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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Update: Emberlight, the socket that turns any light into a smart light, is now on Kickstarter

Thanks to Emberlight, soon you won't have to spend big bucks to equip your home with smart, network-connected lights -- you can use the existing bulbs installed in your fixtures, and make them smart with a low-cost adapter.
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This gum-stick-sized gizmo will tell you if your drink has been drugged

Pd.id is the first battery-powered and fully-reusable device that can detect the presence of Rohypnol, zolpidem, and other benzodiazepines (commonly known as date rape drugs) in your drinks
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of July 20, 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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No network? No problem. GoTenna lets you message your buddies without cell service

goTenna is basically a low-power radio transceiver that allows you to use your phone like a CB radio and send messages -- even in the absence of a cellular network.
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Keep your lawn looking lush with the Hydros intelligent irrigation system

This freshly-launched Kickstarter project hopes to make your yard smarter and save you money on your water bill with an array of in-ground sensors.
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Jet-inspired fins help this ultra-efficient cookware heat up 40% faster

With the help of a special finned design, these pots and pans are able to transfer heat far more efficiently than traditional cookware, which saves you time, energy, and money.
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Hello, kitty: Feline facial recognition lets this feeder track your cat’s diet

With the help of special weight sensors and a unique feline facial recognition system, Bistro allows cat owners to monitor the eating habits of their furry friends and keep them healthy
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Smart climate control startup Tado raises $13.6M to go head-to-head with Nest in Europe

Tado, maker of an up-and-coming line of smart thermostats and intelligent AC controllers, has just closed a new round of funding it will use to expand its reach in Europe
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From camo to stargazing, here’s what’s in store for the world’s blackest material

UK tech firm Surrey Nanosystems has developed a material so black that your eyes basically can’t see it — you can only see the space around it, and then infer that there must be something occupying that eerie void
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Low-cost Clime sensors aim to bring DIY home automation the masses

if you dig the idea of putting sensors in your home to monitor and control it, but don't like the big price tags of home automation tech, check out Clime.
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Nest teams up with Samsung to create Thread, a new home automation networking protocol

Nest, Samsung, ARM, and a handful of other tech firms have joined forces to create a new home networking standard called Thread, which solves many of the problems associated with other protocols