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.

In 3 years, all your smart-home gadgets may speak Bluetooth

Bluetooth may be best known for connecting wireless speakers and smartwatches to your phone, but it's working hard to become the connection of choice for the smart home, and intends to make it more open and simpler for everyone.
Cool Tech

Artificial blood could soon run through your veins, as clinical trials are set for 2017

The National Health Service in the UK has announced it's intention to begin the world's first clinical trials of artificial blood in 2017. The intention is to boost blood stocks for transfusions.

The sleek, classy and almost bezel-free Oppo R7 can be pre-ordered for $400 in the U.S.

The new Oppo R7 and the R7 Plus smartphones, two great looking phones where any hint of a bezel has been cleverly disguised, are now on sale. Here's what you need to know, including how to buy one in the U.S..

Vertu has just the thing to go with your $335,000 Bentley: A $22,000 feature phone

Vertu has announced the second device in its ongoing, five-year partnership with Bentley. This time it's the Signature for Bentley, a $22,000 feature phone that exists to make the best possible quality calls. Oh, and perfectly match your…

It’s official, AOL is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon

Verizon's offer to buy AOL has now been completed after regulatory approvals. AOL has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon and current AOL CEO Tim Armstrong will continue to lead the way.

The plan for making 5G mobile connections a reality by 2020 is coming together

The International Telecommunications Union has laid out its plan for establishing the rules and regulations regarding 5G mobile data connections. The new system will be known as IMT-2020 , and the name is a reference to the earliest it will…

Apple patents a way to get rid of those ugly white plastic strips on your iPhone

Apple is working on a solution to having to build those plastic strips into the body of an iPhone, just to let radio signals pass through the metal body. A new patent shows how it may solve the problem in the future.
Health & Fitness

These headphones won’t just help you sleep better, they may help improve your memory

The Kickstarter-funded Kokoon headphones not only monitor your sleep, they could potentially improve your memory as you snooze by monitoring your brain and playing audio at just the right moments.
Android Army

This $400, 3D gaming smartphone from Snail Mobile promises not to be a slowcoach

Do you play a lot of games on your smartphone? if so, then you'll want to check out the Snail Mobile W3D, a games-focused device with a 3D screen and a full set of gaming controls.

Nokia can’t make phones at the moment, but that won’t stop it designing them says CEO

The CEO at Nokia has spoken about the company's wish to get back in the smartphone business. However, while it can't build and sell phones of its own, it can design them and license the Nokia name.

The Lumia 735 is $80 with Verizon, and it’ll handle Windows 10 when it arrives

Verizon added the Lumia 735 to its smartphone range. It runs Windows Phone 8.1 at the moment, but this $80 phone will handle Windows 10 for Mobile when it's released later this year.

LG G4 Pro: Rumors of an October launch and a massive 27-megapixel camera spread

Rumors are gathering that LG isn't finished releasing high-end smartphones in 2015, and may follow-up the G4 with a G4 Pro later this year. News is only just getting started about the phone, so here's everything we thing we know so far.