UPS Dumps Labels for Paper-Free Gauntlet-Cum-Printer

The gauntlet you see strapped to this guy's hand is HP's Handheld sp400 All-in-One » 11/13/08 8:00pm 11/13/08 8:00pm, which is not only a hot fashion accessory, it scans barcodes and prints sorting info directly onto boxes (or someone's face, natch) with magic quick-drying ink, no paper label required. UPS has been testing it out at a ship center in…

Microsoft Sues DHL Over Xbox-Busting Train Crash

Microsoft is suing delivery service DHL for their refusal to compensate the boys in Redmond for the destruction of over 21,000 Xboxes in a Texas train derailment. The consoles were due for Hong Kong when the train, carrying two large containers of Xboxes, went off the tracks, sustaining a substantial amount of water… » 10/11/08 1:30pm 10/11/08 1:30pm

GPS-Tracked Biggest Drawing in the World is Complete Fake

You know that so-called "biggest drawing in the World" made by pin-point DHL mailings of a GPS tracker? Well, all you doubting commenters were right: it's a complete and utter fake. While artist Erik Nordenankar was allowed into a DHL warehouse, that's about it as far as any real mail is concerned. A note on his… » 5/28/08 7:02am 5/28/08 7:02am

The Biggest Drawing in The World: Created With the Help of GPS and DHL

I have to hand it to Erik Nordenankar and DHL for devising what has to be the most creative fusion of art and technology to date. The concept was simple but brilliant: place a GPS device in a briefcase and mail it via DHL with precise travel instructions over the course of a 55-day period. When all was said and done,… » 5/25/08 3:00pm 5/25/08 3:00pm