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.

Lying about your life on Facebook isn’t as fun as it sounds (I tried)

A new viral video depicts a man driven to blatant lies on Facebook to cover up his crumbling real life. So I gave Facebook fiction a try. Turns out, it's not as satisfying as the precautionary video makes it look.

Mobile

Adidas MiCoach Fit Smart wristband leaked, could come with Google Fit support

Adidas has been named as one of Google's partners on the Google Fit program, and now leaks have started to appear regarding a fitness tracking wristband called the miCoach Fit Smart, which may launch soon with Google Fit support.

Mobile

India’s answer to Amazon releases Kindle Fire challenger, priced at $165

Flipkart, a close competitor to Amazon in India, has announced a challenger to the Kindle Fire tablet. It's called the Digiflip Pro and the device significantly undercuts the price of Amazon's slate, and comes with various special offers too.

Mobile

Android L: Customer representative confirms Moto X and Moto G will receive update

Google has previewed the next version of Android, currently known only as Android L, which will be released later this year. You'll find out here if your phone is on the list to receive the update, and when it could happen.

Mobile

How to stream Google I/O this week, and our favorite sessions so far

Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, begins on June 25. We've put together a quick and easy schedule, with links to the live streaming video, to make sure you don't miss the best events.

Mobile

Funky Veldt Serendipity smartwatch emphasizes the watch rather than the smarts

The latest smartwatch to embrace traditional watch designs is the Veldt Serendipity. The analog face incorporates a tiny OLED screen to deliver notifications from an iOS device, but you're going to need to splash out if you want one.

Mobile

Verizon’s Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 tablet gets faster XLTE speeds and $380 price tag

Verizon has announced it'll be stocking the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 tablet from the end of June, when it'll cost $380, and come with support for the network's new, faster XLTE connection.

Mobile

The elegant Withings Activité will track your fitness in style

Withings has announced the Activité, a fitness tracker that shuns the gym-focused design of competing gadgets, and wraps up its tech inside a traditional analog wristwatch. It connects to your smartphone using Bluetooth LE.

Mobile

Microsoft continues its Android experiment with the Nokia X2 smartphone

Nokia has announced another Android-based smartphone, the Nokia X2, which joins its existing range of X devices launched at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. It's Android, but not as we know it.

Mobile

Bloody hell! Google Glass goes on sale in the UK, where it’ll cost you a grand

Two years after they went on sale in the U.S, Google has put its Glass smart eyewear on sale in the UK, where they cost £1000. Several new apps will be made available, along with the ability to understand the British accent.

Mobile

DT Daily: NASA’s asteroid hunt, Bowie-Jagger remix, Nestle ponders instafood

NASA has revealed more about its ambitious plan to capture an asteroid in open space, park it next to the moon, and then send astronauts up to have a good look around. The latest news on the mission reveals two possible scenarios. The first is to pick up a…

DT Daily

Amazon Prime Music “exceeding expectations,” but mainly with oldies

Ahead of the Fire Phone launch, Amazon has released some information on its new Prime Music service, which could be a key sales feature for the phone, and said it has so far exceeded expectations.

Music

Pricing error at checkout 6! There’s no way the Fire Phone should cost this much

Amazon's newly announced Fire Phone costs the same as an iPhone 5S, a Galaxy S5, and many other high-end smartphones. Has Amazon been reading its own self-help books about becoming an optimist? How does it justify such a price?

Mobile

Amazing? Hardly. Why Amazon’s 3D smartphone is silly

Amazon is rumored to be introducing its first smartphone at an event on June 18. If the gossipers have got it right, the device may have an unusual 3D menu system, but we fear this is a gimmick that won't provide any benefit to owners.

Mobile

I’m going to buy the iPhone 6, I hate myself for it, and it’s all Apple’s fault

Andy deals with the crushing realization that no matter how lame Apple acts, he's going to buy an iPhone 6 anyway. He just can't stop himself.

Opinion