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.

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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Ultimaker 2 really is the ultimate 3D printer, and our Editors' Choice

The Ultimaker 2 boasts some of the best print speeds, resolution, and durability in the business, even compared to competitors like MakerBot.

  • Pros: High maximum resolution , Excellent build quality , Easy to…
  • Cons: Expensive , Struggles with certain fine details

This robotically-stabiilized exoskeleton could give soldiers perfect aim

The system, dubbed Mobile Arm eXoskeleton for Firearm Aim Stabilization, or MAXFAS, definitely isn't the first device of its kind, but it's got a few tricks up its sleeve that other exoskeletons don't

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BP reaches settlement, agrees to pay $18.7 billion in damages for 2010 oil spill

BP has finally reached a settlement with the U.S. government, agreeing to pay $18.7 billion in damages for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 workers and spewed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Crazy new tech projects touch-sensitive holograms into thin air with lasers

A new display system uses a set of finely-tuned lasers to selectively ionize molecules in the air, which causes them to emit a bright white burst of light. Even better, Aerial Burton has figured out how to make these holograms touch-interactive.

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This is what happens when you drop a laser into a vat of liquid nitrogen

Dropping stuff into liquid nitrogen is always a fun experiment, but it doesn't have the same effect on all objects. While most things will simply freeze and become extremely brittle, some strange things happen when you drop a laser into the super-cooled gas.

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The world will get a ‘leap second’ on Tuesday to keep clocks on track

The world runs on different standards of time, and the main standards don't always agree with each other. To reconcile this discrepancy, timekeepers occasionally add a "leap second" to our clocks -- which often causes big problems for computers.

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This UV-emitting door handle neutralizes bacteria, helps fight the spread of disease

Nobody thinks to sanitize door handles, but luckily for us, a pair of enterprising high school students from Hong Kong have developed a brilliant new handle system that might one day keep germs at bay -- without any harsh chemicals or regular cleaning.

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Printing 3D models from a vat of goo is just as messy and fun as it sounds

The form 1+ brings high quality stereolithographic printing to the masses, but can’t match the convenience of low price of traditional FDM machines.

  • Pros: Outstanding print quality , Attractive design , Supports…
  • Cons: Expensive , High-maintenance , Too complex for DIY repairs

An engine that runs on water? Yea right. Except this one is real

If you think about it, humans have been harvesting energy from falling moisture for centuries -- but up until now, nobody has really figured out a way to gather energy from water that's traveling back up into the air.

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Russia’s new microwave gun can supposedly disable missiles and UAVs from six miles away

The Russia-owned United Intstrument Manufacturing Corp. has reportedly developed a real microwave-based weapon, and has plans to display it in private at the Russian Defense Ministry’s Army-2015 expo this week.

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