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.

SmartThings adds Windows Phone support to its home automation hub

Joining the existing iOS and Android apps, SmartThings' new Windows Phone application opens up the platform to an even wider population of smart-home enthusiasts.

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MAID is a smart microwave/convection oven hybrid you can control with your voice

In addition to pulling double duty as a microwave and a convection oven, MAID understands voice commands, gestures, and can connect to your smartphone for remote operation.

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Unmanned Antares rocket explodes just seconds after takeoff

Mere seconds after leaving the launchpad today, an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket malfunctioned, exploded, and crashed back to Earth

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Turn skiing into a video game: Oakley partners with Garmin for next-gen HUD goggles

Oakley has parntered with Garmin to adding even more functionality to it's already feature-packed Airwave goggles.

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This smart cocktail shaker not only knows what to mix, it measures as you pour

This smart cocktail mixer comes with a weight sensor and Bluetooth radio built in, so it can tell exactly how much you've poured, and can guide you through recipes on your phone

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Dexmo exoskeleton glove lets you ‘feel’ virtual objects with your hand

With the help of a cleverly-engineered braking mechanism, the Dexmo exoskeleton glove allows the wearer to feel resistance when then touch a virtual object

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Haier’s future appliances will wirelessly beam power to your mobile devices

As part of a recently-signed agreement, Haier plans to build wireless charging technology into its upcoming appliances, allowing owners to juice up their gadgets just by being in the same room.

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of October 26, 2014

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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Google exec breaks Felix Baumgartner’s world record with a 26-mile skydive

After riding a helium-filled balloon up into the Earth's stratosphere, Google exec Alan Eustace cut himself loose and plummeted more than 26 miles back to the ground -- breaking Felix Baumgartner's record along the way.

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Nest acquires Revolv, adds a slew of new products to its smart home ecosystem

With plans to expand its Works With Nest developer program even more, Nest has recently acquired the smart home startup Revolv -- and also announced a slew of new additions to its ecosystem

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Leeo listens for your smoke alarm, sends you an alert when it goes off

Rather than buying a bunch of new "smart" smoke alarms, Leeo gives you a way to augment your existing alarms and give them network-connected smart functionality.

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Tank Utility brings smartphone connectivity to your analog propane gauge

Tank Utility is a clever little gizmo that snaps onto your existing propane gauge and beams the information to your smartphone via Wi-Fi, allowing you to monitor it from anywhere in the world

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Marty McFly’s hoverboard is finally real, and it’s on Kickstarter right now

Using an array of powerful electromagnets, the Hendo Hoverboard can levitate over practically any non-magnetic metal surface and provide a friction-free ride for the user.

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IlumiBowl lights up your toilet with neon you can pee on

Freshly-launched on Kickstarter, IlumiBowl is a tiny motion-activated light that clips onto your toilet bowl and flips on when you enter the bathroom. No more peeing in the dark, or blinding yourself with the bathroom light!

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Before you feel the burn, fake LED flames let you see it on Samsung’s newest range

To give you a better sense of what temperature you're cooking at, Samsung's latest induction cooktop uses an array of blue LEDs to project fake flames onto the side of the pan.

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