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 opens the Meizumart, where the octa-core MX3 smartphone is yours for $400

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu has opened the Meizumart, its own online store serving international buyers. Inside it sells the 5.1-inch, octa-core MX3 phone from $400.

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California passes ‘kill switch’ law, requiring smartphones to have a self destruct option

A revised version of the controversial smartphone kill switch bill has passed in California. Should it become law, the bill states all phone sold in the state must come with remote anti-theft technology installed.

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ZTE Open C, complete with Firefox OS 1.3, now available to buy through eBay for $100

ZTE has put the new Open C smartphone on sale for $100 exclusively through its own eBay store. It's a basic device which happens to run the latest version of Mozilla's Firefox OS software.

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LG can’t wait for the G3, debuts its Quad HD display on Japan-only Isai FL smartphone

After confirming its 2560 x 1440 pixel, Quad HD touchscreen had passed through international certification channels, LG and Japanese network KDDI announced the Isai FL smartphone, which has the screen fitted to it.

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Why the viral video ‘Look Up’ is sentimental nonsense

The Look Up video, which says we should stop looking at our phones and talking through social networks, is a viral sensation. But it's also a dangerous piece of propaganda which could end our quiet and peaceful lives.

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HTC’s having a one day sale on the One M8, and its yours for $100

HTC is holding a one day sale on its brand new One M8 smartphone, and it's yours for $100, provided you sign-up for a two-year contract through AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon. You'll have to be quick though.

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Samsung’s head of mobile design resigns, but don’t expect many major changes just yet

Samsung's head of mobile design has resigned, making way for the man responsible for the Galaxy series of smartphones to take the position. Will it force a change in Samsung's mobile designs?

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Huawei launches the super slim Ascend P7, with an 8-megapixel selfie cam and 4G LTE

Huawei has launched the Ascend P7, its newest, sleekest, and perhaps most attractive Android smartphone yet. It's the sequel to the Ascend P6, and brings several key spec upgrades with it, including an 8-megapixel selfie camera.

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Crowdfunding to make crazy smell-o-vision accessory the oPhone a reality in June

The oPhone is the world's first scent-based messaging system, and although it sounds like crazy science-fiction, it's almost a reality. You'll be able to pre-order it through Indiegogo in June.

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UK supermarket Tesco to release a Galaxy S5-style Android phone later this year

UK supermarket Tesco has revealed plans to release its own smartphone before the end of the year. The device is said to have a competitive price tag and a specification which compares to the Galaxy S5.

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Rumored Galaxy Tab S AMOLED tablets could have built-in fingerprint sensors

Rumors that Samsung is preparing to launch a new tablet series with AMOLED screens have reappeared, this time also suggesting a fingerprint sensor will be built-in too, ready to make multi-user logins much easier.

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Twisty, turny faces could be the future of smartwatch control systems

A group of engineers have come up with a possible solution to our smartwatch control woes. The idea is to twist and turn the entire watch face, avoiding the need to prod and swipe at the tiny display.

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Nexus 8 is coming: Here’s what (we think) we know about Google’s next tablet

Rumors of a Nexus 8 tablet have been spreading for a while, with some even suggesting it'll replace the popular Nexus 7, so to keep you informed, we've gathered all the news and gossip together in one place.

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Apple, Google, and others are defying gov’ts to tell us when we’re being spied on

Policy alterations taking place at several major technology companies mean in the future, they will inform more customers about government and law enforcement requests for your private data.

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