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.
XelfleX could be the technology to make smart clothing attractive, useful, and cheap. It uses fiber optic threads to monitor body movement, and the possible uses range from sports training to injury recovery.
Remember Cardboard -- The quirky VR viewer Google revealed earlier this year? It has received its first update, which includes a dedicated app, a Collections page inside the Play Store, plus new tools for developers.
Google has updated the Android version of Hangouts, adding a selection of stickers, several new video filters, plus an interesting location sharing feature. The new features will also come to iOS soon.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is the first smartphone to use Corning's Gorilla Glass 4 to protect its touchscreen. It's apparently twice as strong as other glass covers, and protects the phone in a high percentage of accidents.
Rumors are gathering about another LG smartwatch, named the G Watch R2, which may come with a 4G modem inside so it can be used independently from a smartphone. LG is tipped to launch the watch during Mobile World Congress next year.
A Finnish company has developed a bendy, flexible, and very strong touch sensitive material, which could be used to add touch controls to almost any surface, including those where a physical button is an impossibility.
Today on DT Daily, we celebrate the tenth anniversary of Numa Numa, one of the first viral video sensations. Plus, you can make a 3D-printed version of The Force Awakens lightsaber, and a levitating Bluetooth speaker? Sure, why…