Reinventing the wheel

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  • October 23, 2014
Reinventing the wheel

Despite the ongoing hoaxes over the years, the date of the future that's shown on the DeLorean in the 1985 movie Back to the Future 2 is around one year from now (check out the countdown clock if you need to check). And in a case of life imitating art, there has been much frothing at the collective mouth over the past few days on account of a Kickstarter campaign that claims to have invented the world's first real hoverboard

At present, you can only hover on metal (the magnetic levitation technology is similar to that used in the uber-fast bullet trains in China and Japan). So there won't be any McFly-esque stunts for a while. But Hendo has built a skatepark where the boards can be tested out. Not surprisingly, it looks like a helluva lot of fun, but let's hope they can do something about that piercing whine. 

​Recently, Funny or Die pulled an elaborate prank involving a host of big names to promote fictional tech company HUVr and its remarkable but completelty fictional anti-gravity product. 

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