Apparently white teeth say a lot about a person. At least that’s what some random stranger on a train told us. But then again he was a orthodontic pool cleaner from Hollywood, so we’re not too sure about his credentials. But having teeth with no nasty yellow stains on them is probably a definite plus if you’re interested in impressing people who have what you want.Read More
Author Archives: Nigel
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?
Look, the future is inevitably going to be almost completely plastic, whether we want it or not. The extra security, convenience and durability of credit and debit cards makes it a shoe-in really. So if you’re running a small business or service and you can’t accept credit cards, you’re going to be working at a disadvantage. Which is why services like Sum Up are so interesting.
It’s hard not to feel some sympathy for the entertainment industry as they flail around trying to stay up to date with technologies designed to deliver their content free to anyone who wants it. They sue this company, shut down that operation, lobby governments and buy political friends, and still they’re always at least five steps behind the curve. It’s a war all right, with no end in sight. Take this new free movie viewing service for instance.
Major depressive disorder (also known as clinical depression) is a mental disorder which is currently believed to affect over 298 million people across the world. Typically treated with anti-depressant drugs, there has been an ongoing hunt to find an alternative method of treatment with fewer potential side effects. Now there appears to be hope of a new treatment which involves nothing more than the use of resonating magnets.
Cameras are a big deal nowadays. We’ve got phone cams, cameras for security, dashcams for the car, action cams for the sporty types, spy cams… and the list goes on. Everyone needs a camera. Now an interesting new product from a major player in the camera arena has hit the shelves and it’s really offering something quite innovative.
You have to be some special kind of crazy to try and create your own electric car. Lots of people have tried, and lots have come unstuck, because at the end of the day there’s an awful lot that can go wrong with your design and plans. For example almost all the electric cars featured on this page are no longer in existence. It’s a tough world out there. Especially with the major manufacturers like Nissan and BMW engaged in…
Are you suffering from the horrible Californian drought? Your front yard starting to look a little sorry for itself? Then perhaps you need to think outside the box. Even though the state is about to enact legislation prohibiting counties from fining residents who let their lawns go brown in the heat, for some people that’s simply not enough.
Over 3.1 million smartphones were stolen in the US in 2013, and according to the statistics the problem is growing. As our phones become more sophisticated and more expensive, it’s logical to expect them to become more desirable targets for street villains and others. Despite all the talk of kill-switches and suchlike, there appears to be no way to avoid the increasing crime wave at the moment. Or is there?
Are you the kind of person who prefers your entertainment soft and cushy? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that you can now buy the perfect living room gaming accessory for your needs. Why put up with being uncomfortable and inhibited by a bad control surface when you can sit back in comfort as you frag your enemies.
All this online shopping is all well and good, but it can definitely make life more of a hassle. We’re talking about arranging things so you’re there to accept the delivery, and avoiding having to reschedule deliveries because the couriers can’t get the delivery time right. Now there’s a clever new solution which uses your phone to keep control of deliveries. And returns.
In the scant six years (yes that short) since Google first sprung the idea of self-driving cars onto the world stage, things have moved on significantly. Their vehicles have now racked up around 1 million autonomous miles of driving on test tracks and roads, and during that time only 11 minor accidents – caused by other people, and mostly from rear end shunts at traffic lights!
OK look, there’s crazy, and then there’s three bats out of the belfry nutz. How else to explain why someone would want to a) buy or even b) sell a product which has no other purpose than to incinerate nearby objects in the fastest possible time? From a position of safety.
OK, we’re voting this the world’s stupidest product of 2015 so far. The Tens sunglasses are shades which are designed to turn your whole life into some garish Instagram photo. Yep, that’s right. You get all the artificial boosted arty colors you previously got with your phone app, but now in real time. Are you awesomed yet?
Meerkat Android – live Twitter streaming app finally reaches Android phones. Addictive Much? [Freeware]
We can definitely understand all the fuss and bother over the new Twitter live video streaming apps, Meerkat and Periscope. Yes, they were horribly over hyped at first (especially Meerkat), but actually they’re very interesting apps in their own right. The idea of live streaming brief glimpses of time from across the world can be incredibly addictive, especially when you throw in the chat interaction.
We’re often asked by friends and strangers how they can set up a quick and easy online store to sell something they’re making or would like to make. Usually there’s no really good answer, except to try a place like Etsy or hire someone to create a simple ecommerce website. But now there’s a rather nice little service which aims to make it so easy to create an online store that even your grandma could do it.