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Get your weed from a smart vending machine (The 3:59, Ep. 225)

We also hit on cyberdefense training, Amazon's copycat and Microsoft's Build.

A company called American Green Machine is working on a more convenient way to buy marijuana or booze.

It's developing a vending machine that uses a biometric scanner to verify age, helping folks avoid long concession lines at the ballpark or perhaps letting a weed dispensary sell more buds.

Also on today's podcast, we talk about the annual Cyber Defense Exercise and a startup CEO's accusations that Amazon may have copied his company's device when it made the Echo Show. Plus, check out our coverage from the Microsoft Build conference.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

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Get your weed from a smart vending machine (The 3:59, Ep. 225)


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