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

Here’s the latest pair of smartglasses you probably won’t want to wear

Sony's SmartEyeGlass smartglasses are now up for pre-order in selected countries, with the U.S. set to follow in March, when they'll cost $840. At the moment, the specs are aimed primarily at developers.
Mobile

The USBduo proves cables don’t have to be boring, does more than charge your phone

Replace the boring old USB charger cable with the USBduo, with its cool wooden body, and handy reversible connector. That's not all, it'll replace the flash drive and card reader in your pocket too.
Mobile

See why you never, ever use makeup apps on babies

Apps that use special effects to show how you'd look in different styles of makeup are fun. Except not when they're used on cute babies. As this set of pictures proves, they're no longer cute, but utterly terrifying.
Mobile

Watch: Fiery Italian grandma tries and fails to use Siri

Oh Siri, accents are hard aren't they? Watch this funny video in which a fiery Italian grandmother tries to find out the time in the homeland, but is frustrated by Siri's inability to understand.
Mobile

Obama as you’ve never seen him before: Selfie stick in hand, and shooting imaginary hoops

Yes, this is President Obama using a selfie stick. It's part of a hilarious new video which sees Obama have fun in front of the camera, all in the name of promoting the latest healthcare drive.
Mobile

Oppo looks to the future for U.S. launch, will focus on cool design and clever cameras to standout

Oppo, the exciting smartphone company behind unusual smartphones including the N3 with its rotating camera lens module, sees even more innovative camera tech as one of the driving forces behind its future phone releases.
Cool Tech

World’s first drone airshow looks like a cross between Tron and Transformers

Drones don't have to be scary weapons of war, they can be used for our entertainment too. That's the idea behind Air, a drone extravaganza set to take place later this year, which comes over like a cross between Tron and…
Mobile

The first Lego-like modular components for Google’s Project Ara will be shown at Mobile World Congress

After striking a deal with Google, little-known smartphone manufacturer Yezz will be producing some of the first components for the modular Project Ara device, and will show them at MWC 2015 next month.
Mobile

Finding love (or just a hookup) using an app could be a massive security threat

Researchers examining more than 40 dating apps available in the Google Play Store say 26 of them contain security risks of varying severity. This is of particular concern when the app is used on a business device, says the team.
Mobile

Samsung may admit defeat in Japan, and withdraw from the smartphone market there

According to a report published in the Korean media, Samsung is considering withdrawing from the Japanese smartphone market, where it controls just 5-percent of the market.
Mobile

Sony’s new Xperia E4 has two-day battery life, and a big 5-inch screen

Sony has announced the Xperia E4, a mid-range smartphone with a large 5-inch touchscreen and a 2300mAh battery, which it states will provide at least two days use before needing a recharge.
Mobile

Shell UK and PayPal team up for mobile pay-at-the-pump launch across 1,000 gas stations

Shell UK and PayPal will start offering drivers the option of using an app to pay for their fuel at 1,000 UK gas stations from April, without leaving their cars. Apple's competing Apple Pay mobile payments system has yet to launch in the…