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.

Prince drops $22 million lawsuit against ‘bootlegging’ fans

Prince caused quite a stir earlier this week when it emerged he was suing 22 individuals – some of whom were apparently fans – for alleged copyright infringement regarding concert recordings posted online. He now appears to have dropped the lawsuit.

Music

BlackBerry BB10 update brings new Hub features, picture passwords, FM radio, and more

A BB10 update rolled out Tuesday brings improved BlackBerry Hub management, the ability to create SMS and email groups, a picture-based password feature, a customizable Settings menu, and FM radio, and plenty more besides.

Mobile

Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 lands in UK for pre-order

Samsung's new 12.2-inch Galaxy NotePro tablet impressed us when we tried it out at CES earlier this month, though it's yet to get a US release date. Brits, on the other hand, can pre-order the device now, with the WI-Fi-only model costing £649.

Mobile

Street View arrives in Manila, island hopping around Philippines to follow

Google's quest to map the world from ground level took another step forward Tuesday when its Street View cameras started snapping away in the Philippines for the very first time.

Web

Nintendo’s mobile strategy to involve marketing demos instead of full games [updated]

It appears Nintendo's plan to use mobile devices to grow its business will involve a free app showcasing new games, with content designed to tempt users into investing in its ecosystem. But will that really go any way toward boosting its sagging business?

Gaming

Annual smartphone shipments top one billion for first time: IDC

Smartphone shipments crossed the billion mark for the first time in 2013, with Samsung leading the way, according IDC research. The smartphone market increased by 38.4 percent year on year, while shipments of all mobile phones increased by 4.8 percent.

Mobile

Apple’s holiday quarter sees record mobile sales, but profits flat

Apple's holiday quarter financial results were a mixed bag, with iPhone sales hitting an all-time high though falling short of Wall Street expectations. While revenue for the quarter was a record $57.6 bn, profits equaled last year's total of $13.1 bn.

Apple

Google: Glass and glasses come together with new prescription frames

Long requested by Glass users, Google finally unveiled four styles of prescription frames for the device on Tuesday, together with two new sets of shades. The frames come with a $225 price tag, while the shades come in a little cheaper at $150.

Mobile

Google glitch sends thousands of emails to one man’s Hotmail account

California resident David Peck was unfortunate enough to have his email address turn up in a Google search for 'Gmail' on Friday – at exactly the same time as millions of people were experiencing issues with Google's Web-based services.

Web

LG G Pro 2 phablet confirmed for February launch, likely at MWC

LG made the G Pro 2 phablet official on Monday, announcing it on its website and confirming rumors of a February launch. It didn't, however, offer a specific date, though it's widely expected to debut at MWC at the end of next month.

Android Army

Man runs into burning home to save his Xbox, both survive

If your house is burning down, instinct kicks in and you do what you can to rescue anyone inside. However, the instinct of an evidently keen gamer from Kansas propelled him into reentering his fire-stricken home to save his beloved Xbox One.

Gaming

Google acquires AI startup DeepMind for $400 million

Google's ambitions in the field of artificial intelligence appear to have taken another step forward, with a report Sunday stating the company has just acquired London-based AI-related startup DeepMind in a deal worth $400 million.

Computing

Adobe rolls out major Photoshop Express redesign for Android

If you're an Android user on the lookout for a new photo app and yet to give Photoshop Express a whirl, then now may be the time. The free app, from software giant Adobe, has just received a weighty update, bringing a refreshed design and new features.

Mobile

Vine shows off favorite videos in first birthday celebration

It's Vine's first birthday today and by way of celebration the team behind the short-video app has pulled together 18-minutes' worth of its favorite material (that's 180 Vines), showcasing some of the best six-second snippets to date.

Social Media

This scam worked?!? Floor tiles with Apple logos sold as iPads

The adage, "If something sounds too good to be true...." has been uttered so many times that we don't even need to complete the sentence anymore. However, it seems plenty of us still can't help ourselves when faced with an amazing 'bargain.'

Mobile