TOWSON, Md. — Exactly six months after being launched, BLACK+DECKER’s 20V MAX Lithium Cordless Drill with AutoSense Technology has won the GrandBLACK+DECKERâ??s 20V MAX Lithium Cordless Drill Award for the Home category in Popular Science’s 2014 Best of What’s New Awards.

Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year — breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories. The 20V MAX Lithium Cordless Drill with AutoSense Technology is a drill designed to intuitively understand when to stop screws that are flush with the work surface.

“For 27 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us — those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our view of what’s possible in the future,” said Editor-in-Chief Cliff Ransom. “The Best of What’s New Award is the magazine’s top honor, and the 100 winners — chosen from among thousands of entrants — each a revolution in its field.”

“We are extremely excited to have the AutoSense Drill win Popular Science’s Grand Award in the Home category,” said Allison Nicolaidis, president of BLACK+DECKER. “BLACK+DECKER designs quality products for the home that make life easy. The AutoSense Drill exemplifies the BLACK+DECKER brand values: Honest.Intuitive.Involved.Thoughtful. With steep competition for this prestigious award, it is an honor to be included.”

Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world’s largest science and technology magazine, with a circulation of 1.3 million and 6.8 million monthly readers. Each month, Popular Science reports on the intersection of science and everyday life, with an eye toward what’s new and why it matters.

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