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?
Eco Friendly November 22, 2014 posted by Nigel

VELLO bikes – the small bike with big ambitions

Bikes are great for city transportation. Most cities are embracing their bikers and providing safe conditions, and riding a bike is one of the few things that remain awesome from your childhood. The problem with bikes in cities is space. The VELLO bike is out to solve this problem by offering improved space saving qualities.

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VELLO bikes – the small bike with big ambitions
opinion piece November 14, 2014 posted by Nigel

TomTom GPS App For Android FAIL – offline navigation app that is supposed to work offline does not: DO NOT BUY THIS APP

TomTom, one of the biggest GPS navigation software and hardware suppliers in the world, has a big problem. And it’s one they’re pretending doesn’t exist. The company supplies a range of apps on all platforms and dedicated devices, but the one in question is the Android app which is available at a range of significant prices, we’re talking around $35 and upwards. The problem is the app is not offline as the company claims, it actually needs an internet connection…

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TomTom GPS App For Android FAIL – offline navigation app that is supposed to work offline does not: DO NOT BUY THIS APP
Free Software November 14, 2014 posted by Nigel

Thrivetracker – free app helps you track and improve your moods [Freeware]

They say that knowledge is the first step to wisdom, so anything that can help us improve has got to be a good thing, right? Especially when it has to do with how we feel and how we’re getting on with our lives. Now there’s a free app which promises to help us understand more about what makes us tick, and so help us optimize our lives in different ways.

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Thrivetracker – free app helps you track and improve your moods [Freeware]
Eco Friendly November 12, 2014 posted by Nigel

Fresh Paper – keep your fruit and veggies fresher longer with a single sheet of paper

So everyone loves a nice bit of fruit now and then, and there are even those who delight in a decent bit of broccoli with their meals. But the problem is fresh produce tends to go off pretty quickly, which means you end up throwing a lot of it away unless you can eat it quickly. But this ingenious product promises to reduce waste and keep your stuff fresher for longer. 꾾ᴢ

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Fresh Paper – keep your fruit and veggies fresher longer with a single sheet of paper
Cool Web Apps & Sites November 12, 2014 posted by Nigel

Mapillary – use your phone to crowdsource a new style of street view

Google Street View is a wondrous thing, no question, but it’s a bit limited in some ways. For example it really only focuses on what’s happening in the immediate area of a main street. Sure there are more walking views being done, but it’s still got lots of gaps, especially in less developed areas and countries. Now there’s a new alternative which lets the ‘crowd‘ contribute their own photos using a special app.

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Mapillary – use your phone to crowdsource a new style of street view
Gadgets November 11, 2014 posted by Nigel

InWatch Z – we test out the smallest coolest Android KitKat phone (watch) in the world [Review]

Yeah, so we all know that phones are getting thinner and lighter, but what about actual size? Mostly they’re staying that same slab shape, which is fine, but sometimes all you need is a phone which is ultraportable and which you can carry around with you without fear of losing it or forgetting it on a train. Well here’s an interesting alternative for you gadget freaks which should give you exactly what you need.

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InWatch Z – we test out the smallest coolest Android KitKat phone (watch) in the world [Review]
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