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?
Awesome August 19, 2014 posted by Nigel

THL 5000 – 3 day battery life and enough power to charge your other devices? Yep, this is the amazing phone we’ve been waiting for [Review]

Regular readers will know that we’ve been hunting for the perfect smartphone for a few years now. The criteria is pretty simple. First and most important, it must have a battery life of several days before needing a charge. It also has to have a great price, be as powerful as possible, offer infinitely expandable storage via microSD cards and preferably be dual SIM. We’ve just found that phone.

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THL 5000 – 3 day battery life and enough power to charge your other devices? Yep, this is the amazing phone we’ve been waiting for [Review]
Gadgets August 19, 2014 posted by Nigel

Doona – the infant car seat that thinks it’s a buggy

It’s been the problem of problems down the ages. How to easily transfer the sleeping baby from the comfort of the car seat to the buggy without risking a hernia or worse. An angry wake up with tears. Now there’s a new option which looks like it could solve both problems very elegantly indeed.

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Doona – the infant car seat that thinks it’s a buggy
Bookmark This! August 19, 2014 posted by Nigel

Currently Down – taking website status checking to a whole new level of cool

It can be pretty annoying if you want to visit a website and you can’t access it for some reason, especially when it’s hard to know whether it’s just your fault, or whether the site is down for everyone out there. That’s why there’s a few services available which offer to help you find out the truth behind the problem, but now there’s a rather cool newcomer on the scene.

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Currently Down – taking website status checking to a whole new level of cool
general August 18, 2014 posted by Nigel

Five-0 Police Rating App – free app lets citizens track and rate police encounters [Freeware]

If there’s one thing the advent of the Internet has brought to the world, it’s the ability to easily gather data from people, and this new app from a group of young Americans is the latest example of the power of this information crowdsourcing. Five-0 Police Rating App is a free smartphone app which lets people log their encounters with law enforcement and rate the experience for future reference.

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Five-0 Police Rating App – free app lets citizens track and rate police encounters [Freeware]
general August 13, 2014 posted by Nigel

YouCam Makeup – the digital cosmetic kit in your phone [Freeware]

I remember back in the day watching the Fifth Element movie, and there’s one ultra cool bit in it where Leeloo puts a device up to her face, presses a button and a full set of makeup is instantly applied without her having to touch a thing. Cool sci-fi at its best. Well we’re not there yet, but we may be on the way if this new freeware app is anything to go by.

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YouCam Makeup – the digital cosmetic kit in your phone [Freeware]
Reviews August 13, 2014 posted by Nigel

InFocus M512 – full spec 4G LTE quad core smartphone is stupid cheap at $159 / £95 [Review]

There’s no doubt the market is heating up for low end budget Android smartphones. Whereas before it was hard to find anything at a low end price which didn’t run like a dog and look like one too, nowadays the budgets have all – mostly – grown up, which is good news for the buyer, even if there’s not so much profit for the retailers. We take a look at one of the newest budget smartphones on the market, and…

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InFocus M512 – full spec 4G LTE quad core smartphone is stupid cheap at $159 / £95 [Review]
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