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.
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Mobile

2014 is the year of health and fitness apps, says Google

Google has been crunching data in the last few weeks of 2014, and it turns out Health and Fitness is the year's fastest growing category in the Google Play store, echoing the fitness wearable trend.
Wearables

Goodbye fitness bands: Soon, motion sensors will be woven right into our clothes

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.
Wearables

Rumor says HTC’s over smartwatches, has plans for a different kind of wearable

According to a new report, HTC will show its first wearable device at CES 2015, but it won't be a smartwatch. Instead, it'll apparently be something different to anything else on sale.
Mobile

Google’s quirky Cardboard VR viewer now has its own corner of the Play Store

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.
Mobile

Google adds clever location sharing feature to Hangouts for Android

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.
Mobile

Gorilla Glass 4 is here, and you can already buy a phone that uses it

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.
Mobile

At 4.75mm thick, the new Vivo X5 Max is in danger of disappearing when turned sideways

Chinese smartphone brand Vivo has been starving its new X5 Max smartphone, which measures a mere 4.75-millimeters thick, making it the current world's thinnest smartphone title holder.
Wearables

LG G Watch R2 rumored for MWC 2015, may include 4G connectivity to really strain the battery

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.
Mobile

LG rumored to have killed G Pro 3 so it can work even harder on the LG G4

A rumor report from Korea suggests LG has dropped its big-screen, high performance G Pro series of smartphones, expected to continue with the G Pro 3, so it can concentrate on the LG G4.
Mobile

HTC’s slickly styled Desire 620 is now official

HTC's new Desire 620 has been made official. The design follows the trend set with the Desire 820, with a slightly more modest spec sheet, complete with a 5-inch, 720p screen.
Wearables

This clever new touch sensitive film could revolutionize wearable tech design

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.
DT Daily

DT Daily: Numa Numa turns 10, print the SWTFA lightsaber, UFO speaker 2:34

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…