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.

Leaked images show a reported Gear VR 2 that looks remarkably similar to the first

Rumors are slowly gathering that Samsung may have a new Gear VR headset in the works, but details are slim, leading to speculation it may be compatible with the forthcoming Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

Better than nothing? Sony profits from phones again

Sony has made some drastic changes to its mobile business over the past year, which appear to have paid off, even if it's only slightly. The company's mobile division has posted a profit in its latest earnings report.

Something to look forward to: LG’s got a sequel to the V10 coming soon

LG has another flagship smartphone on the way in 2016, if a hint in its latest earnings report is anything to go by, and it's likely to be a sequel to the excellent LG V10. Here's what you need to know.
Smart Home

Better late than never? Amazon’s voice-controlled Dash Wand zaps into London

Amazon's almost forgotten Dash wand, which is used to verbally order groceries through AmazonFresh, has launched in London, a lengthy two years after making its debut in the U.S..

One phone maker is really making the best out of a tough start to 2016

The smartphone market isn't experiencing much growth at the moment, but that doesn't mean the market is stagnating. One company, in the face of tough times, is making the most of it.

Don’t call it a MacBook: The Mi Notebook Air is Xiaomi’s first laptop

Chinese brand Xiaomi continues to launch new products in its ever-expanding range, and for the first time, it has announced a pair of laptops. Here's what you need to know about the Mi Notebook Air.

Bad news Poké-players, that Pokémon Go Plus wearable isn’t coming out this month

Nintendo has crushed the dreams of many Pokémon Go players, and said the fun Pokémon Go Plus Bluetooth accessory (that may help conserve your phone's battery) has been delayed, and won't arrive until September.

Ready to bokeh? Xiaomi's newest smartphone is, thanks to a funky dual-lens camera

Proving dual-lens cameras are one of the hottest smartphone trends of the year, Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Pro. The two camera lenses on the back of this metal smartphone produce pictures with a bokeh-style effect.
Product Review

A year on, the Huawei P9's razor-sharp Leica lens still slices through competing phone cams

The P9 was Huawei's first device with a Leica co-developed dual-lens camera, and it has set the standard for such technology. More than a year on, the P9 still impresses. Here's our complete Huawei P9 review.

The chrome-plated Diskus makes it simpler to charge your Apple Watch on the go

Sick of Apple's ridiculously long Watch charging cable? Want something more sensible to carry around? This is the Diskus, a tiny Apple Watch charger that will slip in your pocket and use any MicroUSB cable you want.
Emerging Tech

Bright light! Watch an insane 20,000-Watt lightbulb test

Ever wondered what it's like to fire up a 20,000 watt lightbulb in your house? This crazy guy does exactly that, and although the results are, ahem, "illuminating." We really don't envy his next electricity bill though.

This creative wearable is a nail in the London Underground Oyster Card's coffin

This jewelry design graduate has found a far more convenient and creative way to use an Oyster Card on the London Underground. She has taken the chip from inside the card, and put it in a set of false nails.