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 December 17, 2014 posted by Nigel

Parrot Bebop Drone Camera – incredibly easy to fly, and amazing video quality, what’s not to like? [Review]

Quadcopter cameras are awesome fun, don’t let anyone tell you differently. They’re fun to fly, great for exploring new spaces and it’s fun to edit the video when you get back home. But the big problem they’ve had up to now is the fact that they’re really quite difficult to fly properly. Even the easiest, GPS controlled ones are tricky, which puts a lot of people off. But now a new generation of quadcopter cameras are coming on to the…

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Parrot Bebop Drone Camera – incredibly easy to fly, and amazing video quality, what’s not to like? [Review]
but is it art? December 16, 2014 posted by Nigel

Kosmos – the ultimately stylish Swedish arthouse computer

There are computers and then there are computers, and when you’re looking around for something out of the ordinary and yet super stylish, there aren’t that many choices to be had. You can try the bare bones customizers to start, but if you’re really looking for something with knockout value, you really need to stretch out your horizons. Probably to Sweden.

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Kosmos – the ultimately stylish Swedish arthouse computer
Bookmark This! December 16, 2014 posted by Nigel

How Products Are Made – did you ever want to know how a basketball was made? Well now you can find out instantly

We humans make a lot of stuff. A whole huge amount of stuff. Some of it cool and useful (like safety pins) and some not so (like light up Justin Bieber ties). So if you’ve ever said to yourself, ‘wow, I wonder how they make that product?‘, then this very cool site is probably a place you need to bookmark. Right now.

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How Products Are Made – did you ever want to know how a basketball was made? Well now you can find out instantly
Free Software December 11, 2014 posted by Nigel

SIM City 2000 Special Edition – now available for FREE download for a limited time offer [Freeware]

The massively popular SIM City franchise has been a source of joy for many people over the years. The game gives you total power over creating your own city and more from the ground up, and the real pleasure comes from watching as the population moves in and starts going about their daily lives, commuting, working, enjoying your creation. Now for a very short period, you can download it free.

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SIM City 2000 Special Edition – now available for FREE download for a limited time offer [Freeware]
but is it art? December 9, 2014 posted by Nigel

24K Gold Men’s Racing Bike – for the oligarch who has everything

It’s a real shame we don’t have a category for vomit inducing, but since we’re limited, we’ll have to tag this under B for bleuch! Strictly catering for those people who clearly will never ever ride a bicycle in their lives – yeah sure, you’re going to park your 24K Gold Men’s Racing Bike right outside McDonalds while you hop in for a quick hot apple pie – this is definitely the most ridiculous gift idea ever.

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24K Gold Men’s Racing Bike – for the oligarch who has everything
Gadgets December 9, 2014 posted by Nigel

Gro-hush – soothe your baby with the gentle sound of nature

There’s nothing guaranteed to upset new parents more than the sound of their crying baby, it’s biologically implanted in the genes. That sound of course can mean anything, from a diaper rash to hunger, so in the early days it’s all about trial and error until you can get things calmed down. But sometimes the crying is just discomfort, which is difficult to cure, unless you have a secret weapon.

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Gro-hush – soothe your baby with the gentle sound of nature
cool tech December 5, 2014 posted by Nigel

LightPaper – the world’s thinnest LED lighting

LED tech has really transformed the world in a big way. We’re talking ultra low power lighting in everything from bicycle lamps, to aircraft and cruise liners. It’s great because it’s small, flexible (you can embed it on strips and curve it any way you want) and it’s cheap compared to more exotic technology.

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LightPaper – the world’s thinnest LED lighting