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 August 1, 2014 posted by Nigel

Peres – the electronic nose which can protect you from food poisoning

There are about 76 million reported cases of illness resulting from food each year in the US alone, so goodness knows what the number is worldwide. The fact is that our mass produced agri system is such a long chain that it’s inevitable we’re going to suffer problems as food deteriorates in transit. If only there was a way for ordinary folk to avoid risky products and save a trip to the doctor or worse.

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Peres – the electronic nose which can protect you from food poisoning
GIVEAWAYS! August 1, 2014 posted by Nigel

Red Ferret Summer Giveaway 2 – win a fabulous Sony SmartWatch 2 [Giveaway]

Well here it is, our 2nd blockbusting summer giveaway. This time we’re moving off the desktop and onto your wrist with the latest in hot technologies, the smartwatch. But not just any old smartwatch, oh no. With some help from the good folk at eBuyer.com, we’re happy to offer up a brand new Sony SmartWatch 2 to one lucky winner. JUST CLICK ON YOUR SELECTION OF ENTRY MODES BELOW TO ENTER (you can choose as many as you like).

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Red Ferret Summer Giveaway 2 – win a fabulous Sony SmartWatch 2 [Giveaway]
Gadgets July 31, 2014 posted by Nigel

Voyager Blue – protect your credit cards from ID scammers

Contactless cards are starting to become the new fashion nowadays. The allure of being able to pay for your cup of coffee with a mere flourish of a card, no sign in or PIN hassle, is apparently too hard to resist for Joe Public. But there are, of course risks with relying on RFID technology, the main one being the fact that these cards can be ‘read’ from a distance with the right equipment, which could lead to scamming and…

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Voyager Blue – protect your credit cards from ID scammers
opinion piece July 31, 2014 posted by Nigel

The City of London Police now own the Internet

Soo, this is interesting. The City of London police, a force which looks after a mere 1 mile patch in the centre of London, has now taken upon itself to run the Internet. According to this BBC report, the police force, which is best known for wearing quaint helmets and having a love of horses, has started inserting warning banners on websites it thinks are infringing copyright.

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The City of London Police now own the Internet
Mobile Tech July 30, 2014 posted by Nigel

Energy Phone Pro – high quality dual SIM octa-core Android smartphone boasts a heartwarming 3 yr warranty [Review]

It’s always great to be surprised by nice things, especially when you’re actually expecting something pretty ordinary. So it was with this new phone from popular Spanish manufacturer Energy Sistem, one of the top Spanish consumer electronics makers. The Energy Phone Pro is the company’s first ever Android smartphone, and instead of coming out with something boring and me-too, they’ve managed to produce a product that is really top notch in a lot of ways.

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Energy Phone Pro – high quality dual SIM octa-core Android smartphone boasts a heartwarming 3 yr warranty [Review]
diy July 29, 2014 posted by Nigel

Motoped – the DIY cross between a mountain bike and a moped

When is a motorbike not a motorbike? When it’s a self-build kit which lets you use standard mountain bike forks, wheels, brakes and such, and combine them with a specially developed frame which can hold a small four stroke motor. The result is something which you can cycle when it suits you, and will also give more than 100 mpg from the 50cc motor version when motoring.

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Motoped – the DIY cross between a mountain bike and a moped
Gadgets July 28, 2014 posted by Nigel

Lumsing 10400 mAh Power Bank – stylish, solid performer will keep your gadgets powered up at the right price [Review]

Lumsing is not a name we’d heard before in terms of gadget accessories, but it’s one which we’ll probably remember from now on. The company supplies a range of products, including Bluetooth keyboards, speakers, and portable power bank chargers for phones and tablet computers. We took a look at one of the latter recently, and came away very impressed.

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Lumsing 10400 mAh Power Bank – stylish, solid performer will keep your gadgets powered up at the right price [Review]
Gadgets July 28, 2014 posted by Nigel

Brinno Party Camera – pan and scan your fun so you can remember later

Now we’re not saying that parties can get out of control or anything, but there’s no doubt that sometimes exuberance does conquer good sense, if you know what we mean. After all what are parties for if not to enjoy yourself? Well now you can double the fun by making sure you have a complete 360 degree record of the action, recorded in full glorious color.

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Brinno Party Camera – pan and scan your fun so you can remember later
announcement July 28, 2014 posted by Nigel

Red Ferret Giveaway – FINAL 36 HOURS!

That’s right, you heard us correctly, there’s only a matter of hours to go now to have a chance of winning this awesome laptop. So if you’ve been sitting on the fence, get down immediately and put your pushing finger into action on those mouse buttons. It’s going to take you literally seconds to enter, so what have you got to lose? Except the view of next door’s garden from that fence? Click here to enter. We’ll see you on…

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Red Ferret Giveaway – FINAL 36 HOURS!
Click Here to Win a Fabulous Sony SmartWatch 2