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 July 24, 2014 posted by Nigel

BMW i8 – 155mph, 134.5 mpg, is this the best car ever made? [Review]

If hype could be measured in money, then the new BMW i8 would be an instant lottery winner millionaire. Ever since the concept car was unveiled in Frankfurt in 2009, fans have been waiting to see if the company could actually deliver on its vision of a high speed, frugal supercar to match the best the world has to offer. We’re happy to report that they succeeded. And how.

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BMW i8 – 155mph, 134.5 mpg, is this the best car ever made? [Review]
hmm..interesting July 23, 2014 posted by Nigel

BlackLight SunCell – could this technology really offer 3000 miles of travel from a liter of water?

The hunt for sustainable cheap alternatives to our decreasing oil reserves continues apace, with everything from Thorium nuclear to more conventional hydrogen fuel cells being researched and developed as we speak. Now a new tech has thrown its hat into the ring, and it looks as though it’s either a very clever scam or a revolution in the making.

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BlackLight SunCell – could this technology really offer 3000 miles of travel from a liter of water?
cool tech July 22, 2014 posted by Nigel

TableTop Aquaponics – grow your own food the healthy sustainable way

In case you hadn’t heard, food is getting more expensive, mostly due to rising harvesting, shipping, and processing costs. One answer to the problem has been to start looking at alternative, more local and efficient ways to produce food for communities wherever they are, and Aquaponics looks like a solid solution. The system marries aquaculture (aka fish farming) with hydroponics, to deliver fresh home grown vegetables along with fish supplies when needed.

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TableTop Aquaponics – grow your own food the healthy sustainable way
Awesome July 22, 2014 posted by Nigel

Single Page Guru – awesome and deliciously easy website maker lets you create a stunning looking site in minutes

Making websites has definitely become more of a science than an art nowadays, what with the popularity of things like WordPress, Weebly and other site makers. But even with these systems there’s still a ton of work needed to actually make a site look good, as anyone who’s struggled with a WordPress theme will tell you. If you’re not a designer, the results can quickly and easily become horrible.

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Single Page Guru – awesome and deliciously easy website maker lets you create a stunning looking site in minutes
announcement July 21, 2014 posted by Nigel

Red Ferret Giveaway – FINAL WEEK for the chance to win a Lenovo Laptop

The moment is approaching fast, who will win? Are you excited? We are. Anyway just to say if you’ve been putting off entering because your dear Aunt Agnes is visiting at the moment, along with her yappy terrier, then delay no longer, because time is running out. Click here to enter. Remember if you don’t enter, you cannot possibly win. Honest, we’ve tried that and it doesn’t work at all. Really!

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Red Ferret Giveaway – FINAL WEEK for the chance to win a Lenovo Laptop
Awesome July 18, 2014 posted by Nigel

AromaFork – hack your tastebuds with this weird and wonderful tool

So here’s a fascinating fact. Apparently we humans lose half of our taste receptors by the time we reach 20, and from then on it’s all downhill. Yikes. As if that wasn’t enough, our tastebuds can only recognize 5 primary tastes – sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and unami – and if you’re a non-taster, you’re probably not even going to be able to do that. So it’s fascinating to report on a new product which aims to help things along…

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AromaFork – hack your tastebuds with this weird and wonderful tool
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