The annoying tunes played by mobile phones are about to get a whole lot worse. Japanese company Capcom has developed a vending machine that can change the melodies incorporated into a mobile’s memory. For many people, changing the tune on an ordinary mobile is as difficult as changing the timer on a VCR. So Capcom’s machine is fully automatic: you simply plug your phone into the vending device and it will reprogram it with a new tune in 10 seconds. There are 500 different songs to choose from. Earplugs, anybody?