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 color-picking lamp can match the hue of practically any object

Just give this squishy little lamp a squeeze and the on-board color-picking tech will instantly match the hue of whatever it's sitting on top of. Necessary? Probably not. Cool? Definitely

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Old phone collecting dust? Turn it into a smart thermostat with Bemo

Got an an Android or iOS smartphone you're not using? Bemo allows you to repurpose it as a network-connected thermostat in just a few minutes

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New beta update allows Apple TV to function as a hub for HomeKit devices

The center of a connected smart home might soon be the Apple TV, as Apple's latest beta software officially brings HomeKit support to the device

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The Leia display system projects holograms you can control with gestures

Using nothing more than water vapor, a projector, and some motion tracking software, the Leia Display System creates interactive holograms you can manipulate with your hands

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The CoinGuard home security system is just slightly bigger than a quarter

Freshly launched on Kickstarter, this ultra-minimalist home security system relies on a network of quarter-sized motion detectors that send alerts to your smartphone whenever they're disturbed

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NASA is funding research on deep sleep for transporting astronauts to Mars

Cryostasis, a staple of space-age science fiction for so many years, might soon become a viable reality. NASA is funding research for it, with the goal of sending a manned mission to Mars in the near future

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Turn your old smartphone into a smart home hub with Rico

Got a dusty old smartphone you're not using? Instead of selling it for a few bucks or tossing it out, Rico lets you repurpose it as a home automaiton hub

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of October 5, 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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Drop a brick in your toilet to help save California

In an effort to alleviate some of the problems that have arisen from California's record-breaking drought, the Drop-A-Brick Project has devised a novel solution: drop a big fat brick in your toilet

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Kor’s new water filter will save you from the tyranny of the filter pitcher

In contrast to that annoying filter pitcher you've probably got in your fridge right now, Kor's new water filter doesn't limit you to just one pitcher -- you can fill up as many as you'd like

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Ikea’s newest furniture line can be assembled without any tools

Rather than forcing you to fiddle with a set of screws and an Allen wrench, Ikea's latest furniture line uses a tool-free system of slots and dowel rods

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Philips unveils BlueControl: a device that fights psoriasis with light therapy

Philips has developed a 'wearable' medical device that's been clinically proven to reduce the symptoms of psoriasis by 50% using nothing more than high-intensity blue light

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Beecon is a free app for automating your home with iBeacons

It's been about a year since Apple first announced its iBeacon technology, and now, at long last, there's finally a free app that makes using it easy and accessible for the average Joe.

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Kickstarter founder’s latest startup aims to crowdfund non-profits with a Dollar a Day

After co-founding the world's most successful crowdfunding platform, Perry Chen is back with yet another fundraising startup -- this time targeted directly at non-profit organizations

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