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.

Scientists have developed a pill that could allow celiacs to eat gluten

This new supplement won't make gluten intolerance disappear. Instead, it uses a clever biochemical trick to offer temporary, as-needed immunity to glutenin and gliadin -- the two components of gluten that people with celiac disease have difficulty digesting.

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The Smithsonian has partnered up with Kickstarter to reboot Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit

As part of a recently-established partnership with Kickstarter, the Smithsonian has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to help conserve Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit -- the one he wore during the first ever moon walk, which happened exactly 46…

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Briliant hands-free wheelchair translates body motions into directional input

Designed by New Zealand-based inventor Kevin Halsall, the Ogo is a hands-free wheelchair that stands upright on just two wheels. Much like a Segway, it's equipped with an array of different sensors that translate the rider's motion into directional movement.

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The ReWalk 6.0 robotic exoskeleton aims to make wheelchairs a thing of the past

ReWalk Robotics, which produces wearable exoskeletons for people who've lost the use of their legs, has just pulled the curtain back on version 6.0 of its robotically-assisted walking system -- and it's smaller, lighter, and faster than ever before.

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Solar Impulse 2 grounded until next year following battery mishap

After completing a record-breaking 4,480 mile trans-Pacific flight from Japan to Hawaii earlier this week, the sunlight-powered Solar Impulse 2 has been grounded -- and unfortunately, the plane will not be able to continue its round-the-world journey until…

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The Large Hadron Collider just helped scientists discover an exotic new particle

Just a few short months after CERN fired it up again, the Large Hadron Collider has already helped scientists uncover a completely new class of particle first theorized in the 1960s -- the pentaquark.

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Boeing just patented this awesome laser-powered nuclear fusion engine design

Modern turbofan engines employ a series of fans and turbines to compress air, which is then mixed with fuel and ignited to create thrust. Boeing's engine, on the other hand, uses an array of high-powered lasers to trigger a small nuclear reaction, which would…

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You can now 3D print a perfect clone of DJI’s Inspire 1 quadcopter

Earlier this week, a Thingiverse user and drone enthusiast by the name cdrskull raised the bar, and actually released 3D-printable designs for a nearly identical clone of DJI's Inspire 1 drone -- the company's flagship quadcopter.

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This heated, water-filled hammock might be the greatest thing ever invented

Oregon-based entrepreneur Benjamin Frederick has recently taken to Kickstarter to fund a glorious new contraption he calls the Hydro Hammock -- which is essentially the bastard child of a hammock and a hot tub. Could there be anything more relaxing?

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Boulton Eyewear makes 3D-printed sunglasses you can customize for a perfect fit

Amsterdam-based startup Boulton Eyewear uses a combination of facial scanning software and advanced 3D printing technology to make custom-tailored eyewear that's both cheap and durable.

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This gravity-defying toy leverages a weird aerodynamic shape to fly over 200 feet

Generally speaking, smaller discs aren't as steady as larger ones, but ZipChip's unique shape apparently gives it a high degree of aerodynamic stability.

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