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 May 23, 2015 posted by Nigel

Go Smile Sonic Blue Teeth Whitening System – lighten as you whiten as you brush brush brush

Apparently white teeth say a lot about a person. At least that’s what some random stranger on a train told us. But then again he was a orthodontic pool cleaner from Hollywood, so we’re not too sure about his credentials. But having teeth with no nasty yellow stains on them is probably a definite plus if you’re interested in impressing people who have what you want.

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Go Smile Sonic Blue Teeth Whitening System – lighten as you whiten as you brush brush brush
Gadgets May 20, 2015 posted by Nigel

Sum Up – elegant way to accept credit card payments with your phone

Look, the future is inevitably going to be almost completely plastic, whether we want it or not. The extra security, convenience and durability of credit and debit cards makes it a shoe-in really. So if you’re running a small business or service and you can’t accept credit cards, you’re going to be working at a disadvantage. Which is why services like Sum Up are so interesting.

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Sum Up – elegant way to accept credit card payments with your phone
Cool Web Apps & Sites May 20, 2015 posted by Nigel

Popcorn In Your Browser – watch movies instantly in your browser for free … for a while

It’s hard not to feel some sympathy for the entertainment industry as they flail around trying to stay up to date with technologies designed to deliver their content free to anyone who wants it. They sue this company, shut down that operation, lobby governments and buy political friends, and still they’re always at least five steps behind the curve. It’s a war all right, with no end in sight. Take this new free movie viewing service for instance.

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Popcorn In Your Browser – watch movies instantly in your browser for free … for a while
cool tech May 20, 2015 posted by Nigel

Magstim – can a magnet really cure depression?

Major depressive disorder (also known as clinical depression) is a mental disorder which is currently believed to affect over 298 million people across the world. Typically treated with anti-depressant drugs, there has been an ongoing hunt to find an alternative method of treatment with fewer potential side effects. Now there appears to be hope of a new treatment which involves nothing more than the use of resonating magnets.

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Magstim – can a magnet really cure depression?
Eco Friendly May 19, 2015 posted by Nigel

Luka EV – 20,000 euros, 130 kph top speed, 300 km range, electric hub motors, open source

You have to be some special kind of crazy to try and create your own electric car. Lots of people have tried, and lots have come unstuck, because at the end of the day there’s an awful lot that can go wrong with your design and plans. For example almost all the electric cars featured on this page are no longer in existence. It’s a tough world out there. Especially with the major manufacturers like Nissan and BMW engaged in…

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Luka EV – 20,000 euros, 130 kph top speed, 300 km range, electric hub motors, open source
Free Software May 19, 2015 posted by Nigel

Wemp Locator – collaborative crime map helps you protect your smartphone in risky areas [Freeware]

Over 3.1 million smartphones were stolen in the US in 2013, and according to the statistics the problem is growing. As our phones become more sophisticated and more expensive, it’s logical to expect them to become more desirable targets for street villains and others. Despite all the talk of kill-switches and suchlike, there appears to be no way to avoid the increasing crime wave at the moment. Or is there?

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Wemp Locator – collaborative crime map helps you protect your smartphone in risky areas [Freeware]
cool tech May 18, 2015 posted by Nigel

ParcelHome – the smart letterbox you control with your phone

All this online shopping is all well and good, but it can definitely make life more of a hassle. We’re talking about arranging things so you’re there to accept the delivery, and avoiding having to reschedule deliveries because the couriers can’t get the delivery time right. Now there’s a clever new solution which uses your phone to keep control of deliveries. And returns.

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ParcelHome – the smart letterbox you control with your phone
Awesome May 18, 2015 posted by Nigel

Google Autonomous Cars – they’re real, they’re coming and they’ll transform our cities completely

In the scant six years (yes that short) since Google first sprung the idea of self-driving cars onto the world stage, things have moved on significantly. Their vehicles have now racked up around 1 million autonomous miles of driving on test tracks and roads, and during that time only 11 minor accidents – caused by other people, and mostly from rear end shunts at traffic lights!

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Google Autonomous Cars – they’re real, they’re coming and they’ll transform our cities completely