Tagged With packages


When I was a Christmas postman, many years ago, some of the bored guys in the sorting office's loading bay liked to play a boisterous game of "catch" when parcels marked "video recorder" and "fragile" arrived. How they guffawed when one landed in the bottom of a skip with a sickening crunch, ruining somebody's Christmas.


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What's does being shipped sound like? A student at the Royal College of Art in London shoved a dictaphone inside a parcel and sent it off to Helsinki to find out. Here, charmingly animated, is what it heard.


Package-tracking sensors aren't super new, but Senseaware is one that's unique because it tracks multiple criteria - temperature, location, drops and light exposure - and updates those to the web constantly. Useful when you're transporting organs and not MP3 players.


If you're after a cheap and easy desktop computer, the Eee Box just became a lot more attractive with the announcement that Asus are now bagging it with their VW161D LCD monitor for just $599.

Considering the Eee Box was $429 when it launched back in August, that means you're getting a 16-inch widescreen monitor for $170, which isn't a bad deal at all.

The package is apparently available at computer resellers now, which could mean anything really, but it's still worth keeping an eye out for.