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 July 31, 2014 posted by Nigel

Voyager Blue – protect your contactless cards from ID theft

Contactless cards are starting to become the new fashion nowadays. The allure of being able to pay for your cup of coffee with a mere flourish of a card, no sign in or PIN hassle, is apparently too hard to resist for Joe Public. But there are, of course risks with relying on RFID technology, the main one being the fact that these cards can be ‘read’ from a distance with the right equipment, which could lead to scamming and…

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Voyager Blue – protect your contactless cards from ID theft
opinion piece July 31, 2014 posted by Nigel

The City of London Police now own the Internet

Soo, this is interesting. The City of London police, a force which looks after a mere 1 mile patch in the centre of London, has now taken upon itself to run the Internet. According to this BBC report, the police force, which is best known for wearing quaint helmets and having a love of horses, has started inserting warning banners on websites it thinks are infringing copyright.

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The City of London Police now own the Internet
Mobile Tech July 30, 2014 posted by Nigel

Energy Phone Pro – high quality dual SIM octa-core Android smartphone boasts a heartwarming 3 yr warranty [Review]

It’s always great to be surprised by nice things, especially when you’re actually expecting something pretty ordinary. So it was with this new phone from popular Spanish manufacturer Energy Sistem, one of the top Spanish consumer electronics makers. The Energy Phone Pro is the company’s first ever Android smartphone, and instead of coming out with something boring and me-too, they’ve managed to produce a product that is really top notch in a lot of ways.

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Energy Phone Pro – high quality dual SIM octa-core Android smartphone boasts a heartwarming 3 yr warranty [Review]
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]