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
Virtual Reality

As AR blurs with VR, get ready for a mixed-reality renaissance

Virtual reality headsets like the HTC Vive are capturing plenty of headlines. However, while augmented reality may have an image problem, thanks to past misuses, it's making a strong comeback. In the near future, it's only going to get more…
Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs. Galaxy S6 Edge: Which edgy phone is the one for you?

You already know the winner of this battle, because Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge is clearly superior to last year's gorgeous but flawed Galaxy S6 Edge. However, it's not quite the one-sided fight the S7 Edge may have expected.
Mobile

Ahoy there! Native Union’s newest phone cables are ideal for on-trend landlubbers

Fun, fashionable phone accessory manufacturer Native Union has joined the fashion world in embracing all things nautical this summer, with its new maritime-themed range of iPhone, iPad, and iPod cable range.
Mobile

These new phones don’t bother with a headphone jack, but they’re not made by Apple

LeEco, the company formerly known as Letv, has announced three new smartphones, none of which have a headphone socket onboard. Instead, they come with headphones that connect using the USB Type-C connector.
Wearables

This convenient little battery pack charges your Apple Watch and iPhone

Don't want to carry a battery pack for your iPhone, plus cables to charge up your Apple Watch? The Kanex GoPower is a battery pack for your Watch, that also charges up your iPhone.
Cars

Blisteringly fast then blissfully refined, Tesla's P90D is ludicrously livable

Spacious, comfortable, smooth, and technically astonishing, the Tesla Model S P90D has no right accelerating to 60 in 2.8 seconds. Yet it does without any fuss at all. We drive the abnormally normal electric car to see what the future…
Mobile

This cute, retro Bluetooth speaker looks and sounds like it's from a different age

Fans of retro design for modern equipment will love the Emie Radio, a compact little Bluetooth speaker that looks and even sounds like a transistor radio. That's a good thing, too.
Mobile

We tried on an augmented reality dinosaur t-shirt, and it was awesome

Dinosaurs are cool, and although VR is getting all the attention, AR (augmented reality) can be cool too. Put the two together and you get this amazing AR-enhanced dinosaur t-shirt that you'll want to wear right now, regardless of your age.
Mobile

How to use the Huawei P9’s superb dual-lens camera 4:48

Huawei partnered with camera experts Leica to make the P9's amazing dual-lens camera, which is overflowing with cool features. Here's how to use the phone to take great pictures and edit the images you shoot.
Mobile

The rumored Galaxy C7 may be the Galaxy S7’s only slightly less powerful cousin

Samsung may be about to release a new series of smartphones, that still pack plenty of power and an all-metal design, but won't quite compete with the excellent Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Virtual Reality

Why not? Huawei is making its own VR headset for phones

Huawei has announced Huawei VR, a virtual reality headset that will challenge Samsung's Gear VR. Or will it? There are conflicting reports on how Huawei VR works, but here's what we think we know about it so far.
Mobile

iPhone-like 3D Touch feature spotted in Android N

A feature that may be similar to Apple's 3D Touch system seen on the iPhone 6S and Apple Watch may be coming to Android in the future. Details on dynamic launcher shortcuts has been discovered in Android N's documentation, and it sounds…