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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Wearables

This humble smartwatch wants to become the center of your wireless mobile universe

Neptune, makers of the Neptune Pine smartwatch, has introduced the Neptune Suite, an entire family of mobile devices controlled by the new Neptune Hub smartwatch. The range includes a phone, tablet, keyboard, headphones, and a TV dongle.
Cool Tech

Disco Dog is the ideal coat to embarrass your canine pal

Dogs can look really cute in their little winter coats, but what about when you want your canine friend to standout from the crowd? That's when you'll want Disco Dog, a coat covered in flashing LED lights controlled using an app on your…
Wearables

Microsoft blinded me for an hour, turned my ears into eyes, and blew my mind

Microsoft's working on a clever piece of wearable tech that's designed to help blind people navigate around cities, and open up the world around them. If everything comes together, it could accelerate the development of truly smart cities
Wearables

Father watches new son’s birth with Samsung’s Gear VR virtual reality headset

Samsung has used the virtual reality world created by the Gear VR headset (and a lot of other cool tech) to make it possible for a father to be present at the birth of his son, despite being 2,500 miles away at the time.
Mobile

Facebook’s new rules ban bare buttocks, breasts, and bias

Facebook published an updated version of its Community Guidelines, providing more detail about the content it allows its members to post. It includes new information on the site's stance concerning nudity, bullying, shaming, and violence.
Photography

This drone-shot caving video is so awe-inspiring, it’ll give you chills

In the hands of talented photographers, drones can help produce some stunning aerial footage -- something proven by this incredible video taken at the Hang Son Doong caves in Vietnam.
Cool Tech

Banish your alarm clock forever with Neuro:on, a gentler way to wake up

Forget alarm clocks, the Neuro:on smart sleep mask will wake you up with an artificial dawn. The prototype still needs work, but it has the potential to change the way we sleep for the better.
Wearables

At last, there’s a way to turn your useless dog into a smartphone

Dogs may be man's best friend, but they are relatively useless otherwise. This clever dog collar has GPS and can even house a SIM card, turning your dumb dog into a smart dog. Yes, it is possible to make calls.
Wearables

Are you a snob or an idiot? The Apple Watch lets you choose!

The Apple Watch is expensive no matter which model you choose, but that's not going to stop owners of the cheapest model looking, well, cheap. It's all part of Apple's masterplan to bring back the old days of brand snobbery.
Cool Tech

You’ll want this Android-powered smart mirror in your bathroom

Who says smart homes have to be really complicated and expensive? Nick Notham has made his own smart mirror using a selection of easily available parts, and some clever tech know-how, and it's very cool indeed.
Wearables

These smartglasses could be worn by NASA astronauts on their way to Mars

NASA is investigating the possibility of issuing astronauts on missions to Mars and to meteors with smartglasses, and it has whittled the competing devices down to one, final option.
Mobile

Updated 4G Motorola Moto E made official

Motorola has launched an updated version of the budget Moto E smartphone. It comes with 4G LTE connectivity, a Snapdragon processor, a larger screen, and even a basic selfie cam. It's yours for just $150.