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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barnes & Noble has announced a larger version of its Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet, this time coming equipped with a 10.1-inch touchscreen. Still based on a Samsung tablet, it comes with $200 worth of free B&N digital content.
Nokia Networks has been working on a new feature set which could add several benefits to devices connected to 3G networks around the world, including more battery life, faster browsing, and quicker call connections.