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 April 21, 2015 posted by Nigel

RK88E 13 in 1 Selfie Kit – the ultimate, and we mean ultimate, poem to self obsessed photography

When the historians of 2190 eventually get around to examining our era closely, what do you think they’ll deduce? Will it be, what an amazingly artistic culture we have? Or perhaps they’ll acknowledge that we invented a crude but effective global communication system? Nope, none of the above. They’ll look at our short, but intensive obsession with self-photography and conclude that we’re a bunch of narcissistic morons.

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RK88E 13 in 1 Selfie Kit – the ultimate, and we mean ultimate, poem to self obsessed photography
Gadgets April 20, 2015 posted by Nigel

PocketRig 2 – turn your humble DSLR into a full blown Pro rig with this cool pocket sized adapter

The great thing about modern DSLR cameras is their versatility. Not only are they masters of the still image, but they can also do amazing video which can rival cinema quality equipment, but you do need to make sure you have the right kind of accessories to get the best out of your footage. Which is where this amazing new adapter comes into play.

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PocketRig 2 – turn your humble DSLR into a full blown Pro rig with this cool pocket sized adapter
Awesome April 20, 2015 posted by Nigel

The Source of 15 Major World Rivers

It’s a fact that our civilization relies on the constant flow of water down the main rivers in each country. We build cities near them, use their water for our industrial systems, and enjoy their beauty in our leisure time. But how many of us think about the source of these majestic water flows? Well here’s a great set of images highlighting the source of 15 of the world’s biggest rivers for you to enjoy.

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The Source of 15 Major World Rivers
Gadgets April 17, 2015 posted by Nigel

NailO – brilliant fingernail trackpad

Sometimes you have to take your hat off to the boffins for coming up with something genuinely innovative, and this new concept product is one of those. The NailO is a nail sticker which fits over a thumb and converts your digit to a full blown trackpad. It’s the brainchild of the geeks at MIT – we’re rather surprised it’s not a crazy Kickstarter project yet – and it looks to have real potential.

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NailO – brilliant fingernail trackpad
Reviews April 16, 2015 posted by Nigel

Archos Weather Station – keep track of your environment with your smartphone and some wireless sensors [Review]

There’s no question that cool tech advances in sensors have given us some amazing products. Health and fitness monitors are everywhere, and there’s also a growing segment for sensors which can track our environment, and help us stay aware of what’s happening in our local surroundings. The new Archos Weather Station is the latest product to enter this arena, and it’s not a bad system at all, as we found out in our tests.

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Archos Weather Station – keep track of your environment with your smartphone and some wireless sensors [Review]
Gadgets April 10, 2015 posted by Nigel

Meegopad T01 – Q. How small can a Windows PC get? A. Very small indeed ….

Miniaturization is getting just a little ridiculous. First the boffins at Michigan U. create a computer smaller than a grain of rice, and then we find ourselves marveling at the fact that someone’s actually squeezed a full Windows 8 onto a device the size of stick of gum. Of the two feats, we reckon the last one is actually more miraculous, considering how bloated Windows is right now.

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Meegopad T01 – Q. How small can a Windows PC get? A. Very small indeed ….