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.
Articles
Music

I never appreciated music until I heard the golden voice of a Vocaloid

Although I didn't fully understand the impact it would eventually have, it took the crazy technology behind digital singer Hatsune Miku to finally make me appreciate music, after it had barely played any role in my life at all.
Mobile

Watch a brazen phone thief get taken down with a flying kick

Thieves don't always get what they deserve, but this guy does, after snatching a smartphone from someone who wasn't prepared to lose it that day. He gets a big surprise when he tries to make a getaway on a scooter.
Wearables

Time to grab a bargain? Refurbished Apple Watch models start at only $230

The first refurbished Apple Watch models have started to appear in Apple's special online store, and both Series 1 and Series 2 versions are available. Prices start at $230, so it may be the right time to grab a bargain.
Mobile

Warm your hands over this festive fireplace filled with Galaxy Note 7 phones

What better way to warm the tech-lover's heart than with a fireplace filled with slowly burning Galaxy Note 7 smartphones? Luckily, it's not a real fireplace, but a virtual one everyone can enjoy with a fire extinguisher to hand.
Wearables

The 17 best Apple Watch straps you can buy right now

If you have an Apple Watch, you'll know how easy it is to take off the strap it came with, so why not buy yourself another one? There are so many to choose from, so we've gathered together the best ones we've seen so far.
Mobile

You’ll have to try really hard to lose Nomad’s new battery pack

Nomad's latest battery pack for your smartphone is really hard to lose. Not because it's massive or needs to be handcuffed to your wrist, but because it comes with Tile technology built-in, and is locatable using an app on your phone.
Mobile

What happens to your stolen phone? A Dutch filmmaker spied on a thief to find out

Ever wondered what happens to a phone after it gets stolen? Using a specially modified phone, this filmmaker allowed the device to get stolen, and then tracked what happened to it using data, audio, and even pictures.
Mobile

The LG G Pad 3’s kickstand means no more balancing acts to watch Netflix hands-free

LG has announced the G Pad 3 10.1, a large screen tablet with a clever built-in kickstand, so you'll never have to rest it up against books, or a handy sleeping pet to watch Netflix ever again.
Mobile

Samsung’s Gear VR 2 is coming soon, but talk of a HoloLens challenger is way more exciting

A Samsung executive has let it slip the Gear VR 2 will be released in the near future, and that it will be followed by an even more exciting project, based around augmented reality. The headset may deliver a Microsoft HoloLens-like…
Product Review

Meizu MX6 Review

Oh snap! Meizu’s MX6 appeals to gamers, forgets photographers
Home

A holographic virtual girl lives inside Japan’s answer to the Amazon Echo

Be quiet, Alexa! Stop talking, Siri! A new virtual assistant is about to launch in Japan, and her name is Azuma Hikari. She's not just a disembodied voice either, she's a holographic-style virtual character living inside an Amazon Echo-like…
Mobile

The QWERTY phone lives! Here’s 7 keyboard phones you can buy right now

Think phones with QWERTY keyboards are dead and gone? Think again. We've found a few different devices you can go and buy today, and each has its own physical keyboard. Here are our current favorites.