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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 October 15, 2014 posted by Nigel

Re-Timer Light Therapy Glasses – new LED glasses reduce jet lag and winter blues after just 30 minutes use a day

Light Therapy is a well established method of helping people who suffer from the winter blues (otherwise known as SAD or seasonal affective disorder). The idea is you sit in front of a bright natural daylight lamp every day to normalize your melatonin and help regulate the mood changes that come from shorter days and less access to sunlight. But now there’s a new product which promises to make it more efficient all round.

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Re-Timer Light Therapy Glasses – new LED glasses reduce jet lag and winter blues after just 30 minutes use a day
Gadgets October 15, 2014 posted by Nigel

Toilet Phone – sorry, too many jokes available … please try later

So occasionally we come across products which we feel you should know about, even if we don’t actually understand their reason for existence. This is one such product. We’d just like to know which synapse challenged marketing suit decided that creating a Toilet Phone would be a great idea? Do you think they had a long discussion about it? What color it would be? Size?

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Toilet Phone – sorry, too many jokes available … please try later
Eco Friendly October 15, 2014 posted by Nigel

4.7 Meter Electric Bike – wacky Chinese electric bicycle vies for Guinness world record

You’ve got to hand it to the clever Chinese, they know how to enjoy themselves in a collective way. Just look at this very cosy 4.7 Meter Electric Bicycle, which can hold up to 9 people comfortably as it presumably stutters along the road. We say presumably because we’re wondering how many batteries you need to haul that amount of cargo on just two wheels?

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4.7 Meter Electric Bike – wacky Chinese electric bicycle vies for Guinness world record
Gadgets October 14, 2014 posted by Nigel

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro – amazing pencil thin 2 in 1 convertible laptop tablet delivers the best of all worlds [Review]

Convertible laptop tablet computers are all the rage nowadays, spurred on by reducing prices and improved specifications. Why would you not want the best of both worlds, a laptop computer with the power to run Windows and games, and a tablet computer which gives you touchscreen ease of use for browsing and entertainment? Now the king of the convertibles, Lenovo, has come out with its latest in its Yoga range, and it’s an amazing piece of kit all round.

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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro – amazing pencil thin 2 in 1 convertible laptop tablet delivers the best of all worlds [Review]
Free Software October 14, 2014 posted by Nigel

EVDA Anon Private Browser TOR – the perfect way to keep your browsing secure on your Android smartphone [Freeware]

Keeping your affairs private is something that’s important to many people, and not just because they’re doing something wrong. It can be as simple as stopping villains stealing your ID to staying safe in a hostile dictatorship country, and it can be serious stuff. So it’s always good when more tools come on to the market to help people stay safe.

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EVDA Anon Private Browser TOR – the perfect way to keep your browsing secure on your Android smartphone [Freeware]
Gadgets October 13, 2014 posted by Nigel

Portable Voice Clarifying TV Speaker – now you can hear the words you keep missing

What is it about modern televisions and the spoken dialog on shows? Everyone seems to be focused on big boom box type sounds, with heavy bass for the explosions etc, but there’s not a lot of attention being paid to actually hearing what the actors say during the shows, which means it’s easy to miss important things simply because your TV won’t pick up dialog audio properly.

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Portable Voice Clarifying TV Speaker – now you can hear the words you keep missing
Fun & Games October 13, 2014 posted by Nigel

Cocoro Lie Detector Headset – liar, liar, head’s on fire

What would the world be like if we could all tell if everyone was telling the truth or not? Would that make things better or worse? The idea is so radical that there was a huge selling book about it called The Truth Machine (free download available here), which offered up a rather surreal view of a world where truth was the only way of life.

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Cocoro Lie Detector Headset – liar, liar, head’s on fire
Bizarre October 9, 2014 posted by Nigel

The Incredible Astounding Amazing Mr Nunzio La Vecchia and his Quant ‘Salt Water’ Powered Supercar

Hollywood needs to make a movie about this story, because it’s that good. And we mean good. It’s so fantastic it makes other similar stories pale in comparison. At its heart it’s the story of a man and his vision, the vision to create a personality so large, and so incredibly impressive it will take our collective breath away. The movie would star Leo DeCaprio as Nunzio La Vecchia, entrepreneur, inventor, philanthropist, with a glorious gleaming supercar prototype as his…

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The Incredible Astounding Amazing Mr Nunzio La Vecchia and his Quant ‘Salt Water’ Powered Supercar
Gadgets October 8, 2014 posted by Nigel

Blackout Buddy H2O – just add water to generate emergency light

Losing your power due to a natural disaster or weather event can be traumatic, but even the simplest power outage, such as when a power line gets cut or goes down, can create a headache for unprepared homeowners. Those people living in areas where these things happen regularly are more likely to be ready, but for the rest of us there’s a simple way to at least get some light on the situation without having to hunt around for batteries…

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Blackout Buddy H2O – just add water to generate emergency light
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