Drew Prindle

Drew Prindle

Drew's fascination with technology began at an early age - shortly after he licked a 9-volt battery for the first time. It was this first taste of technology that sparked his interest in how electronics work, and he's been obsessed ever since. Aside from keeping up with the latest developments in tech, he enjoys shock humor, and working puns into his writing at every opportunity. You can find his work on Digital Trends and The Manual.
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Just for the Tech Of It: Transparent wood, fly-bombing drones, a ninth planet 4:00

Genetically modified flies dropped by drone could solve Ethiopia's tsetse fly problem, transparent wood is the material of the future, and a new planet could be lurking somewhere in our solar system, but we can't even see it.
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Are these ‘artificial gills’ a diver’s dream or crowdsourced snake oil? 2:31

Triton is essentially a tankless scuba mask that works like a pair of artificial gills -- but now that the creators have taken the contraption to Indiegogo, we're not completely convinced this isn't just an elaborate hoax
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Just For The Tech Of It: Genetically modified maggots, 3D printing in space, and more 3:54

This week on Just For The Tech Of It, host Drew Prindle gives you the lowdown on how scientists are using genetically modified maggots in medicine, 3D printing in space, and how CRISPR can eliminate HIV.
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Just for the tech of it: Air pollution pigeons, plastic eating bacteria, and more 3:46

On this week's episode of Just For The Tech Of It, Drew gives us the lowdown on three big fights: How scientists are using machine learning to fight terrorism, how pigeons are fighting pollution in London, and how a new strain of…
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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: high-tech Spandex, butter blasters, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
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Just For the Tech of It: Martian crops and dinosaur chickens 3:40

This week on Just For The Tech Of It, Drew gives us the scoop on growing vegetables in Martian soil, why Facebook is making its AI programs read children's books, and genetically modified dinosaur chickens.
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Just For the Tech Of It: Monkey thought control, the ravages of microgravity 3:46

We discuss Scott Kelly's return to Earth after 340 days in space, supersonic planes that don't make sonic booms, and monkeys that can drive wheelchairs with nothing but a thought.