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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Cool Tech

This hydrogen-powered drone can theoretically fly for four hours straight

Instead of using the standard lithium-ion cells that most drones rely on for power, the upcoming Hycopter drone uses hydrogen as its energy source. A working version is under development
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Brilliant new 3D printer folds up like a briefcase, prints dozens of different materials

The Focus is the first 3D printer specifically designed for easy transport. It's also compatible with an extremely wide range of materials and promises intuitive operation. For now, though, you can only snag one through Kickstarter.
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Kokoon EEG headphones can detect when you’re in deep sleep, trigger lucid dreams

Recently launched on Kickstarter, Kokoon is a set of app-enabled EEG headphones that can perform a wide variety of different functions -- including the potential to induce lucid dreams.
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Electroloom prints ready-to-wear clothing like a cotton candy machine gone haywire

Rather than creating garments with a series of snap-together plastic parts, the Electroloom uses a process it calls Field Guided Fabrication to create real, fabric-based clothing from scratch
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With the help of bacteria, this amazing new bio-concrete can repair its own cracks

Researchers have developed a special kind of "bio-concrete" that's imbued with a specific strain of bacteria. When the concrete fractures, the bacteria will spring into action and fill the crack back up with limestone.
Product Review

Myo Gesture Control Armband Review

Myo reads your muscles for the snappiest gesture tracking ever devised.
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Forget plastic — this 3D printer retrofit makes it possible to print fudge, jelly, and more

Instead of feeding plastic filament through a heated nozzle, Bocusini works like a super-precise pastry bag, and deposits food onto your plate, layer-by-layer, from a syringe-like cartridge
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This drone parachute automatically deploys itself if it detects a stall

Whenever SmartChutes' sensors detect that your drone is falling, they automatically deploy a spring-loaded parachute, which slows down the drone's descent, and (hopefully) reduces the damage it experiences when it hits the ground.
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GE engineers just made a fully-functional 3D printed jet engine

To showcase the versatility of 3D printing as a manufacturing process, a team of engineers at GE recently built a fully-functional, backpack-sized jet engine made entirely from 3D-printed parts.