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.
For a few weeks, police in New South Wales will get to drive around in style to help raise awareness for the Police Legacy charity.
"Canberra" and "world-leading" aren't often seen in the same sentence, but Australia's bush capital has regulated ride-sharing with the introduction of UberX, and the chief minister says other cities should follow suit.
The NSW Roads and Maritime has issued 40 suspension notices to drivers involved in "illegal ride sharing services," but UberX vows to fight on.
The ride-sharing service has been banned in Rio de Janeiro while proposed regulations in London could curtail its operations in the UK.
Australian company Forcite Helmet Systems have launched a Kickstarter for its smart helmet, Forcite Alpine, geared for snow sports and expected to be shipped out next January.
It can't sit still as Chinese competitor Didi Kuaidi makes bold moves. One way for Uber to get drivers' attention: Pay them big bonuses.
A newly discovered chain of continental volcanoes runs for over 2,000 kilometres up the eastern side of Australia.
Technically Incorrect: An Australian computer repair store owner is holding his lunch when it goes bang. Tempered glass can do that.
Tesla's bid to power up the east coast is one step closer with news that the electric vehicle company has secured supercharging sites in Gundagai, Goulburn and Wodonga.