It doesn't seem to work on a Rolab Hoverboard
They have Bluetooth for a music connection, but that's all it does!
The latest two-wheel transporter toy from Segway was disturbingly easy to hack, with miscreants requiring just seconds to take control of a vehicle, we're told. Researchers at hacking house IOActive probed the Chinese Segway miniPro, and said they found the wireless link between the machine and its accompanying mobile app was …
Perhaps it's just custom and practice. Stepper motors and CNC machines are programmed in what's more or less plain text. Of course, they aren't connected to the Internot, but some people tend to forget the step change in security when adding minor features like that. Good enough for 1980, good enough for 2017.
... because i honestly cant see ANY reason to have a Segway hooked up to a phone.
Security device? Funnily enough, keys and bike chains have worked wonders for years now, decades even. Finding other Segway users nearby? Since when do I care if there are other People with the same bike/car/shoes in the same area as me when I'm going from Point A to B. Nope sorry. I really just dont get it...
They're hipsters, ergo "Being healthy is too mainstream, I'm all about anti-health" they probably use the phone connection to show on their ironically anti-mainstream twitter status how many steps they haven't taken today on their trip to starbucks to cough out their lungs on an ecig while tapping dribble into their ironically fashionable macbook in the hopes that it'll turn into an ironically bestselling anti-mainstream novel while they wait for their acting breakthrough (though they'd never go mainstream it's all about the ironic arthouse movement).
james 68 this has to be an 'other side of the pond' recognized description. Hipster's seem to be more of a trend follower than anti-trend... from what I've seen. Twitter, starbucks, ecigs, macbooks... way too mainstream... although there is a certain irony in having longer hair on your face than on your head...
Nope it's a cross pond definition. They do indeed slavishly follow every trend that rears it's head, but if you ask them about it they'll waffle on about how they do so "ironically" and "to show the mainstream masses how gullible they are". For people so fond of the word 'irony' they don't seem to understand its actual meaning.
Irony, that's like gold-ey or bronze-y isn't it?
Actually I think irony might be the phone call I had literally halfway through typing the word irony above. It was from a dodgy call centre, on a dodgy skype line, probably from India, claiming to be the UK Nuisance Calls Department, offering to help me block all the nuisance calls I've recently been having. Though apparently not the current one...
I was wondering if there is an easy hack to download that will suddenly jam the brakes on without warning
on segways and hoverboards, traditional skateboards are lowtech and easy, a handful of gravel= almost instant street pizza.
Of course the ultimate irony would be dropping an anvil on one.
Definition to "Flash Mob" events.
Have a hijacked segway running about rounding up other segways randomly and herding them to a specific point and then tossing all the riders at precisely the same spot, to match the beat of some middle of the road pop music piece..... All recorded on publicly viewable CCTV camera.... and posted to YouChube, twatter and faceblat live.
I'll be giggling insanely all day now.
The code has been patched. That is the first major stumbling block in IoT - kudos to having passed that step.
The patches still need to be applied, which is the second major stumbling block. I recon that might take a while before all units are patched. I don't own any IoShiTe, so I wouldn't know.
TFA does say
a firmware update addressing the security weaknesses was pushed to owners' phones and onto the rides. It's possible everyone is now up to date.
Of course, there are both advantages and disadvantages to having the ability to updatye firmware without the user agreeing to it.
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