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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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…
Cool Tech

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.
Home

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.
Cool Tech

Record-breaking atomic clock won’t gain or lose a second for 15 billion years

By making a few adjustments to their record-setting optical lattice clock, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) were able to achieve an unprecedented new level of precision.
Cool Tech

These shoes expand to accommodate growing feet, so impoverished kids don’t outgrow them

The Shoe That Grows, as it's called, is an adjustable shoe that can expand as the wearer's foot gets bigger. Intended to serve children in developing countries, it can grow five sizes, and is designed to last five years.
Home

To celebrate Earth Day, Philips is offering its new $5 LED bulbs for just $2.50 apiece

As part of a special Earth Day promotion, Philips has teamed up with Home Depot to make the new bulbs available in a 2-for-1 pack for the first 90 days (or while supplies last) -- meaning you can get your hands on these bulbs for under…
Cool Tech

You can build your own BB-8 droid by hacking open a Sphero toy and adding some magnets

Somebody has already created a working version of the spherical little Star Wars droid and posted the directions online. With about a hundred bucks, a few hand tools, and a bit of tinkering, you can make a miniature version of BB-8 on your…
Cool Tech

The Detroit Zoo has an ambitious new plan to generate power from animal poop

As part of a larger plan to become waste-free by 2020, the Detroit Zoo has embarked on a project to build a massive biodigester -- a contraption that uses microorganisms to break down organic material and produce methane-rich gas.