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.
Articles
Wearables

This creative wearable is a nail in the London Underground Oyster Card's coffin

This jewelry design graduate has found a far more convenient and creative way to use an Oyster Card on the London Underground. She has taken the chip from inside the card, and put it in a set of false nails.
Wearables

Limited edition, Olympic Apple Watch bands look awesome, but will prove hard to get

Apple will make special, limited edition straps for the Apple Watch in designs inspired by the national flags of different countries competing in the upcoming Olympic Games. They're just $50 each, but you're going to need to be at the Games…
Cars

Honda's future autonomous cars may be just like KITT

If SoftBank and Honda's partnership pays off, the inside of the autonomous car of the future won't be a quiet, lonely place, because it may be home to the super intelligent offspring of Pepper and Asimo.
Product Review

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Review

Xiaomi's Mi Band 2 is the perfect step and sleep counter for beginners.
Mobile

Dear idiots: Stop ruining ‘Pokémon Go’ with all your nonsense

'Pokémon Go' is everywhere, and it's almost understandable people are getting sick of hearing about it. But it's not the game, or the players, fault. It's the obscene level of exploitation surrounding it. And it's threatening to overshadow…
Mobile

Google adds support for 19 additional rural banks and institutions

Android Pay is Google's mobile payment system, which turns your phone into a wallet and negates the need to pull out your credit card in stores. It's now live in Australia, so here's everything you need to know about it.
Mobile

Acer launches Windows 10 Jade Primo phone in the US and UK

Acer's Jade Primo, a phone it started teasing back in September, is now on sale. The big draw is Windows 10 and support for Continuum, which sees the phone become the center of a PC-like experience on the move.
Mobile

Fight the power! We find out which smartphone charges the fastest

We all have to charge the battery in our smartphones, but we don't want to wait forever while it's happening. That's where fast-charging technology comes in, but the question is, which phone charges the fastest? We find out.
Wearables

This headband promises to zap your cerebellum so you can sleep better, work harder

What if you could zap your brain into doing what you want, when you want it, regardless of whether you're stressed, tired, or under pressure? That's the idea behind the Elf Emmit headband, which has launched on Indiegogo now.
Mobile

Why I still hate Amazon Prime Day with a passion

Hooray, it's Amazon's Prime Day! Again! More deals than ever before are promised from the online retailer, and the world can't wait. Except behind all this, Prime Day has a more insidious purpose, and people are in danger of forgetting it.
Mobile

The first super-powered Snapdragon 821 phone is here, and it’s made by Asus

Asus felt the Zenfone 3 Deluxe, which came with a Snapdragon 820 and 6GB of RAM, was a little under-powered, so has replaced the chip with the new Snapdragon 821. In doing so, it's the first phone to be announced with the upgraded…
Mobile

Buy an HTC 10 before the end of July and get $100 off, plus your choice of free accessories

You may have noticed there are a few deals around at the moment, and HTC doesn't want to be left out, so it has stripped $100 off the price of a new HTC 10. To sweeten the deal further, it's including an accessory bundle as well.