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.
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Super-effective alarm clock only shuts off when you leave the mattress, turns back on if you return

The Chipper Alarm takes a novel approach to getting you out of bed. The clock actually forces you off the mattress. It's equipped with a set of capacitive sensors, so it won’t shut off until you physically get up.
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Leaving for a few months? Flatbook will pay your rent while you’re away, at no cost to you

Sounds too good to be true, right? Well it's not. Sign up for the service and Flatbook will legitimately pay your rent for you while you're away. When you return, they'll hand over the keys and give you your apartment back. But there's a…
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Like something out of a James Bond flick, these hair extensions can remotely control electronic devices

These unassuming hair extensions can be used as a wireless input device for mobile phones, and can be programmed to open applications, send preset messages, or broadcast a person's location -- all without the user visibly interacting with…
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Like Tinder for art, this gesture-sensing frame lets you swipe through images

Not feeling that Neo-impressionist mural that's in your living room? Just swipe right until you find something that suits your mood. Meural is like Tinder meets Minority Report, for art connoisseurs
Health & Fitness

When standing desks tire you out, this balance board puts you back on your feet

Instead of allowing you to stand with bad posture, the board puts you on an uneven surface, which passively forces you to stand perfectly straight and use your core/leg muscles to stay balanced
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Sounds crazy, but this liquid body armor is more bulletproof than Kevlar

The more force you apply to the liquid inside this vest, the more viscous the material becomes -- so when it's struck with a high-velocity projectile (like a bullet), the fluid becomes incredibly hard almost instantaneously.
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Humanity’s latest weapon in the fight against deforestation? Autonomous seed-bombing drones

Environmental organizations have been trying (and failing) to stop deforestation for decades, and BioCarbon Engineering thinks it can succeed where others have failed. How? By enlisting a an army of seed-bombing drones to autonomously…
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Silver socks, electric lighters, a $179 3D printer

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!