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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Google has confirmed it's preparing to roll out child-oriented versions of its most popular products some time next year. The initiative will see "fun and safe" versions of YouTube and Search launched for kids and will also incorporate…

Spotify slashes cost of Premium service to $1 a month for 3 months in special offer

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Twitter beefs up tools to fight trolls

Twitter said Tuesday it's in the process of rolling out enhanced tools for users to report abuse on the service, and has also made changes to ensure it responds to such reports more quickly.