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

12-year old girl tries to poison her mom for taking her iPhone away

We'd be pretty annoyed if our smartphone was taken away, but we wouldn't go to the lengths this 12-year old went to after her mom confiscated her iPhone. She was so mad, she decided poisoning her was an appropriate response.
Mobile

Feel the vibration! How a buzz on your wrist could change smartwatches

Those annoying rumbling alerts we get from our smartwatches or smartphones, better known as haptic feedback, could be a lot more informative, fun, and interactive; but manufacturers aren't exploiting what's possible.
Wearables

Conan O’Brien introduces the new, $260 Apple Pocket Watch

Forget the Apple Watch, Conan O'Brien has come up with the Apple Pocket Watch, which not only comes in at less than half the price of an average Apple Watch, but it also has all the features of your iPhone. Just don't buy one.
Wearables

This quirky smartwatch scans barcodes to track your budget, and your calories

How do you make a new smart watch standout in an increasingly crowded market? Give it an unusual feature -- or in the case of the U Band, a few of them.
Wearables

Gucci and Will.i.am free you from your phone with this flashy new smartband

Musician and tech entrepreneur Will.i.am has teamed up with Gucci Timepieces to make a smartband, which will apparently see fashion and high-tech wearables converge in one, standalone device.
Mobile

Forget flagship phones, Microsoft’s back with the $70 Lumia 430

Microsoft's racing to the bottom with the Lumia range, and has announced the Lumia 430, a $70 smartphone with a surprisingly decent specification, making us wonder why it bothered to launch its sister phones at all.
Wearables

Best of both worlds: This mechanical watch has a cool transparent OLED screen

The Kairos smartwatch combines a traditional mechanical movement with a cool transparent OLED screen, meaning it brings the best of both watch worlds together into one wearable.
Mobile

OnePlus OxygenOS teased for March launch

Smartphone manufacturer OnePlus won't be using CyanogenMod much longer, and has announced OxygenOS, its own custom version of Android destined for its current and future phone range.
Mobile

Xiaomi’s going to make Windows Phones, just not in the way you may expect

Microsoft has formed an unusual partnership with Chinese smartphone makers Xiaomi. Instead of building phones together, a custom version of Windows 10 will be offered to selected Xiaomi users, who can install it on their Android phones for…
Wearables

This humble smartwatch wants to become the center of your wireless mobile universe

Neptune, makers of the Neptune Pine smartwatch, has introduced the Neptune Suite, an entire family of mobile devices controlled by the new Neptune Hub smartwatch. The range includes a phone, tablet, keyboard, headphones, and a TV dongle.
Cool Tech

Disco Dog is the ideal coat to embarrass your canine pal

Dogs can look really cute in their little winter coats, but what about when you want your canine friend to standout from the crowd? That's when you'll want Disco Dog, a coat covered in flashing LED lights controlled using an app on your…