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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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....

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.

Uber can’t carry passengers in Spain, but meal delivery is just fine

The Spanish authorities may have banned Uber from carrying passengers, but no one ever said anything about hot meals....

Kids to get their own YouTube app on February 23

The only surprising thing about the launch of YouTube Kids is that it's taken this long. The new app, initially for Android devices only, will be unveiled on Monday.
Android Army

More apps for BB10 users as software update opens up Amazon’s Android store

BlackBerry Passport and Classic owners can already access Amazon's app store, but a new update made available on Friday brings the feature – and a raft of other goodies – to all BB10 handsets, among them the Z30 and Q10.

Pandora to let artists send audio messages to fans

Hey, Pandora users, your favorite artists are about to start posting audio messages for your listening pleasure, filling you in on the latest news regarding upcoming tours and new releases, or simply to say "hi."
Cool Tech

Google Science Fair 2015 challenges students to change the world

Google has launched its fifth annual Science Fair with some big-name backers, among them National Geographic, Scientific America, and Virgin Galactic. Aimed at students, the contest encourages grand ideas that have the potential…

Samsung acquires mobile payments startup LoopPay, readies for battle with Apple Pay

Samsung announced Wednesday it's agreed to acquire Boston-based startup LoopPay as the Korean tech firm looks to take on Apple, Google, and others in the proximity payments space.