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  • Wiz Khalifa Handcuffed for Using ‘Hoverboard’ at LAX

    08/23/2015 11:05:04 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Time ^ | Tanya Basu
    The first video show Khalifa surrounded by cops. “This? I didn’t do nothing, anyway,” he says in the video showing a time stamp of 3:55 pm. “What you want to do? Put me in jail because I didn’t listen to what you say? We can have all the conversations you want to, you can end up on TMZ, destined to become as famous as you wanna be.” ... Khalifa went to Twitter regarding the incident, mentioning in multiple tweets that hoverboards were the way of the future.
  • Drunk Swede runs over cop in Segway getaway

    10/28/2012 1:37:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | October 27, 2012
    An inebriated man is suspected of drink driving and assault after running over a Malmö police officer while fleeing arrest on a Segway, according to a report in the Dagens Nyheter daily.
  • "Segway Boy" c/o SegwayBoy.com (Wisconsin Idiot/Protestor - FunnY!)

    10/10/2011 2:14:26 PM PDT · by bigbob · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10-9-11 | Segwayboy
    A musical tribute to Wisconsin's own "SEGWAY BOY"...
  • New electric diwheel hints at future of city transportation [Move over, Segway!]

    06/14/2011 6:16:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    www.physorg.com ^ | 06-13-2011 | by Bob Yirka
    The diwheel is a vehicle with two wheels on the same axle, i.e. in parallel, like the back two wheels on a wheelchair, and works by mounting a cabin of sorts for a driver between them. In this case, the power source is electricity stored in a battery. Diwheels have been created before, and have of course been seen in sci-fi movies; what’s new here is the stability control. Traditionally, the problem with creating a diwheel is in keeping the driver from gerbiling, an effect that comes about when you consider how a diwheel is constructed. If you simply connect...
  • Welcome to secret island of an eccentric genius

    10/24/2010 3:51:02 PM PDT · by lefty-lie-spy · 23 replies
    MSNBC, Today Show ^ | 10/21/2010 | Michael Inbar
    On the honorable island nation of North Dumpling, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s preside as Ministers of Ice Cream, while other notables hold such titles as Minister of Brunch and Minister of Nepotism. North Dumpling has its own constitution, issues its own visas, and prints its own currency, which bears the likeness of its most famous (OK, only) resident. But while his very private island off the coast of Connecticut may have its whimsies, renowned inventor Dean Kamen wants to show the world the fun in functionality. He’s created the most carbon-neutral kingdom on the planet...
  • Millionaire Segway tycoon dies in cliff plunge on one of his own scooters

    09/27/2010 8:06:13 PM PDT · by Justaham · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9-27-10 | Chris Brooke
    The multi-millionaire owner of the company that makes Segway motorised scooters has died in a freak accident while riding one of his vehicles. Jimi Heselden, 62, was found dead in a river after plunging 80 feet over a limestone cliff near his home. He was riding a rugged country version of the two wheeled Segway when tragedy struck. The body of the businessman, a former miner who was estimated to be worth £166million, was found in the River Wharfe at 11.40am on Sunday by a passer-by. Police are investigating, but it is believed he lost control of the machine as...
  • Segway owner dies after falling off river cliff

    09/27/2010 8:57:15 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies
    LONDON – A wealthy British businessman who owns the company that makes the two-wheeled Segway people transporter has been found dead in a river in northern England after apparently falling off a cliff on one of the vehicles, police said Monday.
  • Tycoon who took over Segway firm dies in freak accident after riding one of the machines off a cliff

    09/27/2010 8:21:19 AM PDT · by traumer · 39 replies
    The multi-millionaire owner of the Segway company died in a freak accident yesterday when he rode one of the high-tech two-wheel machines off a cliff and into a river. Former miner Jimi Heselden, 62, plunged into the River Wharfe while riding around his West Yorkshire estate in Boston Spa on a rugged country version of the Segway. He bought the firm last December and was using one of the machines - which use gyroscopes to remain upright and are controlled by the direction in which the rider leans - to inspect the grounds of his property. Big heart: Jimi Heselden...
  • Millionaire owner of Segway firm dies in freak accident (off cliff)

    09/27/2010 6:26:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 89 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 9-27-2010 | By Gavin Allen
    The multi-millionaire owner of the Segway company died in a freak accident yesterday when he rode one of the high-tech two-wheel machines off a cliff and into a river. Former miner Jimi Heselden, 62, plunged into the River Wharfe while riding around his West Yorkshire estate in Boston Spa on a rugged country version of the Segway. He bought the firm last December and was using one of the machines - which use gyroscopes to remain upright and are controlled by the direction in which the rider leans - to inspect the grounds of his property.
  • Segway company owner dies riding two-wheeled machine off cliff

    09/27/2010 4:46:30 AM PDT · by tje · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10:37AM BST 27 Sep 2010 | No By Line
    Jimi Heselden, the owner of the Segway company, has died after riding one of the two-wheeled machines off a cliff and into a river. The multi-millionaire businessman, 62, fell into the River Wharfe while inspecting the grounds of his North Yorkshire estate on a rugged country version of the Segway. The Segway is a motorised scooter which use gyroscopes to remain upright and is controlled by the direction in which the rider leans.
  • Honda UX-3 Personal Mobility Device

