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.
Cool Tech

More than just a bell, this accessory makes your ordinary bike a smart bike

Is the bell on your bike a bit boring? Then throw it out in favor of the Shoka Bell, which goes way beyond making a noise to let everyone know your coming. Its features include visual GPS directions, and an anti-theft alarm.

Ouch: X-ray shows where stupid prisoner decided to hide a smuggled phone

There are just some places where a mobile phone doesn't belong, but this stupid prisoner decided to stuff a smuggled one there anyway, and went on to pay the price. The prison has the x-rays to prove it.

5 reasons why the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the big, beautiful phone you should buy

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is more than just a bigger version of the lauded Galaxy S7 Edge. Here are five features that make this a very special phone, whether you're into iris scanners or a waterproof build.

This is the greatest phone in the world. Tribute

Chinese smartphone brand Uhans has paid tribute to one of the industry's true classics, the Nokia 1100. Its latest phone, the A101, blends characteristics that made the 1100 such a winner, with a modern Android smartphone.
Virtual Reality

15 immersive apps and games that make Samsung’s Gear VR a must-have

Before you put on your cool new Gear VR headset, you should know which apps and games are worth a download. We've put together a list of the best available right now, to make sure you can start enjoying VR straight away.

Think you can design a better mobile device than ZTE? Here’s your chance to prove it

Think you know better than the designers, engineers, and clever folk at ZTE? Project CSX is a crowdsourced mobile product that will go on sale in 2017, and your chance to prove it.
Cool Tech

Here boy! This robot suitcase will follow you around like a faithful dog

Tired of trying to juggle all the things we have to carry at an airport? Free up your hands with the Cowarobot R1, an amazing robotic suitcase that follows you around, won't get lost, and comes when it's called.

Golf game not on par? Putting these smart shoes on may turn things around

These smart shoes promise to help the golfer improve their game, by measuring balance and weight shift using pressure sensors in the sole, and presenting the data through an app on your phone. The Kickstarter campaign begins today.

Cabbie, follow that Pokemon! Taxi firm promises a fruitful Poké-tour of the city

Is hunting Pokémon a bit too much like hard work? Would you prefer to sit back and let someone else shift you from place to place? There's a taxi company in the U.K. that offers exactly that type of service.
Health & Fitness

Healthy and motivated? Get that way with Philips latest connected fitness devices

Want to get healthier? Philips has a complete range of health and fitness tracking products, and a connected app, to help you do just that. These include a watch-style fitness tracker, and a pair of connected scales.

Leaked images show a reported Gear VR 2 that looks remarkably similar to the first

Rumors are slowly gathering that Samsung may have a new Gear VR headset in the works, but details are slim, leading to speculation it may be compatible with the forthcoming Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

Better than nothing? Sony profits from phones again

Sony has made some drastic changes to its mobile business over the past year, which appear to have paid off, even if it's only slightly. The company's mobile division has posted a profit in its latest earnings report.