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Australian Roads Minister's stern reminder: Hoverboards are banned

Marty McFly made them cool and Justin Bieber has even ridden one, but a politician in Australia has played the "Christmas Grinch" warning against buying hoverboards, which are banned on local roads.

By 25 November 2015


Brits banned from hoverboards and Sky's Star Wars tie-up (CNET UK podcast 453 show notes)

Self-balancing scooters are deemed illegal to ride in public, Sky has renewed a deal to hoard movies from Disney, and there's a quirky new British alternative to Spotify.

By 16 October 2015


UberPOP ride-sharing service faces ban in Brussels

A commercial court orders Uber to shut down its low-cost service in the Belgian capital within 21 days.

By 25 September 2015


Support censored comics with this deal for Banned Books Week

Name your price for banned and challenged titles by Alan Moore, Wendy Pini, Garth Ennis, Julie Doucet and more, as part of the Forbidden Comics Humble Bundle.

By 24 September 2015


Outcry forces India to amend legislation that would ban deletion of emails, IMs

A draft of the country's encryption policy would have made it mandatory for residents to keep all encrypted data, which includes Gmail and WhatsApp, for 90 days.

By 22 September 2015


Should we ban sex robots? Some scientists say yes, I say no

Commentary: Sexbots are no longer just sci-fi fantasies. While some scientists worry they're leading us down a dangerous path, CNET's Bonnie Burton is more concerned for the robots themselves.

By 22 September 2015


Rights groups want Twitter to reverse ban on political-watchdog tool

Nearly 20 organizations write an open letter demanding that the social network restore Politwoops, a tool that captures politicians' deleted tweets.

By 5 September 2015


Apple bans app that lets you shoot at hunters

Cecil's Revenge lets you act as jungle animals to shoot at poachers. Apple nixed the app for policy violations, according to its developers.

By 4 September 2015


India relents on Internet porn ban

A fierce public backlash to a ban by the government of India on 857 porn sites has led to a reversal of the decision, with sites containing child sexual abuse still outlawed.

By 18 August 2015


Call of Duty: Black Ops III lets you ban weapons

Here are the changes and additions to the game's e-sports features.

By 5 August 2015