Tag: Hoverboard

Meet Ezfly Hoverboard, The Segway That Can Fly In The Sky

Called the Ezfly Hoverboard, this Segway can fly in the sky to about 80 miles per hour. Check out a video of Frank Zapata's latest flying hoverboard in action.

Gadgets January 21, 2018

Dentist Charged Of Medical Fraud Accused Of Pulling Teeth While Riding A Hoverboard

A dentist in Alaska pulled an unconscious patient's teeth while on top of a self-balancing scooter. The dentist described the hoverboard procedure as the "new standard of care."

Public Health April 23, 2017

From Hoverboards To The Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Why Batteries Are Exploding And How You Can Protect Yourself

Exploding batteries have been reported for different kinds of consumer devices, including Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 and hoverboards. Why are they exploding, and how can you protect yourself from these fiery incidents?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 4, 2016

Frenchman Sets New World Record For Farthest Hoverboard Flight

A Frenchman was able to break the Guinness World Record for the farthest hoverboard flight. The man is also behind the company that made his winning aircraft called Flyboard Air.

Gadgets May 2, 2016

Watch This Daredevil Ride A Hoverboard On The Edge Of A Skyscraper

This daredevil riding a hoverboard on the edge of a skyscraper in Dubai is terrifying and amazing at the same time.

Internet Culture April 21, 2016

Segway 1, Copycats 0: US Bans Importation Of Certain Personal Transporters, Hoverboards

Segway chalks up a victory while hoverboard manufacturers and resellers notch yet another loss. The U.S. International Trade Commission officially bans Segway copycats.

Legal March 17, 2016

The MTA Releases Posters To Remind Subway Riders That Hoverboards Are Banned

New posters reminding commuters that hoverboards are banned by the MTA are seen in New York's subway stations.

Gadgets February 25, 2016

UL Reveals How It Tests Safety Of Hoverboards While Swagway Does U-Turn

U.S.-based Underwriters Laboratories, an independent product testing company, revealed how it tests the safety of hoverboards. Popular self-balancing scooter maker Swagway, which had previously asked people to refrain from using its boards, has retracted and says its products meet the safety standards.

Gadgets February 24, 2016

US Government Officially Declares Hoverboards Unsafe

Hoverboards were among the most popular gifts during the holidays, and even made an appearance at the NBA All-Star Weekend. However, the United States government has deemed all brands and models of the devices as unsafe.

Gadgets February 20, 2016

Barbie Drops Her Pink Convertible For A Hoverboard

Barbie has gone futuristic as Mattel introduced the Star Light Adventure RC Hoverboard RC at the annual International Toy Fair in New York. The remote-controlled toy is basically a pink and blue drone with the doll perched on top.

Arts & Culture February 15, 2016

This Cosplayer Used A Hoverboard To Fly Around Taipei As Goku From 'Dragonball Z'

A cosplayer in Taipei decided to put a new spin on the much-maligned hoverboard by dressing up as 'Dragonball Z' fan favorite Goku and turning the board into a fluffy yellow nimbus cloud.

Movies/TV Shows February 10, 2016

‘Dragon Ball’ Fan Turns Hoverboard Into Nimbus Cloud, Rides It Around Taipei

What do you do when you have a hoverboard and are a big fan of ‘Dragon Ball’ series? Make your own Nimbus Cloud, of course!

Geek February 10, 2016

British Man Falls Off Hoverboard, Thinks It's 2010

Mark Tamlin recently traveled back in time using his son's hoverboard, after falling off the device and hitting his head, later waking up thinking it was 2010.

Gadgets January 26, 2016

The Consumer Product Safety Commission Is Investigating Hoverboard Safety

Hoverboards don't seem to be as safe as they should be. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced an investigation to try to get to the bottom of it.

Gadgets January 21, 2016

US Safety Official Recommends Keeping Fire Extinguisher Handy When Using Hoverboards

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recommending keeping a fire extinguisher nearby and implementing other safety measures when using hoverboards. The federal agency is currently investigating a number of hoverboard makers and setting safety standards.

