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?
Awesome March 9, 2015 posted by Nigel

Solar Impulse 2 – follow the amazing world record fuel free flight in real time from inside the cockpit

In case you haven’t yet heard, two intrepid Swiss adventurers have just set off on a round the world flight in a solar powered plane which will use absolutely no extra fuel on the journey. The 17,000 solar panels will charge up some on-board lithium ion batteries to keep the plane aloft during the night, and they will simply keep going until they complete the whole journey around the globe.

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Solar Impulse 2 – follow the amazing world record fuel free flight in real time from inside the cockpit
Gadgets March 9, 2015 posted by Nigel

SISWOO Monster R8 – this beast of a phone blows most other budget Androids out of the water [Review]

We have a feeling that 2015 will come to be recognized as the start of the era of the Chinese budget phone, which means it’s also likely to be the beginning of a surge in online handset buying. What this means for the main street phone retailers is anyone’s guess, but the signs are that things are going to get pretty precarious, pretty quickly.

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SISWOO Monster R8 – this beast of a phone blows most other budget Androids out of the water [Review]
Gadgets March 6, 2015 posted by Nigel

Nano MicroUSB OTG Adapter – convert a standard USB socket into a smartphone and tablet friendly plug

Moving swiftly up to the top of the ‘items you are most likely to lose in 10 minutes flat’ chart, we present the amazing, delicious, fantastic new Nano MicroUSB OTG Adapter. Why would you need one, we hear you ask? Well if you have a new OTG enabled tablet or smartphone, you’ll be able to use this tiny doohickey to convert just about any standard USB accessory (like a keyboard, mouse, hard drive etc) to the microUSB format so you…

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Nano MicroUSB OTG Adapter – convert a standard USB socket into a smartphone and tablet friendly plug
cool tech March 6, 2015 posted by Nigel

Airlander – world’s largest aircraft is quiet, slow, very eco friendly and can haul 50 tons

Don’t look now, but airships are about to make a comeback. Big time. The idea of using lighter than air craft kind of went away with the flaming disasters of the 1930s, but now a new generation of technologies offers safer, more efficient options for these giants, And now one British company thinks it has come up with the perfect product to attract buyers to the market once more.

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Airlander – world’s largest aircraft is quiet, slow, very eco friendly and can haul 50 tons
Gadgets March 5, 2015 posted by Nigel

Immerse Virtual Reality Headset – turn your smartphone into a 3D wonderland of fun for just $45 ]Review]

There’s no question that 3D is a bit of a joke nowadays. The problem is the industry thought we’d love it enough to pay lots of money for the TVs, the movie tickets and all the other bits and pieces. But we didn’t. Our bad. But now there’s a new genre of fun budget 3D products which might just bring it back to life, and we’ve got our grubby mits on one example to test out.

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Immerse Virtual Reality Headset – turn your smartphone into a 3D wonderland of fun for just $45 ]Review]
Reviews March 3, 2015 posted by Nigel

Head to Head: DELL XPS 13 2015 vs Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro [Review]

Remember how a couple of years ago everyone said the laptop was dead? Wow, how wrong were they? Turns out tablets really aren’t as good at general computing as people thought, right? We thought it would be fun to compare two of the latest greatest generation of ultra-portable PC notebook computers, and see what you get for your money. Hint: a heck of a lot.

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Head to Head: DELL XPS 13 2015 vs Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro [Review]