Don't Get Too Excited About That New "Hoverboard" Just Yet

People are understandably really excited about the latest hoverboard currently being crowdfunded at Kickstarter. It's called the Hendo and it's being developed by Greg and Jill Henderson for their company Arx Pax. Is it real? Yes. Has our Back to the Future hoverboard finally arrived? Sadly, no. » 10/21/14 1:19pm Today 1:19pm

A Very Specific List of Things That Are Ruining My Google Alerts

I love Google Alerts. They're a great tool for tracking the mention of different things online. I use them less as a way to learn about breaking news and more as a way to discover how people are talking about the future. But there are all kinds of things that are messing them up. Well, messing them up for me » 5/30/14 4:47pm 5/30/14 4:47pm

What Is This Fake Hoverboard Company Actually Promoting?

In 1989 the director of Back to the Future II went on TV and declared that hoverboards were real. "They've been around for years, it's just that parents' groups have not let the toy manufacturers make them," Robert Zemeckis insisted. "But we got our hands on some and we put them in the movie." » 3/04/14 4:03pm 3/04/14 4:03pm

Back to the Future Hoverboard Hands On: So This Is What a Real Life…

The official Mattel Back to the Future hoverboard is here and it looks exactly like it did in Back to the Future II: happy neon pink retro future glory. All the details are there—the hole where Marty ripped off the pole, the foot strap and the graphics—but it doesn't actually hover. No matter, this is your childhood… » 12/06/12 6:24pm 12/06/12 6:24pm

"Board of Awesomeness" Tops 30 MPH with a Wave of Your Hands

Until the scientific community gets off its collective duff and starts researching the important and poorly understood field of Hoverboard technology, we'll just have to comfort ourselves with the Kinect-commanded, electric-powered, and Windows 8-controlled Board of Awesomeness from Chaotic Moon. » 1/09/12 11:00pm 1/09/12 11:00pm

Back to the Future Hoverboard Auction Starts at $30,000

The original hoverboard used by Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future 2 is finally on the auction block, starting at $30,000. If you have that kind of money around, prepare more because this prop-made of wood and metal, including original stickers, textured paint job, and the hole left by the handlebar that Marty McFly… » 7/26/08 8:00pm 7/26/08 8:00pm

Hover Boards, Holy Grails and TIE Fighters Fill Hollywood Prop…

For sci-fi and comic book movie fans, it doesn't get much better than right now. This week has brought both Dark Knight and the Watchmen trailer, and later this month, the Profiles in History auction house in Hollywood is opening up the prop vaults from just about every classic film over the last, oh, fifty years and… » 7/18/08 3:00pm 7/18/08 3:00pm

Hoverboards Make Us Fart A Little With Excitement

It is a well-known fact that if the hover board from Back to the Future ever floated into existence, geeks the World over would forget their sexual frustrations for at least seven weeks. Here is a run down of where we stand at the moment—the Hoverboard by Future Horizons and the Airboard by Alura Intelligent Products,… » 8/11/07 10:44am 8/11/07 10:44am