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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Cool Tech

This holographic touchscreen is projected into thin air, but it looks incredibly real

A team of scientists from the University of Tokyo have developed a holographic touchscreen interface called the HaptoMime, which uses a ultrasonic wave to make it feel like you're really touching a physical surface.
Mobile

Now it’s just getting silly: Vivo rumored to make a 3.8mm thick smartphone

Chinese smartphone brand Vivo is rumored to be working on a new contender for the title of world's thinnest smartphone. If the reports are accurate, it may measure just 3.8 millimeters thick.
DT Daily

DT Daily: eTree takes root, Oculus VR movie, cookin’ up a smartphone 2:53

Today on DT Daily: the world’s first e-Tree has been planted, fright fans will appreciate the first official movie release for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, and finally, can the Xperia Z3 smartphone survive being…
Cool Tech

The 1,200mph Aerion supersonic jet will do London to New York in just over 4 hours

Airbus and Aerion have entered into a partnership to make the supersonic Aerion AS2 business jet a reality. Eventually, it'll be capable of Mach 1.6, and do London to New York in just over 4 hours.
Mobile

It may be basic, but this 7-inch tablet has 4G and only costs $150

MetroPCS has announced the launch of the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 tablet. It may have a basic 7-inch screen, and a dual-core processor, but it will connect to the network's high speed data stream, and costs just $150.
Social Media

Ello legally binds itself to remaining an ethical, ad-free social network, forever

New social network Ello has become a Public Benefits Corporation, which means it must stick to rules laid out in a charter, making it illegal for it to make money from ads, or to sell your data.
Wearables

The GPS rocking, Android Wear sporting Sony SmartWatch 3 is yours for $250 with Verizon

Verizon has announced the availability of the Sony SmartWatch 3, the first Android Wear smartwatch to take advantage of the OS's latest features. It's priced at $250, and will be out at the end of October.
Mobile

Forget the Nokia Lumia name, from now on it’s Microsoft Lumia all the way

Microsoft has officially announced the beginning of its rebranding exercise regarding Nokia. The Nokia Lumia name, wherever it's found, will be gradually replaced with the new Microsoft Lumia name.
Mobile

AT&T tries to sweeten the Fire Phone, offers buyers a Kindle Fire HDX for $50

AT&T will start stocking the Kindle Fire HDX this month and is offering the tablet on a variety of different deals, including one where it costs $50 when purchased with an Amazon Fire Phone.
Mobile

To help quell privacy fears, Xiaomi shifts its international data storage out of China

In the wake of stories accusing it of collecting private data without permission, Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi has started shifting its international users' data to servers located in the U.S. and Singapore.
Wearables

This fitness tracker is yours for free, if you subscribe to the $12 per year companion app

Here's an interesting addition to the ever-expanding fitness tracker market. It's from Pivotal Living, and the company will give you a free wearable fitness band, if you subscribe to the companion app for a mere $12 per year.
Mobile

Microsoft opens the doors to its secret Garage, and shows off cool mobile apps

Microsoft has opened the doors to its Garage, where it has been creating various mobile apps which up until now, have remained hidden from the public eye. Here are five of our favorites.