Tony Hawk Takes the World’s First Hoverboard for a Ride

In a new video by The RIDE Channel, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk takes the Hendo Hover (previously) for a spin, riding the real-life hoverboard on a small copper half-pipe specially designed for the technology. Hawk doesn’t exactly master the board right away, but he does put on a good show of it, almost pulling off an infamously difficult skating trick in the process.

That was my first 1080.

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Snapchat & Square Team Up to Launch Snapcash

Snapchat and Square have found a way to send money to your friends at the touch of a button. The new feature is called Snapcash and it can change how millennial users transfer money. It’s easy – after entering your banking info into the app, users can wire money from their accounts to their friends instantly. Snapchat made the official announcement via a blog post:

We set out to make payments faster and more fun, but we also know that security is essential when you’re dealing with money. Square has a ton of experience in this area and our teams have been hard at work to make Snapcash a great experience for everyone.

For now, Snapcash is only available to users in the United States who have a debit card and are 18 years of age or older.

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VetiGel, A Plant-Based Gel That Can Stop Bleeding in 20 Seconds When Applied to a Wound

VetiGel is a gel created by Brooklyn-based biotech startup Suneris that is made from plant-based polymers that are able to stop bleeding in 20 seconds when applied to a wound, working in congress with the human body’s natural healing processes. Bloomberg interviewed Suneris CEO/NYU student Joe Landolina about the product, which is still in the testing phase.

We extract pieces of the cell walls out of the plant, kind of like LEGO blocks. When applied to a wound, these LEGO blocks reassemble with whatever you put them next to.

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The XOO Belt Lets You Charge Your Phone Anytime, Anywhere

External batteries are often seen as a necessary burden, given their unwieldy size and the awkwardness of having your phone plugged in and tied down while simultaneously trying to use it with any semblance of normalcy. Cue the XOO Belt by Nifty, a true example of invisible design which combines minimalist aesthetics with the latest innovations in flexible battery technology to produce a belt that packs 2,100mAh of juice into its length, as well as an additional 800mAh in the buckle. Chargeable via USB, the premium tanned leather belt incorporates a magnetic cable that snaps away when not in use, two charging ports, as well as a ratchet system that allows adjustments of a quarter of an inch. Having already raised $30,000 of its $50,000 USD goal, head over to the product’s Indiegogo page before early bird supplies run out.

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Behind-the-Scenes Facts About ‘The Hunger Games’ Films That You May Not Have Known

CineFix has highlighted seven behind-the-scenes facts (previously) about The Hunger Games film series that you may not have known. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the first of two films directed by Francis Lawrence based on the novel Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, will be arriving in theaters this week on November 21, 2014.

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Ride of the Week: Bentley Mulsanne-Inspired Grand Convertible

Bentley lengthens its legacy just in time for the Los Angeles Auto Show as the heritage automaker unveils the Grand Convertible for a possible 2015 release. Interesting that a car intended to “signify Bentley’s intentions for the future” would so closely reference the Mulsanne – one of the brand’s longstanding flagship models. The Grand Convertible adds a sportier, perhaps more laid-back air to this legacy, coming with a droptop that gaudily bares the car’s Beluga leather and burl walnut veneer interior. Underneath the hood, the Grand Converible boasts a 6.75 liter, 530 horsepower engine, making it not only a sophisticated ride, but an enticingly powerful one as well. As Bentley gauges interest in the car over the next few months, don’t be surprised to see the Grand Convertible in your local mansion driveway sometime early next year.

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No Shave November… 9 Problems Only Guys Who Can’t Grow Beards Will Understand

Welcome to the support group. We understand your pain.

  1. The biggest problem is the Internet – and everyone you know – glorifies beards.
  2. You feel like you’re the only guy you know who can’t grow one.
  3. Because you’re a long term sufferer of Eternal Boy Face Syndrome.
  4. You only care because people say that facial hair determines if you’re hot or not.
  5. Your buddies give you a hard time for being follically challenged.
  6. So you secretly dream of growing one.
  7. Because you think that girls and/or boys will respect and pay more attention to you.
  8. Movember.
  9. But even though the struggle is real, be confident in the fact that your shining, child-like face is always on display.

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Watch the Official Trailer for ‘Peanuts’

With the holiday season soon upon us, Blue Sky Studios release the first full theatrical trailer for Peanuts, based on the iconic comic strip by Charles Schulz. Written by Schulz’s grandson Bryan and his writing partner Cornelius Uliano, the film brings Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang on the big screen for their 65th anniversary. So far not much is known about the plot of the film although it’s said to center around the virtues of perseverance, a characteristic Chuck knows too well.

Enjoy the first official Peanuts trailer above and look for it to release in theaters on November 6, 2015.

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Company Shows Off its First Marijuana Breathalyzer

Cannabix Technologies says it showed off its own device this week at the National Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. (See a video of it below).

The company says, in the hands of police, its gadget can provide instant results about whether or not someone has marijuana in their system. That compares to days or even weeks for blood-based drug tests. The firm is also peddling the breathalyzer to–sigh–employers concerned about workers being high on the job.

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