Earlier today, an American Airlines plane with 170 people aboard caught fire at O'Hare Airport in Chicago. Everyone was evacuated alive, though there are some minor injuries. But now a second plane, this one operated by FedEx, has exploded at the Ft Lauderdale airport in Florida.
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One of the worst things about online shopping is dealing with actual delivery getting to your doorstep — we've all dealt with couriers leaving little notes telling you to pick up your packages from the post office. From tomorrow, in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and the Gold Coast, Fedex will let its customers decide exactly where they want their online purchases delivered, and adjust the timing of deliveries so they can be around to accept their parcels.
Since the announcement of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign was no secret, it was her campaign design that was the big reveal of the week. The giant blue H marched its way to the forefront of the breaking news, but at the centre of Clinton's logo is another, far more critical graphic element: The arrow.
Vimeo user alversae has posted a video which shows a UPS delivery guy wander up to the front of his house and steal his daughter's Christmas present — an iPad mini — right off the porch where it had just been left by FedEx.
Patents related to shipping logistics normally aren't the concern of the public. But when Google receives a patent for electronic shipping notifications, one has to wonder what that means for online merchants, like Amazon, and major shipping companies, like UPS.
It's time to order presents in and probably send packages out. To me, a crucial question is: What's the best shipping company? Who treats my stuff better while in transit? Popular Mechanics made a scientific test. Here's the result.