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Segway hoverboard hijack hack could make hipsters eat pavement

The latest two-wheel transporter toy from Segway was disturbingly easy to hack, with miscreants requiring just seconds to take control of a vehicle, we're told. Researchers at hacking house IOActive probed the Chinese Segway miniPro, and said they found the wireless link between the machine and its accompanying mobile app was …
Iain Thomson, 19 Jul 2017
Dean Kamen on the iBot

Toyota not shybot about whybot it will trybot the iBot

Inventor Dean Kamen has inked a deal with Toyota to revive his iBot smart wheelchair, which has been out of production since 2009. The Segway creator's DEKA Research and Development Corp and the Japanese automaker said this weekend in a joint press conference at the Paralyzed Veterans of America Convention that they would be …
Shaun Nichols, 23 May 2016

Segway bought by former patent spat adversary Ninebot

Ninebot, the company Segway recently tried to sue, has bought Segway thanks to a cash injection from mobile and media company Xiaomi. Beijing-based Ninebot makes a range of one and two-wheeled personal transporters, but in the past has claimed to be different to Segway in that Ninebot products will work for people who fall …
Simon Rockman, 15 Apr 2015

Elon Musk to release open source Hyperloop plans in August

Elon Musk has been dropping hints about a revolutionary form of transport called Hyperloop for over a year, and on Monday he said that the full details will be released on August 12, and that the system's key technologies will be open sourced. "I really hate patents unless critical to company survival. Will publish Hyperloop …
Iain Thomson, 16 Jul 2013
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Segway daddy unveils DIY weight-loss stomach pump

Dean Kamen, the serial inventor best known for bringing us the Segway Personal Transporter in 2001, has come up with a new electronic transport system, this time designed to move predigested food out of your stomach to help you lose weight. As reported by The Independent, the technique is known as Aspiration Therapy, and Kamen …
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MIT student unicycles, Segway-style

A student at MIT has created a nearly self-balancing electric unicycle, imitating the kind of stability control seen in the Segway. Demonstrated in a YouTube video, the “Bullet” unicycle, created by MIT student Stephan Boyer, can’t manage to be self-balancing sideways, but does protect the rider from falling over in the …
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Segway death blamed on good manners

Jim Heselden, the Segway owner who died late last year after toppling from one of the scooters, likely fell from the cliff because he was getting out of the way of a man walking his dog. He fell more than 40 feet from a footpath above a river near Boston Spa, close to his home. Sean Christie was out walking his dog. He told …
John Oates, 15 Jul 2011
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Google honks Segway horn back at Viacom

Copyright scofflaw Google and the creative industries are locking horns once again, in a billion dollar legal case with implications for what internet companies can and can't do – or at least, American internet companies. Essentially, the case boils down to how much a service provider is allowed to "know" about infringement …
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Pavement hogging Segway rider convicted

A Yorkshireman is the first person in Britain to be fined for driving a Segway on the pavement. Coates 51, an unemployed factory worker, was fined £75, and ordered to pay £250 costs and a £15 victim surcharge at Barnsley Magistrate's Court. Coates bought the two-wheeler after taking one for a spin on holiday in Florida. "I' …
Hard Reg, 18 Jan 2011
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Groupon cops triple slam from ads authority, blames newbies

Voucher site Groupon has promised not to republish adverts judged by the Advertising Standards Authority to be misleading. The company said that during its exponential growth it had hired hundreds of new staff and the ads in question were written by new starters. The ASA upheld complaints against an email advert which said: " …
John Oates, 6 Jan 2011
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Yorks cops charge Segway rider under 1835 road law

South Yorkshire Police have charged a Segway rider with breaking the 1835 Highways Act by riding the gyro-hog on the pavement. Phillip Coates, 51, was collared by coppers in his native town of Barnsley while whooshing down to the shops on the self-balancing two wheeler, The Star reports. A local copper stopped him because he …
Joe Fay, 13 Jul 2010
Taurus concept vehicle

Segway + motorbike = futuristic dorkmobile

Just when you thought that the Segway "self-balancing personal transportation device" concept had finally had a stake driven firmly through its überdorky heart, it's baaaack. But now you have a place to sit, and not be forced to stand up as must a Segway-mounted policeman, paramedic, or polo player. Taurus concept vehicle …
Rik Myslewski, 26 Mar 2010
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Steve Wozniak, your time is up

Comment It's time to file each and every story about Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak into the circular "Does it really matter?" bin. The latest Woz news clogging the intertubes is that - quelle horreur! - his Royal Rotunditude's new favorite gadget is Google's Nexus One smartphone. Two words: Who. Cares. As much as I'm loathe to …
Rik Myslewski, 16 Jan 2010
GM Segway Puma

Secretive Brit millionaire buys Segway Inc

A British millionaire inventor has bought Segway Inc - the maker of electric pogo sticks that promised to change the world when it launched back in 2001. The deal apparently went through on Christmas Eve, but news only emerged today thanks to a blog post on The post said the firm had been bought by Jimi Heselden, …
John Oates, 15 Jan 2010

Honda develops motorised unicycle

Honda has created a high-tech unicycle, which the firm’s claimed boasts the world’s first drive system with 360° movement. U3-X_02 Honda's U3-X: More than a unicycle and motor? The U3-X, described by Honda as an experimental personal mobility service, apparently fits – or should that be ‘sits’? - comfortably between the …
James Sherwood, 24 Sep 2009
GM Segway Puma

GM, Segway to unveil iPhone-driven wheelchair e-car

'Leccy Tech General Motors may be knock-knock-knocking on heaven's door, but it clearly still has the time and money to fanny about with left-field ideas like Project P.U.M.A. - or the Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility vehicle. GM Segway Puma GM and Segway's Puma: wheelchair or car? A tie-up with personal-mobility guru Segway …
Alun Taylor, 7 Apr 2009
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Segway shock army to invade Department of Transport

A shock army of Segway-borne campaigners will tomorrow make the five-minute trip from the Houses of Parliament to the Department of Transport in an attempt to convince the government that the scooters represent the future of transport. Earl Attlee, Earl Liverpool, and MPs Stephen Pound and Lembit Opik will be among those …
Lester Haines, 8 Sep 2008

Toyota unveils Segway rivals

With the Segway’s popularity taking off around the world, Toyota has seen the opportunity and designed its own deceptively similar two-wheeled motorised transportation device. Winglet_toshiba Toyota's Winglet: a Segway in disguise? Toyota’s machine is called the Winglet will be available in a 462mm high Type S model, a …

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