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Apple is getting ready for 2017, promising an 'exciting' new product

Apple is getting ready for 2017, promising an 'exciting' new product

In another sign that the company has prioritized the iPhone, Apple re-organized its software engineering department so there's no longer a dedicated Mac operating system team . Given that the current 5K iMac is still performing well (uses a Core i5 Skylake on the base model), Apple wanted to focus elsewhere for the time being.



BlackBerry unveils self-driving and connected auto research center

BlackBerry now gets more than half of total revenue from its collection of software products, which include operating systems for auto entertainment systems, secure file sharing software and programs to help companies keep track of their mobile devices.



Mark Zuckerberg has a home AI system named - what else? - Jarvis

It can control lights, adjust temperatures and play songs. Mark Zuckerberg took the unusual step of inviting the world into his living room on Facebook today to showcase and illustrate his ongoing commitment to AI with his own personal AI system named Jarvis .


Government working with networks on vehicle mobile blocking tech

Government working with networks on vehicle mobile blocking tech

Continental Tyres' safety expert Mark Griffiths said: "Our research reveals that drivers know that their use of phones is illegal, distracting and risky yet they can not help themselves". Earlier this week, Victims' Commissioner Baroness Newlove, said, "It is time to make using a mobile phone while driving just as unacceptable as not wearing a seat belt or drink-driving.



United Kingdom gears up for wave of workers strikes

It was reported that about 20 MPs had called on Grayling to take action against strikes . Most post offices are operated as franchises by small businesses (in corner shops or service stations, for example), but a relatively small number - 300 out of 14,600 - are operated by the Post Office directly, and offer a wider range of services.



Mail call; USPS gears up for it's busiest day of the year

In an effort to keep the line moving, you're asked to have your package or letter addressed before you show up to the post office to send it. Everyone trying to make someone's holiday a bit brighter with a gift. "We will get it home before the holidays", said La Crosse Post Master Paul Knoll. "You'd think places like Amazon would have slowed us down, but they have not".