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.

Think the iPad Air 2 is thin? Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S2 tablets are just 5.6mm thick

Samsung has announced two new tablets, and the larger model is thinner and lighter than the Apple iPad Air 2. The Galaxy Tab S2 tablets are 5.6mm thick, and come with either a 9.7-inch or an 8.0-inch screen.

Time to juice up! This battery pack always knows how much power it has left

The usual line of LEDs on an extended battery pack that tell us how much of a charge remains, aren’t very helpful. The Power Tube 3000 Lightning has a Bluetooth Smart connection to an app to let you know exactly how much you’ve got…
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Forget video games and tech in general, adult coloring books are the latest way to relax

We're surrounded by screens of all sizes, and all kinds of wonderful tech to keep us entertained, but many people are turning to the simple pleasures of adult coloring books to help relax. It's becoming a considerable phenomenon.

These Xiaomi developed smart sneakers cost less than $65

Xiaomi may be best known for its cool smartphones, but its latest product is a pair of smart sneakers produced with Chinese sports brand Li Ning. The Bluetooth sensor in the heel connects with Xiaomi's Mi Fit app.
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Revised Snapdragon 810 chip may mean its days of getting hot and bothered are over

Qualcomm has quietly introduced a revised version of the Snapdragon 810 processor, which may cure problems with overheating, and it's being used in a variety of phones already, including the HTC One M9.

Stay away from the light! These glasses block blue light from your phone for better sleep

Exposure to blue light emitted by a smartphone screen right before bed ruins your sleep patterns. One solution that doesn't involve putting down your phone before bed, is to wear these special Jins Screen glasses, that won't make you look…

Samsung’s new big-screen metal Galaxy phone is its thinnest yet

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy A8, and it's a super slim -- Samsung slimmest yet, actually -- smartphone with a massive screen and a metal chassis. Here's what you need to know.

Nokia wants a world-class partner to help it make a new phone

Nokia has addressed rumors of its possible return to making smartphones, in an official statement published on its website. In it, the company explains how it could make a new phone, and when it may be possible.

Man apologizes after jumping on stage at Broadway show to charge his iPhone

It's tough when the battery in our phones is about to run out, but this man attending a Broadway show took it too far when he jumped up on stage and plugged his iPhone into a fake wall outlet.

A future version of Android Wear may let you send messages to friends from your wrist

For the next version of Android Wear, Google may introduce several new features, including a watch-to-watch communication method called Together, and a new single screen tap control.
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This hidden farm under London might radically change how we grow food

More than 30-meters below the busy London streets, there is an incredible eco-farm that's part innovative agri-tech project and part sci-fi inspired netherworld. The research there could end up being used in space, or deep under the sea.