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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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…
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Solar grills, smart pillows, levitating light bulbs

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!
Product Review

Parrot Bebop Review

Parrot's scrappy Bebop gives bigger drones a run for their 4-digit price tags.
Movies & TV

Interview: Will AI be dangerous or benign? It’s up to us, says Ex Machina director

In the sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, a young coder interacts with the world's first true artificial intelligence. Director Alex Garland talks with Digital Trends about how close humans are to achieving that dream, and whether it's really…
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Chinese scientists have created the world’s first genetically engineered human embryo

Rumors have been circulating for some time that gene editing in a human embryo had already been accomplished, but prior to now, there was no official scientific documentation to back it up. Today, it's official.
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This snazzy LED lamp uses magnetic levitation to hover above its power source

Recently launched on Kickstarter, Flyte is a wirelessly-powered light that hovers in the air by way of magnetic levitation. It is also completely contactless, and draws power wirelessly from the charger block it hovers above.
Web

Hilarious Chrome extension adds a Conchita Wurst beard to all faces in your browser

Once you've the extension switched on in your browser, Wurstify will use facial recognition algorithms to detect all the faces on any webpage you visit. Once it finds a face, it will instantly superimpose a realistic Conchita Wurst beard…
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It’s official: Tesla will unveil a battery for your home on April 30

According to an email Tesla sent out to investors on Tuesday, it plans to show off a pair of new battery technologies designed for use in your home to help store excess solar power.