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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Say “Cheese!” New technique can bust you for being hammered from an infrared pic

Thanks to a new technique developed by pair of physics professors, cops might not need a breathalyzer to tell if you're drunk anymore -- all they'd need is an infrared photo of your face.
Computing

Work that battery magic with these 11 tricks and tips to extend your laptop battery

Learn how to extend the life of your battery for your laptop with these 11 tricks and tips. We'll rundown ways to save power in a pinch. We'll also outline long-term strategies for converting your laptop into a power sipping machine.
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Watch this ridiculously fast drone zip into the stratosphere in half a second

Consumer-oriented drones are getting more advanced with each passing month, but for all their crazy capabilities, they still can't hold a candle to some of the custom setups that multirotor hobbyists are putting together out in…
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Crack any Master combination lock in 8 tries or less with this online combo calculator

Serial hacker and white-hat troublemaker Samy Kamkar has devised a new method that allows anyone to learn the lock’s combination in eight tries or less — and thanks to a handy online calculator, the entire process only takes about two…
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This nanotech toothbrush cleans your teeth without toothpaste

While our computers keep getting smaller and our processors keep getting faster, one thing has remained constant: We still brush our teeth like people did in the 1800's. Japanese designer Kosho Ueshima aims to change that.
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DARPA’s self-guiding bullets can hit a moving target — even if it moves after the shot is fired

This week, nearly a year after the first life-fire tests were conducted, DARPA has released new footage of its EXACTO bullets in action. They're now able to redirect themselves mid-flight to meet a moving target -- even if said target…
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This is what an exploding lithium-ion battery looks like with thermal vision

In a study published today in Nature Communications, a group of European researchers pushed two different lithium ion batteries to the breaking point so they could observe what happens when they fatally overheat. Why? For science, of…
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How we test 3D printers

Tech is changing everything, even the ordinary washer. So here at Digital Trends, we’re keeping an eye out for models with high-tech features and design elements that have the potential to actually make your life easier. Here's how we…
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nVisible uses VR and microscopes to let you explore nano-scale landscapes

Ever wondered what it'd be like to shrink down to the molecular level and wander around the microscopic landscape on your desk? Well, thanks to Ohio-based outfit Nanotronics, you might soon be able to
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Watch this tiny robot drag a 45-pound weight across the floor like it’s nothing

A group of mechanical engineers from Stanford University has developed a set of tiny robots capable of lifting/pulling objects hundreds of times their own weight -- including one that can move objects over 1700 times its own…