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?
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!
Awesome July 24, 2014 posted by Nigel

BMW i8 – 155mph, 134.5 mpg, is this the most amazing 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 most amazing 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?