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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A robot cooked a crab bisque for us, and it was spectacular

Who doesn't want amazing meals prepared for them everyday at home? That's what Moley Robotics amazing robo-chef offers, and we've not only seen it in action, but also feasted on the crab bisque it made us.
Computing

United Airlines experiences computer glitch, delaying many flights

United Airlines suffered a computer system outage which caused many flights to be delayed early on October 14, and while it follows a spate of similar incidents, there's no evidence it was due to a systems hack.
Mobile

The Galaxy Note 7 may now cost Samsung $5.4 billion in profit, and that’s only the beginning

Samsung has been forced to slash its expected earnings for the previous three months by a third, due to the failure of the Galaxy Note 7, and expects the fallout to continue into 2017. Add in a huge drop in shares, and the financial pain is…
Mobile

Can $160 buy a smartphone worth using? We tried one to find out

There's a wealth of reasonably priced smartphones that seem to offer amazing value for money in China, but are they worth the time and effort needed to import them? We try out the Uhans S1, a $160 stunner, to see if it stacks up.
Mobile

ZTE wants you to design its next product with Project CSX — Vote now!

ZTE has a master plan to shake up the mobile industry with a daring new crowdsourced competition called Project CSX. Anyone can submit ideas for the next great mobile product to ZTE, and the company will make it.
Mobile

LG’s wireless charger beams power into your phone so fast, you’ll never want a cable again

Prepare to embrace wireless charging for your phone, because LG's new wireless charger will take its battery to 50 percent capacity in just 30 minutes, matching the speediest times provided by mains chargers.
Home Theater

Like a sonic howitzer, there's no hiding Q Acoustics' massive M4 soundbar

You don't need fake surround sound from a soundbar, and Q Acoustics M4 proves it with its impressively wide sound stage and beautifully focused sound quality. We've been trying it out.
Wearables

HTC’s half-baked Halfbeak smartwatch leaked, definitely isn’t ready for the public

An Android Wear smartwatch apparently made by HTC in partnership with fitness brand Under Armour has been leaked. It's known as the Halfbeak, but don't expect it to look ready for store shelves.
Mobile

Google Pixel vs. Apple iPhone 7: Can new Google phone take down its enemy?

Tempted by Google's new Pixel phone? Of course you are, but it'd be crazy not to check out the iPhone 7 before forking over $650. That's why we've pitted two against one another in a battle of hardware and software.
Mobile

Samsung is buying the new AI assistant from the masterminds behind Siri

Samsung has acquired Viv Labs, the company founded by the people who created Siri, with the plan on integrating the firm's new AI technology into future Galaxy smartphones and other Samsung products.
Mobile

Friends? Not anymore. Google wants you to bow down and meet your master

Google has changed. Gone are the days of cheap Nexus phones and an open-door policy. Now it wants to lock you into a new ecosystem with its new Pixel phones and Google Home, which work with its cool artificial intelligence platform called…
Mobile

Looks app lets you try out new makeup styles using a selfie cam, and it has a mode for dudes

Line, the popular mobile messaging platform, has released Line Looks, an app for virtually trying out different makeup styles. Cleverly, it includes makeup looks presented by brands including Clinique. There's even a mode for men.