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.

Meizu has a new phone coming on November 19, may feature built-in vinyl record player

Chinese smartphone brand Meizu has sent out invitations to an event on November 19, and each one comes with a vinyl record. The phone expected on the day is the MX4 Pro, which if we're honest, probably won't come with a built-in record…

HTC says it will be back with a new tablet of its own in 2015

HTC's back in the tablet game with the Nexus 9, and an executive for the company has said it plans to release another slate in 2015, this time with its own name on the body. There are hints the new device will compete with the Nexus 9.

This tiny lens will put optical zoom into smartphones without making them ugly

DynaOptics is developing an optical zoom lens specifically designed for smartphones, which doesn't need the awkward and bulky extending section we're used to seeing. The clever tech means it's so unobtrusive, you won't know it's there at…

This smart keyboard could be the reason you need to buy a Jolla phone (Updated)

A project to build an "Other Half" QWERTY keyboard accessory for the Jolla smartphone is nearing completion, and has now been launched as a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter.

Smart glasses doomed to stay a niche product, while smart wristwear takes off

Research shows smart glasses aren't about to catch on, and will remain a niche product until at least 2018, and even then will be overshadowed by smart wristwear such as watches and fitness bands.
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Survive waterfalls, and distract wildlife with Kyocera’s DuraForce, coming to AT&T for $50

Kyocera's latest hard wearing, military grade DuraForce smartphone os about to arrive on the AT&T network. It's priced at $50 with a two-year contract, and if it's good enough for Bear Grylls, it'll be good enough for our weekend camping…

AT&T will cut the Moto 360 price by $50 if you buy it with a new Moto X smartphone

If you're tempted by a Moto 360 smartwatch, AT&T will be stocking it from November 7 for $250. It'll also knock $50 off that price if you buy it in a bundle with the new 2014 version of the Moto X smartphone.
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DT Daily: Apple Watch ETA, foldable tablet, bike with ice wheels 2:40

Today on DT Daily: we’ve got news on the release of Apple’s Apple Watch, a bendable tablet screen that folds up to a third of its original size, and a mad inventor tries to ride a bike with wheels made of… ice. One piece of…

The Galaxy Note Edge and its cool curved screen is out on November 14 (Updated)

Samsung's unusual, and very exciting, Galaxy Note Edge has been confirmed for release in America on November 14. Best of all, the phone will be sold through all major networks, and in Samsung's own stores.

No more reception blackouts in the UK, if proposed national roaming plan goes ahead

A national roaming system is currently being considered in the UK, which would end mobile reception black outs. It will give the option to swap to an alternative network, should one provide better coverage than the one to which the phone is…

This prototype tablet screen can fold down to a third of its size, and we want it now

A Japanese company has demonstrated a flexible tablet screen which can fold down to a third of its original size, without any hinges, by using a bendy OLED display.

Now that the Nexus 6 isn’t cheap, is it worth buying at all?

For the first time, Google's new Nexus smartphone isn't a bargain. It has gone from an impulse buy to one we must consider; think about. Once we have, is it really worth buying at all?