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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VeloLoop makes it possible to trigger traffic sensors on your bike

Tired of getting stuck at intersections because the traffic sensors don't realize you're there? Check out VeloLoop -- it tricks inductive loop sensors into thinking you're a car and keeps the light from getting stuck on red
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Ubi, the voice-activated control system for your home, is finally out of beta

Following a hugely-successful Kickstartrer campaign and two years of closed beta testing, the voice-controlled ubiquitous computer known as Ubi is finally ready for general release
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Meet the automated safe cracking machine made with just $150 in parts

Using little more than an Arduino microcontroller, a few step motors, and some 3D-printed parts, two security researchers have built a cheap safe cracker.
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Keecker, the projector-packing robotic butler, is now on Kickstarter

Ever wanted a little R2D2-like robot that could follow you around the house and play movies and music wherever you go? Well good news -- Keecker does exactly that, and it's just launched on Kickstarter
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SolarCity’s new MyPower plan makes cheap solar power more accessible than ever

SolarCity, the biggest solar provider in the US, has just rolled out a new payment plan that's part Power Purchase Agreement and part loan -- essentially giving you the best of both worlds
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Transform your smartphone into the ultimate power tool with Ryobi Phone Works

By leveraging all the high tech components you've already got in your smartphone, tools in Ryobi's Phone Works line are considerably cheaper than most standalone power tools
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of October 12, 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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Yale Real Living Touchscreen Deadbolt YRD240 Review

Yale's YRD240 deadbolt isn't just smart, it's friendly with other smart devices.
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Stop cancelling stolen credit cards once and for all with Final

Rather than a single, vulnerable 16-digit credit card number, Final generates a unique number for each transaction, thereby making data breaches and credit card replacements a thing of the past
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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