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.
The Cubi is a smartwatch designed for kids that should be helpful to parents. It has its own SIM card for GPS and sending voice messages, plus a cute character all of its own. The project is now live on Kickstarter.
The Tempo is an environmental monitor that looks like a pebble you picked up on the beach. Not only can it make sure your cigars are in pristine condition, but it can help isolate heating energy waste in your home and act as an iBeacon.
Finnish firm Jolla has announced the Jolla Tablet, which is up for pre-order through the crowd-funding website Indiegogo, and features a 7.85-inch, high resolution screen, an Intel processor, and the new Sailfish OS 2.0 software.
Qualcomm has come out in defense of its Snapdragon 810 processor, saying there are no problems with the chip. However, there is one company that doesn't agree, and is unlikely to use the 810 in its next big smartphone release.
Newsflash: World's most attention-seeking mobile network has signed the world's most attention-seeking woman to produce an attention-seeking TV ad. Watch T-Mobile and Kim Kardashian's DataStash TV commercial here.