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

Microsoft’s Hololens headset may need charging every couple of hours

Microsoft's augmented reality headset, Hololens, may only last for around 2.5 hours on a single battery charge, if you use it for power-intensive tasks. The news, along with several other new features, has been revealed by a Microsoft…
Mobile

Oppo's F1 isn't just the ultimate selfie phone. At $250, it's also a steal

Oppo launched the F1, the first in a new series of competitively priced, and very good-looking smartphones. Here, it concentrates on the selfie cam, and a very sleek aluminum body to make the $250 phone desirable.
Mobile

British Telecom’s $19m deal to buy the UK’s largest 4G mobile network has been approved

British Telecom's acquisition deal with Orange France and Deutsche Telecom to buy the EE network in the UK has been approved. The deal is worth around $19 billion, and will close at the end of January.
Mobile

Xiaomi gives the Redmi Note 3 a boost with more megapixels and a Snapdragon chip

Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note 3 in November, and has now followed it up with a slightly revised model, featuring a Snapdragon processor and higher megapixel camera. We rundown everything you need to know about both devices.
Wearables

This cool circular smartwatch runs Android, isn’t ugly, and may cost only $100

You won't have heard of the manufacturer, but the Xwatch is a smartwatch you'll want to know more about. It looks great, has a circular screen, a metal body, runs Android, and should cost just $100.
Mobile

LG reveals it has three more K Series phones on the way

A picture posted to LG's official Facebook page has revealed the company has a further three phones to launch in its new K Series range, joining the K7 and K10 unveiled in January.
Product Review

Huawei Honor 7 Review

Huawei’s Honor 7 has good looks, but no game.
Mobile

Is the leaked HP Falcon Windows phone evidence of HP’s return to making phones?

The HP Falcon is a newly leaked smartphone that may have a phablet-sized screen, a Snapdragon 820 processor, and run Microsoft's Windows 10 software. Will it really be made by HP? Here's everything we think we know about it.
Photography

Google shrunk its Street View cameras to give us a close look at this stunning model world

Using specially built tiny cameras, the Google Street View team has given us a glimpse of life inside a stunning model railway display, which captures life around cities, towns, and landmarks in Germany.
Wearables

New Balance joins up with Intel and Google for its first smartwatch, due later this year

Fitness brand New Balance is following in Nike and Adidas's footsteps, and has announced the formation of a Digital Sport division to explore wearable tech. Its first product will be an Android Wear smartwatch.
Mobile

LG’s feeling playful, sends its MWC 2016 event details out early

LG has announced it'll hold an event on February 21, just one day before MWC 2016 opens its doors, where it'll reveal something new. The only clue we have so far says the announcement will be "playful."
Mobile

An E-Ink screen replaces disposable paper tags on this smart luggage

Luggage company Rimowa is about to launch a suitcase with a built-in E Ink screen, which will do away with the sticky paper tags we're used to now. After seeing the case, we got to check out a few more E Ink prototypes, too.