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Drew Prindle

Drew Prindle

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Drew Prindle is an award-winning writer, editor, and storyteller who currently serves as Senior Features Editor for Digital Trends. His work covers a broad range of topics, but generally leans toward science, emerging technology, and the future. He's also technically a cyborg, and has been living with microchips in his hands since 2016.

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Plastic-eating bacteria are amazing. But they aren’t going to save the planet

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but plastic-eating bacteria aren’t going to save the planet. Here's why they aren’t a silver bullet for the environment.
Digital Trends CES 2023 Tech For Change Award Winners Feature

Digital Trends’ Tech For Change CES 2023 Awards

Of all the world-changing technologies and innovative ideas on display at CES 2023, these ones impressed us the most.
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This AI cloned my voice using just three minutes of audio

My Own Voice certainly isn't the only voice-cloning tool out there, but what's impressive about it is that it only needs a tiny amount of input.
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The weirdest tech we spotted at CES 2022

To celebrate all the strange and wonderful things that surface at CES, we've rounded up a modest collection of the weirdest tech we spotted this year
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Forget waiting! Here’s all the CES 2022 tech you can buy right now

As a tip of our hat to the tech companies that give us instant gratification, we've rounded up all the best CES 2022 gear that you can buy right now
CES 2022 Tech for Change Awards Post Feature

Digital Trends’ Tech For Change CES 2022 Awards

Of all the world-changing technologies and innovative ideas on display at CES 2022, these four impressed us the most.
brelyon virtual display

This wild new display puts a gargantuan 120-inch virtual monitor on your desk

At CES 2022, we got a sneak peek at an amazing new immersive monitor from MIT spinoff Brelyon. Could this be the future of display tech?
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I marathoned through 8 ‘fireplace on your TV’ videos. These are my notes

Not sure what fireplace video to put on your TV? I watched over half a dozen of them and took extremely critical notes on every single one. You're welcome.
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The best exercise tech to help you crush your 2022 fitness goals

Smart home fitness equipment has progressed in leaps and bounds over the past few years, so we rounded up some of our favorite products.
Netgear's Nighthawk RAXE500 tri-band router.

4 things you can do right now to prep your Wi-Fi network for holiday houseguests

Your home Wi-Fi network is probably fine when it's just you using it, but when a gang of guests gobbles up your bandwidth, you might need to rethink things
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How (and why) to give software as a gift this holiday season

Our tradition of giving physical gifts creates an enormous amount of waste. That’s why this year (and beyond) we should all consider giving software as a gift.
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13 White elephant gift ideas that are guaranteed to spice up your holiday party

To help you make a splash at your holiday party this year, we've compiled a list of the best White Elephant gift ideas known to man.
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Tech stocking stuffers that’ll knock their socks off for under $100

Stocking stuffers are a great opportunity to surprise your giftee with some pint-sized presents that punch above their weight class. Here are our favorites.
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Say hello to Impossible Meatballs, another amazing animal meat alternative

Impossible Foods newest product, Impossible Meatballs, are a mix of Impossible Burger and Impossible Sausage -- but they're somehow cheaper than both.
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Next-gen Onewheels are here, and one of them can do 32 miles on a single charge

After two years of careful iteration, Future Motion is back with two new Onewheel models: The Onewheel GT and Onewheel Pint X. We can't wait to ride them!
Hispanic Heritage Month

10 Hispanic and Latino creators you should follow immediately

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we've rounded up 10 of the most creative, entertaining, and informative Hispanic creators for you to follow
Sean Connery's James Bond uses his jetpack in Thunderball.

The 20 most outrageous and fantastic James Bond gadgets of all time

To celebrate the release of James Bond 25, No Time to Die, we've rounded up the 20 most wonderfully ridiculous Bond gadgets of all time from the franchise.
teacher leading a remote classroom

5 Ways to optimize your home Wi-Fi network for remote school and work

If your kids are attending remote classes while you're working from home, it's a good idea to make sure you Wi-Fi network settings are dialed in.
BMW factory worker using robotic arm

The future of manufacturing: A look ahead to the next era of making things

The way we make things -- from cars to shoes to dental floss -- has changed dramatically over the past few generations. Here's what could change next.
A man's hands typing on a laptop.

5 simple tricks to make your email routine more productive and less of a burden

Email isn't supposed to be a time-sucking, attention-stealing, always-on stress inducer. Here's how to take back control and make your inbox a productivity tool
NFL field turf

Turf tech: The surprisingly sophisticated science of the lowest part of the game

Grass is the ideal playing surface for football, and that's not an accident. The turf that the NFL uses is the culmination of centuries of selective breeding.
The NFL's Daniel Sorensen tries to tackle Darren Waller

How the NFL’s on-player RFID tags are quietly revolutionizing football

Seven years ago, the NFL started tracking players with RFID tags. Now, all the data it has captured is causing some significant changes to the game.
Tech for Change Awards Feature

Digital Trends Tech For Change CES 2021 Awards

Of all the world-changing technologies and innovative ideas on display at CES 2021, these four impressed us the most.
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The future of making stuff: Inside the evolution of 3D printing with Formlabs

Change is coming to 3D printing. After a big burst of innovation and creativity on the hardware side, many are now shifting focus to materials engineering.
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5 reasons why virtual CES will be dramatically better than real-life CES

While I'm definitely sad that I'll miss out on in-person tech demos, there's a laundry list of reasons why CES 2021 going all-virtual is a good thing.
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The best part of CES is missing this year, but there’s a silver lining

My favorite part of CES -- the crazy, chaotic mosh pit of startups known as Eureka Park -- has been canceled. What does that mean for the show?
Bell VTOL CES 2019

What to expect at CES: Fringe, futuristic, and emerging technology

What does CES 2021 have in store when it comes to weird, offbeat, and futuristic technology? It's hard to say this year, but we have some educated guesses.
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Sen. Ron Wyden: Trump wants to force Twitter to ‘play host to his lying’

Sen. Ron Wyden sees Trump's order as an attempt to recast Section 230 as a troublesome loophole, rather than the pillar of online freedom that it has become.
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It’s time to enlist your 3D printer in the fight against coronavirus

It's easy to use your 3D printer to make personal protective equipment for coronavirus responders. Here's how.
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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Ultrafast toothbrushes and a laptop/phone hybrid

Every week, Digital Trends combs through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to round up all the best gadgets, gizmos, and gear currently in preproduction. If you're looking for innovative ideas, keep an eye on this column. This week's offerings include a Backyard biodigester.
The Deets

The Deets (YouTube)

In this series, we explore how collaboration has enabled some of humanity’s most incredible innovations.

Innovation through Collaboration

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The Food Fight

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Where’s the green? CES 2020 was surprisingly low on environmental tech

CES draws exhibitors from all over the globe, and it’s stuffed with just about every type of technology you can imagine. Unfortunately, that doesn't include much environmental tech, which is practically invisible at the show. The good news is that this could easily be fixed.