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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Social Media

Twitter sues US government in bid to share more information on state surveillance

Twitter announced Tuesday it's suing the US government in an effort to obtain permission to publish details revealing the full extent of the surveillance of Twitter users by state agencies.
Mobile

Samsung forecasts massive drop in profits

Samsung has issued a dire profit forecast for the three months ending September 30. Slower-than-expected sales of its high-end smartphones and other products, and increased competition in emerging markets, have been cited as reasons for the…
Mobile

New York orders firm to remove secret ad beacons from city’s phone booths

Following the recent revelation that NYC green-lighted the installation of ad beacons at public phone booths in the city without any public consultation or notification, officials have done an about-face and ordered for them to be removed.
Mobile

Gold version of BlackBerry’s Passport could be on the way

Photos released Monday show BlackBerry may be launching a gold edition of its new Passport handset, giving business professionals something eye-catching to flash about during important meetings.
Computing

Hewlett-Packard to split into two, reborn as HP Inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett-Packard has announced it's splitting in two, with its computer and printer business renamed HP Inc, and the corporate side taking the name Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The split should be complete by the end of next year.
Mobile

FireChat downloads spike as Hong Kong protesters turn to the off-the-grid messaging app

Off-the-grid messaging app FireChat has seen a spike in users in recent days as pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong download it in their thousands. The app is unaffected by congested cellular networks and cannot be easily blocked by the…
Apple

Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus coming along nicely, latest drone video shows

The latest drone video showing how work's going on Apple's futuristic-looking 'spaceship' campus reveals a busier construction site with the foundations more or less complete. The site is expected to be ready for the tech firm's…
Home Theater

BBC extends its iPlayer catch-up viewing window to 30 days from 7

The BBC's on-demand iPlayer service has proved a massive hit with British TV audiences since its launch in 2007. The latest change to the VOD platform came Monday with the catch-up viewing window extended to 30 days, up from 7.
Mobile

London’s iconic phone kiosks find new lives as handset charging stations

A novel scheme to breathe new life into London's iconic but aging phone kiosks involves the very device that made them redundant – the mobile phone. The 'Solarbox' lets passers-by charge their handset, with a solar panel on the roof…
Gaming

Angry Birds creator Rovio to lay off 130 staff as it tries to ‘reignite growth’

Falling profits and unsustainable expansion have led Angry Birds maker Rovio to make job cuts as it undergoes restructuring in an effort to "reignite growth." Up to 130 positions, equal to 16 percent of the company's workforce, are likely…
Mobile

Flipboard app for Windows Phone finally lands

It's been in development for some considerable time, but Flipboard for Windows Phone 8.1 has finally landed. For now, however, handsets will need at least a gigabyte of RAM to run the app.
Computing

Bank hack: JPMorgan Chase says 76 million households hit in cyberattack

One of the largest banks in the US has been a hit by a massive cyberattack involving the accounts of approximately 76m households and 7m businesses. JPMorgan Chase said that up to now there was no evidence the stolen data had been used for…