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

Put my finger where? New LG tech hides fingerprint sensors away

LG Innotek, the division of the company that makes components, has found a way to hide a fingerprint sensor underneath the glass front panel on a smartphone. That means it's completely hidden away, less likely to be damaged, and could…
Mobile

Here’s a low-tech way to stop your high-tech gadgets being stolen this summer

Because you can't carry a regular, massive safe around to keep all your gadgets away from thieving hands while on vacation, Master Lock has come up with this ingenious, and decidedly low-tech, way of making sure your phone doesn't disappear…
Wearables

Hurray! There’s another Will.i.am-designed smartwatch to not buy

Musician, TV personality, tech ambassador, and entrepreneur Will.i.am hasn't given up designing wearables that no-one wants to wear. His latest endeavor is the i.am+ Dial, a standalone smartwatch with a voice-activated assistant.
Product Review

Oppo F1 Review

Oppo's F1 is a stunning phone in need of a serious software makeover.
Mobile

Samsung and LG open 2016 very differently, but both predict gloomy mobile future

Samsung and LG have reported company earnings for the beginning of 2016, and while both performed differently, each has concerns over the coming year in the mobile world.
Virtual Reality

Samsung will challenge Oculus and HTC with a phone-free VR headset

Samsung's not content to lead the mobile phone-driven world of VR, and has said it's working on VR devices that may not need a smartphone placed inside to operate, meaning it'll compete with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Wearables

Apple and Samsung are ruling smartwatches

The world of smartphones is dominated by Samsung and Apple, and the latest data shows the two tech giants are similarly in control of smartwatches. However, the rule may not be quite so rock solid just yet.
Wearables

Get motivated: New fitness app partners you up with a personal trainer

If you need an impartial, outside source of motivation to get fit and healthy, then Goqii's new fitness app partners you up with a personal trainer, ready to spur you on, and monitor your goals.
Mobile

LG is trademarking a bunch of odd ‘X’ names, but why?

LG has trademarked a collection of interesting new product names in South Korea. They are the LG X Suit, X Slim, X Skin, and X Classic. What could they be? We've got everything we think we know about them right here.
Mobile

Starbucks has an emoji keyboard, so send a Frappuccino with that smiley face

Starbucks has added another app to its arsenal, and this time it's an emoji keyboard app, ready for installation on Android or iOS devices. Now it's easy to say it with a Starbucks emoji.
Mobile

Nokia and newly acquired Withings may be a match made in tech heaven

Nokia Technologies has purchased connected health experts Withings, in a deal valued at $191 million. The acquisition will see the French company become part of a new Nokia division later this year.
Mobile

Le who? This Chinese company wants to take over the U.S. with its phones, TVs, and more

A relatively unknown Chinese company called LeEco has designs on the U.S. smartphone market. We spoke with its marketing manager to find out how it plans to conquer the Americas, and to check out the flagship phone that may lead the charge.