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

This iPhone has a hydrogen fuel cell inside, with enough power to last a week on a charge

Technology company Intelligent Energy has developed fuel cells so thin, they can fit inside an iPhone 6 and provide power for a week before needing a recharge. There are hints it could be partnering with Apple in the future.
Cool Tech

I chatted up Buddy, the phone-powered house robot that wants to be R2-D2

Do you like the idea of having R2-D2 scooting around your house, looking after things? If so, you'll love Buddy, a companion robot that's available to pre-order right now. Here's what it's like to meet him.
Mobile

LG’s new 10.1-inch G Pad 2 tablet has a massive battery inside

LG has announced the G Pad 2 10.1 tablet, which it will formerly introduce during the IFA tech show next month. The 10.1-inch Android slate has a massive 7400mAh battery, but a slightly older generation Snapdragon processor inside.
Android Army

Sony’s back with the new SmartBand 2 fitness band, and this time it has a heart rate sensor

Sony has announced the SmartBand 2, the sequel to its original fitness band, that comes with several new features including a heart rate monitor, plus a new strap design. It's ready to go on sale in September.
Mobile

We strolled down a sensor-studded smart street

The smartphone connected high street shopping experience is coming, but the tech has some way to go before it’s ready for prime time.
Mobile

Xiaomi makes speed and battery life the priority in new MIUI 7 Android skin

Xiaomi has launched MIUI 7, the latest version of the skin it places over Android on its range of devices. There are several new features, and a new look which is faster and smoother than before.
Mobile

Android One makes its way to Africa as the Infinix Hot 2 lands with an $88 price tag

Google's Android One program, which introduces affordable stock Android phones to growing markets, is continually expanding to new countries, and getting new hardware. Here's everything you need to know about the Android One range.
Wearables

The Misfit Speedo Shine is a fitness tracker that’s perfectly at home in or out of the water

Misfit, makers of the Shine and Flash fitness trackers, has teamed up with Speedo to produce what it calls the first wearable that's designed to provide a high level of accuracy when tracking swimming. Best of all, it can be used in and out…
Wearables

We challenge you not to gag when you hear about the Pick Up Girls smartwatch

The Pick Up Girls smartwatch is the latest product to hit Indiegogo, and it supposedly uses hypnosis and subliminal messages to help guys get better at seducing girls. Yes, of course it does.
Mobile

LG’s new 8-inch tablet has a full-size USB port

LG has announced the G Pad 2 8.0, a so far Korea-only tablet that may not boost the tech specs over older G Pad models, but does come with a precision stylus and a full-size USB port on the body.
Wearables

Ludacris shows off his diamond-encrusted Apple Watch

Rapper Ludacris has shown off his Apple Watch, but as you'd expect, it's not a basic Sport model. Instead, he has customized the smart watch with a gold and diamond-encrusted bezel.
Android Army

The Galaxy Tab S2 is an Android tablet that’s worth a premium price

Samsung’s taking on Sony and other high-end Android tablet makers with its new Galaxy Tab S2 range. Thin, light, and with a screen that’s gorgeous to look at, we try both the 8-inch and the 9.7-inch version out.