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?
Fun & Games January 21, 2015 posted by Nigel

WowWee MiPosaur – hands on with WowWee’s new dancing dino robot [First Look]

We love robots. Who doesn’t? As long as they’re not tearing up the city we’re all for them. Especially when they’re cute and cuddly, and have enough smarts to play games with us. We’re actually looking forward to the day when we can have real looking robot dinosaurs roaming the hallways, it’s going to be fun. We think. In the meantime, the new smart toys will have to do instead.

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WowWee MiPosaur – hands on with WowWee’s new dancing dino robot [First Look]
Gadgets January 20, 2015 posted by Nigel

Velopresso – the pedal powered coffee trike

Mock the hipsters all you like, but they’re definitely full of interesting at times. Such as when they’re celebrating unusual, hipster type indulgences and coming up with all sorts of weird ways to enjoy them. Like coffee for instance. Who needs a standard boring espresso machine when you can use one of these instead?

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Velopresso – the pedal powered coffee trike
Gadgets January 16, 2015 posted by Nigel

E-Ceros Revolution 2 Tablet – ultra high spec retina tablet has a lot of style and a great price [Review]

If you need proof of just how fast the tech market moves, you need look no further than the tablet computer arena. Not only are prices plummeting, but the design and specifications are also changing rapidly, to the extent that it’s hard to find fault with the latest generation of generic tablet computers, even at the budget price end of the market.

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E-Ceros Revolution 2 Tablet – ultra high spec retina tablet has a lot of style and a great price [Review]
Cool Web Apps & Sites January 15, 2015 posted by Nigel

Cat Petting Simulator – an online substitute for the purr-fact relationship

Sometimes we get a little confused by things that we find, either because they’re a little bizarre or they’re simply deranged. We’re not sure which side of the coin this online site falls, but it’s definitely not normal. The Cat Petting Simulator offers up an olde school style text adventure game interface to let you interact with a digital cat.

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Cat Petting Simulator – an online substitute for the purr-fact relationship
Gadgets January 14, 2015 posted by Nigel

Arctic P614 BT Bluetooth Headphones – new budget wireless headphones come with superb sound quality and NFC [Review]

There’s no shortage of headphones vying for our attention nowadays, but most of them fit into two camps. Either they’re super cheap, low specification products, or they’re top end, designer fancy and with a fancy price tag to match. But now the folks at Arctic (who make computer components) have come up with an interesting twist on the budget market, a cool specification list.

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Arctic P614 BT Bluetooth Headphones – new budget wireless headphones come with superb sound quality and NFC [Review]
Bookmark This! January 14, 2015 posted by Nigel

What TV is Best For My Apartment? – find out the optimal resolution, size and sitting distance for your home set up

Everyone loves a good TV night if it’s done properly, and a lot of that comes from having the best installation you can afford. But what a lot of people don’t know is you can improve your experience even without having to spend a fortune on special gear, just by making some wise choices for your particular room size and placement.

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What TV is Best For My Apartment? – find out the optimal resolution, size and sitting distance for your home set up
Gadgets January 13, 2015 posted by Nigel

Neon N2Q – $108 octa-core Android smartphone points the way to the future of cheap tech in 2015 [Review]

Time doesn’t stand still when it comes to technology, and 2015 is likely to go down as the year of the budget smartphone. Nokia kind of kicked off the genre in an oblique way a few weeks ago by introducing a $29 part smart phone, and it’s very likely that we’re going to see the same kind of downward pressure on prices over the coming months elsewhere with ‘proper’ smartphones.

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Neon N2Q – $108 octa-core Android smartphone points the way to the future of cheap tech in 2015 [Review]
Gadgets January 13, 2015 posted by Nigel

Wallet Ninja – 18 in 1 tool for your pocket is rather impressive

When we look back on civilization’s greatest achievements, somewhere when we’re about to transmogrify into blobs of pure spiritual energy, we’re predicting that one of the major highlights will be the invention of pockets. Come on, how useful are these little things? Without them where would we hold all the cool stuff to impress our friends?

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Wallet Ninja – 18 in 1 tool for your pocket is rather impressive
Awesome January 12, 2015 posted by Nigel

Shower Of The Future – revolutionary new system cuts water waste to almost zero, you shower in just 5 liters of luxury water

There’s no question that we waste a huge amount of energy every day, which is not fair on the planet or on our pocketbooks. The problem is it’s hard to identify easy wins, where we can make savings which are significant and yet don’t adversely impact our lives too much. Now a Swedish company has come up with an ingenious system which promises to completely overturn our shower waste and give us a better shower at the same time.

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Shower Of The Future – revolutionary new system cuts water waste to almost zero, you shower in just 5 liters of luxury water
Bookmark This! January 12, 2015 posted by Nigel

Vision – online free eye test not quite ready for prime time

We stumbled across a new site the other day which promises to provide an on-screen eye test service using nothing more exotic than your monitor and a smartphone. The project is clearly still in beta (because there’s a big beta badge on it) so we’re happy to give it a bit of slack, but there is one huge problem which the developers seem to have overlooked.

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Vision – online free eye test not quite ready for prime time