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 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…
Mobile

New LG G4C shares the G4’s name, but not its amazing screen or camera

LG has announced the G4C, which may share the flagship G4's name, but actually has more in common with the mid-range LG Magna announced earlier this year. Here's what you need to know about the new phone.
Mobile

HTC: No-one cares about small-screen phones anymore, so we won’t make a One Mini 3

An HTC executive has said the company won't be making a sequel to the One Mini 2, released this time last year, which could potentially have been based on the new One M9, because the market doesn't want small-screen phones anymore.
Mobile

This leaked Sony phone has a bezel-free screen and massive 13-megapixel selfie cam

A new leak may have given us a glimpse of a new Sony smartphone, and it's following two of the major up and coming trends of the year - an almost bezel-free screen, and a massive 13-megapixel selfie cam.
Mobile

Dumb criminal jailed for scamming Apple’s iPhone replacement scheme to make $42,000

A fraudster has been sent to jail for six months after laundering stolen phones through Apple's iPhone replacement scheme. It's estimated he made more than $42,000 during the scam.
Social Media

This hilarious video will make you so happy you’ll never date Google+, or any other social network

Ever wondered what it would be like to date the personification of your favorite social network? Turns out if that's Google+, it may go pretty badly. But then, in this funny video, it doesn't look like any of the others would be much…
Mobile

There is a town in Spain that's run on Twitter

Twitter isn't only about frivolous tweets. When used creatively, it can help run an entire town. That's what's happening in Jun, Spain, where the government operates via the social network, and everyone from the mayor to the guy driving the…