Straight from the ‘what on earth’ school of marketing comes a new mobile phone which strips away all smartphone features and yet has a ridiculously high price tag. The Punkt MP01 is a base bare bones phone which sports a 2 inch LCD, 2G GSM calling and texting and a loudspeaker. Oh and a contact address book. Wow! Awesome right?Read More
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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?
The recent furore over the Volkswagen group diesel fraud hasn’t removed the fact that the German group has been doing some solid work on hybrid and low MPG technology in general, as we’ve seen from our reviews of recent Golf products. The cars we’ve looked at, including the all electric and hybrid Golfs, provide practical efficient motoring at a reasonable price, and so it is with this new hybrid from Audi.
OK, so you’re desperate, you’ve tried everything but nothing works. The noise is unbearable, the neighbors are complaining and your dog has taken to sleeping in the basement. What to do? Well there’s no shortage of tools available to help with big time snorers, but this is the first time we’ve seen something so blindingly obvious. Behold sufferers (and partners!), for we present the Anti Snore Sleep Belt.
The horrendous stink kicked up by the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal is starting to throw up a lot of other very unsavory facts as well. The admission that people in the industry have known about the problem for a while, and that other car makers may be conducting a similar deception with their models is unbelievable. But one of the most appalling facts to emerge is the revelation that the world’s car makers are routinely gaming the fuel economy numbers…
Apparently there are millions of you out there who’re scared of spiders. Arachnophobes! We have to confess we’re rather amused by this, since we’ve never had any fear of those cute little eight legged … aaargh, get it off, GET. IT. OFF!! Right, where were we? So, for all those of us you, who may feel uneasy or worse around the little critters, here’s a new product which should make it easier for you to survive extended periods in your…
Goodness knows it’s hard enough to wake up on the best of days, let alone the dark dismal ones we face each winter. Perhaps that’s the reason why there are so many different types of alarm clock on the market, each trying to help with man’s oldest problem. How to get up in time for the day’s mammoth hunt? But this new product looks like an interesting solution.
Everyone wants to get in on the action camera craze, you can’t turn a corner without some company or other releasing a new GoPro clone. But the fact is that most of the results from these cool tiny cameras leave a lot to be desired. Shaky, blurry, footage of your efforts does little to make you look good, which is why there are a number of handheld camera stabilizers coming on to the market. But do they actually work?
NShow 3D Magic Dressing Mirror – new digital changing room removes the clothes shopping blues [Video]
Clothes shopping has got to be one of the most painful experiences in the world, especially on busy weekends in hot, crowded stores and changing rooms. But digital technology is coming to the rescue. We stumbled on a cool little product at the IFA show in Berlin last week which now offers shoppers a reprieve from the changing room blues at last.
Get ready for the onslaught of space opera hysteria as the clock ticks down to the release of the latest movie in the Jedi franchise – Star Wars: The Force Awakens – in December. Actually release is the wrong word isn’t it? We’re talking MEGA-MASSIVE-OMG-HYPE FEST opening weekend. With sprinkles. Well we’re not one to ignore massive Hollywood hype, oh no, so we’ve got a pretty exclusive video look at one of the first merchandise money makers to hit the…
We can’t believe time moves that fast, but obviously it does. Because how else to explain that we’re now just 48 hours or so away from the finish of our mega amazing Tech Bundle Giveaway. Just to repeat, thanks to our friends at Argos, we’re offering one lucky winner the chance to walk away with a Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet computer, a Toshiba Satellite laptop computer, a Logitech mouse and a case. Yep, it’s mega all right.
Let’s just say that you’re feeling a little under the geek at the moment. You know, those times when you feel you’re not really being appreciated for who you truly are? There are all sorts of solutions for the syndrome. You can pull on an active equalizer glowing LED T-Shirt, you can buy a new set of pen protectors or you can go the whole hog and plump down your cash for one of these puppies.
The march of the hybrid car continues as more and more manufacturers stake their eco claim by introducing vehicles powered by part fossil fuel and part electricity. The new VW Golf GTE is one such car, and it combines the typical practicality of a conventional Golf family car with the exotic performance and frugality of a hybrid. The result is rather pleasing. We tested one out for a period to see what it was like to live with.
Microbot Push – the Koreans are about to launch micro robot button pushers. And so it goes…not with a bang, but with a whimper.
If, at any time in your fully engaged day, you have stopped to ask yourself exactly how far this ‘technology revolution’ will go, we suspect you’ll come to some conclusion based around a world populated with indolent humans being served by hordes of servile robots, catering to every whim. Until recently we may have scoffed at this idea, but it’s now looking more and more likely as time passes. Take for instance, this new Microbot Push product we’ve just encountered.
Sometimes things are so obvious you wonder why it took so long to arrive. Like oven chips. So we’re amazed that this new fast cooking Pizza Box Oven is only arriving at the station now. Why couldn’t it have been there for us during exam finals? Sigh. Anyhoo, whatever the reason, it’s here now and bound to make a lot of people very happy.
Tronsmart Pavo M9 – the Android TV Box that is also a recorder. Add a digital VCR to your Internet viewing or smart TV [Review]
There’s no question that hooking your television up to the Internet to widen the choice of entertainment you can consume is huge at the moment. Cord cutters (those who are shutting down their cable subscription) and satellite TV refuges are everywhere. Which explains the popularity of the cheap Android TV boxes which you can plug into your TV and WiFi network to make your telly smarter. Now there’s a new wave of these boxes arriving which offer recording as well….