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.

YotaPhone update suddenly makes the dual-screen handset look much more enticing

The YotaPhone always stood out from the crowd with its unique front-and-back displays, though its spec list left it looking rather ordinary. So say hello to version two, an altogether more attractive device sporting some significant improvements.

Mobile

WhatsApp suffers outage just days after Facebook buyout

There's never a good time for a service to go down, but coming just days after Facebook paid $19 billion for it, WhatsApp's outage Saturday afternoon really couldn't have happened at a worse time.

Mobile

Vending machine violation: Man uses forklift to dislodge Twix from machine, loses job

Now and again, stuff gets stuck in vending machines. You might give it a shake or a shove to try to dislodge it, though you probably wouldn't use a forklift to drop the machine from a couple of feet in the air like a guy from Iowa is alleged to have done.

Cool Tech

YouTube update for desktop brings new design and playlist enhancements

YouTube is in the middle of rolling out a cleaner design for its desktop site that pushes it closer to the look and feel of its mobile apps. A few changes designed to enable easier creation and management of playlists have also been introduced.

Computing

Google Project Tango lets your phone map your surroundings in 3D

Google's Advanced Technology and Projects Group pulled the wraps off its latest initiative Thursday – Project Tango – involving an advanced Android handset with highly customized hardware and software capable of tracking the full 3D motion of the device.

Mobile

HTC’s new smartwatch set to appear at MWC next week

The smartwatch that HTC has said it's working on looks set to make an appearance at Mobile World Congress next week, although it's not expected to hit the market until later in the year.

Mobile

Apple brings iTunes Festival to US for first time, launches at SXSW

Apple is bringing its iTunes Festival to the US for the first time, with Austin's SXSW film, tech and music bash hosting the event next month. Artists include Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pitbull, Keith Urban, and ZEDD.

Apple

Google schedules I/O bash for June 25-26, could see Glass launch

Google will hold this year's I/O developer conference on June 25 and 26, the company said Wednesday. Although last year's event saw no major hardware-related announcements, it's possible June's bash could include some big news about Glass.

Mobile

Ryan Seacrest’s Typo startup hits back over keyboard-related BlackBerry lawsuit

The Ryan Seacrest-funded Typo keyboard is back in the spotlight again. Following recent news that BlackBerry is suing the startup for patent infringement, the company has hit back with claims that some of those patents are actually invalid.

Mobile

BBM now works on Android phones running Gingerbread

Last month BlackBerry said it'd soon launch BBM for Android phones running Gingerbread and on Tuesday it made good on its promise. With more than 20 percent of the world's Android phones still running v. 2.3, the app's user base could receive quite a boost.

Android Army

Google explains how not to be a Glasshole

Google has published an etiquette guide for Glass users in a bid to stamp out Glasshole-type behavior, thereby preventing its face-based gadget from becoming dragged down by negative publicity when it hits the market later this year.

Mobile

With Hoyo, smartphone addicts may never get out of the shower

Addicted to your smartphone? Feel weak and vulnerable when you shower without it? The Kickstarter-funded Hoyo waterproof pouch means you'll never have to part from your handset ever again.

Cool Tech

BlackBerry boss ‘outraged’ by T-Mobile’s ‘ill-conceived’ anti-BB iPhone promotion

BlackBerry boss John Chen says he's ‘outraged’ by T-Mobile's 'inappropriate and ill-conceived' iPhone promotion in which the wireless carrier emailed its BlackBerry customers with an offer to switch to Apple's handset.

Mobile

Man versus machine: Table tennis champ to take on Ping-Pong-playing robot

Robots may think they can take over the world, but a lousy performance against Ping-Pong pro Timo Boll in Shanghai next month by an industrial robot called Agilus could set their quest back years.

Cool Tech

Google to take over San Francisco work space, may upset long-time locals

Google is looking to take over a 35,000-square-foot building in San Francisco to house some of its recently acquired startups. The premises is located in the city's hip Mission district, the focal point of recent protests against several tech giants.

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