What is Fitbit Pay and how does it work?

Fitbit makes fitness trackers, and now, a full-fledged smartwatch that you can make payments with it, thanks to a service called Fitbit Pay.The Fitbit Ionic is Fitbit's first smartwatch. You can read all about the device from here. But if you want to…

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Samsung isn’t bringing the best Galaxy Note 8 versions to the US

Galaxy Note 8 Release Date

The Galaxy Note 8 is available to preorder in various countries right now, but the US only got the “boring” versions. The more exciting ones are going to be available in South Korea, as Samsung plans to sell no less than 700,000 units in the region in the first month.

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Postmates Lays Off All Its City Managers

According to TechCrunch, Postmates has let go of all of its city managers, as it centralizes some of its operations at its headquarters in San Francisco. “The total number of people affected by the move is 15 across markets like Boston, Denver, Las Vegas, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis, San Diego, and Washington, DC,” reports TechCrunch. From the report: In a statement, Postmates said that general managers will take on city managers’ responsibilities. “Postmates has grown rapidly over the last six years — and continues to grow in more than 200 cities across the U.S. As part of that growth, we’ve decided to centralize some of our regional marketing efforts within our San Francisco headquarters,” a spokesperson said in the emailed statement. “Centralizing these functions will enable us to execute more quickly — and ultimately help us be more nimble and effective as we continue to aggressively scale the company. Our general managers will remain in place and continue to help lead our local efforts. We are thankful to our city managers for all their hard work, and we’re confident that they will be successful in their future endeavors.” One of the tipsters, an ex-city manager, said that employees were taken by surprise: Postmates had just earlier this month organized a retreat for the city managers, which they saw as a team building exercise. The tipster also added that the murmurs were that the cost-cutting was being done “as a precursor to an acquisition,” but Postmates’ spokesperson denied that this is the case, and also ruled out a merger and fundraising as reasons for the cuts.

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DJI Mavic Pro Platinum cuts down on noise, adds extra minutes of flight time

DJI's Mavic Pro was released last year to plug what the company saw as a bit ...

Chinese drone giant DJI has rolled into this year’s IFA in Berlin with a few quiet upgrades to its existing lineup, literally. The compact Mavic Pro Platinum is claimed to make 60 percent less noise than its predecessor, while a smaller sibling has also received some new shooting capabilities.

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