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.

New Viber owner out to beat WhatsApp, aiming for two billion users

Rakuten boss Hiroshi Mikitani has been talking about his company's recent acquisition of instant messaging app Viber, saying he plans to grow its user base to two billion in the coming years.

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Facebook’s firearms: Site hopes new rules will curb illegal gun sales

Following campaigns by a number of lobby groups, Facebook on Wednesday announced new measures to change the way firearms are advertised and sold on the social networking site, as well as on Instagram.

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BlackBerry boss says there’s a 50 percent chance things won’t work out

John Chen's assessment that BlackBerry has a 50 percent chance of returning to relevancy may be 50 percent higher than what many observers believe, but the new boss certainly appears to be giving it his best shot.

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Samsung releases Galaxy S5 intro video, complete with soporific soundtrack

As Samsung gears up for next month's launch of the Galaxy S5, the Korean tech company has posted on YouTube a short video giving anyone interested a neat overview of its new flagship smartphone.

Android Army

As Ellen’s selfie shatters records, Twitter offers a full breakdown of Oscars-night tweeting

As has become customary following big events, Twitter has released a bunch of stats focusing on activity on the microblogging site during Sunday night's Oscars ceremony. The data also shows how Ellen DeGeneres' record-breaking tweet spread across the Web.

Social Media

BlackBerry set to launch ads on BBM

BlackBerry is gearing up to launch ads on its instant messaging service, though the company's Jeff Gadway reassured users that it would "not be inserting sponsored content of any kind into BBM chats."

Android Army

Bill Gates back on top in Forbes rich list, Zuckerberg biggest gainer

Bill Gates once again finds himself at the top of Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, while Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg's wealth increased the most in the last year among the 1500+ names in the list.

Cool Tech

CamMe selfie app means you can ALL get in the shot

Winner of the 'Most Innovative Mobile App' award at last week's MWC event in Barcelona, CamMe uses gesture control to help you snap a better, wider selfie. Ellen DeGeneres could've done with it Sunday night.

Mobile

Facebook in talks with drone maker Titan Aerospace about possible acquisition

Facebook is reportedly in talks with drone maker Titan Aerospace over a possible acquisition. It's believed the New Meixico-based company can help Facebook with its plan to bring affordable Internet access to locations around the world.

Social Media

Twitter left red-faced after ‘system error’ causes mass reset of user passwords

Twitter has apologized after mistakenly sending out emails to an unknown number of users late Monday telling them their account may have been hacked. No security breach had taken place, Twitter said, though affected users still have to change their password.

Social Media

Whoops! Teen’s Facebook brag sees dad’s $80,000 lawsuit settlement turn to dust

Patrick Snay's relationship with his daughter is probably a little frosty just now. Y'see, a Facebook post bragging about her dad's $80,000 lawsuit settlement was deemed proof that he broke a confidentiality clause, resulting in the payment being canceled.

Social Media

As BBM offers details on future update, Viber says it’s looking to launch on BB10

BlackBerry has announced a number of new features set to arrive with the next version of its BBM messaging app, including photo-sharing in group chats and larger file transfers. Meanwhile, competitor Viber says it intends to launch on BB10.

Mobile

Ellen sets new retweet record with Oscars selfie, shoots past 2m mark

The Oscars and Ellen DeGeneres made Twitter history Sunday night when one of her tweets containing a star-studded selfie received more than two million retweets, smashing the previous record set by Obama on Election Day in 2012.

Android Army

Flappy Bird phenomenon: Clones make up a third of new iOS games

If Apple's app store team really was blocking Flappy Bird clones earlier this month, it seems like they may have given up and gone home, with a report claiming that a third of the 300 new games landing in the iOS store Thursday were Flappy Bird rip-offs.

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