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

Yes, you can now get a protective case for your Apple Watch

The Apple Watch can be pretty expensive, and being exposed to the world on your wrist like it is, could mean disaster is right around the corner. Don't worry, case manufacturer Speck has come up with the CandyShell Fit -- a case for your…
Mobile

Samsung may have two ultra slim Galaxy Tab S2 tablets ready for June launch

Samsung is rumored to have two new tablets ready for launch in June. The Galaxy Tab S2 tablets would follow last year's flagship Galaxy Tab S models, but with different size displays, and altered resolutions. Here's what we think we know…
Mobile

Bad timing? Smartphone shipments in China fall, just as a new player announces its arrival

According to the latest research, smartphone shipments in China have fallen for the first time in six years, but this hasn't put a new player off from making its entry into the competitive market.
Mobile

Can’t wait for that new Android game? Pre-register for it on Google Play

Google has added a new feature to the Google Play app store. Now, a pre-registration option will be available on some apps, so you can sign-up to be notified when it's released. It works just like a preorder system, but with no obligation…
Cool Tech

Starbucks' wireless charging can perk up your phone, but needs more time to brew

Starbucks stepped into the future with its wireless charging trial at select coffee shops. It gives us a tantalizing glimpse at how convenient widespread public wireless charging will be, once everyone gets onboard.
Gaming

Open up a whole new (virtual) world with Samsung’s $200 Gear VR headset

The Gear VR, Samsung's first venture into the world of virtual reality, can now be yours for $200 -- provided you own a Galaxy Note 4 already, because if not, you'll need one of those too.
Mobile

OtterBox responds to horrorifying otter attack on its iPhone case

The OtterBox is a sure-fire way to keep your smartphone safe from harm, just don't expect it to last if it finds its way into an actual otter's clutches. It won't end well, as this story proves.
Product Review

Huawei P8 Review

With the stunning unibody P8, Huawei finally has a phone worthy of your attention.
Mobile

This $5 contact lens turns your smartphone’s camera into a microscope

After a chance discovery, a research team at the University of Houston have produced a reusable lens that turns your smartphone into a microscope. What's more, one costs just $5, and it's on Kickstarter right now.
Mobile

This smartphone accessory can see blood parasites, and could save your life

The CellScope Loa is an accessory that converts a smartphone into a blood parasite-detecting microscope, and due to its accuracy, speed, and ease of use, it could save lives in countries where disease treatment is urgently needed.
Computing

Where's the nostalgia key? This game-packed keyboard lets you relive the '80s

A fun, funky, cool piece of retro art, the Recreated ZX Spectrum lets you play 8-bit games like they were designed to be played, across almost any platform. The things we enjoyed as children often lose their sheen over time, particularly…