I Love This Little Girl Who Wants to Make a Hoverboard After Watching

This short film, "Hoverboard", is about a girl and her teddy bear trying to create a hoverboard after watching Back to the Future II. I can totally relate to her because I was trying to make my own hoverboard really hover just last month. You're an inspiration girl! » 4/05/13 11:00pm 4/05/13 11:00pm

The Biggest Tech Disappointments of 2012

Lots of fun, good, and exciting things happened in our world this year. But there were still so many things that could've been truly great, but flopped. Broken promises. Awful gadgets. Here's what broke Gizmodo's heart in 2012. » 12/25/12 11:00am 12/25/12 11:00am

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

Pre-Order the Back to the Future Hoverboard Right Now for $120

Just as expected, the official Mattel Back to the Future hoverboard made infamous by Marty McFly is now available for pre-order. The hoverboard only costs $120 and actually comes with a hoverboard scaled for 6-inch action figures too. That's a steal in my BTTF-loving book. » 3/01/12 12:53pm 3/01/12 12:53pm

Our Only Hope For a BTTF Hoverboard That Actually Hovers

When we first saw Mattel's official Back to the Future II hoverboard, the whole world exclaimed: FINALLY! Then we found out it doesn't really hover. Well today, my friends, we're one step closer to a people-lead, hoverboard-inventing revolution. » 2/23/12 3:40pm 2/23/12 3:40pm

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