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?
Free Software May 1, 2015 posted by Nigel

Polybrowser – the world’s first panoramic web browser? [Freeware]

Just when we thought we’d seen it all, along comes a new basic tool which manages to surprise us. A little. If you’ve ever wondered why there’s no sideways scrolling web browser on the market, wonder no longer because it’s now arrived. Polybrowser is a multi-platform browser which is designed for people who do serious multi-tasking and need more oomph from their web tools.

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Polybrowser – the world’s first panoramic web browser? [Freeware]
Reviews April 30, 2015 posted by Nigel

Tronsmart Air Mouse & Keyboard – the perfect addition to your TV box or other entertainment device [Review]

If you’ve ever struggled to control an Android TV box, smart TV or computer from your couch, you’ll know just how frustrating it can be to get anything done. The default option is to click and select, which takes ages, and even if you’ve got an air mouse it can be very slow entering in web addresses or anything longer. But now there’s a new tool to make things easier.

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Tronsmart Air Mouse & Keyboard – the perfect addition to your TV box or other entertainment device [Review]
Gadgets April 30, 2015 posted by Nigel

Cruz – vintage cycling with a modern electric update

You have to give it to them, there are some product designs which really move out of the box, and this new Cruz electric bicycle is one great example. They could have sat down and created a boring grey and chrome pedal machine with a stodgy battery pack and all the character of a dead haddock, but no, they decided to go all Loony-Tunes and craft something formidable.

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Cruz – vintage cycling with a modern electric update
hmm..interesting April 30, 2015 posted by Nigel

Fonkraft – the world’s first crowdfunded modular smartphone, or a gigantic Austrian prank/scam?

We’ve been warning about over enthusiasm in the crowdfunding world for a while now, and now a new project has popped up which triggers every alarm bell we’ve got. The new product is Fonkraft, billed as the ‘world’s first crowdfunded modular smartphone‘, which is basically a rival to the long-standing Project Ara concept being built by a Google sponsored team.

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Fonkraft – the world’s first crowdfunded modular smartphone, or a gigantic Austrian prank/scam?
Free Software April 30, 2015 posted by Nigel

MarkO Smart Reminders – finally, a task reminder app which works like it should [Freeware]

Hands up if you’ve ever returned home from shopping only to realize that you’ve forgotten to get something while you were out. Annoying isn’t it? Or how about those times when you wake up thinking you really ought to get a gift or flowers for someone when you get a moment, only to forget instantly and miss the due date. Embarrassing. Well listen up, because there’s now an Android app made especially for you.

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MarkO Smart Reminders – finally, a task reminder app which works like it should [Freeware]
Gadgets April 29, 2015 posted by Nigel

Portable Solar Powered Air Purifier – zap smells, dust, bugs and more on the go

Who doesn’t like fresh air? The problem is, however, we live in times where the general quality of air doesn’t really inspire confidence, unless you happen to be lucky enough to live on a tropical lagoon far from industry and roads. Using air purifiers is a solution, but there aren’t many portable ones you can take with you, which will cope with anything larger than a car interior. But now this new Portable Solar Powered Air Purifier looks like it…

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Portable Solar Powered Air Purifier – zap smells, dust, bugs and more on the go
Gadgets April 29, 2015 posted by Nigel

UAG Military Grade Cases – ultra tough, military grade protection for your gadgets

It’s crazy how much we rely on our portables nowadays. Smartphones are probably more important to us than just about anything else, so it makes sense to give them complete protection if we can. The trouble is, most cases are not really fit for purpose in that regard, especially if you’re one of those who spend a lot of time doing outdoor or sporty stuff.

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UAG Military Grade Cases – ultra tough, military grade protection for your gadgets
Cool Web Apps & Sites April 29, 2015 posted by Nigel

Open Books – read first, then pay if you like it

Being an author nowadays is definitely a mixed bag. On the one hand they’ve got a huge global digital audience to aim for, not just a handful of arrogant publishers, but on the other this means the competition for attention is fiercer than a tornado in a tiger’s cage. Or something. More power then to those who try and make it easier for authors to grab an audience.

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Open Books – read first, then pay if you like it
Gadgets April 28, 2015 posted by Nigel

Pump Pal – banish the boring fill up blues

Standing at the fuel pump during a fill up can be more than just boring. It can be cold, wet, dismal and… oh yeah, boring. The problem is worse since they stopped you setting the catch to fill till full, which is why this little gizmo has been created.

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Pump Pal – banish the boring fill up blues
Cool Web Apps & Sites April 28, 2015 posted by Nigel

Follow Up Then – turn your email program into a cool reminder and to-do tool

Email is a wonderful tool, no question. Not just for talking to people across vast distances, but also to keep track of what’s going on in your life. But it can also be a bit of a burden, especially if you’re one of the unlucky ones who can’t cope with the number of messages you get. But now there’s a simple solution which may help manage email overload.   㿈ݘ 耀Ąd so on. The idea is pretty cool, and perfect…

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Follow Up Then – turn your email program into a cool reminder and to-do tool