1. Lockable Juul
UK trials have begun of an e-cigarette that can be locked to prevent anyone but its owner puffing on it. The Juul C1 e-cigarette pairs with an Android smartphone “to limit who can use it as well as to provide a way of monitoring how often the user vapes.” Juul UK boss, Dan Thomson, told the Financial Times that the C1 could only be bought and used after customers went through very strict checks to verify their age and identity.
Will this prevent teenagers from vaping?
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2. The 1st Electric City Bike
Swagtron, the maker of hoverboards, electric scooters, and e-bikes, is unveiling their first electric city bike, EB12. “The EB12 looks like a standard pedal bike, save for the 270Wh battery strapped to the rear rack.” The entire bike weighs only 39.4 pounds, which is extremely lightweight compared to other e-bikes. Riders can engage the motor either by twisting the throttle on the handlebar or by pedaling. The bike can hit a throttle-only top speed of 16 mph.
It will be sold for $999.99 and a huge part of the company’s success comes from their sales through Amazon. But this time, you won’t find this bike there, because the EB12 will be offered exclusively through BestBuy.com only.
Click here to read the detailed description of EB12.
3. Disney Plus
Disney Plus, the $7/ month streaming service is coming to you on November 12th! Disney will combine all three subscriptions, including ESPN Plus and the ad-supported version of Hulu for $13 a month, a $5 discount on what you’d pay for the three services separately. Disney bought 21st Century Fox for $71.3 billion earlier this year and is interested in “reimagining” franchises like Cheaper by the Dozen, Home Alone, Night at the Museum, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid “for a new generation.”
Tech giants, like Netflix, are pouring money into their own TV shows and movies, convincing consumers to slowly stop using traditional pay-TV. Whereas, “Disney is aiming to pull all its content off other services and consolidate it with flashy original programs on its own service.” Bob Iger, Disney CEO, expects Disney to strike deals with distributors “like Amazon and Apple that sell subscriptions to streaming services through a single bill, like Amazon Channels.”