Segway Patent Deals Blow to Hoverboard Industry

A blow has been dealt to the hoverboard industry after Segway successfully filed a patent which bans certain personal transporter devices being manufactured and imported into the US, the International Trade Commission has ruled.

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Hoverboard Sets California House on Fire

A hoverboard that caught fire inside a Van Nuys home nearly burned the entire house to the ground, but quick-thinking firefighters were able to prevent catastrophe and successfully douse the flames.

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Hoverboard Bursts into Flames on L.A. Sidewalk

A man riding a hoverboard in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles got quite a shock Wednesday when the board he was riding suddenly “exploded” beneath his feet and burst into flames.

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Watch: Pink Hoverboard KO’s Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson is no longer fighting, but that does not mean he is safe from being knocked to the ground. On Tuesday, Tyson posted a video to his Instagram account of himself on his daughter’s metallic pink Hoverboard (that does not actually

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‘Hoverboards’ Banned from U.S. Airlines

The nation’s three largest airlines have banned so-called “hoverboards” from both overhead bins and cargo holds as concerns mount over the safety of the popular toys.

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Muslims Debate if Mecca Pilgrimage on Hoverboard Is Sharia-Compliant

A video of a man performing part of his pilgrimage to Mecca while riding a hoverboard has prompted a debate among Muslims regarding whether the device is permitted. At least one scholar has approved, as long as a disability prevents the man from completing the voyage on foot.

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