Andy Boxall

Andy Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a technology writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and owned a series of audacious cars.

ZTE’s budget monster, the Grand X Max, comes to Cricket on October 10 for $200

ZTE has announced another new smartphone for America. It's the Grand X Max, and it's headed to the Cricket network on October 10. It has a massive 6-inch display, and will cost just $200.

Want a ZenWatch? Get in line. Asus may only make 300 of them

Looking forward to the Asus ZenWatch, one of the new generation of design-conscious smartwatches announced this year? You may have to wait for it, because it could get a very limited release, if a new report from China is accurate.

AT&T data thief fired after accessing 1,600 private customer accounts

AT&T has written to a number of its subscribers, warning of unauthorized access to their accounts, which could result in theft of private data. The person responsible has since been fired.
DT Daily

DT Daily: Drone in your pocket, full-room gaming, sing with yourself 2:37

Today on DT Daily: A smartphone-controlled quadcopter that’s small enough to fit in your pocket, Microsoft’s plan to turn your living room into an augmented reality gaming environment, and an uncanny demonstration of the art…

Thanks to its fancy new screen, Sharp’s next tablet may get up to 10x battery life

Sharp has revealed plans to build a new tablet which incorporates its own power-saving IGZO screen tech, and Qualcomm's equally frugal Mirasol technology, creating a highly power-efficient device.

Samsung built a robotic bum to prove that the Galaxy Note 4 won’t bend

Samsung's eager to prove the Galaxy Note 4 won't suffer the same problems as other large-screen smartphones (cough, iPhone 6 Plus), and has built a robotic bottom to prove it.

New Google messaging app rumored for 2015, with no Google account needed

Google could be working on a new app to compete with WhatsApp, Line, and other popular instant messaging apps. If you're wondering what's wrong with Hangouts, this new app may not need the user to have a Google account.

UK retailer Tesco launches the Hudl 2 tablet, with Intel power inside

UK retailer Tesco has announced the Hudl 2 tablet, the sequel to its Kindle Fire-challenger from last year. The new tablet has a larger, higher resolution screen, and a quad-core Intel processor.

Vertu trades flash for restraint in the mature, polished-titanium Aster

The Vertu Aster is the latest lifestyle-focused smartphone from the luxury manufacturer, which shuns much of the visual drama of previous models, and goes for subtle, sleek chic instead.

Lumia 530 with Windows Phone 8.1 arrives at T-Mobile and Cricket (updated)

Nokia, or should that be Microsoft, announced the Lumia 530 earlier this year, and now it has been confirmed for sale by the T-Mobile and Cricket networks, plus several high-street retailers.
Movies & TV

Angry Birds movie set to soar in 2016 with star-studded cast

Celebrating the milestone of one billion birds flung from its catapult, Rovio has revealed the cast list behind its forthcoming Angry Birds movie. The big names include Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, and Maya Rudolph.

LG wants to make a smartwatch powered by WebOS

LG has plans to bring WebOS back to the mobile world, just not installed on a smartphone, but a smartwatch instead. A developer website gave the game away, but revealed little in the way of detail.