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 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]
Bookmark This! September 26, 2014 posted by Nigel

The Plain Man’s Guide to What The Massive Shellshock Bug Means For You

[image] The big tech news of the moment, and probably of the year or decade, is the revelation about a massive security hole in something called Bash, which is an arcane bit of geek code which is installed on many of the computers which power and host the Internet (and also Apple Mac computers). Here’s our plain man’s guide to what it means for you. 1. Over 51% of all web servers (i.e. websites) are running on the Linux operating…

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The Plain Man’s Guide to What The Massive Shellshock Bug Means For You
Cool Web Apps & Sites September 26, 2014 posted by Nigel

Forekast – keep track of your favorite events and entertainment so you don’t miss anything cool

Have you ever missed a cool event in your area, or online, because you didn’t know it was on? Annoying isn’t it? We recently missed the annual Wheeltappers Club cheese tasting and plum rub event, and it really rankled. Well now there’s a way to keep up to date with all the events you may be interested, which is actually a pretty cool idea.

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Forekast – keep track of your favorite events and entertainment so you don’t miss anything cool
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