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…
I can safely say that no package company has pissed me off more times than UPS. But now they're going to text me with a smaller delivery window and let me respond in kind? Come back to me, baby!
Yahoo may have dealt roughly with CEO Carol Bartz when they fired her over the phone, but Bartz will have the last laugh when she walks away with a cool $10 million in cash and stocks.
Single servings of butter are almost always a pain to use. This concept packaging would revolutionize single serving butter because you don't need a butter knife. The lid of the package is the butter knife. I want this so bad.
Here's a video we captured of a Fedex guy "dropping off" a package at our home. Hopefully the packaging on your iPhone is protected enough that this doesn't happen to you.
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.
Electronics manufacturers are finally coming together for a cause I think we can all support: getting rid of the impossible-to-open, finger-slicing, dangerous-sharp-tool-requiring plastic prisons for our gadgets known as the clamshell package. Amazon started the struggle, and Sony, Microsoft, and Best Buy are jumping…
The Gadget: The Plastic Surgeon, a cutting tool to open those plastic blister packs that dominate retail packaging. It's shaped sort of like an old-school can opener (the non-turning kind), and is designed to rip the tip off of clamshell packs by slicing all the way around.
Yaskawa's Motoman-DIA10 is like your average mail boy, only on steroids. It can sort through an impressive 1,000 pieces of mail in under an hour with its two fully positionable He-Man sized arms. Its creators claim that they only plan on marketing the Motoman as a backup for your workers. Yeah right, more like a…
These awesome Open X package cutters we wrote about two years ago has a pretty steep price drop. No longer $10, it's now $4.95, and even come with free shipping if you buy 6. Never rip the inside of your mouth opening a package like an idiot again.