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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.

Keep it in your garden, folks. Josh Miller/CNET

Oi you little oik, get off that 'ovverboard! Yes indeed, folks, Brits are not allowed to ride those trendy self-balancing scooter thingies in public. In this week's edition of the UK's best tech podcast we discuss whether that's fair, and whether it's fair to call these quirky scooters "hoverboards" in the first place. If you have strong feelings, express yourself in the comments below.

Meanwhile Sky has renewed its deal with a famous mouse, which means it will get to screen all the latest Marvel movies and the upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" before Netflix or anyone else in the UK. We also have the news that Facebook is introducing new through which to channel your existential rage or sadness. And we check out the Electric Jukebox , a British company's quirky, hardware-based alternative to Spotify and Apple Music.

We're always hungry for more tech queries and questions -- so stick 'em in the comments below or drop us a line at cnetukpodcast [at] Oh, and if you've enjoyed the show, why not leave us a glowing review on iTunes? Hit play and enjoy.

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