Lawmakers want to take away the surprises from subscriptions
Everything is a subscription these days and companies have made it very easy (and appealing!) to sign up for a trial, only to then sign you up at full price without a reminder. A group of bi-oartisian US lawmakers want to change that. The Unsubscribe Act does it in a couple of ways: + it would require sellers to allow customers to cancel a subscription in the same way they signed up.. no more phoning a busy call center to cancel if you signed up online.
+ it would require the company to notify the user the trial or intro price is ending
+ it would ban automatically moving people from a trial to a contract with a term of more than a month.
The Tamagotchi is making a return
This time, your digital pet will live on your wrist as a smart watch! You'll never need to leave it behind! It's getting some other improvements since it was released 25 years ago - like a colour screen, a touch screen so you can pet it, voice recognition so you can interact and wireless connectivity so it can communicate with nearby Tamagotchi! You'll be able to buy add ons for it too which you load into your watch via mini keys. They're expecting it to be so popular it'll first go on sale via a lottery system before being opened up to regular sales.