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Some of the toys we played with as children have grown up along with us and now they pack adult-sized fun. Memorable designs have bubbled up into lifestyle products with smarts, but most offer what we always loved them for: an action-packed thrill. Sure, we can drive real cars now, but that doesn'...

August 29th 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Today on In Case You Missed It: A miniature circular saw printed on a 3D printer is about to be produced by a designer so that it actually cuts wood. Teeny tiny little thumbs best be careful. The Spider concept car by Swincar is out, climbing 50 degree inclines without a hitch and making everyon...

August 6th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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After weeks of teasing, Lexus is finally showing off its latest Amazing in Motion project in full. The Slide video posted today shows skateboarders riding the company's superconducting hoverboard at a specially built skate park in Spain. Similar to the $10,000 Hendo hoverboard before it, this boar...

August 4th 2015 at 6:34pm 0 Comments
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On August 5th, Lexus will finally reveal its hoverboard, which has been in development for the past 18+ months, to the public. Let that sink in for a bit: Lexus has created a working hoverboard in 2015, the year Marty and Doc Brown jumped to in Back to the Future...! Unfortunately, we don't know i...

July 29th 2015 at 7:05am 0 Comments
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Today on In Case You Missed It: An electric car drag race showed some impressive stats for a standing start; FPV quadcopter races got official at the California State Fair and you can learn how to make a replica Back to the Future 2 hoverboard.

July 24th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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The Lexus hoverboard is real, folks. It's not computer-generated imagery you're looking at, and it's not smoke and mirrors. In fact, what looks a lot like smoke emanating from below the Japanese luxury brand's hoverboard is actually caused by the liquid nitrogen required to keep the 'board's insid...

July 15th 2015 at 7:23pm 0 Comments
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Today on In Case You Missed It: Tesla's teased a prototype car charging station powered by strangers' footsteps; Lexus released a video of a hoverboard that's "rideable now," (psst ... it still needs magnets and isn't as cool as this); and Google used mountain climbing's most famous men and women...

June 25th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Yes, we know - it's 2015, the year Marty jumped to in Back to the Future 2 and you still don't have a hoverboard. Right on time, Lexus has presented the latest example from its "Amazing in Motion" series of video spectacles: the Lexus Hoverboard. As you can see in the video after the break, it cer...

June 23rd 2015 at 8:11pm 0 Comments
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No, this isn't some guerilla marketing campaign for Back to the Future's upcoming pseudo-anniversary. It's a world record-setting flight by Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru aboard a homebrew hoverboard. He recently piloted this prototype nearly 1000 feet across a Quebec lake to set the rec...

May 22nd 2015 at 5:50pm 0 Comments
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Let's all just be honest here for a moment: Who among us hasn't wanted to strap an array of leaf blowers to our feet in hopes that we could float in mid-air. Oh. No? Well then, at least one person saw the untapped potential of those raucous foliage movers. According to CNET's Crave blog, Austin, T...

December 12th 2014 at 6:02pm 0 Comments
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Surprise! It's Friday! Now let's get down to some geeky business. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry and gaming...

October 24th 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments