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.

Huawei's rumored P9 and P9 Max may use super fast, energy efficient new processor

Rumors are gathering Huawei is working on the successor to the P8, it's gorgeous 2015 flagship smartphone. The P9 may also be joined by the P9 Max, and we've got all the rumors and leaks regarding the phones right here.
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LG V10 Review

New king of cams: LG's eagle-eyed V10 outshoots the iPhone.

Tag Heuer ushers in ‘a new chapter’ in smartwatches with $1,500 Carerra Connected 1:14

TAG Heuer has announced the Carrera Connected, its first Android Wear smartwatch, in conjunction with Google and Intel. The watch costs $1,500, and can even be swapped for a mechanical TAG Heuer watch after two-years.

Xiaomi’s cool fitness band now has a heart rate sensor, keeps its super cheap price

Xiaomi, the Chinese manufacturer, has announced the Mi Band Pulse. Its new wearable is an updated version of the original Mi Band, and comes with a heart rate sensor fitted. Despite this, the price remains at less than $20.

This smartphone has a secret. Flip it over, and there’s a second screen on the back 2:26

The Siam 7x has a secret. On the front is a 5-inch screen, but flip it over and you'll find a second, E Ink display for notifications, maps, and ebooks. The phone's on Indiegogo right now, and it even comes with a free upgrade to…

Google may be working on a Nexus-style chip to power future smartphones

Google is rumored to be considering a move into designing its own smartphone processor. Much like Apple, Google would gain more control over the performance and potential future applications, should it go ahead with the project.

Forget combos and key: Noke unlocks with your phone, and it's finally here

Are padlocks with a key slightly boring? How about upgrading to one with Bluetooth, where all that’s needed to unlock it is for your smartphone to be nearby? That’s the Noke — pronounced No-key — and we got an early look at the…

Watch out! This Android malware melds to your OS, and is near impossible to delete

A particularly nasty new Android malware threat has been identified by security experts Lookout. Described as 'trojanized adware,' it masquerades as a legitimate app and gains root access to your phone, making it impossible to uninstall.

Want a smartwatch without the stupid look? This clever disc upgrades any watch

If you love your regular watch, and hate smartwatches, but still secretly want smart functionality on your wrist, then the Chronos could be for you. It's a tiny disc that attaches to conventional watches, and enhances it with…

The New York Times has a VR movie app, and is giving away Google Cardboard this weekend

Google has teamed up with The New York Times to distribute a million Cardboard VR viewers to the newspaper's subscribers, through which specially made VR films can be watched using a new NYT VR app.

The OnePlus X is ready to buy in the UK, but U.S. fans may be put off by LTE problems

Smartphone startup OnePlus has announced not one, but two OnePlus X phones. While each version shares the same tech, they're made with different materials for a classy look, that sill comes at a competitive price.

The Polar Loop Crystal adds some pomp and flash to fitness tracking

The Polar Loop 2 isn't the flashiest fitness band around, but that's all changed with the Polar Loop Crystal, a new version of the tracker that has 30 Swarovski crystals embedded in it.