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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Wearables

Acer’s Liquid Leap goes a step beyond being a fitness band, thinks it’s a smartwatch too

Acer has put its first wearable device, the Liquid Leap, on sale in the UK. Priced competitively, the fitness band goes beyond just counting your steps, it'll show notifications from a connected smartphone too.
Wearables

For wearable tech to reach nirvana, it will need to find its ‘Nevermind’

We're being told this is the year of wearable tech (just like last year), but once again, although there are plenty of cool new products being announced, none are capturing our interest. Why? Because no-one knows what they want.
Wearables

LG’s perfectly round G Watch R arrives at T-Mobile on November 19

LG's swish G Watch R is now on sale in America, with Sprint offering the smartwatch from November 14, joining AT&T and Google. The price remains the same at $300, but Sprint offers the chance to spread the cost over 12 months.
Mobile

Samsung's counting on curves in the right places to sell its expensive future smartphones

Samsung has a new plan to make us want to buy its more expensive smartphones. It's to introduce curvier touchscreens, just like that seen on the new Galaxy Note Edge, to make its hardware more desirable.
Wearables

Make calls from your wrist with the $200 Burg 12 watchphone

The latest wearable from Burg is the Burg 12, and it's a smartwatch that's also a phone. While it'll connect to your smartphone, the idea is to use it on its own, and replace your mobile completely.
Mobile

Sony's ready for CES 2015, will reveal new hardware on January 5

Sony has confirmed it will holding a press conference on January 5, at next year's CES tech extravaganza. Details haven't been revealed, but if previous years are anything to go by, expect everything from new phones to TVs to be on display.
Mobile

BlackBerry eyes industry partnerships, and not Kim Kardashian, to help spur growth

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has been meeting the CEOs of Xiaomi, Lenovo, and HTC in China, potentially with a view to striking up a partnership in the future, one which would be preferable to a celebrity endorsement.
Wearables

Samsung wants its sensor-packed Simband to change your life for the better

Samsung has revealed the Simband, a complex health and fitness monitor worn on the wrist, which is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle, instead of focusing on daily step counts.
Mobile

Xiaomi sells more than 1.1 million phones during a single, record breaking day

November 11 is the world's largest online shopping day, and in China, smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi did very well indeed. It managed to sell more than 1.1 million devices in the space of 24 hours.
Mobile

Guy gets maced after telling someone to turn off their phone in the movie theater

Being distracted by the light from a smartphone while trying to enjoy a film in the theater is annoying, but asking someone to turn the device off can be dangerous, as this unfortunate guy found out this week.
Mobile

Netflix adds 1080p video streaming to iOS app, but only over Wi-Fi

Netflix has released version 7.0 of its iOS app, which has been optimized for use on the new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, with the latter benefiting from 1080p streaming video.
Mobile

Man proposes marriage standing in a heart made of iPhones, still gets turned down

You'd think making a gesture as grand as buying 99 iPhones, arranging them in the shape of a heart, and then proposing to your girlfriend standing in the center would be a sure-fire winner, right? Sadly, you're wrong, and this man found out…