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 targeted in legal action over the ‘iWatch’ name it never used

Type "iWatch" into Google's search engine and you'll likely see an ad from Apple pointing you to a page for its Apple Watch. That may sound reasonable enough, but an Ireland-based software company that owns the iWatch trademark in Europe…

Uber’s special-assistance service for disabled and senior riders expands to LA

Uber launched UberAssist last September in Chicago and Houston to cater for disabled passengers and senior citizens who may need special help with their ride. The service has since rolled out to San Francisco, and this week comes…

BBC’s iPlayer Radio app adds mobile downloads for offline listening

An update rolling out this week for the BBC's popular iPlayer Radio app will for the first time allow users to download audio shows to their smartphone or tablet for offline listening.

Is Facebook working on a Messenger assistant powered by real people?

Facebook is reportedly considering launching a new Messenger feature called Moneypenny that'll allow users to communicate in real-time with human assistants to find information on products and services, and even get help with purchases.

Fewer Googlers being hired by Web giant as cost-saving measures take hold

Sure, Google's not short of a buck or two, but that doesn't mean it won't save costs where it can. At least, that appears to be the view of its new chief financial officer, who's said to be behind a number of new cost-saving measures at the…
Social Media

Twitter pulls flashing Vine ads following claims they could cause seizures

Twitter bowed to pressure from a U.K. epilepsy charity recently after it was accused of posting "massively dangerous" ads that had the potential to cause seizures. The flashing, looping Vine ads were removed by the social media company…
Cool Tech

Solar Impulse’s around-the-world flight hit by battery damage

Solar Impulse's plan to fly its sun-powered plane around the world has been hit by another delay. This time, it's battery damage caused by overheating during its last flight from Japan to Hawaii, meaning it may not get into the air again…

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata dies at 55

Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata died from cancer over the weekend, the company has just announced. He was 55.

More trouble for Nikon’s D750 DSLR as company reveals shutter issue

Six months after dealing with a flare issue on its D750 DSLR, Nikon has now issued a service advisory warning of a problem with the shutter on a number of units that's causing shading to appear on some images.

Uber ‘surge pricing’ sees fares treble in London during subway strike

A transport strike in London this week saw Uber fares in the capital triple in price. The situation led to claims the firm was exploiting the travel misery of Londoners, though Uber insists its "dynamic pricing" incentivizes its drivers to…
Social Media

WhatsApp for Web now lets you do a whole lot more

WhatsApp has shown some love to the Web version of its messaging software, rolling out a bunch of new features in an unannounced update that comes six months after it launched the desktop client.

Uber testing feature that suggests best pickup spots for speedier trips

Uber's testing out a new app feature designed to help rider and driver meet more quickly. "Suggested Pickup Location" points out convenient spots for the driver that are close to the rider's current position, allowing both to start the…