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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Japan just crushed the high speed rail record with a 366 MPH maglev train

Back in 2003, Central Japan Railway Company's MLX01 train set the bar at 581 kph (361 mph), and for over a decade that record has remained unbeaten. Until now. The company has broken its own record with a 366 mile per hour test run.
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LucidBrake senses when you slow down, lights up like the brake lights on a car

Unlike most brake lights designed for cyclists, this one requires no special wiring to install on your bike. Instead, LucidBrake uses an array of accelerometers to determine when you're slowing down, and will automatically light up when you…
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Update: Here’s the full video of SpaceX’s CRS 9 rocket exploding after landing

SpaceX is ready to give its ambitious rocket launch/recovery plan another try today. Launch is scheduled for 4:33 PM ET, and you can watch the whole thing live right here. We've also added a live weather forecast, so you'll know…
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Oh no. Somebody taught a robot how to swordfight. We’re doomed

We had a good run, people, but I'm afraid our reign as the dominant species on the planet will soon be drawing to a close. It's only a matter of time now before they stage a revolt and overthrow us. Prepare to welcome your new…
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Smart art, weather wearables, and pocket-sized VR

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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Build a sweet DIY fire pit on the cheap by upcycling an old washer drum

Do you like the idea of having a fire pit in your backyard, but don't like the notion of paying big bucks for one? With this guide, you can build one yourself. Check out how to do just that here.
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Super-effective alarm clock only shuts off when you leave the mattress, turns back on if you return

The Chipper Alarm takes a novel approach to getting you out of bed. The clock actually forces you off the mattress. It's equipped with a set of capacitive sensors, so it won’t shut off until you physically get up.
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Leaving for a few months? Flatbook will pay your rent while you’re away, at no cost to you

Sounds too good to be true, right? Well it's not. Sign up for the service and Flatbook will legitimately pay your rent for you while you're away. When you return, they'll hand over the keys and give you your apartment back. But there's a…
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Like something out of a James Bond flick, these hair extensions can remotely control electronic devices

These unassuming hair extensions can be used as a wireless input device for mobile phones, and can be programmed to open applications, send preset messages, or broadcast a person's location -- all without the user visibly interacting with…