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.

Small is the new big: The iPhone SE is going to make compact cool again

The iPhone SE is way more exciting that it initially looks. The screen may be small, but inside is as much power and ability as the iPhone 6S, and it may spawn a host of high performance, small screen competitors.

These heated boots are like smartphone-controlled radiators for your feet

Lundi is a smart boot for women that aims to solve the problem of matching the right footwear to the conditions, no matter the situation. The black leather boots have a smartphone-controlled heating element that keep your feet toasty warm…

FingerIO's finger-wagging sonar controls may make smartwatches more usable in the future

A team at the University of Washington have added an active sonar control system to a smartphone and a smartwatch, which turns any surface, or even the air surrounding the gadget, into a gesture control area.

LG’s telling developers how to make Friends, because more modular phones may be coming

The LG G5's modular design is exciting, but it's going to need more than the two modules already announced if it's going to succeed. LG's preparing to release development kits to help other companies produce them, and outlined plans on how…

Next TAG Heuer smartwatch may launch in 2017, possibly joined by Hublot and Zenith models

The sequel to the TAG Heuer Carrera Connected smartwatch may not arrive until 2017, at which time it may be joined by connected models from the Hublot and Zenith brands, according to several reports.

The Smart Touch is Tissot’s connected watch, but it’s not really that smart

Tissot's the latest Swiss watch maker to launch a connected watch. It's called the Smart Touch, but it doesn't run Android Wear, and instead connects to your phone to provide GPS directions, weather updates, and time zone control.
Cool Tech

See how fast these criminals install a machine ready to steal your credit card details

In a video released by Miami Police, we see how quick and easy it is for criminals to install a card skimmer to a point-of-sale terminal, potentially ready to steal your credit card information. How fast? Less than 8-seconds.

If you have to ask, you probably can't afford Samsung's de Grisogono Gear S2 watch

Samsung's teamed up with jewelry designer de Grisogono to produce a limited edition, super flash version of the Gear S2 smartwatch. Covered in gold and diamonds, Samsung's keeping quiet about the price, which probably means we can't afford…

This Apple Watch band can detect if you might have a stroke

Forget the flashy metal bands Apple sells for the Apple Watch, how about choosing one with a built-in ECG monitor? You'll want the Kardia Band, which takes AliveCor's ECG tech seen in its smartphone cases, and puts them on your wrist.
Virtual Reality

This Star Wars VR adventure is another reason to get excited for the HTC Vive

A new video from ILM Experience Lab shows what Star Wars fans have been hoping for -- virtual reality lightsaber battles using the HTC Vive headset. The new cinematic experience, Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine, is coming to a Vive…

Feel like you're flying in VR using these clever Samsung concept headphones

Samsung has flung the doors of its concept product lab open again, showing off three new projects, including a set of headphones that make VR a full-motion experience, and a pair of fun new apps.

Watch this breathtaking video of the Netherlands from 11,000 feet in the air

Drones are usually supposed to remain somewhere below 500 feet in the air when zipping around, but this stupid pilot ignored that rule, and took a DJI Phantom to two miles up in the air. The breathtaking footage doesn't make up…