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
Mobile

Is Microsoft finished making Windows phones?

Microsoft has announced Wednesday that it will cut 1,850 jobs, all related to smartphones, and radically restructure its mobile strategy. This means concentrating on universal and cross platform apps, rather than consumer mobile devices.
Mobile

No fingers needed: Samsung experiments with eye recognition on special tablet

Samsung has a new Galaxy Tab tablet with iris recognition technology built into it. An alternative to using fingerprint scanning, the Galaxy Tab Iris is designed for use by the government in India.
Mobile

Quick, there’s a prototype iPhone 6 for sale on eBay

What's claimed to be a prototype iPhone 6 has been put up for sale on eBay. The device differs in several ways from a model you'd buy in a shop, and is currently attracting bids of at least $5,000.
Home

Luckily for this plucky pro climber, LG vacuum cleaners suck hard

Is it really possible to use suction from vacuum cleaners to scale a sheer building? LG wanted to find out, so it gave two powerful cordless models to a pro climber, and pointed her at a 33-story glass skyscraper.
Home Theater

Wilson Audio's $110K Alexx speakers gave us shivers, and not just from the price

Can speakers that cost the same as a really, really fast car produce sound that'll give you shivers? We found out when we sat down in a demo room faced with Wilson Audio's $110,000 Alexx speakers.
Wearables

No more shirking! Prototype wearable can tell if you’re pushing it to the limit

A team of scientists and engineers have made a prototype wearable which knows how hard you're training, thanks to measuring lactate, an essential indicator of our body's reaction to exercise.
Mobile

What’s old is new: Moto may revive the most popular flip phone ever made

Take a look at this wonderfully nostalgic video from Motorola and Lenovo, and then get excited because it may hint the iconic Moto Razr phone is about to make a comeback. Could it be true, and if so, will it really be a flip…
Virtual Reality

‘Project Arena’ isn’t just an amazing ‘Tron’ tribute, it could be VR’s first eSport 2:20

CCP's stunning Project Arena looks like an exciting battle scene from a Tron movie, and playing it feels more visceral than any VR game to date. Could this become the world's first VR eSport?
Mobile

Just stop, Google. The world doesn’t need 3 more chat apps

Allo, Duo, and Spaces brings Google's total of messaging app options to six. Which one should we use? If you’re not sure, don’t look at Google, as based on its confused approach to messaging, it doesn’t have a clue either.
Mobile

Privacy under threat as mobile network adds discreet tracking tech to new phones

Japanese mobile network NTT Docomo has admitted that several new phones, including the Galaxy S7 Edge, will have a feature that allows it to discreetly track the device's location, without the owner knowing.
Mobile

Phoenix from the flames: Nokia’s coming back to mobile

Nokia, fresh from a messy divorce with Microsoft, is on its way back to the mobile world. In the near future, we're going to see a whole new range of phones and tablets with the Nokia name on them.
Wearables

The 12 best Apple Watch straps you can buy right now

If you have an Apple Watch, you'll know how easy it is to take off the strap it came with, so why not buy yourself another one? There are so many to choose from, so we've gathered together the best ones we've seen so far.