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

U.K. cybersecurity agency warns against using ZTE telecom equipment

The National Cyber Security Centre in the United Kingdom has issued new advice to mobile networks in the country to refrain from using equipment or services from ZTE due to security fears.
Mobile

The Essential Phone is currently on sale for just $400

The Essential Phone (PH-1) is one of the best-reviewed phones of 2017, and it comes from Andy Rubin, the co-creator of Android itself. It has a striking design with a bezel-less display and the price is now down to $400.
Mobile

How to buy the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro in the U.K.

If you're ready to buy a new Huawei P20 or P20 Pro smartphone and live in the U.K., you're in luck, because it's sold not only through major networks, but also without a contract with various retailers. Here are all the best deals.
Mobile

Teaser in China suggests HMD Global is plotting the return of the Nokia X

A teaser posted seen in China shows HMD Global may be about to bring back another Nokia name from the past. This time it's the Nokia X, a name last seen in 2014. Here's what we know about it so far.
Mobile

Honor’s new budget 7C and 7A phones love your face, and unlock at a glance

The new Honor 7C and Honor 7A phones come with face unlock, despite costing much less than the majority of phones already available with a similar feature.
Mobile

Pride of a nation: LG V30S ThinQ vs. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus camera shootout

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has earned plenty of acclaim for its impressive camera, but LG's new V30S ThinQ also has a great camera. How do the two South Korean brands stack up when we put the them to the test in a camera shootout?
Product Review

Huawei's P20 Pro is 2018's first great phone, but you must 'know a guy' to buy it

The Huawei P20 Pro proves three isn’t always a crowd with its innovative triple-lens camera system, that turns out to be something way more than a gimmick. It’s also just one aspect of this brilliant new smartphone, that takes the fight…
Wearables

Aura fitness band rewards hard work with virtual coins to buy new sneakers

The Aura Band is a new fitness wearable available to back on Kickstarter. It has a bioimpedance sensor to truly monitor your fitness gains (or losses) and an unusual reward system that gives virtual coins you can spend on cool new sneakers.
Mobile

The mind-reading AlterEgo headset (almost) promises telepathy with Alexa

Researchers at MIT have created the AlterEgo, an incredible wearable device that reads "subvocalizations," or words we say to ourselves in our head, and it could change the way we interact with voice assistants and mobile devices.
Product Review

Sing it loud: The sweet Brainwavz B400s only cost $200

Can you really buy a pair of beautifully musical balanced armature headphones for less than $200? Surely not, right? The good news is you can. The Brainwavz B400s really deliver, and cost considerably less than you expect.
Mobile

How to buy the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro in the U.S.

The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are seriously desirable smartphones, especially the Pro version with its triple camera setup, so how can you buy one in the U.S.? It's not going to be easy, but here's our guide.
Wearables

Apple Watch heart rate data used as evidence in Australian murder trial

Data collected from the Apple Watch has been used as evidence in an Australian murder trial, where it provides a chilling timeline of the murder victim's last moments, and may end up being instrumental in the killer's conviction.