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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Cool Tech

These beautiful robotic wings are part mecha-art project, part crazy fashion statement

Fashion, technology, and robotics are all coming together to shape the future of what we wear. These beautiful, ethereal robotic wings are the work of a Japanese engineer and designer, keen to bring her love of robots and fashion…
Wearables

Jog on: These high-tech shoes know how to make you a better runner

Just like a golfing smartwatch can improve your game, or a fitness tracker can help you be more active, these smart shoes will make you a better runner. A special sensor inside the sole gives feedback that before, was only really available…
Product Review

Huawei P9 Review

A razor-sharp Leica lens lets Huawei's P9 slice through competing phone cams.
Wearables

Hermès adds new colors to its Apple Watch strap range to celebrate standalone sales

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…
Mobile

Oppo’s F1 Plus wants to be generation selfie’s dream phone, has a 16-megapixel front cam

Oppo has announced the R9 and R9 Plus, two phones aimed squarely at generation selfie. Why? The front camera has 16-megapixels, an f/2.0 aperture, plenty of software tweaks, and a wide-angle lens. It's even superior to the rear camera.
Mobile

Look at this fantastic Xiaomi Mi Pad tablet that’s actually a Transformer

Xiaomi has teamed up with Hasbro China to create what may be the best spin-off product we've ever seen. It's a Xiaomi Mi Pad, that's also an officially licensed Transformer, so it turns into a robot.
Wearables

This modular wrist band controls your smartphone with IFTTT

The Nex Band is a modular wrist band which has software "Hacks" to control your smart home with a tap on the swappable "Mods," and is now available to pre-order through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.
Mobile

A lot of Jason Stathams are telling you to buy the new LG G5, so don’t argue

Action hero Jason Statham is here to sell you the LG G5 smartphone, and it's not just one Mr Statham either, it's many. LG's debut G5 ad is a visual and sonic overload, that tells us something about how the G5 will take up all our…
Wearables

The Apple Watch "does too much," says Fitbit CEO

The CEO of Fitbit considers the Apple Watch and other feature-packed smart wearables to be products that do too much, and that the companies that build them aren't doing enough to convince people they need these extra features.
Mobile

Master the modular LG G5 with these 8 super tips and tricks

If the LG G5 is already in your hand, or will be soon, you'll want to know all the best tips and tricks for getting the most out of this exciting new phone. Here are all the ones you need to know.
Mobile

Laugh it up! The 30 best April Fools’ Day tech jokes of 2016

It's that time of year again, where we all need to be wary of what we see, hear, and read. Because it may not be all it seems. That's right, it's April Fools' Day, and here are the best jokes we've found so far.
Mobile

Xiaomi’s taken its first official steps into South Korea

Xiaomi's not afraid of Samsung and LG, and it has proved it by officially partnering up with South Korean retailers to sell its hardware. But like its other international efforts, its smartphones won't be among them. Yet.