Author Archives: Nigel

Full Name: Nigel Powell Website:
Info: Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don't we all?
Gadgets March 5, 2015 posted by Nigel

Immerse Virtual Reality Headset – turn your smartphone into a 3D wonderland of fun for just $45 ]Review]

There’s no question that 3D is a bit of a joke nowadays. The problem is the industry thought we’d love it enough to pay lots of money for the TVs, the movie tickets and all the other bits and pieces. But we didn’t. Our bad. But now there’s a new genre of fun budget 3D products which might just bring it back to life, and we’ve got our grubby mits on one example to test out.

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Immerse Virtual Reality Headset – turn your smartphone into a 3D wonderland of fun for just $45 ]Review]
Reviews March 3, 2015 posted by Nigel

Head to Head: DELL XPS 13 2015 vs Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro [Review]

Remember how a couple of years ago everyone said the laptop was dead? Wow, how wrong were they? Turns out tablets really aren’t as good at general computing as people thought, right? We thought it would be fun to compare two of the latest greatest generation of ultra-portable PC notebook computers, and see what you get for your money. Hint: a heck of a lot.

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Head to Head: DELL XPS 13 2015 vs Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro [Review]
Gadgets February 28, 2015 posted by Nigel

Library Of Radio Classics – relive those nostalgic radio shows from the good ole days

All this HD, flat screen, 4K television nonsense is fine as far as it goes, but there’s no denying that the romance has gone out of broadcasting nowadays, along with those fine old wooden cabinets and burnished chrome. And when it comes to real olden goldie retro glory, there’s little to beat a rip roarin’ radio show. No high resolution necessary, just fine audio.

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Library Of Radio Classics – relive those nostalgic radio shows from the good ole days
Bizarre February 27, 2015 posted by Nigel

Nose Secret – the instant nose corrector that works?

Question. Should cosmetic gadgetry be outlawed as a matter of public safety? And if so, how far would you go, ban contact lenses too? Anyhoo, apparently there’s a constituency of people who feel aggrieved by the shape of their nose. Many seem to hail from the Asian continent, but it’s a global phenomenon, and there are lots of products catering to this dissatisfaction.

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Nose Secret – the instant nose corrector that works?
Gadgets February 27, 2015 posted by Nigel

iPassport – keep your identity safe with this RFID case

Wireless, contactless, touchless, whatever you want to call it, the new convenience tech is starting to take off in a big way. In London, contactless cards now account for around 100,000 transactions a day on London transport services, and they’re starting to really take off in stores with most stores now featuring ‘tap & pay’ terminals of one sort or another. But with the convenience, as with everything else, comes risk.

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iPassport – keep your identity safe with this RFID case
announcement February 27, 2015 posted by Nigel

Red Ferret Giveaway – Linx 8 Windows Tablet Computer – LAST 48 HOURS!!

Well that went quickly. Here we are noodling along and our first rocking giveaway of the year is almost at an end. Boo-hoo! But wait. There’s still some time left. Yes, you can still enter to win this awesome Linx 8 Tablet Computer, so put down that prawn wrap in your hand and click below before it’s too late. Remember if you don’t enter, you can’t win! CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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Red Ferret Giveaway – Linx 8 Windows Tablet Computer – LAST 48 HOURS!!
Gadgets February 26, 2015 posted by Nigel

Fujifilm Instax 210 – shoot and print camera brings instant gratification

So you thought the age of instant photo printing died along with the Polaroid name, did you? Hah! Over there in Japan it still lives, and what’s more it seems to be even flourishing in some bizarre way. Which is very cool. Maybe it’s the idea that you can deliver your keepsake of the moment to your friends and family without having to email or ‘share’ or whatever. Here you go, here’s a print out. Clean, fast. Immediate.

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Fujifilm Instax 210 – shoot and print camera brings instant gratification
Free Software February 26, 2015 posted by Nigel

Do Tools from IFTTT – cool online service gives us some mobile tools to play with. But what a mess! Freeware]

We’ve talked about the very cool IFTTT (if this, then that) service before, with its cool mix of automated recipes which you can use to automate parts of your life. The idea is you can set up a recipe to, say, send an alert to your phone if snow is coming, based on a reading of the weather reports, and once the recipe is set up, it just runs automatically every day for you. Neat. Now the company is offering…

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Do Tools from IFTTT – cool online service gives us some mobile tools to play with. But what a mess! Freeware]
Cool Web Apps & Sites February 26, 2015 posted by Nigel

Lopeca – hire a local guide and their camera phone for a remote vacation

One of the things we really take for granted is the fact that we are now connected over global distances with something we carry around with us all the time. No, not our car keys, we’re talking about the phone of course. What we haven’t done yet is explore exactly what that means to our lives, which is why this new online service is actually rather interesting.

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Lopeca – hire a local guide and their camera phone for a remote vacation