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
Mobile

Acer launches Windows 10 Jade Primo phone in the US and UK

Acer's Jade Primo, a phone it started teasing back in September, is now on sale. The big draw is Windows 10 and support for Continuum, which sees the phone become the center of a PC-like experience on the move.
Mobile

Fight the power! We find out which smartphone charges the fastest

We all have to charge the battery in our smartphones, but we don't want to wait forever while it's happening. That's where fast-charging technology comes in, but the question is, which phone charges the fastest? We find out.
Wearables

This headband promises to zap your cerebellum so you can sleep better, work harder

What if you could zap your brain into doing what you want, when you want it, regardless of whether you're stressed, tired, or under pressure? That's the idea behind the Elf Emmit headband, which has launched on Indiegogo now.
Mobile

Why I still hate Amazon Prime Day with a passion

Hooray, it's Amazon's Prime Day! Again! More deals than ever before are promised from the online retailer, and the world can't wait. Except behind all this, Prime Day has a more insidious purpose, and people are in danger of forgetting it.
Mobile

Buy an HTC 10 before the end of July and get $100 off, plus your choice of free accessories

You may have noticed there are a few deals around at the moment, and HTC doesn't want to be left out, so it has stripped $100 off the price of a new HTC 10. To sweeten the deal further, it's including an accessory bundle as well.
Home Theater

Astell & Kern's AK70 is a $600 chunk of hi-fi bliss that finally fits in a pocket

Astell&Kern are best known for their chunky, funky, and wonderful sounding hi-res music players. The company's latest model, the AK70, loses none of the design cool, but comes in a new pocket-friendly size. We check it out.
Mobile

The first Xiaomi 'Experience Centers' may be open before the end of the year

Xiaomi has traditionally sold its hardware online in China, but due to increased competition there, the company may be about to open dedicated retail stores and showrooms to help fight back.
Mobile

Graphene batteries may slash your phone recharge time to 15 minutes 0:54

A Chinese company has revealed the world's first graphene battery pack, which takes only 15 minutes to recharge despite its large 4,800mAh capacity, making it up to 20 times faster than conventional batteries.
Cars

Inside McLaren F1’s Mission Control room: How data make race wins possible

The driver that sits in the cockpit of a Formula One car is just one part of what it takes to win a race, and increasingly, the flow of huge amounts of data is contributing to race and championship wins. We visited McLaren's Mission Control…
Mobile

Proporta's making an iPhone case with a clever, customizable magic button

Phone cases usually have one job: To protect your phone. Case maker Proporta has other ideas, and is developing a folio case for the iPhone with a clever, customizable magic button in the cover.
Product Review

Hello Sense and Sleep Pill Review

Just sleep. Sense tracks it, and even helps you drift off, with no hassle.
Product Review

Oppo F1 Plus Review

Oppo’s F1 Plus looks like an iPhone and quacks like an iPhone.