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

Wear TomTom's Golfer 2 watch on the course, improve your game using its data after

TomTom has announced the Golfer 2, a smartwatch that wants to give you information during the game, and actionable feedback to improve your game afterwards. We got a chance to see the new watch up close.
Wearables

Acer’s Leap Fit always watches your heart rate, but not at the expense of battery life 1:29

Acer has launched the Leap Fit, a new smartband that has a continuously active heart rate monitor, but without compromising on battery life. It'll also make sure you keep active with reminders.
Mobile

No, Huawei hasn’t forgotten about the P9 Lite, as rumors of the phone continue

The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus may be official, but what about a P9 Lite to replace the old P9 Lite? Rumors of its existence continue to spread, but it may not share the same exciting camera as the P9. Here's what we think we know about it so…
Wearables

Flexible transistors that come on a roll may power next-gen wearables

A team of scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have shown a new type of production process for transistors, where faster and more efficient transistors are pressed onto a roll of plastic, ready to power future wearable tech.
Mobile

6GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 820 chip, the Zuk Z2 Pro's coming to take on 2016's best phones

Lenovo-backed smartphone brand Zuk is back with the Zuk Z2 Pro, a metal-and-glass powerhouse that uses the Snapdragon 820 processor and a massive 6GB of RAM. Here's everything you need to know about the phone.
Virtual Reality

As AR blurs with VR, get ready for a mixed-reality renaissance

Virtual reality headsets like the HTC Vive are capturing plenty of headlines. However, while augmented reality may have an image problem, thanks to past misuses, it's making a strong comeback. In the near future, it's only going to get more…
Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs. Galaxy S6 Edge: Which edgy phone is the one for you?

You already know the winner of this battle, because Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge is clearly superior to last year's gorgeous but flawed Galaxy S6 Edge. However, it's not quite the one-sided fight the S7 Edge may have expected.
Mobile

Ahoy there! Native Union’s newest phone cables are ideal for on-trend landlubbers

Fun, fashionable phone accessory manufacturer Native Union has joined the fashion world in embracing all things nautical this summer, with its new maritime-themed range of iPhone, iPad, and iPod cable range.
Mobile

These new phones don’t bother with a headphone jack, but they’re not made by Apple

LeEco, the company formerly known as Letv, has announced three new smartphones, none of which have a headphone socket onboard. Instead, they come with headphones that connect using the USB Type-C connector.
Wearables

This convenient little battery pack charges your Apple Watch and iPhone

Don't want to carry a battery pack for your iPhone, plus cables to charge up your Apple Watch? The Kanex GoPower is a battery pack for your Watch, that also charges up your iPhone.
Cars

Blisteringly fast then blissfully refined, Tesla's P90D is ludicrously livable

Spacious, comfortable, smooth, and technically astonishing, the Tesla Model S P90D has no right accelerating to 60 in 2.8 seconds. Yet it does without any fuss at all. We drive the abnormally normal electric car to see what the future…
Mobile

This cute, retro Bluetooth speaker looks and sounds like it's from a different age

Fans of retro design for modern equipment will love the Emie Radio, a compact little Bluetooth speaker that looks and even sounds like a transistor radio. That's a good thing, too.