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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Google scraps ambitious, high-tech barge project in Portland

Google's ambitious, high-tech barge project has hit stormy waters, and the company has sold the vessel moored in Portland for scrap. This puts an end to hopes we'd be testing out the latest Google toys aboard in the near future.
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Super tough, sapphire screened Kyocera Brigadier marches on to the Verizon network

Verizon has launched the Kyocera Brigadier, its latest rugged smartphone, which stands out thanks to a sapphire crystal screen, making it almost scratch proof, and tough enough for even the harshest environments.
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Senate study says phone bill ‘cramming’ is costing us millions

The U.S. Senate has highlighted the ongoing problem of networks "cramming" additional charges on to your mobile bill. Usually originating from third-party firms, these extras have cost mobile users millions over the years, according to a…
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HTC has something new to show us on August 19, but what could it be?

HTC has called members of the press to an event in New York on August 19, but hasn't given any clues as to what it will reveal. There are rumors galore though, including talk of a Windows Phone device, and a new Nexus tablet.
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Japan’s new HTC J Butterfly manages to be better and worse than the HTC One M8

HTC has teamed up with Japanese network KDDI to launch the J Butterfly, a new take on its popular One M8 device. There are a few differences between the two, some of which make it better than its cousin, while others make it worse.
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Lenovo and Huawei see market share bump, while Samsung and Apple falter

The latest market share data from IDC shows dramatic improvements from Chinese brands Huawei and Lenovo, and the two swapping positions in the charts, while leaders Samsung and Apple both suffered losses.
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Cortana lands in the UK and China in Windows Phone 8.1 Update

Microsoft has detailed the first revision of its Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. The new version will concentrate on improving Cortana, and will bring the virtual assistant to the UK and China.
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This crowd-funding campaign wants to use an iPhone to diagnose malaria

The latest crowd-funding campaign to make use of the Apple iPhone is one from IanXen Rapid, a small medical team hoping to use the device along with a specially created app to make it easier to diagnose, and therefore treat, malaria.
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BlackBerry CEO questions whether brand can ever be iconic again

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said the company may never become iconic again, after being grilled about the firm's future, and any plans for an outright sale, in a recent interview.
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DT Daily: Phone project called Shamu? Microsoft’s tasty charging project, fox eats a GoPro 2:38

Today on DT Daily: The next Nexus phone gets a whale of codename, Microsoft veges out with a Lumia smartphone, and what does the fox eat? GoPro cameras, apparently. Google could be working with their old friends at Motorola on…
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Lithium anode breakthrough could double or triple gadget battery life

Researchers at Stanford University have made a breakthrough in using lithium as an anode inside next generation batteries, potentially meaning triple the standby time for our phones, and twice the range on our electric cars.
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5G mobile connections coming in 2020 says London Mayor

According to Boris Johnson, the London mayor, London will get its first taste of hyper-fast 5G mobile connection speeds in 2020. The future network is all part of a long-term plan for the city's growing infrastructure needs.