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.

Put away that body spray, fellas: Google Glass is ‘great for picking up girls’

One of the lucky few to be enrolled in Google's Explorer program, which gives early access to its Glass smartglasses, says the specs have made him something of a celebrity, and that they're, "great for picking up girls."

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Rumor: LG to build the Nexus 5 after all?

The mystery of the Nexus 5 has taken another turn, as despite previous statements, LG is now being linked with building the device for Google, and that it will be based on the new LG G2 Android phone.

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Nokia’s camera-centric Lumia Amber update for Windows Phone released

After teasing it back in May, Nokia has detailed and released the Lumia Amber update for its Windows Phone hardware. Primarily about making the camera even better, it also includes several new features.

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RoboDesk lets people in wheelchairs finally geek out with tablets and smartphones

Engineers at Purdue University have developed the RoboDesk, a motorized tablet mounting system, which has been designed for people with disabilities who use a wheelchair.

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Lytro-like camera tech takes a step closer to appearing in smartphones

DigitalOptics has announced it has signed a deal with Lite-On in China to produce is Mems|cam camera modules, which could bring Lytro-like abilities to smartphones, from the end of this year.

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Long-rumored Nokia tablet specs leaked, could be announced in September (Updated)

The long-rumored Nokia tablet is back in the news, as a series of potential specifications for the device are leaked, which includes it running the next version of Microsoft's Windows RT software.

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Proposed new $5 per year cellphone tax could be used to bring more U.S. schools online

President Obama has put forward a plan to use a new tax on cellphone bills to help pay for his ambitious ConnectED scheme, which aims to give 99 percent of U.S. students access to high speed Internet in schools.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch rumored for September 4 launch

The Galaxy Note 3 may not be the only new Samsung device we see on September 4, as the latest rumors suggest Samsung will reveal the Galaxy Gear smartwatch at the same time.

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Did you know that HTC stands for Hipster Troll Carwash? (Video)

HTC's long awaited Here's To Change marketing campaign is here, and the firm has hired actor Robert Downey Jr. to bring some Hollywood gravitas to its new TV and cinema ads.

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LG has an G Android tablet coming, may be called the ‘G Pad’

Could LG be about to release a new Android tablet? If the latest rumor is correct, it is, and we could see the device - currently known as the LG G Pad - at the IFA show in Berlin early next month.

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Brazilian government accuses Samsung of violating labor laws, sues for $108 million

The Brazilian government has exposed labor law violations in one of Samsung's largest factories in the country, and has filed a lawsuit with damages of $108 million.

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The flip phone is back, as Samsung launches the W789 Hennessy in China

Samsung has announced the W789 Hennessy, a flip phone which uses the Android operating system, and features a quad-core processor and dual screens. So far, it's only headed to China.

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BlackBerry Z30 Rumors: What we know about the big-screen BlackBerry (Updated)

The BlackBerry Z30, also known as the Aristo, is rumored to be a big screen smartphone/tablet hybrid, perhaps with a 5-inch, 720p screen. Here's all the talk about this interesting device collected together in one place.

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Apple seeks to rid world of sketchy third-party chargers with $10 replacements

Apple has introduced a scheme to help rid the world of potentially dangerous third party chargers, as it'll swap any dodgy cheap charger for an official USB power adapter from August 16, at almost half the usual cost.

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Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 to feature 5.68-inch screen, Android 4.3, and 3GB of RAM

An almost complete list of features has been leaked for the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3, including news of a 5.68-inch screen, Android 4.3, and 3GB of RAM. The phone is expected to launch next month.

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