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

Don’t expect amazing designs from Samsung, says former head of product strategy

Samsung may never release a smartphone with a truly ground-breaking design, due to the firm's corporate structure, if the comments made by its former head of product strategy are anything to go by.
Wearables

Apple patent shows it may want you to strap an iPhone to your head in the future

Apple's watching the growing interest in virtual reality closely, and has filed another patent for a headset utilizing an iPhone or an iPod as the VR display. Whether it'll eventually become a real product remains to be seen.
Cool Tech

This smart toy dinosaur is powered by a supercomputer

The CogniToy is smarter than your average dinosaur, because it's powered by the IBM Watson supercomputer, and can listen, speak, and answer questions with your kids. It'll be out by Christmas this year.
Wearables

Here’s the latest pair of smartglasses you probably won’t want to wear

Sony's SmartEyeGlass smartglasses are now up for pre-order in selected countries, with the U.S. set to follow in March, when they'll cost $840. At the moment, the specs are aimed primarily at developers.
Mobile

The USBduo proves cables don’t have to be boring, does more than charge your phone

Replace the boring old USB charger cable with the USBduo, with its cool wooden body, and handy reversible connector. That's not all, it'll replace the flash drive and card reader in your pocket too.
Mobile

See why you never, ever use makeup apps on babies

Apps that use special effects to show how you'd look in different styles of makeup are fun. Except not when they're used on cute babies. As this set of pictures proves, they're no longer cute, but utterly terrifying.
Mobile

Watch: Fiery Italian grandma tries and fails to use Siri

Oh Siri, accents are hard aren't they? Watch this funny video in which a fiery Italian grandmother tries to find out the time in the homeland, but is frustrated by Siri's inability to understand.
Mobile

Obama as you’ve never seen him before: Selfie stick in hand, and shooting imaginary hoops

Yes, this is President Obama using a selfie stick. It's part of a hilarious new video which sees Obama have fun in front of the camera, all in the name of promoting the latest healthcare drive.
Mobile

Oppo looks to the future for U.S. launch, will focus on cool design and clever cameras to standout

Oppo, the exciting smartphone company behind unusual smartphones including the N3 with its rotating camera lens module, sees even more innovative camera tech as one of the driving forces behind its future phone releases.
Cool Tech

World’s first drone airshow looks like a cross between Tron and Transformers

Drones don't have to be scary weapons of war, they can be used for our entertainment too. That's the idea behind Air, a drone extravaganza set to take place later this year, which comes over like a cross between Tron and…
Mobile

The first Lego-like modular components for Google’s Project Ara will be shown at Mobile World Congress

After striking a deal with Google, little-known smartphone manufacturer Yezz will be producing some of the first components for the modular Project Ara device, and will show them at MWC 2015 next month.
Mobile

Finding love (or just a hookup) using an app could be a massive security threat

Researchers examining more than 40 dating apps available in the Google Play Store say 26 of them contain security risks of varying severity. This is of particular concern when the app is used on a business device, says the team.