Technology of the Day: The New OneWheel is the Next Best Thing to a Hoverboard

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Traditional skateboards are so old news. The OneWheel electric skateboard rolls ahead with the idea that you don't need four wheels or a good sense of balance to ride.

The Onewheel board has batteries under one foot and control electronics under the other. The control electronics have motion sensors — like what you would find in your iPhone — which run a control loop which tells the motor how to run and balance. The whole thing is powered by a powerful hub motor, which is about a 2,000-watt peak motor or 500 watts of continuous power. It's all mounted on the type of wheel that would usually be used by a go kart.

Their Kickstarter had a $100,000 goal, but has surpassed that amount and ended with $630,862 pledged.

Touching Story of the Day: Man Reunited With the Stranger Who Saved Him from Committing Suicide

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Jonny Benjamin, 26, had tried to jump from London's Waterloo Bridge in January 2008 because he was struggling to cope with schizoaffective disorder, but was stopped by a passer-by who helped to change his mind.

Mr Benjamin started his campaign exactly six years after the incident, so he could thank the stranger. He named the search Find Mike because he had forgotten the man's name in his distressed state.

Benjamin has finally reunited with his mysterious life-saver after launching the hashtag campaign #FindMike.