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?
cool tech December 5, 2014 posted by Nigel

LightPaper – the world’s thinnest LED lighting

LED tech has really transformed the world in a big way. We’re talking ultra low power lighting in everything from bicycle lamps, to aircraft and cruise liners. It’s great because it’s small, flexible (you can embed it on strips and curve it any way you want) and it’s cheap compared to more exotic technology.

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LightPaper – the world’s thinnest LED lighting
Gadgets December 2, 2014 posted by Nigel

VRX Flight Simulator – the nearest thing to a cockpit in your living room

If you want to play games, there are many way to go about it. If you’re a part timer, you’ll pop down to your local store and pick up a game for your console or PC. If you’re an enthusiast you’ll probably invest a lot more in your hobby. But if you’re a super rich fruitcake, you’ll go the whole hog and buy something so extravagant you’ll even make your goldfish blush.

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VRX Flight Simulator – the nearest thing to a cockpit in your living room
Gadgets November 26, 2014 posted by Nigel

EHEAR E2 – a Bluetooth wireless headset and action camera in one [Review]

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes a product that makes you go, hmmm. This new EHEAR E2 Bluetooth Headset & Action Camera is one such product. It’s actually a very clever idea. Take a standard wireless headset which you can use with your phone to pick up and make calls, and integrate a camera so you can also take videos as you travel around. Makes sense.

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EHEAR E2 – a Bluetooth wireless headset and action camera in one [Review]
Gadgets November 26, 2014 posted by Nigel

Lettermate – at last a cure for awful handwriting on envelopes

There are certain people who should never be allowed anywhere near a pen and paper. Yes we’re looking at you Mr and Mrs GP doctor people. And others. These folk seem to have a pathological problem with writing clearly (just check out the average prescription note next time), but there are also others who simply can’t write straight. Probably genetic. Now help is at hand.

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Lettermate – at last a cure for awful handwriting on envelopes
Cool Web Apps & Sites November 25, 2014 posted by Nigel

InvoiceToMe – simple free invoice generator lets you produce professional looking invoices in a snap

Now here’s a beautifully simple and yet useful idea. The InvoiceToMe online invoice generator, lets anyone create free professional looking invoices in a trice. You don’t save anything at the end, all you do after you’ve entered your information is press the PDF button to produce a ready to print and send document. Very clever. But there’s more.

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InvoiceToMe – simple free invoice generator lets you produce professional looking invoices in a snap
Gadgets November 24, 2014 posted by Nigel

Whistle Creek Sardine Can Survival Kit – the lifesaver in a tin

You never know when you’re going to need help in an emergency. Disaster could strike on that innocent fishing trip with Aunt Maude, or during a simple trip down to the stores for some more egg custard. But you don’t have to be unprepared, peeps, oh no. Now you can carry around a little kit of essentials to give you Boy Scout super powers in an instant.

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Whistle Creek Sardine Can Survival Kit – the lifesaver in a tin