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

Musical glitterati back Jay Z’s Spotify rival on Twitter with #Tidal4All

Big-name musical stars on Twitter are backing #Tidal4All, a trending topic designed to promote Jay Z's newly relaunching Tidal music service, which costs $20 per month for lossless audio streaming.
Wearables

Apple Watch Edition too expensive? How about this cool limited edition smartwatch instead

This is the Olio Model One, a smartwatch ready to turn the heads of those who feel the regular Apple Watch isn't quite exclusive enough, but can't stretch to the outrageous Watch Edition prices.
Wearables

LG’s Urbane LTE is the coolest standalone smartwatch in town, but it’s super expensive

LG has announced another new smartwatch. This time it's a variation on the Watch Urbane, and it has a built-in LTE modem, ready to make and receive calls. However, it doesn't run Android Wear, but WebOS instead.
Mobile

Motorola president says Moto X 2015 is on schedule, but Moto tablets aren’t planned

Motorola President Rick Osterloh has said the company is sticking to an annual refresh of its Moto X range, meaning we should see a 2015 version arrive around September. However, anyone hoping for a Moto tablet is going to be disappointed.
Mobile

Xiaomi turns five, may announce first smartwatch and new smartphone to celebrate

Chinese smartphone and electronics firm Xiaomi turns five years old in April, and to celebrate, it will hold a special event on March 31, where a variety of new products are likely to be revealed.
Wearables

Better deal? You can buy 10 of these Sports Watches for the price of 1 Apple Watch

The Sports Watch is the first smartwatch from electronics manufacturer Hannspree, and it costs a tenth of an Apple Watch. No, it's not as flash, but it could help introduce more people to the world of wearable tech.
Mobile

BT Mobile launches in the UK, with special discounts for its broadband subscribers

BT Mobile has launched in the UK with specially discounted SIM only plans for its broadband subscribers, although non-BT users are also able to by a SIM. The company also offers a range of unlocked smartphones for sale.
Cool Tech

In the future, smartphone batteries could last longer and recharge faster, all thanks to peanuts

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a process which could repurpose the billions of packing peanuts that don't get recycled, into a new type of anode for lithium-ion batteries, resulting in more energy storage and…
Mobile

12-year old girl tries to poison her mom for taking her iPhone away

We'd be pretty annoyed if our smartphone was taken away, but we wouldn't go to the lengths this 12-year old went to after her mom confiscated her iPhone. She was so mad, she decided poisoning her was an appropriate response.
Mobile

Feel the vibration! How a buzz on your wrist could change smartwatches

Those annoying rumbling alerts we get from our smartwatches or smartphones, better known as haptic feedback, could be a lot more informative, fun, and interactive; but manufacturers aren't exploiting what's possible.
Wearables

Conan O’Brien introduces the new, $260 Apple Pocket Watch

Forget the Apple Watch, Conan O'Brien has come up with the Apple Pocket Watch, which not only comes in at less than half the price of an average Apple Watch, but it also has all the features of your iPhone. Just don't buy one.
Wearables

This quirky smartwatch scans barcodes to track your budget, and your calories

How do you make a new smart watch standout in an increasingly crowded market? Give it an unusual feature -- or in the case of the U Band, a few of them.