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 March 26, 2015 posted by Nigel

Mini Bike – perfect for those really small journeys

There are times when regular sized bicycles just won’t do it. They’re either too heavy, clunky or just plain big to fit into your exotic plans for ultimate mobility. Yeah, we’re thinking of you campers and climbers. Well now you can have your wheels and comfort too, with this clever little Micro Bike.

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Mini Bike – perfect for those really small journeys
Bookmark This! March 26, 2015 posted by Nigel

Wolfram Data Drop – the coolest new geek service you’ve never heard of

Every day we hear of more and more gadgets hitting the market. We’re not just talking mobile phones and wearables like smartwatches, but other bits of equipment which have Internet connections built in. These can include health and fitness tools, sensors and other cool kit which gather data about our environment. But there’s one big problem – what to do with all this data after it’s collected?

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Wolfram Data Drop – the coolest new geek service you’ve never heard of
Gadgets March 17, 2015 posted by Nigel

Zidoo X9 Android TV Box – super cool TV media box delivers HD PVR recording too [Review]

The world is awash with these very cool Android TV boxes, and they just keep coming. Clearly there’s a big demand, probably because they offer a great way to deliver Internet based content to your living room television, as well as a way to ‘cut the cord’ and stop paying expensive cable or satellite television charges. The latest of these is actually a very interesting box, since it’s the first we’ve seen that offers high resolution video recording as part…

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Zidoo X9 Android TV Box – super cool TV media box delivers HD PVR recording too [Review]
Awesome March 17, 2015 posted by Nigel

CoeLux Lighting – this artificial skylight is so real it can transform a dungeon into a palace

An enterprising Italian company has come up with a product that could transform the way we live, by opening up dark gloomy spaces in an amazing way. The trick lies in making artificial sunlight seem incredibly real using some very clever technology and materials. Suddenly your dreary basement den can be as beautifully welcoming as a rooftop dormer loft conversion, and all year round too.

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CoeLux Lighting – this artificial skylight is so real it can transform a dungeon into a palace
cool tech March 14, 2015 posted by Nigel

Noocity Growbed – self-sufficient urban gardening system

Many more people are nowadays trying to grow their own food in whatever way they can, spurred on by a growing distrust in the quality of the mass produced food available in most shops. However it can be hard work, especially if you live in a city, as anyone who’s ever tried growing any edibles on their balcony will tell you. Now a new system designed in Portugal may provide an easier solution.

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Noocity Growbed – self-sufficient urban gardening system
Gadgets March 13, 2015 posted by Nigel

Hickies Elastic Laces – turn your sneakers into slip ons

The marketing blurb says ‘designed for an active lifestyle’, but we’re thinking what they probably mean is quite the opposite. These Hickies Elastic Laces are clearly made for those who would prefer not to have to bend over and laboriously tie up their laces. They’re for couch potatoes like you’n me. OK, maybe not you.

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Hickies Elastic Laces – turn your sneakers into slip ons
Eco Friendly March 13, 2015 posted by Nigel

LifeStraw Home – now you can purify water and save lives in your kitchen

The LifeStraw is a brilliant invention, designed to let you safely purify contaminated water completely, so you could happily drink from rivers or other suspect water sources on your foreign travels. It also comes with a nicely humanitarian feature, in that every purchase funds a year’s clean drinking water in Africa for a child. Now the company is branching out, or rather in, to our kitchens.

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LifeStraw Home – now you can purify water and save lives in your kitchen
Bookmark This! March 13, 2015 posted by Nigel

StudioPros – get your song made using world class musicians and studio

So you’ve got a great song sitting inside your head, but you don’t know how to get it properly made? Sure you could use your friend’s friend from down the road, or look up a local musician on Craigslist, but that’s only going to get you so far. But actually you can have your song professionally produced and recorded just like the stars. Without all the mayhem.

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StudioPros – get your song made using world class musicians and studio