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.

HP’s new Stream 8 tablet comes with Windows 8.1, and 200MB of free data each month

HP has put two new, reasonably priced tablet up for sale, which run full Windows 8.1 rather than Android, or Windows RT. The Stream 7 and Stream 8 share similar specifications, but the larger tablet comes with 200MB of T-Mobile data for…

Sony’s latest concept smart eyewear can be fitted to any glasses, will be demoed at CES

Sony has revealed its SmartEyeglass prototype, which it will show off as a concept device at CES 2015. Rather than a standalone model, SmartEyeglass clips to existing glasses, and Sony plans to put it in production during the next year.
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Insanely powerful, 4K, octa-core Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra leaks out

A leak has supposedly revealed the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra, a ridiculously large and powerful tablet possibly coming soon. Unless it's nothing more than a crazy spec wish list.

OnePlus releases powerful extended battery pack to celebrate its first birthday

OnePlus is a year old, and to celebrate it has announced the Power Bank, a massive 10000mAh extended battery pack, plus it has confirmed work on its own custom Android ROM for future phones.

Xiaomi can sell smartphones in India again, but only if a Qualcomm chip is inside

The injunction brought about by Ericsson, forcing Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi to stop selling, advertising, manufacturing, or importing devices in India, has been temporarily lifted

Messaging app Line is the latest to launch a mobile payment system

Popular messaging app Line has released Line Pay, it's mobile app payment system, which could take on the might of Alipay, PayPal, and Apple Pay. It's available now for iOS and Android devices.

See Samsung’s smart, $100 Gear Circle Bluetooth headphones in action

With the Gear Circle, Samsung has combined a pair of sports earbuds with smart Bluetooth earpiece functionality, and then given the final product a dash of high-tech fashion appeal.

Microsoft may not release a new flagship Lumia phone until late 2015

A new rumor report suggests Windows Phone fans wanting a high-end device from Microsoft are in for a long wait. If it's accurate, Microsoft won't launch a flagship Lumia phone until September 2015.

iXoost’s latest, and most stunning audio dock yet, gets Bluetooth connectivity

Stuck for a present to give the audio-loving car fan this year, and don't mind splashing out? The latest iXoost audio docks, made using F1 exhaust systems, have a Bluetooth connection built-in, and look astounding. But they are expensive.

After sitting out smartphones, Intel will do anything to ride the wearable wave

After embarrassingly stumbling about while ARM and Qualcomm won the smartphone war, Intel has no intention of missing out on the next big trend. It's betting we'll be mad about wearables in the near future, and is taking a scattergun…

Vsenn’s modular smartphone will let you swap operating systems

Finnish startup Vsenn, founded by a former Nokia project manager, is producing a modular smartphone to take on Google's Project Ara. It promises owners will be able to upgrade many aspects of the phone, from the screen size to the OS.

Cheeky Amazon forced into launching new, stripped down Android app

After Amazon sneaked its own Android app store into the Play Store, Google changed its policy to force its removal. Amazon has replaced it with a stripped down alternative shopping app.