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.

Uber’s ride-sharing service banned in Berlin on passenger safety grounds

Uber has been banned in Berlin, with city officials claiming passengers using the service might not be covered by insurance. The startup said the move limited consumer choice "for all the wrong reasons," adding that it intends to challenge…

Samsung acquires smart-home startup SmartThings for a reported $200 million

Samsung has acquired smart-home startup SmartThings in a deal reported to be worth $200 million. The move should see SmartThings' platform expand to more device makers as Samsung seeks to establish itself in the home automation space.

Global smartphone shipments pass 300m for first time in single quarter

Global smartphone shipments passed 300 million for the first time in a single quarter, according to new data from IDC. Android increased its market share compared to a year earlier, while iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry all experienced a…

Twitter brings verified users closer together with new features

Twitter's exclusive group of blue-badged tweeters can now receive alerts to let them know when another verified user has started following them, and also filter their followers to bring up verified ones only.

Apple bans use of two chemicals in part of iPhone and iPad assembly

Apple has announced it's banning the use of two chemicals used in the final production process of a number of its tech products, including the iPhone. The chemicals have been linked to illnesses such as leukemia and can also cause nerve…

Cisco to cut 6,000 jobs as it battles slow sales in emerging markets

Cisco is planning its third round of job cuts in three years, with 6,000 posts set to go. Boss John Chambers put the decision down to an unpredictable world market, with business in emerging locations such as China and Brazil proving a…
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Night at the Museum: You can tour this U.K. art gallery in the dark, using a robot avatar

Art-loving tech enthusiasts can enjoy a night at the museum this week as four camera-equipped robots gear up to live stream tours of the London's Tate Britain art gallery. Time your visit right and you can even take control of one of the…

Ride-sharing spat: Uber hits back, says Lyft employees canceled Uber rides

The unedifying squabble between two popular ride-sharing services took another turn Tuesday when Uber hit back at Lyft over claims its employees have been ordering and canceling Lyft rides in an effort to disrupt the startup's business.

Gmail acts to sort out new scam using non-Latin characters

Google last week introduced non-Latin support for Gmail. However, soon after the feature was introduced, scammers found a way to use it to their advantage. The Web giant said Tuesday it's now improved its spam filters to deal with the…

Twitter starts testing promoted videos in ad expansion

Twitter said Tuesday it's started to test promoted videos on its service. The new style of ad, which appears in a user's timeline, will not autoplay but instead can be viewed by tapping the play button.

Underhand tactics? Lyft says Uber employees have ordered and canceled 5,560 Lyft rides

Ride-sharing service Lyft claims that over the last 10 months people working for rival firm Uber have ordered and canceled 5,560 Lyft rides, reducing the number of Lyft vehicles on the road and wasting drivers' time.

Apple starts production of new iPads, Air includes anti-reflective coating – report

Apple suppliers have reportedly started manufacturing refreshed versions of the company's tablets, the iPad Air and iPad Mini 2, with the former said to include a new anti-reflective coating, among other improvements.