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?
cool tech August 21, 2014 posted by Nigel

Chairless Chair – the invisible chair you wear

When you think about it, the phrase ‘drag up a chair’ kind of sums up our relationship with these common seating tools. We put up with having to drag them around the place, when in reality it would be much better if we could just wear them, wouldn’t it? Well hey, now there’s a new Swiss invention which may just let that happen.

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Chairless Chair – the invisible chair you wear
Gadgets August 21, 2014 posted by Nigel

Yerka – the bicycle that can’t be stolen? Mmm…

Hmm…some enterprising Chilean engineering students have come up with a bike design they say makes it theft proof. They actually use the word ‘unstealable‘, but we’re not sure it actually exists. Anyhoo, the Yerka project looks pretty clever all right, although we do have a couple of questions.

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Yerka – the bicycle that can’t be stolen? Mmm…
Awesome August 19, 2014 posted by Nigel

THL 5000 – 3 day battery life and enough power to charge your other devices? Yep, this is the amazing 5000mAh phone we’ve been waiting for [Review]

Regular readers will know that we’ve been hunting for the perfect smartphone for a few years now. The criteria is pretty simple. First and most important, it must have a battery life of several days before needing a charge. It also has to have a great price, be as powerful as possible, offer infinitely expandable storage via microSD cards and preferably be dual SIM. We’ve just found that phone.

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THL 5000 – 3 day battery life and enough power to charge your other devices? Yep, this is the amazing 5000mAh phone we’ve been waiting for [Review]
Gadgets August 19, 2014 posted by Nigel

Doona – the infant car seat that thinks it’s a buggy

It’s been the problem of problems down the ages. How to easily transfer the sleeping baby from the comfort of the car seat to the buggy without risking a hernia or worse. An angry wake up with tears. Now there’s a new option which looks like it could solve both problems very elegantly indeed.

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Doona – the infant car seat that thinks it’s a buggy
Bookmark This! August 19, 2014 posted by Nigel

Currently Down – taking website status checking to a whole new level of cool

It can be pretty annoying if you want to visit a website and you can’t access it for some reason, especially when it’s hard to know whether it’s just your fault, or whether the site is down for everyone out there. That’s why there’s a few services available which offer to help you find out the truth behind the problem, but now there’s a rather cool newcomer on the scene.

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Currently Down – taking website status checking to a whole new level of cool
general August 18, 2014 posted by Nigel

Five-0 Police Rating App – free app lets citizens track and rate police encounters [Freeware]

If there’s one thing the advent of the Internet has brought to the world, it’s the ability to easily gather data from people, and this new app from a group of young Americans is the latest example of the power of this information crowdsourcing. Five-0 Police Rating App is a free smartphone app which lets people log their encounters with law enforcement and rate the experience for future reference.

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Five-0 Police Rating App – free app lets citizens track and rate police encounters [Freeware]
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