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.

Samsung hires Korean rapper to sing its sustainability report

Apparently concerned that news items on its latest sustainability report focused too heavily on the negative content, Samsung decided to go out of its way to highlight the positive parts. Using a rapper.

Google’s new Messenger app lands in Play Store with Material Design

Google has launched a standalone messaging app for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean devices and above, though if you're happy with Hangouts, you can probably give Google Messenger a miss.
Social Media

Facebook launches ‘Say Thanks’ personalized video cards

Facebook has launched a new feature that lets you say "thanks" via a video card. The tool lets you quickly create a card using themes, past photos, and posts that "represent your friendship," with the final product landing on their…

This video shows how beautiful Earth looks from the International Space Station

No, this isn't some Hollywood studio production using CGI. This is real imagery captured over a period of three years by astronauts aboard the ISS and lovingly pulled together by a French filmmaker to create a remarkable supercut…

iMessage: Judge orders Apple to face lawsuit over disappearing text messages

Apple's iMessage problem just won't go away. After rolling out a fix for a long-running issue where text messages were going missing for users switching to Android from iOS, a judge has ruled that the tech giant must now face a lawsuit over…

YouTube to launch music subscription service ‘within weeks’

For more than a year we've been hearing that YouTube's working on a music subscription service to rival the likes of Spotify. The latest news is that the expected ad-free service is set to launch "within weeks."

Barnes & Noble offers aspiring authors print-on-demand option with Nook Press Print

Barnes & Noble already offers an ebook service for authors to get their work on mobile devices, and from this week it's also giving publishers the chance to put their work on paper with a new print-on-demand option.

Finally! Instagram now lets you edit captions

The ability to edit captions on posts has been one of the top requests from Instagram users. The good news is that the feature has finally landed with the roll out of the app's latest update for Android and iOS.

Putin presents Chinese leader Xi Jinping with YotaPhone, Xi cracks a smile

Russian president Vladimir Putin presented his Chinese counterpart with a YotaPhone at this week's APEC summit in Beijing, a highly publicized gesture that must have had executives at Moscow-based Yota Devices high-fiving one another in…

Half a billion people now use the Facebook Messenger app

Facebook Messenger has been mired in controversy since the social networking giant cut messaging from its main app, pushing users to download its standalone offering. Despite the fuss, the user base has more than doubled since April and now…
Cool Tech

Google inks deal with NASA to use massive Moffett Airfield for research projects

Google has inked a deal with NASA giving the Mountain View company control of the massive Moffett Airfield in Silicon Valley. The site is expected to be used for projects linked to space exploration, aviation, and robotics.

Sony SmartWatch 3 now available via Google Play for $250

Sony's new SmartWatch 3 device is now available for order via the Google Play store, priced at $250. Unveiled at IFA, the Android Wear device has been noted for its various standalone functions and sporty good looks.