    06/17/2010 12:36:10 PM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 65 replies · 1,801+ views
    You Tube ^ | 6/17/10 | Honda
    See YouTube: Honda UX-3 Personal Mobility Device.
  • Montour board sues state over prosecutor’s pay (Segways in PA Govt Building)

    10/05/2009 12:08:34 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 2 replies · 424+ views
    Daily Item ^ | 10/4/09 | Gina Morton
    DANVILLE — State officials seem to have lots of money to make their offices more comfortable, but claim there isn’t enough to meet their legal obligations to counties, the Montour County commissioners say. The commissioners are trying to force state lawmakers to pay 65 percent of District Attorney Robert Buehner’s salary as required by the state law that made the prosecutor’s position full-time. Montour County is already owed about $200,000, they say. Officials of other counties have voiced similar complaints. During a recent trip to Harrisburg to notify state officials that Montour County is suing them for their share of...
  • The Newest Needless "Car"

    04/14/2009 11:42:47 AM PDT · by Tim Slagle · 43 replies · 1,890+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 04/13/09 | Tim Slagle
    "A collaborative effort between General Motors and Segway Inc. debuted Tuesday April 7th in New York: the new PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility vehicle). With the assistance of GM, Segway did something everyone thought was absolutely impossible: They made the Segway even DORKIER. Ever since they debuted to great fanfare in 2001, Segways never captured the hearts of Americans like they were supposed to. Originally projected to sell forty thousand units the first year, it is now speculated that Segway probably hasn't sold 30 thousand units to date. So why didn't they catch on? I'm guessing just because they...
  • Segway & GM Announce Green' Urban Vehicle

    The companies announced Tuesday that they are working together to develop a two-wheeled, two-seat electric vehicle designed to be a fast, safe, inexpensive and clean alternative to traditional cars and trucks .
  • GM, Segway Unveil 'Green' Urban Vehicle

    04/07/2009 5:45:24 PM PDT · by Doogle · 93 replies · 2,932+ views
    ap ^ | 04/07/09 | AP via FOX
    NEW YORK — A solution to the world's urban transportation problems could lie in two wheels not four, according to executives for General Motors Corp. and Segway Inc.
  • GM and Segway unveil new two-wheeled urban vehicle (Warning: Not a joke but funny)

    04/07/2009 3:30:16 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 98 replies · 3,213+ views
    yahoo ^ | 4/7/2009 | Bree Fowler/AP
    A solution to the world's urban transportation problems could lie in two wheels not four, according to executives for General Motors Corp. and Segway Inc. The companies announced Tuesday that they are working together to develop a two-wheeled, two-seat electric vehicle designed to be a fast, safe, inexpensive and clean alternative to traditional cars and trucks for cities across the world.
  • GM And Segway Partner on Urban Personal Mobility Electric Vehicle

    04/07/2009 3:28:02 AM PDT · by taildragger · 42 replies · 1,008+ views
    Green Car Congress ^ | 4/7/2009 | Larry Burns
    General Motors Corp. and Segway are unveiling a new type of personal mobility vehicle targeted for city use. Under “Project P.U.M.A.” (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), GM and Segway are developing an electrically powered, two-seat prototype urban vehicle that has only two wheels.
  • Hilarious video of Chimp riding Segway

    12/31/2008 8:49:51 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 18 replies · 1,198+ views
    Darks Skies Blog ^ | 12/31/2008 | Jack Everest
    Thought you guys would get a good laugh out of this!
  • Should the government give $400 million to the maverick electric car maker?

    11/24/2008 9:02:56 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 23 replies · 810+ views
    Forbes ^ | 11/21/2008 | Taylor Buley
    Bay Area Mayors Gavin Newsom, Chuck Reed and Ron Dellums want to turn California into the Detroit of green cars with their new public-private initiative (See "California E-Car Dreaming.") Now, I'm a conservationist, but I'm also a libertarian. So while I'm all for bringing green business to Silicon Valley, I have to ask: Does that mean rescuing a business that shows no evidence of being able to make it on its own? Electric car maverick Tesla Motors, of San Carlos, Calif., is asking the U.S. Department of Energy for $400 million in direct loans. To me, it seems like a...
  • Segway Inventor Builds Bionic Arm for Wounded GIs

    12/09/2008 10:41:16 PM PST · by Ron C. · 42 replies · 2,137+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 12-9-08 | unk
    Segway Inventor Builds Bionic Arm Tuesday , December 09, 2008 FOX NEWS The man behind the Segway scooter has a new invention: bionic arms for wounded soldiers. Called the "Luke Arm" after the prosthetic hand sported by Luke Skywalker in the "Star Wars" movies, Dean Kamen's device is lightweight, self-contained and fully capable of picking up grapes, baby bottles, even electric drills. ... snip The Luke Arm has four fingers and an opposable thumb, and was designed to be controlled by muscular movement in the wearer's remaining limbs. But thanks to neurological advances in "targeted renervation" by Dr. Todd Kuiken...