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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Wearables

The Gear S3 is reportedly code-named 'Solaris,' features 'updated user interface'

Samsung is apparently working on the Gear S3 smartwatch, code-named "Solaris," and has already commissioned luxury brand de Grisogono to make an expensive, luxurious version of the device.
Virtual Reality

We wore the future of VR, and it has a crystal clear 20K resolution

The Infinitus Prime tVR promises an incredibly immersive VR experience with its wide field of view and super high-resolution display, which well exceeds Oculus' Rift or HTC's Vive. Does Infinitus deliver, or is it too ambitious for its own…
Mobile

Does this phone look like the iPhone 6? Chinese authorities say yes

In a twist to the usual tale, here's a company accusing Apple of copying one of its phones to come up with the design for the iPhone 6. The claim has taking an unexpected turn in China.
Mobile

Anybody can learn to code, but Apple’s Swift Playgrounds make them want to

Apple made an educational app called Swift Playgrounds, which will teach students how to code in its Swift language, but there's no way we should let them have all the fun. Here's why Apple got a coding presentation right.
Mobile

Will this clever kit put an end to our wireless charging woes?

Wireless charging, in principle, is great, but it doesn't always live up to expectations. Fli Charge is a new system that wants to take away our wireless woes, and make the experience faster and better than ever before. It's on Indiegogo…
Mobile

Want to get your heart pumping? Polar’s updated fitness training app will help

Polar, the sports technology company, knows that measuring heart rate is key to understanding if we're training hard enough. Its new Polar Beat app adds beginner-friendly settings and features, ready to help us get fitter.
Music

Size means nothing: Marantz's new Premium 10 Series sounds anything but small

Marantz 'Legendary' reference series hardware is more than a decade old, but in the new Premium 10 Series hardware, it has a spiritual successor that boasts the same attention to detail when it comes to the sound, but with a modern…
Wearables

WatchOS 3 supercharges the Apple Watch with extra speed and Minnie Mouse

Apple's supercharging the Apple Watch with its new WatchOS 3 software, which not only makes apps seven times faster to load than before, but adds in plenty of new features and apps. Here's what you need to know about it.
Virtual Reality

New mobile VR headset could eventually have HTC Vive-style movement tracking

The Samsung Gear VR may have a challenger in the near future, if lens-maker Zeiss has anything to do with it. The company's updated VR One Plus headset works with most Android and iOS phones, and the firm has some exciting partnerships in…
Wearables

Bad news, old Android Wear watches may not get the latest software update

Android Wear 2.0 is the next major revision of Google's smartwatch software, but not all Android Wear smartwatches will get the update. LG and Motorola have said neither of its first generation watches will see the new version.
Home Theater

Stock up on songs: Denon's AH-MM400 will increase your musical appetite

Does wood still have a place on modern over-ear headphones? You almost won't care about the design after listening to the Denon AH-MM400 Music Maniacs, which we've spent a few days trying out.
Wearables

Clickety click: See how the modular Blocks smartwatch works in this new video

The Blocks modular smartwatch is one of the most exciting wearables coming this year, and now we've got the chance to see it in action, complete with a revised design and strap, in a new video.