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.

Like OKCupid for home renovation projects, Sweeten matches you with local contractors

Have a home renovation or repair project that needs doing, but don't have lots of time to track down the right contractor for the job? Check out Sweeten -- a new startup that functions as a matchmaking service for homeowners and construction professionals

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Ikea leads the solar revolution, adding panel sales to its stores in eight new countries

After successfully making residential solar panels more accessible to customers in Britain, IKEA is now expanding its solar offering to eight new European countries

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of September 21, 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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Make your clothes stain-repellant with Sofft hydrophobic fabric softener

Sofft, a wash-in hydrophobic fabric softener developed by an ex-Clorox engineer, is currently raising funds for production on Kickstarter. If successful, it might finally make stain-proof clothes a reality.

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D-Link’s new smart plug ditches high-tech features for a lower pricetag

Rather than featuring any sort of cutting-edge and marginally useful new technology, D-Links new smart plugs boast something equally enticing: a lower price

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IFTTT to add a new channel for the Revolv smart home hub

IFTTT, the service that allows you to link various web services together, is set to join forces with Revolv, the hub that links all your smart home devices together. This essentially flings the doors of possibility wide open for both platforms

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Bio-reactive expiration labels could spell the end of spoiled food

Bump Mark, winner of the UK regional James Dyson Award, is a clever new expiration label that decays at the same rate as the food inside of a given package -- thereby giving you a better idea of when something has gone bad

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GE’s new Green Bean module makes it easy to hack and customize appliances

Want to control your fridge or oven from your smartphone, but don't want to dish out big bucks for a fancy new smart appliance? Check out the Green Bean -- GE's $20 module designed for DIY appliance hacking

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Recipe kit delivery startup HelloFresh now delivers to the entire US

After locking down a massive series D funding round back in June, HelloFresh has expanded its service to include every city in the contiguous United States -- making it the first startup of its kind to do so.

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Control your entire smart home with Logitech’s powerful new Harmony remotes

With a hub that speaks almost every home automation protocol, and compatibility with over a quarter million devices, Logitech's new line of Harmony smart home gear might be just what the Internet of Things needs

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Collar Perfect is the redesigned clothing iron we’ve all been waiting for

Much like a hair straightener, Collar Perfect features two heating elements that can be pressed together to eradicate wrinkles and creases in hard-to-reach areas

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Work out at your workspace with the Glyder

Looking to sneak in some extra exercise while you sit at your desk all day? Check out The Glyder -- a clever under-desk resistance trainer that doesn't make any noise while you use it.

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This modified Oculus Rift can make the floor transform in front of your eyes (without LSD!)

Using a top-mounted video camera and some custom-built software, this modified Oculus Rift headset can overlay new textures onto any flat surface

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EcoBee’s new smart thermostat can tell exactly what room you’re in

With the help of some accompanying presence sensors, the EcoBee3 smart thermostat can tell not only when you're home, but also what room you happen to be in

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Sentido: A smarter light switch for a smarter home

With four multi-touch pads that can be programmed to perform different functions, the Sentido switch gives you a greater degree of control than a traditional flip switch

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