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.

Taiwanese coffee machine lets drinkers print selfies onto lattes

A coffee chain in Taiwan has developed a machine that not only makes coffee but also lets you print a photo of yourself on the foam. Edible brown powder has never looked so amazing.

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WhatsApp popularity continues to grow, hits 250 million active users

Cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp continues to grow in popularity, with the company announcing this week that its user base recently crossed the 250-million mark.


Microsoft investigated idea of launching Amazon-like e-commerce site, report says

A report Thursday revealed computer giant Microsoft was until recently researching the possibility of launching an online marketplace to take on the likes of Amazon and eBay. The project has since been shelved.


Best Buy recalls thousands of MacBook Pro batteries due to fire, burn hazards

Electronics retail giant Best Buy is recalling thousands of MacBook Pro replacement batteries following a number of incidents where the battery had caught fire, including one which resulted in “a serious burn to a consumer’s leg.”


‘By the way, does anyone know how to stop an asteroid?’ NASA issues ‘Grand Challenge’ to all earthlings

NASA this week announced a "Grand Challenge" aimed at finding and dealing with all asteroid threats to Earth – and it wants YOU to help.


Apple awarded $30m contract to supply LA schools with iPads, Microsoft not happy

Apple has scored a tasty $30 million contract with the LA Unified Schools District to supply students at 47 campuses with an iPad. As you might expect, Microsoft is somewhat miffed about the deal.


BlackBerry Q10 – complete with that physical keyboard – comes to AT&T June 21

The BlackBerry Q10 – that's the one with the physical keyboard – is set to hit AT&T stores on Friday, priced at $199.99 with a two-year contract.


iOS 7: Code reveals Apple testing deep LinkedIn integration

A developer working with the beta version of Apple's overhauled mobile operating system has found evidence to suggest the tech company may be considering deep integration of social network LinkedIn into iOS 7 when it launches in the fall.


Amazon debuts group gift cards for Facebook

Claiming to make gift giving "simple, social and fun”, e-commerce giant Amazon has launched a new Facebook-connected feature that lets friends pool their cash for a gift card.

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Google Glass: Privacy officials from six nations ask Larry Page for more info

Privacy concerns surrounding Google Glass show little sign of going away with news that officials from six nations have sent a joint letter to Larry Page highlighting a number of questions they want answered about the high-tech device.


Yahoo in advanced talks to acquire social video app Qwiki, report says

Sounds like Marissa Mayer's spending spree isn't over yet, with a report Tuesday suggesting Yahoo is in "advanced stages of discussion" with social video company Qwiki regarding a possible acquisition deal.

Mobile Microsoft kills off linked accounts, switches to aliases

In a drive to improve security by getting users to operate with just one account, Microsoft has decided to kill off its Hotmail/ 'linked accounts' feature which enables users to easily jump between their Web-based email accounts.


Shazam: iOS update brings Pulse discovery feature, new-look tab bar and more

The iOS version of music identification app Shazam was updated Monday with a new 'Pulse' music discovery feature, revamped tab bar with notifications, and various other improvements.


Yet another variant: Samsung to launch faster Galaxy S4

Another day, another Galaxy S4 variant. This latest one will be the fastest S4 available, though the fact that it utilizes LTE-Advanced technology means most users will have to wait a while before they can get the most out of it.

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Scientists create headless cat robot for use in search and rescue missions

Scientists in Switzerland are working on creating a ground-hugging robot that mimics the movement of a cat that they hope will one day be used for search and rescue missions in natural disaster situations

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