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.

The ZenFone Zoom with 3x optical zoom is now available in Japan and India

It has been more than a year since we first saw the Asus ZenFone Zoom, but the exciting phone is now available to buy for $400. It's exciting because of its new optical zoom technology, which keeps the body slim and manageable. Here's…
Cool Tech

Pepper the robot gets sales training, ready to sell phones in its own store

Pepper the robot is keen to show how well it can read people's emotions, and will put its skills to the test in its own phone retail store, which will be staffed entirely by Pepper 'bots. It's a world-first, and opens in Japan for a limited…

Hands-on with the HDR-beating QuantumFilm camera sensor 7:32

InVisage, a technology company, has announced a new type of smartphone camera sensor called QuantumFilm. It's coming to smartphones and digital cameras soon, and will bring a film-like look to pictures taken with them. We saw it…

This Chinese brand is chasing down LG after selling 50 million phones in 2015

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo sold 50 million phones in 2015, a nearly 70-percent increase over the year before, and putting in the world's top ten manufacturers according to research. What's more, it's chasing down better known…
Virtual Reality

For $40, you can add virtual reality to boring stationary biking

This cool VR app and headset means you'll never have to stare at the sweaty back of another gym-goer while you're on a stationary bike ever again. Best of all, it doesn't cost thousands of dollars.

Willing to spend at least $1,100? Apple has started selling the Hermès Apple Watch online

Apple announced its partnership with Hermès in 2015, and in early 2016, the retail store exclusivity ended with Apple selling the watch through its online store. Good news for fashion fans, but the bad news is you'll still need at least…

See how eye-tracking may make your smartwatch easier to use in the future

A clever eye-tracking tech called Orbits shows us how smartwatches may be easier to use in the future. Developed by a team at Lancaster University, it works by tracking moving objects on the screen to activate functions.

Jennifer Lawrence is wrong: Smartphones do not stop us from ‘living in the moment’

Jennifer Lawrence captured headlines for chiding a reporter staring at his phone for not being "in the now." It's the latest example of phone users being accused of not living in the moment. Turns out, people have got it all wrong.

HP and Titan reveal the Juxt, an analog watch with smart features

HP has partnered with India-based watchmaker Titan to produce the Juxt, an analog watch that is combined with smart features. It combines traditional style with modern smart connectivity.
Game Review

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX Review

Prepare for a Miku-overload in Project Mirai DX for the Nintendo 3DS

This phone case lights up in time to music, ready to annoy everyone behind you at concerts

Smartphones are now so common at concerts and festivals, we may as well make them standout as much as possible. That's the idea behind the Candel, a case with a light up rear panel that flashes in time with music.