Life January 21, 2016

US Marshals Raid CES 2016 Display Booth Of Chinese Electric Skateboard Manufacturer

A new sight was seen at the floor of CES 2016 as a pair of U.S. federal marshals raided the booth of Changzhou First International Trade. The company was selling the Trotter, a one-wheeled electric skateboard that copied the design of Future Motion's Onewheel.

Fitness/Sports January 8, 2016

How To Build Your Own Hoverboard, According To This YouTuber

The Backyard Scientist showed us how to make a hoverboard that won't catch fire. Made of wood and dry ice, it actually hovers above the ground, too.

Gadgets January 8, 2016

Segway’s Hoverboard Robot Uses Intel RealSense To Find Its Way Around

The latest Segway is a bit more than just a self-balancing board. This thing is alive with an Intel Atom processor, an Intel RealSense camera system and an Android-based OS.

Robotics January 7, 2016

A Catholic Priest Was Suspended For Using A Hoverboard During Mass

A Catholic priest has been suspended by the Diocese of San Pablo after he was filmed using a hoverboard during a Christmas Eve mass.

Gadgets December 29, 2015

Hoverboards For Christmas, Cool. Hoverboard Falls, Not Cool

Zipping around on hoverboards is cool, but falling off hoverboards could be hilarious. Here are some of the funniest hoverboard falls that we can find online.

Gadgets December 28, 2015

How To Hoverboard: A Three Step Checklist So You Don't Catch Fire This Christmas

Hoverboards are such a hot-ticket item this holiday season that they're actually catching fire. Follow these three steps, however, to ride safely and enjoy this season's hottest new toy.

Gadgets December 26, 2015

This Real-Life Hoverboard Costs $20,000 And Stays Up In The Air For 6 Minutes

Unlike a two-wheeled hoverboard, Arca Space is attempting to make a board that actually floats in the air. The company has been successful, to a degree: its ArcaBoard can stay up in the air for up to 6 minutes.

FUTURE TECH December 24, 2015

Spontaneously Combusting Hoverboards Get The SNL Parody Ad Treatment

SNL poked a little fun at hoverboards, this year's literal hottest electric device. Check out Pete Davidson and Kyle Mooney advertise the hot item for Christmas.

Movies/TV Shows December 21, 2015

US Postal Service Joins Amazon In Hoverboards Debacle, Issues Its Own Restrictions

Due to safety concerns, the U.S. Postal Service stated it no longer ships hoverboards via airplane. After reports of hoverboards catching fire, many companies refused to sell or transport the items via aircraft.

Gadgets December 18, 2015

Hoverboard Buying Guide: Tips, Best Brands, Prices And Safety Reminders

The demand for hoverboards may have waned because of reports that certain brands and models pose explosion risks. However, not all hoverboards come with quality issues, and this buying guide will help customers figure out which ones are worth purchasing.

Gadgets December 15, 2015

US Government Commissions An Investigation Over Hoverboard Safety Concerns

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is racing against the clock to come up with answers as to why the go-to gift of the holiday season seems to be perfectly happy in spontaneously combusting.

Gadgets December 14, 2015

Amazon Bans Swagway Hoverboards After Reports Of Catching Fire

Amazon quietly banned Swagway from its website, following incidents of hoverboard-related fires in a few states in the U.S. Here is what Swagway had to say about Amazon's decision to scrub off its products.

Gadgets December 14, 2015

British Airways Bans Hoverboards Over Fire Hazard Concerns

The International Air Transport Association doesn't know how the devices are made — since they have several manufacturers — and fear they could catch fire onboard flights.

December 10, 2015

UK Officials Seize Thousands Of Hoverboards Following Incidents of Exploding Devices

British trade officers warn consumers about buying cheap but dangerous hoverboards after thousands of the devices were found to have defects during an inspection of ports in October. Faulty hoverboard batteries have resulted in product overheating and fire-related cases.

Life December 8, 2015

Hoverboard For Christmas? Think Again: Thousands Impounded Due To Explosion Risk

About 15,000 hoverboards have been impounded across the United Kingdom for failing basic safety standards. The personal transportation devices that were detained could explode and burst into flames.

