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

Ears will become like fingerprints if this amazing new tech is built into your next phone

Only the most expensive smartphones come with a fingerprint scanner for extra security, but this research team has found a way to use a regular touchscreen as a biometric scanner - except it doesn't look at fingerprints, it looks at your…
Mobile

Are you paranoid, patient, and rich? This super-secure smartphone is for you

The Turing Phone is a new, highly secure smartphone from a company known as Turing Robotic Industries. It's supposed to be virtually impossible to hack, and be made from a super strong material called Liquidmorphium. It's coming in August.
Wearables

Christopher Walken advises you to hide the Apple Watch in a very uncomfortable place

Most Apple Watch ads are standard Apple style, with solemn commentaries and beautiful images to persuade us to buy one of the new wearables. Except what if Christopher Walken was advising us where an Apple Watch is best kept safe?…
Mobile

Set it and forget it: The Vector smartwatch runs for 30 days straight on a charge

This smartwatch can’t be turned off, but still manages to return at least 30 days battery life before recharging, plus it’s more classically styled and cheaper than the Apple Watch.
Mobile

Here’s some confidence for you: Huawei wants to chase down Apple and Samsung in the U.S.

Huawei wants to reverse its fortunes in the U.S., and go from little known brand to the third most popular manufacturer, behind Samsung and Apple. It's targeting networks to help it achieve this goal.
Mobile

Google’s pay-as-you-go Project Fi wireless plan is official — Here are all the earlier rumors

Google may be in the process of setting itself up as a mobile network, and team up with T-Mobile and Sprint to make it a reality. The latest rumors say it'll launch before the end of April 2015.
Mobile

Disney has made tiny musical instruments that use sound to control your smartphone

Disney has created Acoustruments, tiny musical instruments which use ultrasonic sound to control your smartphone, that require no power, and can be built using 3D printers.
Wearables

The standard $12,000 Watch Edition isn’t expensive enough for Beyoncé

The rich and famous are wearing special versions of the most expensive Apple Watch. Photos showing Beyonce and Karl Lagerfeld have appeared, and each has a gold-strapped Watch Edition on their wrist.
Mobile

ZTE is teasing a colorful smartphone with a button to instantly take and share selfies

ZTE has confirmed the existence of a previously leaked smartphone, without actually making it official. The phone doesn't have a name yet, but we do know it'll have a special button to take and instantly share beautiful selfies.
Mobile

Everything you need to know about the LG G Flex 2: It’s coming to AT&T April 24

LG's newly announced G Flex 2 is faster, better looking, and more durable than the original - plus it has been given a healthy spec upgrade, resulting in a phone that's more desirable than even the G3.
Cool Tech

These twins need ventilators to survive, but create amazing 3D printed gadgets together

Twins Chris and Nick Fryer love technology, and by using their knowledge and a 3D printer, they have made everything from drones to robotic pets. What's inspirational is they're both in wheelchairs and only have movement in their fingertips…
Mobile

This politician blamed a naughty iPhone charger for favoriting sexy tweet

This UK politician blamed a third-party iPhone charger for favoriting a pornographic tweet on his account. He called the situation a "technological accident," but bizarrely was still happy to later admit he watched adult content.