Popinator popcorn machine turns out to be hoax

"The Popinator is a fully automated voice activated popcorn launching machine that is triggered by the word pop," said an electronic engineer for Thinkmodo.

However that's not really true. It's all just a guerilla marketing campaign for a popcorn company.

The co-founders of Thinkmodo dreamed up the gadget which actually fires popcorn not by voice command, but remote control. Catching the kernels required repeated takes for the video.

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