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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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of November 16, 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’s intelligent kitchen scale will tweak the recipe if you’re low on ingredients

Ever get halfway through a recipe only to discover you're fresh out of a crucial ingredient? Not to worry - Drop will automatically adjust recipes and even suggest substitutions if you're completely out of something.
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Philae landed in a bad spot. Now it can't drill, and might run out of power soon

Philae had a bit of trouble touching down on the comet's surface, and now, unless the ESA can figure out a way to reposition the lander, the mission might end sooner than expected.
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Can’t resist the snooze button? This alarm clock forces you out of bed with Bluetooth

When the Ramos alarm comes on, it won't shut off until you physically get out of bed and bring your smartphone within range of a small Bluetooth beacon placed elsewhere in your house
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Roost adds smartphone connectivity to your oldschool smoke alarm (updated)

Despite the fact that it looks like a regular 9-volt battery from the outside, the Roost smart battery lets you connect your smoke alarm to your Wi-Fi network
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The first comet landing in history might happen tonight. Here’s where to watch

At approximately 11:35pm PST, the European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe will reach the end of its four-billion-mile journey and attempt to land on a comet.
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Belkin and Mr. Coffee joined forces to make a connected coffee pot

Adding to its growing lineup of connected home gizmos, Belkin has recently partnered with Mr. Coffee to build an app-enabled coffee maker you can control from your bed
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Listen up! Mechanical ears are set to invade your home

It's still too early to call if consumers will embrace the idea, but right now it definitely seems that --for better or worse-- inventors are increasingly gravitating toward sound-based smart home devices that can "listen" to their…
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Forget flare guns; this pocket-sized rescue balloon stays aloft for days

Rather than relying on combustible chemicals that burn out after a while, the RescueMe system deploys a large, high-visibility helium balloon into the air.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of November 9, 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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3D printed ‘lacelamps’ cast wildly intricate shadow patterns onto your walls

inspired by the patterns of lace, these 3D-printed lampshades throw wildly intricate shadows onto your walls when placed around a lightbulb