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.

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.

Web

Philips challenges Apple’s iBeacon with ‘intelligent lighting system’ for shoppers

Philips has unveiled an 'intelligent lighting system' similar to Apple's iBeacon technology that communicates with a shopper's smartphone as they make their way through a store, offering directions to items, special offers, and more.

Cool Tech

Samsung countersues Dyson for $9.4m, claims reputation damage

Samsung is countersuing tech firm Dyson for 10 million won (about $9.38 million) for "seriously hurting its corporate image" over copycat claims made last year regarding the UK company's vacuum cleaners.

Home

HISY remote shutter should help you snap the perfect selfie

If you're a prolific snapper of selfies whose attempts at self-portraiture often leave you feeling frustrated and disappointed, the HISY remote shutter may be able to help you out.

Cool Tech

Woman jailed for failing to return rented VHS has one more reason to use Netflix

A South Carolina woman spent a night in jail last week after being charged with "failure to return a rented video cassette" – nine years after she borrowed the J-Lo movie from the store.

Movies & TV

‘You’re going to have a heart attack’ – Apple’s iWatch could predict medical emergencies

It's the kind of notification you really don't want to receive, but it could ultimately save your life. According to a report Sunday, Apple is developing software and sensors – possibly for its expected iWatch – capable of predicting a heart attack.

Mobile

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten snaps up Viber in $900 million deal

E-commerce giant Rakuten has announced it's acquired the startup behind popular instant messaging app Viber. The $900-million deal is part of Rakuten's plan to expand its global presence and could help steer Viber ahead of its competition.

Mobile

Apple apparently on verge of ditching iPad 2

The only surprising thing about Apple's reported plan to phase out the iPad 2 is that it hasn't already done it. With the iPad Air and new Mini offered at the same price or a little more, surely only a very confused person would opt for the old model.

Mobile

Amazon Prime price hike will hit subscriber base hard, survey indicates

Amazon likely accepts that it'll lose a certain number of subscribers if it goes ahead and increases the cost of its Prime membership, though a recent survey indicates the loss may be bigger than expected.

Web

Motorola boss confirms he’s off to Dropbox

It was on Wednesday night that we first heard Motorola's Dennis Woodside was off to Dropbox, but it wasn't until Thursday that the news was confirmed. Dropbox's CEO said he was looking forward to Woodside taking the online storage firm "to global scale."

Computing

Motorola boss Dennis Woodside exits company for Dropbox role

It was only two weeks ago that Google said it intended to sell Motorola Mobility and now its boss looks set to leave. A report Wednesday said Dennis Woodside is joining Dropbox as its COO to help the company expand its presence in the online storage business.

Computing

Android, iOS sweep up with 96 percent of smartphone market

Between them, Android and iOS accounted for 95.7 percent of all smartphones shipped in Q4 2013, an increase of 4.5 percent on a year earlier. Meanwhile, BlackBerry continues to slide, securing just 0.6 percent of the market, down from 3.2 percent in 2012.

Mobile

RSS: The Old Reader launches Premium version, $30 a year

When Google Reader closed down last year, many news addicts moved their feeds to The Old Reader. While the service will remain free for 90 percent of its users, those with 100 feeds or more will now have to pay a subscription fee.

Web

Facebook follows Google and launches ferry service for workers

Following protests in San Francisco which saw private employee buses belonging to Silicon Valley tech giants blocked by angry residents, Facebook is following in Google's footsteps by transporting some of its employees to work on a catamaran instead.

Social Media