Trevor Mogg

Trevor Mogg

Not so many moons ago, Trevor moved from one tea-loving island nation that drives on the left (Britain) to another (Japan). As far as electronics are concerned, he's in the right place, with the East Asian country continuing to produce a plethora of gadgets and gizmos for tech addicts around the world. When not writing for Digital Trends, Trevor can be found out and about taking far too many photos, or in front of his computer trying to sort them all out.

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange still in Ecuador’s embassy after 2 years, intends to leave ‘soon’

After two years cooped up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden on assault allegations, Julian Assange told reporters on Monday he plans to leave the premises "soon." However, UK officials said he still faces…

Hackers nab 4.5 million U.S. hospital records in biggest attack of its kind

One of the largest hospital groups in the U.S. revealed on Monday its computer network was infiltrated by hackers earlier this year in an incident that saw personal data stolen from around 4.5 million patients.

One isn’t enough: Google set to launch ‘YouTube Music Key’ service to go along with Google Play

Google's expected YouTube music subscription service, now thought to be called YouTube Music Key, will reportedly cost $10 a month and bring offline playback of music videos and songs, with an audio-only option for background and screen-off…
Cool Tech

London’s historic statues will start calling smartphones from this week

Technology is being used more and more to help encourage greater interest in culture and art. A UK-based arts group, for example, this week launches a project that'll see London's historic statues calling up passers-by to deliver…
Android Army

Moto 360 smartwatch to sell for $250, Best Buy listing reveals

Just a couple of weeks short of the Moto 360's official launch event it seems Best Buy mistakenly posted its listing for Motorola's stylish smartwatch. The page, now removed, suggests the gadget will retail for $250.
Social Media

Twitter widens experiment that turns favorites into retweets

Twitter likes to try out new features on a limited number of users before rolling it out to everyone – or ditching it entirely. Its latest experiment involves retweeting users' favorited posts, bringing extra (possibly unwanted) content…

Uber’s ride-sharing service banned in Berlin on passenger safety grounds

Uber has been banned in Berlin, with city officials claiming passengers using the service might not be covered by insurance. The startup said the move limited consumer choice "for all the wrong reasons," adding that it intends to challenge…

Samsung acquires smart-home startup SmartThings for a reported $200 million

Samsung has acquired smart-home startup SmartThings in a deal reported to be worth $200 million. The move should see SmartThings' platform expand to more device makers as Samsung seeks to establish itself in the home automation space.

Global smartphone shipments pass 300m for first time in single quarter

Global smartphone shipments passed 300 million for the first time in a single quarter, according to new data from IDC. Android increased its market share compared to a year earlier, while iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry all experienced a…

Twitter brings verified users closer together with new features

Twitter's exclusive group of blue-badged tweeters can now receive alerts to let them know when another verified user has started following them, and also filter their followers to bring up verified ones only.

Apple bans use of two chemicals in part of iPhone and iPad assembly

Apple has announced it's banning the use of two chemicals used in the final production process of a number of its tech products, including the iPhone. The chemicals have been linked to illnesses such as leukemia and can also cause nerve…

Cisco to cut 6,000 jobs as it battles slow sales in emerging markets

Cisco is planning its third round of job cuts in three years, with 6,000 posts set to go. Boss John Chambers put the decision down to an unpredictable world market, with business in emerging locations such as China and Brazil proving a…