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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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.
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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.
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This ‘smart pillow’ uses low-frequency sound waves to help you sleep better

When Chrona detects that you're in a deep sleep, it uses a set of small speakers to send out low-frequency sound waves. Apparently, these waves complement and enhance those created by your brain.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: A singing birthday card that never stops, and more

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!
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Japan just crushed the high speed rail record with a 366 MPH maglev train

Back in 2003, Central Japan Railway Company's MLX01 train set the bar at 581 kph (361 mph), and for over a decade that record has remained unbeaten. Until now. The company has broken its own record with a 366 mile per hour test run.
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LucidBrake senses when you slow down, lights up like the brake lights on a car

Unlike most brake lights designed for cyclists, this one requires no special wiring to install on your bike. Instead, LucidBrake uses an array of accelerometers to determine when you're slowing down, and will automatically light up when you…
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Update: Here’s the full video of SpaceX’s CRS 9 rocket exploding after landing

SpaceX is ready to give its ambitious rocket launch/recovery plan another try today. Launch is scheduled for 4:33 PM ET, and you can watch the whole thing live right here. We've also added a live weather forecast, so you'll know…