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.

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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This wristband allows you to “rewind” real life and save audio clips after they happen

Unlike all the FitBits and FuelBands of the world, this wearable doesn't track your steps, count your calories, or even read your heartbeat. Instead, Kapture records audio -- and that's it.

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This lock doesn’t require keys, or even your smartphone. All it needs is your fingerprint

Good news ! There's a new smart lock in the works that does away with all these cumbersome key- and phone-based unlocking schemes.You simply tell it how many users there are, scan their fingerprints into the system, and start using it.

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UVe is a $89 robotic countertop cleaner than uses UV light to sanitize surfaces

Just press the Start button, and UVe will spring to life and begin crawling around your countertops autonomously, using UV light to kill germs, and edge detection algorithms to keep itself from falling.

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This new injectable brain implant uses electricity to activate individual neurons

Unlike other brain implants, which typically require complex surgical procedures to implant and can sometimes cause scar tissue to form, this new implant only requires a minimally invasive implantation procedure, and uses a soft scaffold that doesn't damage…

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Pornhub wants to make a sex tape in space, and it started an Indiegogo campaign for it

Back in February, Pornhub unveiled plans to get into the wearables game with a wristband that generates energy from masturbation, and now it's back with another ingenious plan -- create the world's first porno flick filmed entirely in outer space.

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This tabletop holographic display pulls media from your smartphone and makes it 3D

The Holus, as it's called, is a tabletop holographic platform that takes any digital content -- be it from a computer, tablet, or smartphone -- and converts it into a three-dimensional hologram.

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This guy’s ridiculous 40W “laser shotgun” focuses eight beams into one

If you're in the market for a laser shotgun ... you shouldn't be. But since it wasn't illegal to build one, this guy did. As the inventor readily admits, "there's no, no good reason for anybody to own something this powerful."

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DJI’s new obstacle avoidance tech aims to make drones crash proof

Guidance is essentially a multimodal sensing system that gives the company's newly unveiled Matrice 100 drone autonomous obstacle avoidance capabilities.

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Update: After a successful launch, NASA’s flying saucer shreds its parachute on reentry

Earlier today, at about 1:30 PM eastern, the agency launched a high-altitude balloon carrying a craft called the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) -- a large, disc-shaped reentry vehicle designed to create atmospheric drag in order to decelerate during…

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New $25 blood test can tell you every virus you’ve ever had

You might not care to know all the illnesses you've ever had, but that kind of information is invaluable to virologists. Researchers have developed a new test that can determine every virus that has ever affected you -- from a single drop of blood.

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Watch live as 24 humanoid robots compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

In an effort to move disaster relief tech forward, DARPA has launched a robotics competition. In order to win, teams must create a robot that can accomplish a variety of different tasks -- such as walking over rubble, opening doors, and driving vehicles.

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Summer is coming: Make your dumb AC smart with Tado

Want to save money and use less energy but don't want to have to dish out big bucks for a newer, smart AC unit? Tado Cooling is a $199 device that makes your existing AC smart, even if you don't have central air.

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