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Lime Scooters Hacked to Say Sexual Things to Riders in Australia

At least eight Lime e-scooters have been pulled from the streets of Brisbane, Australia this week after they were hacked to say sexual and otherwise offensive things. Lime calls the hack “disappointing.” Read More >>

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I Rode an E-Scooter as Far From Civilisation as Its Batteries Could Take Me

Almost as suddenly as the electric rent-a-scooters appeared, everyone had an opinion about them. They began clogging sidewalks across the Bay Area, California in late 2017 as brands with four-letter names like Bird and Lime fought for dominance in the latest vampiric startup scheme. Folks were excited to share their takes, even if you never asked. Read More >>

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Lime Scooters Face Suspension in Auckland Amid Reports of Unexpected Braking and Rider Injuries

After having to pull its entire fleet of electric scooters from multiple cities in Switzerland amid reports of unexpected braking, Lime is facing a similar problem in New Zealand. Auckland officials announced Friday that the city has temporarily suspended Lime’s license following reports of rider injuries. Read More >>

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Maybe Don’t Charge an E-Scooter If You Plan to Do Crimes

A man was reportedly arrested this week in connection with a recent bank robbery after his credit card that was used to rent a Jump e-scooter linked him to the scene of the crime. Read More >>

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America’s E-Scooter Craze Is Sending Lots of People to Hospital, Often With Head Injuries

Electric scooters have become wildly popular, thanks to single-named companies like Bird, Scoot, and Lime creating easy-to-ride, if legally iffy, scooter rental services in cities across the US. But a new study out Friday is seemingly the first to quantify a drawback to these convenient devices: lots of riders are getting hurt and ending up in the emergency room. Read More >>

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Uh Oh, Uber Might Be Thinking About Self-Driving Scooters and Bikes Now

Uber – the company that had to pull its self-driving cars off the road for most of 2018 following a lethal accident that allegedly came after warnings of routine accidents – is hiring for a programme that may work on self-driving “micromobility” devices, TechCrunch reported on Sunday. Read More >>

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Lime Reportedly Pulls Glitchy E-Scooters in Switzerland Following Abrupt Braking, Injuries

E-scooters can be crazy dangerous even if they’re functioning properly, but especially if they experience glitches or design flaws that can put riders at risk. In Switzerland, an alleged Lime glitch has reportedly left electric scooter riders with serious injuries. Read More >>

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Uber May Be Eyeing an E-Scooter Aquisition of Bird or Lime: Report

The leading ride-share company may be eyeing an acquisition of one of two leaders in electric scooter rentals, according to a new report from the Information. In what the report said could amount to a “multibillion-dollar deal,” Uber has reportedly launched discussions to buy either Bird or Lime. Read More >>

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This Electric Scooter For Adults Might Replace My Need For a Second Car

Despite their growing popularity in cities like San Francisco as another alternative to cars, electric scooters have always seemed like nothing more than a pricier version of a toy I enjoyed as a kid. But the Unagi, an e-scooter that looks like it was actually designed for grown-ups, gave me a new appreciation for how practical they can potentially be. Read More >>

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15-Year-Old Gets Points on Non-Existent Driving Licence for Electric Scootering

The coming of the age of the electric scooter is bringing some tedious administrative problems into the lives of their oblivious riders, what with the popular gadgets not allowed by law to be used on anything other than a private bit of land. And Argos not doing a very good job of communicating this boring legislative fact to buyers. Read More >>

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Lime Launches Global Recall of Some E-Scooters Over Reports They Can Break While Being Used

Just weeks after Lime said it pulled some of its electric scooters from the streets of major cities over their alleged potential to catch fire, it has now issued a global recall of some of its scooters over claims that they can break apart during use. Read More >>

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Fight Between Lime and Segway Over Alleged Flaming Scooters Is Getting Heated

The heat is on in an apparent fight between two e-scooter companies after Lime said earlier this week that some of the batteries made by one of its manufacturers, Segway Ninebot, could catch fire. Now, Segway is squaring up against the allegation, suggesting instead that Lime doesn’t understand how batteries work. Read More >>

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Don’t Expect Those Electric Scooter Sharing Services to Come to the UK

Over in the US the latest hip trend is to launch a scooter-sharing service, like the bike sharing services but with the option of leaving an electric scooter at the bottom of a canal. Those companies are planning on expanding, but you shouldn't expect them to be coming to the UK anytime soon. Read More >>

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Mad-Scientist Dad Just Won Father’s Day By Building His Son a Jet-Powered Scooter

What was the best thing your parents ever built for you? A treehouse? Maybe a go-kart? I’m afraid their efforts pale in comparison to the jet-powered scooter Colin Furze built for his son who finally has a definite answer to the question, “which parent do you love the most?” Read More >>

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A Startup Set Its Scooters to Scream ‘Unlock Me or I’ll Call the Police’ When They’re Touched

It’s happened to everyone: You’re walking home, minding your own business, when no random devices suddenly screaming at you about how the police are coming if you happen to bump into them. Fortunately, someone is finally disrupting that space. Read More >>