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.

Google highlights its ‘Beautiful Design Summer 2013 Collection’ – that’s apps, not clothes

Google Play recently rolled out its Beautiful Design Summer 2013 Collection. Comprising eleven apps sporting "masterfully crafted interfaces", the set is designed to delight Android users as well as inspire developers to create beautiful-looking apps.

Android Army

$450,000 Lamborghini faces crusher after cops seize supercar

A $450,000 Lamborghini Aventador seized in London last week for allegedly having no insurance may be heading for the crusher, though for its wealthy owner that shouldn't be too much of an inconvenience.

Cars

Dell considers move into wearable tech amid PC sales slump

Like many tech companies on the hunt for new revenue streams, a Dell executive said in an interview this week that his company was "exploring ideas" in the area of wearable technology.

Mobile

Summer sale: Warner Bros cuts price of its iOS and Android games to 99 cents

Entertainment giant Warner Bros is offering discounts on its iOS and Android games for a limited period, giving mobile gamers the chance to save as much as $5 on some purchases.

Gaming

Apple to launch new iPhone retail strategy to boost sales at its brick-and-mortar stores

Apple is reportedly looking to overhaul its iPhone retail strategy in a new push to increase handset sales as it battles against increasing competition from Google’s rival Android platform.

Apple

Steven Sinofsky signs ‘retirement agreement’ with Microsoft, pockets $14 million in the process

Almost eight months after his sudden and surprise exit from one of the world's largest computer companies, former Microsoft executive Steven Sinofsky has agreed departure terms with his old employer in a deal worth in the region of $14 million.

Computing

Samsung looks to the future with $4.5 billion investment in five new R&D centers

Electronics giant Samsung is planning to build five new R&D centers in its home country of South Korea, a report said this week. The $4.5 billion investment comes after the company spent a record $10.4 billion on R&D facilities in 2012.

Mobile

.nyc – New York becomes first city in US to secure own domain name

NY City has become the first in the US to get its own domain name. The .nyc rollout, which will take place later in the year, is part of Mayor Bloomberg's long-running plan to establish the East Coast metropolis as "the nation's premier digital city."

Web

Apple hires former Saint Laurent Paris boss for ‘special projects’

Apple said Tuesday it's hired former Saint Laurent Paris CEO Paul Deneve. Reporting directly to Tim Cook, the tech firm said Deneve would be helping with "special projects". Hmmm....is the iWatch special enough for you?

Apple

The shopping spree continues: Yahoo buys ‘one-tap storytelling’ app Qwiki

Yahoo said Tuesday it has acquired 'one-tap storytelling' app Qwiki. It's the latest in a string of buyouts for the company as it seeks to build its user base and revive revenue growth by boosting its presence in the mobile space.

Mobile

Powering Apple: Tech giant to build solar farm for new data center in Reno, Nevada

Aiming to one day power all of its facilities with renewable energy, Apple this week announced plans to build a 137-acre solar farm next to its new data center located in Reno, Nevada.

Apple

Wikileaks says Snowden has applied for asylum in 21 countries

Edward Snowden, the man who last month blew the lid off the NSA's mass digital surveillance program, has applied for political asylum in no less than 21 countries, including China, Cuba, India and Ireland.

Web

Pebble smartwatch reportedly coming to Best Buy this weekend

Want to get your hands on a Pebble smartwatch sooner rather than later? A report Monday suggests it could be coming to Best Buy this weekend, a rollout that would mark its first appearance at a brick-and-mortar store.

Mobile

The lights go out on Google Reader

Google Reader fans may want to take a seat before they read on. You see, the service is no more. As promised, the Mountain View company pulled the plug on the eight-year-old RSS reader at the end of Monday.

Web

Apple moves to protect ‘iWatch’ name, files for trademark in Japan

Following months of rumors suggesting Apple is developing a high-tech smartwatch, it emerged on Monday that the Cupertino company last month filed for the 'iWatch' trademark in Japan.

Apple