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.
Movies & TV

Check out this awesome behind-the-scenes footage of Tom Cruise doing ‘THAT’ stunt

Remember seeing Tom Cruise's incredible clinging-onto-a-plane stunt for the latest Mission: Impossible movie? Making the most of it, the production team has just released some great behind-the-scenes footage showing the stunt's…

Uber hit with $7m fine in California, regulators threaten to suspend service

Uber has been hit with a hefty $7.3 million fine for failing to provide California regulators with data it's been asking for since last year. The ride-sharing outfit has 30 days to appeal, or face a ban on its service in its home state.
Social Media

Facebook testing digital stores within site as part of e-commerce push

Facebook said this week it's planning to give businesses the chance to create "mini e-commerce sites" as part of their presence on the social networking site, a move that would offer users an end-to-end shopping experience.
Social Media

Twitter shares spike on fake Bloomberg story about $31bn takeover offer

An apparent Bloomberg news article claiming Twitter was in talks to be acquired for $31 billion caused shares in the social media company to spike on Tuesday. However, the article was exposed as a hoax, and now the SEC may investigate it as…

Apple targeted in legal action over the ‘iWatch’ name it never used

Type "iWatch" into Google's search engine and you'll likely see an ad from Apple pointing you to a page for its Apple Watch. That may sound reasonable enough, but an Ireland-based software company that owns the iWatch trademark in Europe…

Uber’s special-assistance service for disabled and senior riders expands to LA

Uber launched UberAssist last September in Chicago and Houston to cater for disabled passengers and senior citizens who may need special help with their ride. The service has since rolled out to San Francisco, and this week comes…

BBC’s iPlayer Radio app adds mobile downloads for offline listening

An update rolling out this week for the BBC's popular iPlayer Radio app will for the first time allow users to download audio shows to their smartphone or tablet for offline listening.

Is Facebook working on a Messenger assistant powered by real people?

Facebook is reportedly considering launching a new Messenger feature called Moneypenny that'll allow users to communicate in real-time with human assistants to find information on products and services, and even get help with purchases.

Fewer Googlers being hired by Web giant as cost-saving measures take hold

Sure, Google's not short of a buck or two, but that doesn't mean it won't save costs where it can. At least, that appears to be the view of its new chief financial officer, who's said to be behind a number of new cost-saving measures at the…
Social Media

Twitter pulls flashing Vine ads following claims they could cause seizures

Twitter bowed to pressure from a U.K. epilepsy charity recently after it was accused of posting "massively dangerous" ads that had the potential to cause seizures. The flashing, looping Vine ads were removed by the social media company…
Cool Tech

Solar Impulse’s around-the-world flight hit by battery damage

Solar Impulse's plan to fly its sun-powered plane around the world has been hit by another delay. This time, it's battery damage caused by overheating during its last flight from Japan to Hawaii, meaning it may not get into the air again…

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata dies at 55

Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata died from cancer over the weekend, the company has just announced. He was 55.