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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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.
Wearables

Your cat can finally post to its own Instagram account with the Catstacam

Why should humans have all the fun on Instagram? Well, finally there's a way for cats to share photos from their exciting lives on the social network, using a wearable device called the Catstacam.
Mobile

This is the first Vaio Phone, but Sony’s not involved at all

The Vaio name is back, and this time it's attached to a smartphone and not a laptop. Sony sold the brand name off last year, and we're just beginning to see new hardware from its new owners.
Mobile

How Google subverted the world’s largest mobile trade show with 124 tiny Android Pins

One thing took Mobile World Congress by storm this year, and it wasn't a phone, tablet or smartwatch. It was Android pin mania, and a crazy-but-amazing collectors culture sprung up around them almost instantly.
Wearables

One of the first apps announced for the Apple Watch is a virtual pet

It may end up being one of the most technically impressive smartwatches yet released, so why wouldn't you want to turn the Apple Watch into a virtual pet? Don't worry, with Hatchi, you can!
Cool Tech

In the future, it may be possible to print your own Will.i.am, says Will.i.am

Singer, entrepreneur, and creative officer at 3D Systems Will.i.am says in the future, we'll be able to 3D print people. Is this ridiculous hyperbole, or does Will.i.am raise an interesting point using an out-there proposition to do so?
Wearables

This smartwatch may be fully charged in the time it takes you to clean your teeth

A leak has said Oppo is working on a smartwatch that will have a super-fast charging system, which may see the battery recharged in just five minutes. It sounds impressive, and judging by Oppo's work on smartphone recharging, it's more than…