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UPS and FedEx under fire as retailers crow holiday sales success

UPS and FedEx under fire as retailers crow holiday sales success

UPS and FedEx are under fire for over-promising and quite literally under-delivering this holiday season, as retailers like Amazon are forced to apologize and offer compensation while simultaneously announcing record sales. An unexpected surge in last-minute online orders left shipping companies struggling - and in many cases failing - to keep up, with UPS conceding that it hadn't forecast what some analysts are saying was a 37-percent jump in shopping last weekend; that, combined with final order deadlines that business-hungry retailers had pushed back, meant that many orders initially promised for pre-Christmas delivery now won't make it until the end of the week.

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ASUS Desktop PC G10 hides integrated UPS for power protection

ASUS Desktop PC G10 hides integrated UPS for power protection

ASUS' Computex 2013 appearance hasn't all been flashy tablets and glass-clad ultrabooks; the company also had a new tower PC, though even with the G10 it couldn't resist a little flourish or two. The seriously-styled tower not only accommodates Intel's 4th-gen Haswell processors but a battery backup system, which can serve as a temporary uninterrupted power supply (UPS) just in case your electricity goes out while you're in the midst of crunching some important data.

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UPS puts 100 electric trucks on the road in California

UPS puts 100 electric trucks on the road in California

In an effort to cut down on the amount of diesel used throughout the day, the United Parcel Service (UPS) is deploying 100 electric trucks in central California to continually test out its new initiative of going green. While the new trucks might not be able to last all day on a full charge, it's a step in the right direction for eco-friendly vehicles.

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UPS iPad theft caught on camera- Brown is the new green down in Whoville

UPS iPad theft caught on camera- Brown is the new green down in Whoville

Every holiday season many people around the country order Christmas gifts that have to be delivered via FedEx or UPS. That means it's not uncommon for both the FedEx and UPS drivers to be turning up at your house on the same day for some people. If you've ever suspected that delivery guys might be taking liberties with packages on their vehicles during holiday season, you aren't alone.

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