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?
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
Gadgets October 7, 2014 posted by Nigel

Baxter Research Robot – soon….

It’s not going to be long now before we see fully equipped, quasi intelligent robots doing stuff that we used to do. Things that are boring or routine are already done by our robotic friends, like factory and security work, but the ongoing miniaturization means this is going to continue apace.

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Baxter Research Robot – soon….
Cool Web Apps & Sites October 6, 2014 posted by Nigel

Emergent – real time rumor tracker from Columbia University is a great way to debunk media hysteria

There’s a constant flood of rumors on the Internet, some outlandish, some quite reasonable. The problem is it’s really hard to tell which is which, and it’s easy to be fooled by media hysteria during crises or important global news events. Now there’s a quick and very neat way to verify what you’re hearing about as it happens.

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Emergent – real time rumor tracker from Columbia University is a great way to debunk media hysteria
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