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.
Articles
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This automated store in Sweden doesn’t have any human employees — only a smartphone app

At this convenience store in the town of Viken, Sweden, you won't find a single cashier -- or even a cash register for that matter. The entire store is unmanned, and patrons must use a smartphone or tablet to enter and purchase goods from…
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Just for the tech of it: AI doctors, robot lawyers, headphones that get you high 3:29

AI is helping doctors fight cancer by reading their notes, a pair of headphones can get you high, and a free online robot will help you argue out of a parking ticket.
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Robot roundup: Meet the best (and sometimes most bizarre) bots in Barcelona

Mobile World Congress isn't just about phones, tablets, wearables, and the like. As one of the premiere tech events of the year, the show is also host to a broad range of other technologies -- and this year, we saw more robots roaming…
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Just for the tech of it: Bionic Olympics, eternal data storage, and ASMR 5:37

Apparently you can get high from listening to someone eat buffalo wings; Switzerland is starting a bionic version of the Olympics, and all your stupid vlog posts can be preserved until the end of the universe.
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Just for the tech of it

Start your weekend with Just For The Tech Of It, a take on the week’s news … with a lighter twist. Host Drew Prindle serves up all the oddball science and technology news that probably didn’t make it to your news feed. Some dude on…
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Just for the tech of it: 3-parent babies, DARPA brain implants, Taser hangovers 5:19

Tasers affect your brain worse than we thought, babies with three genetic parents are coming, and DARPA's new brain implant could be used to power bionic limbs.
Product Review

M3D Micro 3D printer Review

If you were waiting to try 3D printing, the $350 Micro is your invitation.
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3Doodler Start is a new low-temperature 3D printing pen designed for kids

The 3Doodler Start looks, feels, and operates almost exactly like the company's original printing pen, but thanks to some incredible chemical engineering from 3Doodler, the filament it uses can be melted at relatively low temperatures.