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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Product Review

Sony SmartBand Talk Review

Between fitness trackers and smartwatches, there's Sony's SmartBand Talk.
Wearables

The cute Cubi smartwatch is for parents who don’t want to give their young kids a smartphone

The Cubi is a smartwatch designed for kids that should be helpful to parents. It has its own SIM card for GPS and sending voice messages, plus a cute character all of its own. The project is now live on Kickstarter.
Mobile

Lenovo may want you to hold its next flagship smartphone like a compact camera

An unusual looking new phone from Lenovo has been leaked, which is designed to be held like a compact camera. Unsurprisingly, the camera looks to be the standout feature.
Mobile

Microsoft, Sony, Oppo, and Motorola all pledge allegiance to the Snapdragon 810

Microsoft, Sony, Motorola, and Oppo are all working on new mobile devices which use the Snapdragon 810 processor, ready for release later this year, according to a document released by Qualcomm.
Android Army

This leaked HTC Desire smartphone could have a higher resolution screen than the One M8

A new HTC Desire smartphone, codename A55, has been leaked. There's a chance it'll be officially announced before the end of February, and that it has a One M8-beating 2560 x 1440 pixel touchscreen.
Product Review

Gionee Elife S5.1 Review

The world's thinnest smartphone left us wishing for some meat on its bones.
Wearables

Google Glass may disappear for a good long while, hints Google

According to a Google executive, the recently cancelled Google Glass Explorer program lacked impact, and was withdrawn so the team could take a break and rethink strategies.
Home

Don't be fooled, this Pebble-like device could automate and help heat your home better

The Tempo is an environmental monitor that looks like a pebble you picked up on the beach. Not only can it make sure your cigars are in pristine condition, but it can help isolate heating energy waste in your home and act as an iBeacon.
Mobile

This passport lets you use a selfie as the photo, no duck face allowed

Later this year, Ireland will introduce an official passport which uses a selfie as the photo. A smartphone app will be used to apply for the card, through which the snapshot will also be taken.
Mobile

The $200 Jolla Tablet's a crowd-funding hit, proves people-power works

Finnish firm Jolla has announced the Jolla Tablet, which is up for pre-order through the crowd-funding website Indiegogo, and features a 7.85-inch, high resolution screen, an Intel processor, and the new Sailfish OS 2.0 software.
Mobile

The Snapdragon 810 is problem-free says Qualcomm, but one company doesn’t agree

Qualcomm has come out in defense of its Snapdragon 810 processor, saying there are no problems with the chip. However, there is one company that doesn't agree, and is unlikely to use the 810 in its next big smartphone release.
Mobile

This T-Mobile ad is what happens when massive attention-seekers get together

Newsflash: World's most attention-seeking mobile network has signed the world's most attention-seeking woman to produce an attention-seeking TV ad. Watch T-Mobile and Kim Kardashian's DataStash TV commercial here.