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.
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Mobile

Samsung’s Gear VR 2 is coming soon, but talk of a HoloLens challenger is way more exciting

A Samsung executive has let it slip the Gear VR 2 will be released in the near future, and that it will be followed by an even more exciting project, based around augmented reality. The headset may deliver a Microsoft HoloLens-like…
Product Review

Meizu MX6 Review

Oh snap! Meizu’s MX6 appeals to gamers, forgets photographers
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A holographic virtual girl lives inside Japan’s answer to the Amazon Echo

Be quiet, Alexa! Stop talking, Siri! A new virtual assistant is about to launch in Japan, and her name is Azuma Hikari. She's not just a disembodied voice either, she's a holographic-style virtual character living inside an Amazon Echo-like…
Mobile

The QWERTY phone lives! Here’s 7 keyboard phones you can buy right now

Think phones with QWERTY keyboards are dead and gone? Think again. We've found a few different devices you can go and buy today, and each has its own physical keyboard. Here are our current favorites.
Mobile

Got 200 friends? Video chat with them all at the same time using Line

Messaging app Line has launched a group video chat feature, where you and up to 200 of your friends can all chat together. Obviously, there won't be 200 tiny windows on the screen though, and the view is restricted to four. And yes, there…
Mobile

Nokia and HMD Global’s first new phone probably isn’t one you’ll want

Nokia, with new partner HMD Global, has announced its first mobile phone together: The Nokia 150. Sadly, it's not an Android phone, or even a smartphone; it's a feature phone, just like the ones with which Nokia first made its name.
Wearables

Google brings the Cronologics team onboard to give Android Wear 2.0 a boost

Google has acquired wearable tech software company Cronologics. Best known for powering the CoWatch smartwatch, Cronologics will work on Android Wear 2.0, and potentially other Google wearable tech projects.
Product Review

Fossil Q Crewmaster Hybrid Smartwatch Review

Fossil's Q Crewmaster hides digital brains beneath analog sophistication.
Wearables

The only guide you need to get started with Android Wear

Got a new Android Wear smartwatch, but don't know how to set it up and use it properly? Here's how to add music, customize the watch face, block unwanted notifications, and carry out a host of other actions.
Wearables

The 34 best Apple Watch apps to download

Love your Apple Watch? Of course you do, so treat it right and load it up with the best apps available. We've gathered more than 30 together, and split them into handy categories, helping choose the right ones for you.
Mobile

10 essential tips and tricks to make your OnePlus 3T even more awesome

Your new OnePlus 3T is a thing of beauty, as is its like-minded predecessor, so why not learn how to use it properly? Here's everything you need to know about making the most of your newfangled OnePlus device.
Mobile

Stealthy black pearl Galaxy S7 Edge is Captain Jack Sparrow's dream phone

Samsung has added a seventh color to its Galaxy S7 Edge range, named black pearl. The sleek, glossy finish is more reminiscent of Apple's jet black iPhone 7, than the barnacle-encrusted pirate ship with which it shares its name.