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.
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Cool Tech

Runner maps out marriage proposal using GPS app

A keen runner who for some time has been using a GPS app to create drawings while out jogging decided recently to use his unique 'talent' to propose to his girlfriend....
Web

Christmas comes early for UK Amazon shoppers as glitch sees items sold for a penny

Imagine you're browsing stuff on Amazon and suddenly see a whole load of expensive items priced for virtually nothing. That's exactly what happened on its UK site over the weekend when a software glitch saw 1000s of products sold and…
Web

Google said to be testing ‘buy’ button in bid to compete with Amazon

As more and more online shoppers begin their product search on Amazon rather than search engines, Google is reportedly testing a 'buy' button with its Shopping tool as part of an effort to win them back.
Computing

Skype releases preview version of its almost-instant language translation tool

Skype has been talking about its Skype Translator tool for some time, but now it's finally letting interested users take it for a spin. At this early stage, however, it can only handle English and Spanish, though more languages…
Wearables

Here’s Apple’s OTHER watch, and it ain’t pretty

Did you know that the Apple Watch isn't the company's first stab at a wrist-based device? Back in 1995, it offered an Apple-branded watch as part of a promotional campaign, though looking at it, one assumes it's not one of Jony Ive's…
Mobile

Amazon launches ‘Surprise!’ e-card app for sending gift cards

In a move set to rescue a number of holiday shoppers who've left things to the very last minute, Amazon has rolled out a new e-card app called 'Surprise!' that lets you quickly and easily send Amazon gift cards to loved ones.
Computing

Working Apple-1 originally sold by Steve Jobs fetches ‘only’ $365,000 at auction

The latest Apple-1 computer to be auctioned off went for a mere $365,000 when it sold at Christie's on Thursday. It was expected to fetch substantially more, especially as it was originally sold in person by the late Apple co-founder Steve…
Mobile

Instagram user base breezes past 300m mark, overtakes Twitter

Instagram just keeps on growing – the Facebook owned media-sharing service said Wednesday its user base now stands at 300 million, leaving Twitter, with its 284 million users, in the dust.
Mobile

Google forced to close Google News Spain after licensing fee hassle

Google's rough year in Europe continues. The Web giant said Wednesday it's been forced to shutter its Google News operation in Spain following the government's decision to introduce a new law forcing it to pay a licensing fee for story…
Computing

In a panic, Sony Pictures tries to disrupt downloads of its stolen data

Sony Pictures is reportedly trying to disrupt downloads of content stolen from its servers in the recent high-profile hack, though with so much material already having made it into the public domain, the action seems like a case of too…
Mobile

Google makes official its ‘mobile-friendly’ label for search

Google search results on smartphones and tablets now include 'mobile-friendly' labels where appropriate, allowing users to know in advance what kind of website experience they're in for should they tap on the link
Wearables

Apple apparently wants fashionistas to sell its smartwatch

Apple is reportedly recruiting store staff with fashion and luxury expertise to sell its smartwatch when it hits the market next year. The move is more than likely the idea of Angela Ahrendts, the former Burberry boss who now leads Apple's…