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
Wearables

Can’t afford an Apple Watch Edition? This dog owns, and wears, two

There is a dog in China that owns -- and wears at the same time -- two Apple Watch Editions. That's two more than we own. That's the life of a pampered pet when you live with the richest family in China.
Mobile

Good news Xperia fans! The Xperia Z3+ is a version of the cool Xperia Z4 for everyone

Sony has finally announced an international version of the Xperia Z4. It's called the Xperia Z3+, and it has a water resistant, slim, and light body with a Snapdragon 810 chip and a 5.2-inch screen.
Mobile

Android Lollipop Updates: Which phones are getting it, and when?

The latest version of Google's Android mobile OS, 5.0 Lollipop, could be coming to your smartphone very soon. Here's the latest news on which phones will be getting it, and when it's scheduled to arrive.
Mobile

Finally, Apple Maps rumored to gain public transport navigation in iOS 9 update

According to rumors, Apple may update its Apple Maps app this year to finally include public transport navigation. We should look out for more details during WWDC 2015 next month.
Cool Tech

Watch golf balls get shot out of an amazing, sci-fi propane cannon

What could be better than a dramatic, sci-fi-style homemade propane cannon? How about one that gets modified to shoot golf balls 600 feet into the air? That's what this mad scientist has done, and it's very cool indeed.
Product Review

Huawei TalkBand B2 Review

Part fitness tracker, part headset, the TalkBand is the mashup nobody asked for.
Mobile

This VR headset is your backstage pass to a top fashion show

Fashion house Dior has made its own virtual reality headset, called Dior Eyes, and will use them to put wearers backstage at its fashion shows. However, don't get any weird ideas, as the headset is for use in Dior boutiques only.
Mobile

Skrillex and Google have made a trippy limited edition case for your phone

Google has teamed up with music producer Skrillex, and indirectly, Skrillex's dog, to produce a set of very cool limited edition cases for your smartphone. Each has unique artwork, and live wallpaper showing images taken from a satellite.
Wearables

Full-on Google Maps is (almost) working on Android Wear

It appears Google is in the final stages of testing out a full Google Maps experience for Android Wear smartwatches. The right combination of the latest software sees a new Maps app show up on a smartwatch, but it's still not quite ready…
Mobile

This Instagram account shows how good it is to date a rucksack. Yes, really

Genevieve Blau is dating a pink JanSport rucksack and posting about it on Instagram. The pair appear to be having a lot of fun in their far from conventional relationship, but there is more to it than just that.
Mobile

High profile tech companies urge Obama to dismiss calls to lower mobile security

In a letter written to President Obama, a coalition of major tech companies and organizations -- including Apple, Microsoft, and Google -- has urged the government to dismiss any proposals to weaken the state of mobile security encryption…
Mobile

Sharp’s on-trend, bezel-free Aquos Crystal 2 smartphone launches in Japan

Sharp has announced the Aquos Crystal 2 and Aquos Xx smartphones, sequels to its original bezel-free devices from last year. Currently only for Japan, there's a chance at least one may come to the SoftBank-owned Sprint network in the…