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?
hmm..interesting July 23, 2014 posted by Nigel

BlackLight SunCell – could this technology really offer 3000 miles of travel from a liter of water?

The hunt for sustainable cheap alternatives to our decreasing oil reserves continues apace, with everything from Thorium nuclear to more conventional hydrogen fuel cells being researched and developed as we speak. Now a new tech has thrown its hat into the ring, and it looks as though it’s either a very clever scam or a revolution in the making.

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BlackLight SunCell – could this technology really offer 3000 miles of travel from a liter of water?
cool tech July 22, 2014 posted by Nigel

TableTop Aquaponics – grow your own food the healthy sustainable way

In case you hadn’t heard, food is getting more expensive, mostly due to rising harvesting, shipping, and processing costs. One answer to the problem has been to start looking at alternative, more local and efficient ways to produce food for communities wherever they are, and Aquaponics looks like a solid solution. The system marries aquaculture (aka fish farming) with hydroponics, to deliver fresh home grown vegetables along with fish supplies when needed.

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TableTop Aquaponics – grow your own food the healthy sustainable way
Awesome July 22, 2014 posted by Nigel

Single Page Guru – awesome and deliciously easy website maker lets you create a stunning looking site in minutes

Making websites has definitely become more of a science than an art nowadays, what with the popularity of things like WordPress, Weebly and other site makers. But even with these systems there’s still a ton of work needed to actually make a site look good, as anyone who’s struggled with a WordPress theme will tell you. If you’re not a designer, the results can quickly and easily become horrible.

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Single Page Guru – awesome and deliciously easy website maker lets you create a stunning looking site in minutes
announcement July 21, 2014 posted by Nigel

Red Ferret Giveaway – FINAL WEEK for the chance to win a Lenovo Laptop

The moment is approaching fast, who will win? Are you excited? We are. Anyway just to say if you’ve been putting off entering because your dear Aunt Agnes is visiting at the moment, along with her yappy terrier, then delay no longer, because time is running out. Click here to enter. Remember if you don’t enter, you cannot possibly win. Honest, we’ve tried that and it doesn’t work at all. Really!

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Red Ferret Giveaway – FINAL WEEK for the chance to win a Lenovo Laptop
Awesome July 18, 2014 posted by Nigel

AromaFork – hack your tastebuds with this weird and wonderful tool

So here’s a fascinating fact. Apparently we humans lose half of our taste receptors by the time we reach 20, and from then on it’s all downhill. Yikes. As if that wasn’t enough, our tastebuds can only recognize 5 primary tastes – sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and unami – and if you’re a non-taster, you’re probably not even going to be able to do that. So it’s fascinating to report on a new product which aims to help things along…

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AromaFork – hack your tastebuds with this weird and wonderful tool
Cool Web Apps & Sites July 17, 2014 posted by Nigel

Hidden From Google – listing all the censored ‘people’ results on search engines

The recent ‘right to be forgotten‘ ruling from the EU has definitely allowed some very…um… interesting people to avoid public attention in Europe, and even more so now that Bing has just joined the party. The result has been as expected, various people removing their search engine listing for things like court cases and adverse newspaper reports, which means of course they can then move on and either reform, or do their stuff again to other unsuspecting victims.

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Hidden From Google – listing all the censored ‘people’ results on search engines
opinion piece July 17, 2014 posted by Nigel

Bloggers in France can now be fined for bad reviews? Vraimant?

We seriously need to do some compulsory education of the legal profession around the world, judging by this unbelievable court judgment in France. A French judge, who is unfortunately not named, has ruled that a negative review of a restaurant called Il Giardino in Cap-Ferret, which had the title “the place to avoid in Cap-Ferret: Il Giardino”, was overly critical and should be toned down. The judge also fined the writer. Incredible.

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Bloggers in France can now be fined for bad reviews? Vraimant?