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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Cool Tech

Meet Robear, a Japanese robot nurse with the face of a bear

With its population aging fast and birth rate falling, Japan is set to call on robots to help care for its senior citizens. A team of researchers in Nagoya recently unveiled the third version of Robear, a robot with a bear's face capable of…
Cool Tech

Google planning huge new HQ in Mountain View

Google's looking to build a new headquarters in Mountain View, though some locals are reportedly not happy about the idea. The Web company is expected to unveil its proposals for 'Googleplex 2' on Friday.
Computing

The FBI is offering a record $3 million if you can help arrest this cyber thief

The FBI has announced a $3 million reward for information leading to the arrest of an alleged cyber criminal thought to be behind malicious software that the bureau believes defrauded people around the world of more than $100 million.
Mobile

Twitter’s ‘while you were away’ feature lands for Android users

A month after it launched on iOS, Twitter has rolled out its 'while you were away' feature for Android users. Infrequent users of the app are the ones most likely to see the recaps, which are supposed to show "the best tweets" you missed…
Mobile

FTC cracks down on ‘deceptive’ skin cancer apps

The FTC is on the lookout for mobile apps that make false claims about being able to help users diagnose certain health conditions. Two apps supposedly designed to detect skin cancer have recently been targeted by the commission.
Web

Reddit says no to nude photos – unless the subject gives their consent

Reddit's about to ban nude images from its site – or links to such material – unless the subject has given permission for its publication. The move comes 6 months after Reddit came under fire for being one of the go-to sites during the…
Wearables

Microsoft Band’s first major update adds cycling app, virtual keyboard, and more

Launched toward the end of last year, the Microsoft Band fitness tracker has just received its first major software update, bringing with it a slew of new features that include a new Web-based dashboard, cycling app, and virtual keyboard.
Mobile

Family-friendly ‘YouTube Kids’ app launches for Android and iOS

If your children are hooked on YouTube but you worry about what they're watching, a new family-friendly version of the video streaming site should be of interest. 'YouTube Kids', which launched in the U.S. on Monday, is available…
Computing

Google rolls out security improvements to help flag up malicious websites

Google's continuing efforts to improve online safety for Web users include the roll out this week of a bunch of security improvements for Chrome, Search, and ads.
Web

Google says it’s going to block adult content on Blogger

If you have a Blogger site showing images or video that Google considers to be sexually explicit, you'll need to remove it soon. If you don't, the Web giant says it'll switch the blog's setting to private, blocking its content from the…
Wearables

Japanese tomato juice firm comes up with wearable like no other

As wearables go, this has to be one of the sillier ones to show up, which probably explains why the company that created it has no plan whatsoever to commercialize it....
Mobile

Apple’s Oscars ad shot entirely with an iPad Air 2

While a tablet may seem like a large and unwieldy gadget for shooting movies, Apple is nevertheless promoting the iPad Air 2 – together with various apps – as a piece of kit advanced enough to do just that.