Electric skateboards are nothing new, and those that go offroad have been around for years.
But here's one that can transition from street to mountain path in under two minutes by swapping out the wheels.
Life isn't quite at the point where it's completely practical to get whatever you want from a 3D printer. But if it were, I sure would be keen to give designer Sam Abbott's artsy skateboard a brief spin.
From afar, the 3D-printed, twin-lipped skateboard may appear to sport an unusual texture, but it's actually a crazy collage of wacky creatures adorning the backside. A white version of the board, printed up by 3D Print UK, celebrates Abbott's recent win in a competition hosted by the company and 3D model archive CG Trader. The impressive deck measures 30.5 inches wide, 6.8 inches deep, and about 2 inches high.… Read more
One of my favorite features on the HTC One is its camera. Beyond the picture quality, which is great, HTC really went the extra mile to pack in a bunch of cool software extras.
Two of these extras that really caught my eye are called Sequence Shot and Zoe, and you can see them in action in the above video.
Using the Sequence Shot feature allows you to composite multiple images into one picture. The trick to this one is to hold still and fire off a bunch of snapshots by holding down the camera button. This will create a … Read more
The Tony Hawk series has been a perennial favorite of console gamers, but it's not readily available on Android devices. You can have an almost identical experience with Boardtastic Skateboarding, though. It has all the physics-defying moves, gorgeous skating environments, and customization of console games in a free app.
If nothing else, Boardtastic Skateboarding offers some of the most superb graphics you'll find in mobile gaming. It easily rivals PlayStation 2 or the Nintendo Wii. It is also just as easy to control your skater as it is on a console. The app lets you perform dozens of … Read more
Boosted Boards is promoting its electric-powered skateboard as the world's lightest electric vehicle. The Kickstarter project packs 2.6 horsepower onto a 12-pound longboard.
The skateboard is powered by lithium batteries, giving the rider up to 6 miles of range. It takes two hours to fully recharge the batteries and manages a top speed of 20mph. Regenerative braking helps the battery along when you're riding.
The skateboard works with a handheld remote control with a throttle, brake, and battery gauge. The remote is designed to tuck a finger through so you can hang onto it even while doing ollies.… Read more
I haven't tried doing an ollie on a skateboard in years, but this skate park in France looks like one of my teenage dreams.
Korean artist Koo Jeong-a has created a glowing collection of tunnels, ramps, and bowls that looks somewhat like a Tatooine ranch at night and reduces the need for harsh lighting.
How do you go down a flight of stairs on a skateboard? Those with sufficient skill can usually grind down the supporting handrail like a champ, for one, while people such as myself tumble down wildly hoping not to break any bones.
Designer Po-Chih Lai's Stair Rover could alter the way skateboarders tackle the stair challenge.
Lai, a recent graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, also refers to his creation as a stairboard. The device lets the user ride down stairs by tapping the unique balancing act found in the eight wheels and specifically designed set of aluminum Y-frames at each end of the board. … Read more
I look through the new iOS releases and popular apps several times a day to find hidden gems to talk about here at the end of the week. Usually I try to come up with a theme to tie them all together, but I've been tracking some games over the past couple of weeks that are all good, but can't be wrapped up neatly in a nice little package.
Still, though the games are from different genres, each one has something unique to offer and I hope you'll be able to pick a game from the genre you like best -- I promise you won't be disappointed.… Read more
Tony Hawk is back for his third appearance on the show to tell us all about his new YouTube Channel, Ride. Curated by Tony Hawk and his crew, the channel broadcasts original content every weekday with shows that range from trick tutorials to skate spot history, and Tony's own interviews with legends like Rodney Mullen, Trent Reznor, and more.… Read more