It quickly became apparent Fitbit’s Versa would be the company’s best smartwatch yet when it was announced over a month ago. I’ve been testing one for a couple of weeks, and yeah, it’s the easiest Fotbit to recommend in years. Problem was, most people couldn’t actually get their hands on one. Fret no more: the Fitbit Versa is now officially on sale around the world. As a recap, the Versa is Fitbit’s successor/cheaper sibling to last year’s Ionic, addressing several of that watch’s weaknesses. The Versa is far smaller, for one, making it more suitable for a wide range of wrists.… This story continues at The Next Web
NEW YORK: Tesla Inc said on Thursday (Apr 26) Jim Keller, the head of its low-voltage hardware, Autopilot software and infotainment, is leaving the automaker to focus on microprocessor engineering with another company.
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The top recipient countries for remittances in 2017 in dollar terms were India ($69 billion), China ($64 billion) and the Philippines ($33 billion). Despite that massive flow of cash, remittances tend to make a much bigger impact in smaller and poorer nations.
BENEATH a lustrous 33-metre bronze statue of Guanyin, the Buddhist bodhisattva of mercy, a young monk on Mount Putuo tallies the cash donated by visiting faithful: “Daily, anywhere between tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands of yuan,” he says (100,000 yuan is a little under $16,000). Over 8m trips are made yearly to the tiny islet in Zhoushan city, about a four-hour drive from Shanghai (11m visited Shanghai Disneyland in its first year, after it opened in 2016). When it comes to temple fundraising, the monk is resolute. “The traditional way is the best way,” he says.The Putuoshan Tourism Development Company has other ideas. A state-owned enterprise whose biggest shareholder is controlled by the government of Zhoushan and some state asset-management firms, it manages tourist facilities in the location, such as ferries, cable cars and joss-stick shops. Since 2012 it has mulled an initial public offering (IPO) of these services on Shanghai’s stock exchange; last year it...Continue reading