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.

Bumper Microsoft event with new Surface and Lumia hardware rumored for October

Rumors say Microsoft has got plenty of new Surface and Lumia hardware to show off, and it's apparently going to do so at a bumper event in October. Flagship Lumia phones, the Surface Pro 4, and even the Microsoft Band 2 are all possible.

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Sony’s back with the new SmartBand 2 fitness band, and this time it has a heart rate sensor

Sony has announced the SmartBand 2, the sequel to its original fitness band, that comes with several new features including a heart rate monitor, plus a new strap design. It's ready to go on sale in September.

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Huawei’s Honor 7i is the weirdest selfie smartphone we’ve seen yet

We've seen big selfie cams, small selfie cams, high resolution selfie cams, and now -- Huawei's given us a flip selfie cam. The phone is called the Honor 7i, and here's everything you need to know about it.

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We strolled down a sensor-studded smart street

The smartphone connected high street shopping experience is coming, but the tech has some way to go before it’s ready for prime time.

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Xiaomi makes speed and battery life the priority in new MIUI 7 Android skin

Xiaomi has launched MIUI 7, the latest version of the skin it places over Android on its range of devices. There are several new features, and a new look which is faster and smoother than before.

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Rumors point to new beginning at HTC, starting with the HTC O2 flagship smartphone

A series of rumors and leaks may have revealed HTC's plan for its next major smartphone release. Talk of a phone named either the M10 or the HTC O2 has been circulating, along with some exciting specs and images.

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Android One makes its way to Africa as the Infinix Hot 2 lands with an $88 price tag

Google's Android One program, which introduces affordable stock Android phones to growing markets, is continually expanding to new countries, and getting new hardware. Here's everything you need to know about the Android One range.

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The Misfit Speedo Shine is a fitness tracker that’s perfectly at home in or out of the water

Misfit, makers of the Shine and Flash fitness trackers, has teamed up with Speedo to produce what it calls the first wearable that's designed to provide a high level of accuracy when tracking swimming. Best of all, it can be used in and out of the water.

Wearables

We challenge you not to gag when you hear about the Pick Up Girls smartwatch

The Pick Up Girls smartwatch is the latest product to hit Indiegogo, and it supposedly uses hypnosis and subliminal messages to help guys get better at seducing girls. Yes, of course it does.

Wearables

Forget about the Snapdragon 810, here's the first teaser for a Snapdragon 820 smartphone

LeTV, a Chinese company that has only started producing smartphones this year, is already teasing its next major release -- which will be built around the exciting new Snapdragon 820 processor, if the teaser image is anything to go by.

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LG’s new 8-inch tablet has a full-size USB port

LG has announced the G Pad 2 8.0, a so far Korea-only tablet that may not boost the tech specs over older G Pad models, but does come with a precision stylus and a full-size USB port on the body.

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Ludacris shows off his diamond-encrusted Apple Watch

Rapper Ludacris has shown off his Apple Watch, but as you'd expect, it's not a basic Sport model. Instead, he has customized the smart watch with a gold and diamond-encrusted bezel.

Wearables

The Galaxy Tab S2 is an Android tablet that’s worth a premium price

Samsung’s taking on Sony and other high-end Android tablet makers with its new Galaxy Tab S2 range. Thin, light, and with a screen that’s gorgeous to look at, we try both the…

  • Pros: Thin and light , Crisp and bright screen , Plenty of storage…
  • Cons: Expensive , Plastic rear panel’s a letdown

Europe won’t take no for an answer, starts a petition to force Samsung to release the Note 5

Samsung has said Europe won't be getting the Galaxy Note 5, because it knows best. The best, apparently, is the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. However, not everyone's convinced, and there's a petition to force Samsung to reconsider.

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Zuk Z1 news: New pictures of the Cyanogen-powered OnePlus 2 challenger

Zuk is a new name about to burst onto the smartphone market. It's backed by Lenovo and software firm Qihoo 360, and its first model, the Z1, will challenge phones from Xiaomi, Huawei, and OnePlus.

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