Avram Piltch discusses an interesting device he recently encountered: a smart vending machine that can use facial recognition and NFC to customize the experience for the customer. You can also use the connected machine to send gifts to the machine; for example, someone could purchase a pair of headphones remotely and you could pick them up at the machine.
In addition, he discusses the rumors surrounding the iPhone 6 (or iPhone Air), coming up at the end of the year. It is expected to be a slight, incremental change. The camera is expected to be the same hardware as the iPhone 5s, and battery life will continue to be a problem.