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.

Add Wi-Fi and HomeKit compatibility to your Roomba with this clever retrofit

Designed to replace the faceplate of your existing Roomba, Thinking Cleaner connects the bot to your home wireless network and gives it all the features and functionality that iRobot forgot to include
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Update: SpaceX rocket launch and ocean platform landing delayed until January

On Friday, SpaceX will launch its first attempt at its ambitious new plan -- to land a Falcon 9 rocket on a self-stabilizing ocean platform. If successful, the landing has huge implications for the future of space travel

Diagnose ear infections at home with this low-cost smartphone accessory

CellScope has developed an innovative new smartphone attachment that essentially transforms your device into a fully-functioning, network-connected otoscope -- the medical device that doctors use to look inside of people's ears.
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Torn knee joint? Don’t worry, this 3D-printed implant will help you grow a new one

Instead of replacing meniscus with an artificial insert, researchers have devised a way to use 3D printing in conjunction with stem cells to encourage your body to regrow the damaged cartilage in torn knee joint on its own.

Long-awaited Google Now voice controls might soon be coming to Nest

Based on some recently discovered features, it appears that Nest will soon integrate with Google Now, making temperature adjustments possible via spoken commands on your smartphone.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of December 14, 2014

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

Build your own expanding table with these downloadable DIY instructions

Contractor and garage tinkerer Scott Rumschlag has spent the last couple years developing his own version of the iconic Fletcher Capstan table, and has recently begun selling the plans online for just 29 bucks
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Gifts for the obnoxious family member

You can’t stand them. But either through marriage or bad luck, you’re related. And you’re going to see them during the holidays, so you need to get them something.  Sure, you could be polite and just purchase an inoffensive Starbucks…