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Getting Smarter About Our Cities

Against the backdrop of National Transportation Week, let's explore the driving forces behind smart cities.

More people. More cars. More congestion. City planners and dwellers are gearing up for the 70 percent of the world’s population projected to live in urban areas by 2050. The solution to unlocking gridlock and making cities more livable is as complex as the infrastructures they seek to improve, according to new UPS research co-sponsored […]

What We Loved at CES 2017

Here’s what caught our attention at the year’s largest tech summit – and what could become part of everyday life in the near future.

Convenience was the hot item at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with everything – including the kitchen sink – designed to make our lives easier and better. This year’s smart devices were even smarter, artificial intelligence was more intelligent and virtual reality looked, well, more real. As expected, drones were one of the big […]

How to Click with High-Tech Online Shoppers

Here’s what we can learn from how people shopped in 2016.

It’s clear that holiday shoppers were driven by two main factors this gift-buying season: technology and convenience. According to Consumer Technology Association (CTA), 68 percent of shoppers – about 170 million people – purchased technology this year. And most of those people bought what they wanted, when and how they wanted it. In our 2016 UPS […]

What’s Cool at This Year’s Consumer Electronics Show

CES crackles with innovative energy. It’s a modern marvel unto itself.

Roaming the showrooms at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, peering across the great digital chasm of what’s coming next, I felt as if I were being teleported into the not-so-distant future. Spoiler alert: The future is highly automated, and our possessions are increasingly interconnected. I attended CES 2016 this week with a […]

Network Security: How Logistics Partners Can Help

Data breaches are a constant risk for companies of any size and type. They are a scourge on the global economy.

Businesses around the world are becoming increasingly interconnected. This is a positive trend for the global economy but one that heaps pressure on network security providers to protect data from breaches that harm consumers and inflict massive costs and reputational damage on companies. Traditional network upgrades, ubiquitous mobile devices and apps, wireless connections, social media […]