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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Mobile

Nokia and newly acquired Withings may be a match made in tech heaven

Nokia Technologies has purchased connected health experts Withings, in a deal valued at $191 million. The acquisition will see the French company become part of a new Nokia division later this year.
Mobile

Le who? This Chinese company wants to take over the U.S. with its phones, TVs, and more

A relatively unknown Chinese company called LeEco has designs on the U.S. smartphone market. We spoke with its marketing manager to find out how it plans to conquer the Americas, and to check out the flagship phone that may lead the charge.
Mobile

$15,000 smartphone coming in May puts tech before bling

Sirin Labs is the latest name in the niche, ultra-expensive smartphone world. It plans to release a $15,000 device in May, that will concentrate on technology rather than blinged-up luxury.
Mobile

Phones don’t get much bigger than Xiaomi’s whopping, rumored Mi Max

Xiaomi has started teasing the announcement of a new phone. A really big new phone. It's called the Mi Max, and the screen size may be larger than 6-inches, bridging the gap between its current largest phone and the Mi Pad 2 tablet.
Wearables

This may be our first look at the Xiaomi Mi Band 2, and this time it has a digital display

Not all leaks come from secretive members of staff, or by accident, sometimes they can come from a very high-up source who doesn't mind being identified. That's the case with what could be the Xiaomi Mi Band 2, shown off by the company's…
Wearables

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch may come in September, luxury version to follow in 2017

Samsung is apparently working on the Gear S3 smartwatch, a follow-up to last year's Gear S2, and has already commissioned luxury brand de Grisogono to make an expensive, luxurious version of the device.
Mobile

10 best iPad Pro games to make the most of your big screen tablet

Have you just bought a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, or are enjoying the larger 12.9-inch version? Then don't make it all about work with our line-up of cool games that make the most of that big, beautiful display. Here's 10 to get you started.
Wearables

Wear TomTom's Golfer 2 watch on the course, improve your game using its data after

TomTom has announced the Golfer 2, a smartwatch that wants to give you information during the game, and actionable feedback to improve your game afterwards. We got a chance to see the new watch up close.
Wearables

Acer’s Leap Fit always watches your heart rate, but not at the expense of battery life 1:29

Acer has launched the Leap Fit, a new smartband that has a continuously active heart rate monitor, but without compromising on battery life. It'll also make sure you keep active with reminders.
Mobile

No, Huawei hasn’t forgotten about the P9 Lite, as rumors of the phone continue

The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus may be official, but what about a P9 Lite to replace the old P9 Lite? Rumors of its existence continue to spread, but it may not share the same exciting camera as the P9. Here's what we think we know about it so…
Wearables

Flexible transistors that come on a roll may power next-gen wearables

A team of scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have shown a new type of production process for transistors, where faster and more efficient transistors are pressed onto a roll of plastic, ready to power future wearable tech.
Mobile

6GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 820 chip, the Zuk Z2 Pro's coming to take on 2016's best phones

Lenovo-backed smartphone brand Zuk is back with the Zuk Z2 Pro, a metal-and-glass powerhouse that uses the Snapdragon 820 processor and a massive 6GB of RAM. Here's everything you need to know about the phone.