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.

Apple releases iOS 8.0.2 to address issues with Wednesday’s update

Within hours of Apple rolling out its first update to iOS 8 on Wednesday, a number of users started to complain of problems with their iPhones. The company quickly pulled the software but has just rolled out iOS 8.0.2 to clear up the mess.
Movies & TV

Movie-makers set to get FAA nod for drone filming

The FAA is expected on Thursday to give the nod to a number of movie productions companies who've requested permission to use drones for filming. The decision would represent a loosening of the restrictions regarding the commercial use of…

Samsung pulls out of laptop market in Europe

With sales failing to meet expectations, Samsung has decided to exit the laptop market in Europe. The move comes just six months after Sony decided to abandon the global PC market with the loss of thousands of jobs.
Cool Tech

Up, up and away! DHL drone in Germany to start making deliveries this week

While Amazon and Google continue to tinker with their delivery drones, DHL in Germany is about to launch a service of its own, transporting medical supplies to a small island in the north of the country.

Former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson reportedly launching high-end gadget delivery service

Ron Johnson, the man widely regarded as the brains behind Apple's hugely successful retail venture, is planning to launch a "high-end, on-demand delivery service for gadgets," a report this week suggests.
Social Media

Internet for all: Facebook to start testing Wi-Fi drones next year

The team behind the Facebook-led project to bring Internet connectivity to remote locations around the world using drone technology has revealed that it plans to start the service in the next five years, with test flights scheduled for…

Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch coming to US this fall

Got your eye on Samsung's standalone Gear S smartwatch? The tech company has announced its wearable device will be available in the US this fall from the four major carriers, though pricing details are yet to be released.

Lyft acquires Hitch to expand its new carpooling service

Ride-sharing service Lyft has acquired Hitch in a move it says will help it expand its Lyft Line carpooling service, where passengers can save money on fares by sharing a rides with others taking the same journey.
Social Media

Facebook reportedly close to launching new ad platform in bid to take on Google

Facebook is reportedly close to launching a new ad platform in a bid to take on Google in the lucrative online ad market. The initiative is linked to the Atlas Advertising Suite that it bought from Microsoft last year.
Cool Tech

Elevator into space: Japanese firm determined to proceed with bold engineering project

Japanese construction giant Obayashi said this week it hasn't given up on its ambitious plan to build an elevator into space. However, those riding it will need to be patient types, as the terminal station will take seven days to reach.
Android Army

Instapaper goes free, latest version brings new features

Popular read-it-later app Instapaper is now available for free. A new version of the software has just launched for iOS and Android, bringing with it a number of extra features, though some of these are only available with the subscription…
Social Media

NYPD picks up tips at ‘Twitter School’ following hapless outreach initiative

Following the NYPD's hapless attempt at connecting with the public using Twitter earlier in the year, officials at the department have been taking social media lessons in a bid to avoid making similar blunders in the future.