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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?
cool tech October 2, 2014 posted by Nigel

Chic-Robot Smart S1 – could this be the Segway killer we’ve been waiting for?

The idea of personal electric transportation has really taken hold of the imagination judging by the number of Segway like products flooding the market in China and the Far East. We’re not told exactly what the sales figures are, and certainly there are no photos of hundreds of ex-pedestrians poodling around Beijing on their new toys, but it definitely seems to be gaining in interest. Now there’s a new arrival which looks like it could actually convince people to give…

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Chic-Robot Smart S1 – could this be the Segway killer we’ve been waiting for?
Free Software October 2, 2014 posted by Nigel

IObit Uninstaller 4 – powerful free uninstaller removes programs and stubborn Windows toolbars at a stroke [Freeware]

It’s a fact of life that after a while every Windows computer on the planet gets filled up with junk programs. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking browser addons or old discarded programs, it continually accumulates as the months and years go by. And eventually it takes up too much disk space, and slows down your PC until it feels ancient and crusty. So it’s always useful to remember that you can do something about it quite easily.

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IObit Uninstaller 4 – powerful free uninstaller removes programs and stubborn Windows toolbars at a stroke [Freeware]
Gadgets October 2, 2014 posted by Nigel

Pavlok – shock yourself out of your bad habits

The old saying ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’ may be a thing of the past, now that a new tech gadget has come into being. The idea behind Pavlok, a small device you attach to your body with a strap or plaster, is designed to help you break old bad habits and learn new good ones, using the power of your smartphone and a conditioning alert such as an electric shock.

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Pavlok – shock yourself out of your bad habits
Awesome October 2, 2014 posted by Nigel

Kutiman: Thru You Too – more YouTube magic from the absolute music master

Way back in 2009 we featured a brilliant new YouTube artist who goes by the name of Kutiman. His work involves micro editing YouTube clips of musicians playing various instruments, to produce stunning polished songs. Explaining it doesn’t do it justice, and at the time we called it ‘probably the best thing on the web at the moment‘. Well he’s back with a new album, and the same sentiment applies. It’s amazing.

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Kutiman: Thru You Too – more YouTube magic from the absolute music master
Gadgets October 1, 2014 posted by Nigel

Remax Reversible USB Cable – at last, an end to the infuriating struggle with USB cables

USB is an awesome connector standard because it’s so convenient. And more importantly it’s so everywhere! Now that the standard is well established, we’re basking in a sea of compatible devices, chargers, phones, TVs, music players, you name it. But if there’s one thing that drives us nuts, it’s the fact that you have to put the cable in the right way round each time, and you just know your first attempt is going to fail, and in the dark….

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Remax Reversible USB Cable – at last, an end to the infuriating struggle with USB cables
GIVEAWAYS! October 1, 2014 posted by Nigel

Red Ferret Giveaway 5 – win an awesome HP Pavilion 11 X2 2-in-1 Hybrid Tablet Laptop Computer [Giveaway]

Well it’s that time of the year again, when leaves fall and the days get shorter and cooler. What’s that you say, you live in Senegal? Ahh apologies. Anyway, here we are with yet another fantastic giveaway for you all to enjoy. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors at Misco, we’re happy to be able to offer up an HP Pavilion 11 X2 Tablet Laptop Computer as the prize for one very lucky winner.

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Red Ferret Giveaway 5 – win an awesome HP Pavilion 11 X2 2-in-1 Hybrid Tablet Laptop Computer [Giveaway]
Gadgets September 30, 2014 posted by Nigel

Xinxun X43 Mini Hexacopter – because your quad-copter is just so last year

Remember when four propellers were the thing? When we couldn’t get enough of these little critters scurrying across the sky doing backflips and dive bombs? Well that was then, and now is now. And quads just don’t cut it any more. Nowadays everyone wants bigger, faster, more powerful six rotor craft. But you’ll probably have to settle for this if you’re on a budget.

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Xinxun X43 Mini Hexacopter – because your quad-copter is just so last year
Cool Web Apps & Sites September 30, 2014 posted by Nigel

Duty Calculator – find out instantly how much you’ll pay when importing an item from another country

Thanks to the power of couriers and online stores, we’re now increasingly buying our stuff directly from factories and Far Eastern wholesalers, rather than relying on local stores. This is very bad news for national retailers, but very good news for buyers and shippers. Or is it? Because the hidden sting in the tail of most of these transactions is the duty and tax you have to pay when the item lands in your country. Now there’s a way to…

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Duty Calculator – find out instantly how much you’ll pay when importing an item from another country
Bookmark This! September 29, 2014 posted by Nigel

Spreadsheet123 – free premium spreadsheet templates will make your life so much easier [Freeware]

If you run a small business, or even have a large hobby, you’ll know how useful data can be to ensure you make all the right decisions. Even personal tasks like planning a party or working out your household budget, can be a royal pain unless you know how to balance the budgets and make the financials work. But it’s generally not worth hiring a book-keeper or accountant to do the job, which is where these free downloadable spreadsheet templates…

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Spreadsheet123 – free premium spreadsheet templates will make your life so much easier [Freeware]
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