supreme honour at the New Zealand Innovator’s Awards) Vend HQ launched, a website for sharing point of sale horror stories and celebrating great technology and design, it purchased a clunky, obsolete old cash register named Steve with one purpose in mind: trashing him. So they went to the customers and asked them whether he should meet his maker via firing squad, hammers, dynamite, or by ‘falling’ off a tall building. Then, as the votes started coming in, they thought, why not all of the above?