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UPS Guy Steals an iPad Mini That FedEx Had Just Delivered
December 21, 2012 | 10:53 am

Just to be 100 percent clear from the jump, the infuriating bit of news in this post doesn't directly have anything at all to do with e-books or e-reading. But I'd guess that the majority of us here have ordered expensive electronic devices online in the past—devices that have to be shipped via FedEx or UPS or DHL. And considering that the holiday season is now in full swing, who isn't coming home from work each day to find a small mountain of brown cardboard boxes waiting on the stoop? (No one actually does their holiday shopping in stores anymore, right?) But I digress....

US Postal Service to ban shipping lithium-ion-powered devices overseas
May 10, 2012 | 11:40 pm

If you know someone serving in the military whom you would like to send an e-reader, iPad, or other device powered by lithium-ion batteries, better send it now. As of May 16th, the US Postal Service is banning the international shipment of lithium-ion batteries or devices containing them due to the potential safety hazard of the batteries exploding on board mail planes. (This only applies to international shipments, not domestic.) Neither UPS, DHL, nor FedEx ships directly to APO, FPO, or DPO addresses. FedEx offers a service for military boxes, SmartPost, which is subject to the...