What’s better than saving some precious and valuable time, right? Well, if you’re a power Facebook resident and FedEx is your carrier of choice, then you’ll be be happy to hear all about Ship to Friends. With this new Facebook app, the company previously known as Federal Express will make it easier for you to send your friends packages without ever having to virtually step out of Zuck’s social network. Essentially, this means you’ll be able to simply select a user from your Friends list, add the necessary shipping info and, finally, choose the delivery speed (i.e. Premium Choice or Best Deal) and pay for the service — naturally, however, you’ll still have to get the package ready and drop it off at the nearest FedEx shop. Unfortunately, Ship to Friends is only available to Stateside folks for shipments within the US, and FedEx made no mention of when, or if, it plans to start offering its new handy service elsewhere.
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Living in Brooklyn, NY (the place where package deliveries go to die), I know better than anyone the struggle of missing a package, tracking it down, and then traveling however long it takes to recover said package. It’s so much of a pain, in fact, that I often give up the second I see that “Sorry we missed you” sticker.
But a company fresh out of Y Combinator‘s Summer 2012 class is ready to disrupt this mayhem with a clever little box, a BufferBox. It’s a bit like Amazon Locker, where you have all your Amazon packages shipped to a relatively convenient location instead of missing them. However, BufferBox works with all of your packages (UPS, FedEx, USPS, and Amazon).
So you’ve got a few folks on your holiday shopping list that just aren’t Zelda
fans. You can still spring for some Nintendo
hardware with two more bundles due out December 4th. Inside, you’ll find a pink Nintendo 3DS
paired with your choice of nintendogs + cats: French Bulldog and New Friends
or nintendogs + cats: Toy Poodle and New Friends
. Both of the aforementioned bundles will set you back $ 169.99 — the same cost of a lonely 3DS system purchased solo. If a pink handheld just isn’t what you’re after, you may opt for one of The Big N’s other bundles
already on shelves, including the Midnight Blue DSi XL
. In need of a quick refresher before hitting the mall? Check out the PR below for a complete list of Nintendo’s holiday package offerings.
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If current one-size-fits-all pay-TV packages aren’t doing it for you, then look to the north where The Globe and Mail reports Rogers is testing pay-per-package plans in the Ontario area. It starts by offering a $ 20 basic cable offering with 86 channels, to which customers can add up to 15, 20, or 30 more channels as they wish from “over 100″ possibles. If that’s not enough choice, try Quebec, where Videotron and Bell are also doing battle with a la carte channel packages, a trend that apparently does not extend to Bell’s offerings outside the region. Behind all these new options is a CRTC mandate to offer customers greater control, so we’ll wait to hear from Canucks if these are viable options when they open up November 8th. Check out the details in the press release after the break or head over to Rogers’ site to price a package for yourself.
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