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.

Beat the summer heat with the Monolyth smart AC unit

Instead of dishing out big bucks on a brand new smart AC system, Monolyth allows you to update your existing setup and give your normal AC an Internet-connected brain

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Misfit steps up its sleep tracking game with new Beddit integration

As part of a new partnership, Misfit Wearables has just announced a new integration with the super-advanced sleep tracking device Beddit

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EcoDrain recycles the wasted heat from your shower water

Ever wondered how much energy is literally going down the drain every time you shower? Hint: It's a lot. But don't worry, EcoDrain can ease the pain and save you some cash by recycling some of the heat from your drain.

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Cut down your heating & cooling costs with smartphone-controlled E-Vents

Smart thermostats can help you cut down on energy costs, but they're only one part of the equation. Give your HVAC system an extra efficiency boost with these smart vent covers

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Best jailbreak apps and games for iPhone

We sift through the best Jailbreak apps and games for your iPhone so you don't have to waste your time figuring out which ones to get. Multiple members of the Digital Trends staff contributed to this list.

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Calorie-counting microwaves might soon be in our kitchens thanks to GE

GE Global Research has developed a prototype device that can accurately measure the caloric content of any food by showering it with microwaves to find water and fat molecules

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Backtracker gives cyclists radar eyes in back of their heads

Tired of constantly looking over your shoulder to make sure you're not going to get nailed by a car? Check out this clever radar system that can warn you of objects approaching from behind long before you see them yourself

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of July 6, 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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This sensor-studded toaster uses algorithms to make the perfect slice

Tired of fiddling with imprecise knobs and dials to make the perfect slice of toast? Dualit's latest toaster uses sensors to mitigate human error and environmental changes, so you get a perfect slice every time.

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Study finds that inefficient connected devices suck up $80 billion of electricity annually

Despite the fact that they're often billed as "eco-friendly," connected devices collectively waste billions of dollars annually due to inefficient network standby modes

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