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.

Sphero unveils programmable SPRK Edition to teach kids about robotics

You know Sphero? The little robotic ball you can drive around with your smartphone? Well, earlier today the creators released a new version of the hit toy, dubbed Sphero SPRK, that's geared toward robotics education.

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The first FDA-approved 3D-printed drug dissolves almost instantly in water

After months of testing, the US Food and Drug Administration has given its seal of approval to a new drug called Spritam (levetiracetam) -- a rapid-dissolving 3D-printed tablet designed for the treatment of epileptic seizures.

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Now you can 3D print a robotic, high-power telescope for your smartphone

Building a DIY telescope is one thing, but building a professional-grade telescope that can robotically track celestial objects is entirely another. London's Open Space Agency has developed a downloadable telescope that can be generated by a 3D printer.

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Meal-replacement Soylent shakes now come bottled and pre-mixed

Just like version 1.0, Soylent 2.0 provides all the vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates, and protein that your body needs -- but this time, it comes pre-mixed and ready to drink in a 16 ounce bottle

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Ingenious SunPort plug lets you use solar energy even if you don’t have solar panels

Contrary to what you might think, you don't necessarily have to be a producer of solar energy in order to be a consumer of it -- and there's a brilliant new device on Kickstarter that makes it more accessible than ever before.

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Thanks to Project Loon, Sri Lanka will soon have universal Internet access

Project Loon is Google's ambitious plan to provide cheap Internet access to underdeveloped parts of the world via a fleet of high altitude balloons. After years of testing and refining the technology, the company is finally ready to deploy it for real.

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Astronomers capture video of platinum-laden ‘trillion-dollar asteroid’ zooming past Earth

Unlike all the other space rocks that come hurtling past our home planet every month, the asteroid known as 2011 UW158 happens to contain somewhere around $5.4 trillion dollars worth of platinum, give or take a few billion.

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Japanese university sets world record with an insane 2 quadrillion-watt laser burst

Scientists at Osaka University in Japan have reportedly fired the world's most powerful laser beam. Researchers used the university's massive, 300-foot LFEX machine to blast out a 2 petawatt burst -- allegedly the most energetic burst ever achieved.

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This reusable, rechargeable GPS tracker is no bigger than a quarter

Unlike bluetooth item trackers, which have a severely limited range, TrackerPad is equipped with a full-fledged global positioning system, allowing you to track its location (via an accompanying mobile app) no matter where it goes.

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No sweat: Pedaling around Portland with an electric bike from Bosch

We took Bosch’s high-end ebike system for a ride last week, and after whipping it around downtown Portland for a couple hours, we’re not sure we can go back to regular bikes…

  • Pros: Incredibly smooth assist , Intuitive controls…
  • Cons: Expensive , Only fits on certain bikes

Patrick Stewart is helping conservationists build a fleet of drones to collect whale snot

Ocean Alliance has developed a special set of drones, called SnotBots, that hover in the air above a surfacing whale and collect the blow (or snot) exhaled from its lungs. The Snotbot then returns that sample back to researchers for in-depth analysis.

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Sony jumps on the drone bandwagon with a new venture called Aerosense

Rather than jumping in the ring with consumer drone companies like DJI, Parrot, and others, Sony's new venture, Aerosense Inc., plans to use drones to provide aerial surveying services to businesses.

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