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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Doody Duty: London cops are DNA testing dog poop to track down lazy owners

A borough of London has announced plans to partner with U.S.-based BioPet VetLab for a pilot project that requires dog park users to submit DNA cheek swabs for their pets, allowing park wardens to test any stray dog poop they find.
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Scientists add carbon nanotubes to spider silk, create ridiculously strong fibers

It's already one of the strongest fibers found in nature, but believe it or not, a team of researchers at the University of Trento, Italy have figured out a way to make spider silk even stronger.

As sales plummet, Keurig promises to bring back refillable K-cups

Green Mountain is giving customers the ability to brew their java of choice, but isn't doing away with the DRM-like system that blocks out competitor cups on its Keurig 2.0 machines.
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SpaceX’s new Pad Abort system is designed to make manned space missions safer

In a worst-case scenario --like, say, a booster failure-- the Pad Abort system would work like a jet pilot's ejection seat, allowing the rocket's passengers to blast themselves up and away from danger.
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You’d never guess it just by looking at them, but these sneakers are 3D printed

Past attempts at 3D printer footwear have looked like something from a bad sci-fi movies, but the latest sneakers from People Footwear could be worth your money.
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PhoneDrone turns your phone into an autonomous quadcopter

Idaho-based drone startup xCraft has designed a wild new quadcopter exoskeleton that leverages all the sensor tech and computing power you already carry around with you inside your smartphone.
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Welcome to the future: This 3D printer uses living cells to print human tissue

A Philadelphia-based startup has produced a groundbreaking new 3D printer that uses a specially engineered ink that can be combined with living cells to build living, three-dimensional tissue structures.
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Brilliant new imaging system gives soldiers hybrid thermal/night vision on the battlefield

Currently, soldiers need to to carry separate imaging systems for each function: goggles for night vision, and a special scope for thermal imaging. BAE's new RTA system fixes that.
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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.

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…