Old Dogs, New Tricks: Appearance Packages Keep the Truck Fires Burning at Toyota

The current crop of Toyota pickups are good, solid machines. This is proven by their continued sales performance, particularly the Tacoma and 4Runner. Their half-ton is behind the eight ball in terms of powertrain and interior gadgetry but continues to appeal to certain customers and enjoys healthy loyalty numbers. Hard points are expensive propositions with […]

DirecTV Now Raising Prices by $5 on All Subscription Packages Later This Month

There are plenty of options out there for customers looking to cut the cord with their local cable provider. One of the more popular options out there is DirecTV Now. It’s one of the more reasonably priced packages that doesn’t require a contract with a cable company, but that price will go up slightly towards […]

Alibaba’s new autonomous robot delivers packages at a modest pace

Unlike its car vending machine concept, Alibaba’s ideas for robots have been more mundane and mainly confined to warehouses (the same kind that Amazon uses). But today, the Chinese ecommerce titan introduced a package-delivering ‘bot that uses LiDAR to navigate around. The package locker it carries uses facial recognition to ensure it’s got the right […]

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Suspicious packages sent to military facilities, congresswoman

Police are investigating a “suspicious brown substance” found in an envelope sent to the office of a congresswoman in New Hampshire. Separately, the FBI is examining suspicious packages delivered to US military facilities. The package arrived at the office of Democratic Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter in Dover on Monday afternoon. Staff alerted the police as soon […]

2 killed, 1 injured in Texas mail bombings, police warn public not to open suspicious packages

Austin police have linked Monday morning’s mail bombing, that killed a teen boy and injured a woman, with another deadly explosion earlier this month. A third explosion left a 75-year-old woman with “life-threatening injuries.” Police Chief Brian Manley has warned Austin residents no to open their mail, following dual mail bombings in the Texas city […]