May 18, 2016

21st Century Headlines

"Man admits to using gun in SE Portland hoverboard robbery, records show"

Hoverboard robbery? It must be the future already. I didn't know anyone was selling hoverboards yet.

UPDATE: Sigh; apparently they don't actually hover. It's like a segway without the handlebars.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Weird World at 08:56 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Yeah, it's really lame, the way they've taken to calling chopped off Segways "hoverboards".
They've got actual hoverboards out there, of course. But, as you'd expect, they one work over highly conductive surfaces, and the battery life isn't all that great. AC inductive repulsion eats batteries fast.
And skateboards actually work better.

Posted by: Brett Bellmore at May 19, 2016 02:10 AM (l55xw)

2 There are actual flying hoverboards that have been built. This one Canadian built one that he used to hover over a lake. They are lift-fan devices (battery powered in his case.)

Other people have been building gas powered lift-fan hoverbikes and the like.

Posted by: EccentricOrbit at May 23, 2016 06:30 AM (GtPd7)

3 I think this is a link to the video:

Posted by: EccentricOrbit at May 23, 2016 06:31 AM (GtPd7)

4 Catalin Alexandru Duru.

Posted by: EccentricOrbit at May 23, 2016 06:32 AM (GtPd7)

5 EccentricOrbit, please see: How to put links in your comment

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 23, 2016 07:26 AM (+rSRq)

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