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Looking like a hybridized mini-fridge/bomb-disposal robot/space anime sidekick, the FedEx SameDay Bot autonomous delivery robot shows us what the future of short-range package delivery looks like, and it doesn’t involve a guy in purple shorts and black Reeboks. FedEx just announced it will begin testing various versions of the robot for the purpose of using them for short-range deliveries since about 60% of FedEx deliveries occur within three miles of FedEx stores. In partnership with DEKA Development and Research, creators of the Segway (no helmeted tours, folks), the SameDay Bot will use self-driving car technology known as LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and cameras to navigate sidewalks and around pedestrians, along with six wheels and rugged tires to handle unpaved paths and stairs. Testing starts this summer in Tennessee, and other locations will follow as approvals are pending. We’re just waiting to find out if SameDay has a Rottweiler defense mode.

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You don’t need to be an international man of mystery for there to be value in the ability to pick a lock. Whether you have a penchant for forgetting your keys or just want to be there for friends and neighbors, learning to pick locks is a worthwhile skill. But that doesn’t mean you should go practicing on your front door; officers might not like that. Instead, get yourself this Lock Pick Training Kit, which includes a set of tools and a see-through padlock so you can watch what’s happening while you practice.