Here’s a horror story straight out of your weirdest Mountain Dew-fueled nightmare: An Alaskan dentist recently charged with Medicaid fraud is also accused of pulling out an unconscious patient’s tooth while on a hoverboard. Radical!
As Jennifer Lopez is apparently learning, it’s hard to be a social influencer.
If it’s not made of gold, furniture recovered from the Titanic, or extraterrestrial materials salvaged from a meteor, you’ll need one heck of a gimmick to convince people to spend $30,000 on coffee table. And that’s probably why Siren Design Studios made its Teles Taxídi table float like a hoverboard.
What do you do when you leave your successful battery case startup? If you’re Daniel Huang, the guy that co-founded Mophie, you make ugly electric scooters.
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…
Remember that hoverboard craze? The fun toys that were mostly manufactured in China were a huge pop cultural phenomenon. That is until they started exploding and catching on fire. These cheap-ass hoverboards, which usually ran from $200 to $300, had the fatal flaw of randomly bursting into flames due to really…
The hoverboard day of reckoning has finally arrived. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is coordinating the recall of 500,000 hoverboards across eight different brands sold between June 2015 and May 2016 because their lithium-ion batteries can catch fire. The CPSC says hoverboards can be returned “for a full…
After suing several hoverboard makers over patent violations last year, Segway, which is now owned by Chinese company Ninebot, revealed its own self-balancing scooter in January at CES. The hope, of course, is that the brand name (and accompanying expertise) means the new personal transporter won’t explode while…
Is riding a hoverboard onto the edge of a roof of a skyscraper in Dubai idiotic? Absolutely. It is very easy to fall off and lose control on one of those things and if you creep too far off the edge, either you or the hoverboard or both would be sent flying down towards the ground way, way below. That’s not a good…
You’ve probably seen Franky Zapata’s water-powered Flyboards available to ride at fancy resorts. But his newest creation takes riders far above the surface of the water. Forget those two-wheeled death traps and the utterly disappointing Hendo, this is the closest thing we now have to a working hoverboard.
In my head, we screwed it all up. Our reality is an alternate timeline because our hoverboards don’t actually hover. There are people out there living in the real timeline where Back to the Future-style hoverboards actually do exist and do hover and are probably made in a factory that pumps ‘em out like in this…
Martha Stewart has always been on the bleeding edge of domestic tech disruption: Using drones to survey her vegetable plots and 3D printers to squirt out funky custom napkin rings. Now she’s employing hoverboards to efficiently zip around mansions, as one does.
Today the US International Trade Commission issued an order banning virtually all imports of hoverboards into the United States. But this time it has nothing to do with safety.
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.
An alleged gunman in Dallas pulled up to a car on his hoverboard, shot the driver, and made off on his two-wheeled scooter. This ain’t no Griff Tannen shenanigans.
Right before we all inevitably enter the gates of hell, you can bet we’ll pass by a large pile of smoldering, filthy, and recently ablaze hoverboards. Luckily, such a collection was recently seized by British officials, so we now know exactly what the end looks like.
An Owensboro, Kentucky man was sent to the hospital for second-degree burns last weekend, when his e-cig battery exploded like a firework in his pocket. And he hasn’t been the only one with such luck.
Hoverboards still don’t hover. But people are finding some pretty creative ways to use them. Like this 14-year-old boy who discovered a way to utilize his hoverboard while shoveling snow. The Canadians are calling it “shovering.” And we can’t wait for this teen craze to sweep America.
The smell of melting plastic is particularly unpleasant, so instead of putting Barbie on a two-wheeled self-balancing contraption prone to melting down, Mattel has given Barbie a hoverboard that legitimately takes to the air.