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?
Bizarre February 27, 2015 posted by Nigel

Nose Secret – the instant nose corrector that works?

Question. Should cosmetic gadgetry be outlawed as a matter of public safety? And if so, how far would you go, ban contact lenses too? Anyhoo, apparently there’s a constituency of people who feel aggrieved by the shape of their nose. Many seem to hail from the Asian continent, but it’s a global phenomenon, and there are lots of products catering to this dissatisfaction.

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Nose Secret – the instant nose corrector that works?
Gadgets February 27, 2015 posted by Nigel

iPassport – keep your identity safe with this RFID case

Wireless, contactless, touchless, whatever you want to call it, the new convenience tech is starting to take off in a big way. In London, contactless cards now account for around 100,000 transactions a day on London transport services, and they’re starting to really take off in stores with most stores now featuring ‘tap & pay’ terminals of one sort or another. But with the convenience, as with everything else, comes risk.

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iPassport – keep your identity safe with this RFID case
announcement February 27, 2015 posted by Nigel

Red Ferret Giveaway – Linx 8 Windows Tablet Computer – LAST 48 HOURS!!

Well that went quickly. Here we are noodling along and our first rocking giveaway of the year is almost at an end. Boo-hoo! But wait. There’s still some time left. Yes, you can still enter to win this awesome Linx 8 Tablet Computer, so put down that prawn wrap in your hand and click below before it’s too late. Remember if you don’t enter, you can’t win! CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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Red Ferret Giveaway – Linx 8 Windows Tablet Computer – LAST 48 HOURS!!
Gadgets February 26, 2015 posted by Nigel

Fujifilm Instax 210 – shoot and print camera brings instant gratification

So you thought the age of instant photo printing died along with the Polaroid name, did you? Hah! Over there in Japan it still lives, and what’s more it seems to be even flourishing in some bizarre way. Which is very cool. Maybe it’s the idea that you can deliver your keepsake of the moment to your friends and family without having to email or ‘share’ or whatever. Here you go, here’s a print out. Clean, fast. Immediate.

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Fujifilm Instax 210 – shoot and print camera brings instant gratification
Free Software February 26, 2015 posted by Nigel

Do Tools from IFTTT – cool online service gives us some mobile tools to play with. But what a mess! Freeware]

We’ve talked about the very cool IFTTT (if this, then that) service before, with its cool mix of automated recipes which you can use to automate parts of your life. The idea is you can set up a recipe to, say, send an alert to your phone if snow is coming, based on a reading of the weather reports, and once the recipe is set up, it just runs automatically every day for you. Neat. Now the company is offering…

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Do Tools from IFTTT – cool online service gives us some mobile tools to play with. But what a mess! Freeware]
Cool Web Apps & Sites February 26, 2015 posted by Nigel

Lopeca – hire a local guide and their camera phone for a remote vacation

One of the things we really take for granted is the fact that we are now connected over global distances with something we carry around with us all the time. No, not our car keys, we’re talking about the phone of course. What we haven’t done yet is explore exactly what that means to our lives, which is why this new online service is actually rather interesting.

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Lopeca – hire a local guide and their camera phone for a remote vacation
Gadgets February 24, 2015 posted by Nigel

THL 2015 – cool new budget 4G Android phone comes with fingerprint security and lots of Octa Power [Review]

There’s a brand new budget Android smartphone coming along at the beginning of next month, and it’s pretty fancy. Not only does it have full 4G/LTE built in, as well as dual SIM, dual Standby, but it’s one of the first of its type to feature fingerprint security as standard, which is something usually reserved for much more expensive handsets. And did we mention the price?

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THL 2015 – cool new budget 4G Android phone comes with fingerprint security and lots of Octa Power [Review]
Gadgets February 23, 2015 posted by Nigel

O2 Hurricane Canless Air – planet saving air blast cleans things out fast

Hands up all those of you who eat at your desk. Yes you too. You know you’re making a mess all over your keyboard, right? Delicious, fluffy croissants may be fine and dandy, but all those flaky pastry crumbs are going to play havoc with your keys eventually. Trust us, we’ve dismantled too many keyboards over the years. So here’s a product which might save your time in the long run.

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O2 Hurricane Canless Air – planet saving air blast cleans things out fast
Gadgets February 20, 2015 posted by Nigel

Honor 6 – the best budget Android phone we’ve tested so far [Review] [Editors Choice]

The smartphone market is heading for a huge shock, as the traditional brands find themselves under increasing pressure from some very slick Chinese products which are making their way westwards. The big names like HTC and Samsung are already suffering from slower sales and declining profits, and this trend is going to continue, as lower priced Chinese manufacturers pulverize the established brands on price and features. This new superphone from Honor is a classic example of what we mean.

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Honor 6 – the best budget Android phone we’ve tested so far [Review] [Editors Choice]
Gadgets February 17, 2015 posted by Nigel

Plantronics BackBeat Pro – meaty wireless headphones look cool, sound great and run for ever [Review]

You can’t turn a corner nowadays without stumbling over yet another set of wireless headphones. Thanks to the recent improvements in Bluetooth 4.0, it really does look like the days of the cable tied models are slowly coming to an end. Which will please lots of people, from gamers to runners and beyond. We’ve just tested out one of the newest entrants to market, and found a worthy contender for the ‘Best of…’ title.

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro – meaty wireless headphones look cool, sound great and run for ever [Review]
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