Gadgets December 6, 2015

Razor Sues Hoverboard Maker Swagway Over Copyright Infringement

Razor USA filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in California against overboard maker Swagway for copyright infringement since Razor owns the rights to the patent from the toy's creator.

Legal December 4, 2015

This Self-Folding Electric Scooter Is A Futuristic Yet Reliable Way To Travel Around The City

An Israel startup is preparing to launch an electric scooter early next year that has a sleek, futuristic design and folds up in just under 5 seconds.

Gadgets November 25, 2015

Planning To Ride A Hoverboard A La Marty McFly? You Can't Do It In New South Wales, Australia

The Minister for Roads of the New South Wales government has banned hoverboards from being used on roads and footpaths, as the personal electric transport devices present several safety concerns.

FUTURE TECH November 25, 2015

New Yorkers Can No Longer Ride Hoverboards In Public Streets, But Technically They Never Could

It's illegal to ride a hoverboard on public streets and on sidewalks in New York, but this has always been the case because of a pre-existing New York state traffic law.

Gadgets November 18, 2015

Mark Cuban Relinquishes Hold On Hoverboard Patent

Three months after purchasing an exclusive patent for a hoverboard design, billionaire Mark Cuban is backing off — with plans to design his own line and launch an IP of his own.

Legal November 13, 2015

London’s Mayor Wants Those Little Hoverboard Scooters Legalized on His Sidewalks

London mayor Boris Johnson calls for an end to his city's hoverboard ban.

Gadgets October 26, 2015

Xiaomi Announces An Affordable Segway Competitor That Can Be Controlled With Your Smartphone

Xiaomi unveiled its first self-balancing scooter, the Ninebot mini, which will retail in China for a fraction of the cost of a Segway. It is lightweight and compact enough to carry or fit in the trunk of a car.

Gadgets October 19, 2015

Arx Pax Will Announce The New Hendo Hoverboard On Oct. 21

Arx Pax will be announcing a new version of its hoverboard on Oct. 21. Not only that, but the tech behind the hoverboard is set to be used by the likes of SpaceX and even NASA.

Gadgets October 15, 2015

Not Quite Back To The Future: Video Of People Falling Off Hoverboards Is Sadistically Hilarious

Trial and error is one way to learn, but for these people who tried their hand at riding an IO Hawk, their failure came with pain. Try to hold back your laughter as you watch some of the funniest hoverboard fails

Geek October 15, 2015

Riding Hoverboards On Roads And Pavements Is Illegal In The UK

Self-balancing, hands-free electronic scooters called hoverboards are illegal to ride on public roads and pavements in the UK, as part of guidelines added to the Highway Act of 1835 that includes Segways and other electric vehicles.

Gadgets October 12, 2015

This Powered Single-Wheeled 'Hoverboard' Allows You To 'Surf On Land'

A new Kickstarter campaign has been started for a device called the Hoverboard. Despite this name, however, the device has one wheel and a self-balancing system that gives the sensation of hovering without really doing it.

Gadgets September 17, 2015

NASA Wants Hoverboard Company Arx Pax To Build A Tractor Beam

NASA and Arx Pax will collaborate to come up with a technology that uses magnetic tether to manipulate objects such as satellites from a distance similar to the concept of the tractor beam featured in "Star Trek."

Space September 3, 2015

Now You Can Ride Like Marty McFly With 'Back To The Future' Skateboard

The nonprofit 'Back to the Future' fan collective We're Going Back got their hands on the original prop board from Robert Zemeckis' trilogy — and created a version for fans to own.

Movies/TV Shows August 28, 2015

Work Hard, Play Hard? Wiz Khalifa Pinned Down And Handcuffed At Airport For Riding Hoverboard [Video]

Wiz Khalifa is at the center of an incident in LAX as he was pinned down and handcuffed by customs officials for refusing to step down from his hoverboard in the airport.

Society August 24, 2015

Lexus Hoverboard Revealed: A PR Stunt That Only Works On Special Surfaces

The good news: the Lexus Hoverboard is real, and it works. The not-so-good news: it only works on magnetized, copper surfaces and you can't have one.

August 4, 2015

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