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

Exhaustive, super geeky test shows Snapdragon 810 should be water cooled

The Snapdragon 810 processor is notorious for getting a little hot under the collar, but how does it affect the performance of your phone? This unscientific, but fun, test shows the effect, and how cooling may help it perform…
Mobile

Lenovo-backed Zuk isn’t messing around, launches the Cyanogen-powered Z1 in Europe

Zuk is a new name on the smartphone market. The company is backed by Lenovo, and its first phone, the Z1, comes in both Chinese and international versions. Here's everything you need to know about it.
Wearables

This cool fitness watch is yours for $94, and it tracks steps, sleep, and sex

Geeksphone, the company best known for jointly developing the secure Blackphone, has launched its first wearable device. It's called the Geeksme, and it'll not only track your steps, but your sex life too.
Product Review

Homido VR headset Review

It's not Oculus, but Homido lets you dabble in VR for $80
Android Army

Secure the stickers: Line messaging app adds end-to-end encryption to boost privacy

Using the Line messaging app has just got a whole lot more private. Messages sent between two users are now secured with end-to-end encryption across multiple platforms, an industry first according to the company.
Mobile

Honor 7i renamed the ShotX for Europe, remains the weirdest selfie phone we’ve seen

We've seen big selfie cams, small selfie cams, high resolution selfie cams, and now -- Huawei's given us a flip selfie cam. The phone is called the Honor 7i, and here's everything you need to know about it.
Mobile

ZTE’s new Axon Mini phone has a pressure sensitive screen, just like the iPhone 6S

ZTE has fully announced the Axon Mini, a smartphone it first teased back in July, and it comes with a pressure sensitive screen, just like the iPhone 6S. The phone goes on sale soon, and here's everything you need to know about it.
Wearables

ZTE’s Axon Watch is no longer a prototype, but annoyingly is still only headed to China

ZTE has announced the Axon Watch, a smartwatch that doesn't run Android Wear, but instead uses a special version of the OS created by China's Tencent called TOS+. The Watch will be on sale soon, and here's what you need to know.
Mobile

This cool bezel-less, octa-core smartphone may be one of the first to run Android 6.0

Have you heard of Elephone? Possibly not, but the Chinese company has started teasing a phone that sounds really interesting. It's called the P9000, and the bezel-less screen will show Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Movies & TV

Judging by this spoof trailer, the Michael Dell story probably won’t get told

Conan O'Brien has made another of his amusing tech-land spoof videos, this time taking a shot at the hype surrounding the new Steve Jobs movie, by imagining what a Michael Dell movie would be like.
Mobile

Gionee’s 24-megapixel Elife E8 camera phone gets a little cheaper for Indian launch

Chinese smartphone maker Gionee released the Elife E8 phone with a 23-megapixel camera, that thanks to some special tech, takes pictures that make them look like images with 120-megapixels.