Sunday April 30, 2017

ATM-Style Kiosk Pumps out Pirate Movies to USB Sticks

Kiosks spotted over in Ethiopia are giving RedBox a run for their money ( do they even have RedBox over there? ). For $1 to $3, you can get the latest movie releases simply by plugging in a USB stick. These machines are reportedly "maintained" by someone who torrents movies all day and uploads them to the device. No, you are not going to be seeing these around here any time soon.

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"At the beginning of this year, All Mart (the Walmart equivalent here) brought in a new machine. It’s basically a monitor with a USB port but shaped like an ATM. It’s called SwiftMedia and there’s a guy who ‘maintains’ it," our source explains. "Basically you go to this very big store and you approach the machine and you plug in a USB drive. The screen will turn on and it will let you browse through a massive archive of movies." "At first I assumed these movies had their rights lifted or something because well, you know, but then I later found out that the movies I had first seen were just there on release day," our source continues.