Other than being the “transportation of the future,” hoverboards’ most notable feature is their propensity for bursting into flames spontaneously. That’s great if you’re a pyro, and less great if you like avoiding third-degree burns. Now, a brick-and-mortar purveyor of these flame-prone scooties has succumb to what…
I’m a hoverboard skeptic. I don’t think that we’re going to see a “true” hoverboard that can work on any surface anytime soon. With that being said, the new and improved Hendo Hoverboard, made by Arx Pax, looks pretty damn fun.
Hoverboards are getting banned on college campuses all across America over safety concerns. And students aren’t too happy about it. Frankly, they don’t mind if their hoverboard catches fire. In fact, some are praying that their own boards do just that—if only so they can feel something. Anything.
If you ever get a chance to travel back in time to the year 1989 (the year Back to the Future: Part II was released) make sure you bring a United Airlines boarding pass. People will be so excited to see that their dreams of one day owning a hoverboard will come true.
Remember 2010? Barack Obama was president, Americans were debating over immigration policy, and there was intense fighting in the Middle East. It almost feels like yesterday. But recently a man traveled back to that simpler time thanks to a hoverboard.
A British vlogger was excited to try out his brand new hoverboard when he got a nasty surprise this week. And naturally it was all caught on tape.
Do you love your hoverboard? They’ve become so popular, you’d think they could actually hover. Well, enjoy them while you can, because everyone seems to be banning them — from the smallest universities to entire countries.
It’s the future! But the Catholic church doesn’t seem ready to embrace it. A priest in the Philippines recently rode a hoverboard during a Christmas Eve Mass. But the Diocese of San Pablo has now suspended the poor hoverboarding Father.
Last night, Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams said something that we’ve been screaming for weeks. Those two-wheeled contraptions are definitely not hoverboards. Mainly because they do not hover.
We still don’t have hoverboards. At least not the ones we were promised in the 1989 movie, Back to the Future: Part II. And this new promo video from Universal Pictures does little more than remind us that living in the future is garbage.
Police in Philadelphia are looking for a man who robbed several people at gunpoint on October 5th at a Chinese take-out restaurant. He stole the victims’ phones, their wallets, and a “hoverboard.” Yep, people are getting robbed for their hoverboards now.
When Arx Pax unveiled its “hoverboard” last year, we had a hunch that this was but the first demonstration of the company’s new magnetic field technology. Why was Arx Pax really messing around with magnets? For one, to build a tractor beam.
We were teased a hoverboard. We saw a hoverboard. And we even rode the hoverboard. So how does Lexus’ hoverboard actually work? This video breaks down the science behind it and like all things magical in science, it’s the lovely work of magnets. We can see how the polarity of the magnetic track is set up and how the…
That Lexus hoverboard that we all got collectively giddy about until we realized we could probably never afford one (if they were ever going to actually build more than one) is going to be shown off in full on August 5th. Lexus is saying that it’ll be revealing everything about the project then, which cool, we’ll see…
Is the hoverboard just over the horizon? Not quite. But you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise!
It’s been the dream of countless nerds since at least 1989. We want our hoverboards, and we want them now. But if Neil deGrasse Tyson is to be believed, we’re going to be waiting for a while.
Hoverboards. The endlessly promised future technology, made popular by the equally fictional Marty McFly, is such an obsession with tinkerers and armchair futurists, you'd think it represented the pinnacle of human civilization.