Items tagged with FedEx

Self-driving vehicles have become more common, but commercial self-driving vehicles tend to still be quite rare. However, people will soon begin to see an increasing number of self-driving delivery trucks on the road. FedEx recently announced that they will begin testing their new self-driving semi-trucks this week. These will be the first self-driving Class 8 trucks, better known in the United States as “semi-trucks.” The semi-trucks have been created by a collaboration between FedEx, self-driving company Aurora, and truck-makers PACCAR. They will feature “Aurora’s autonomous driving technology in PACCAR state-of-the-art Autonomous Vehicle Platform (AVP) equipped trucks... Read more...
It's a rough time to be a gaming or PC enthusiast these days. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a crushing demand not only for new gaming consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but also for PC hardware like AMD Ryzen 5000 processors and GeForce RTX/Radeon RX graphics cards. It's bad enough that enthusiasts are having to fight each other (and bots) in queues to purchase newly-launched hardware, but now some shipping couriers are adding another wrinkle to this already stressful situation.  There are ever-increasing reports of gamers having their successfully-purchased hardware snatched away from them before it even gets to their doorstep. A recent reddit... Read more...
Amazon may have had an 'Aha!' moment, and that could be bad news for FedEx and UPS, the two delivery services the online retailer leans on to ship packages to customers in a timely manner—within two days on many items, for Prime members. In what could be a damaging blow (another one) to both shipping companies, Amazon has begun testing its own delivery service for items that qualify for free two-day shipping, on so-called last-mile routes. This does not mean that Amazon would cut FedEx and UPS loose entirely, though it would push the world's largest online retailer deeper into the same category—shipping services. This is something Amazon kicked off two years ago in India and has been slowly trying... Read more...
Say it with me, “Let Flash Die”. As we’ve reported on numerous times on HotHardware, Adobe Flash is a plugin that has proven itself to not only be a resource hog, but a wretched security risk on nearly every computing platform that it invades. Even Adobe has seen the writing on the wall, as it is deprecating support for the much-hated plugin. However, one particular company isn’t quite ready to let go of Flash just yet, and it is willing to reward customers that embrace the plugin with a $5 discount. FedEx gives its customers the ability to “Conveniently design, print & ship documents anytime, from presentations to flyers to posters” using its FedEx Office online creation tools. However,... Read more...
The U.S. Postal Service has struck a deal with ecommerce juggernaut Amazon to deliver the latter’s packages on Sundays, which seems to be the perfect way for both parties to benefit at the expense of the competition. It’s no secret that the USPS has been in financial trouble for a while, and one idea for saving the agency money--ceasing delivery on Saturdays--seemed like a fruitless idea from the get go and would certainly be unpopular with consumers and businesses alike. USPS headquarters in D.C. Increasing the reach of its services while also opening up a huge pipeline of products to be delivered is a much better idea. Everybody wants Sunday deliveries, and as a New York Times piece... Read more...
iPhone 4s have begun shipping. What's interesting is people still figured out the process: some folks are saying their FedEx tracking information say the devices will be delivered early, prior to the June 24th launch date for the device. Nope, sorry, stop hoping. Apple always has the shipper hold the delivery until the exact day of launch, in this case, June 24th. No matter what your tracking info says, the device will be held, at the request of Apple, and customers will see their tracking info updated in that way later. If in fact FedEx were to delivery these early, someone would be in big trouble. After all, it's Apple we're talking about. With all the secrecy around their products, do you... Read more...