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.
Android Army

Sony reportedly to cut additional 1,000 jobs from mobile division

As part of plans to revamp its smartphone business, Sony has reportedly decided to cut a further 1,000 jobs in its mobile division, a move that will leave the unit with around 5,000 workers.

Windows wins a few buyers! Surface and Lumia sales reach new highs

Microsoft has really turned things around with its Surface tablet. After a rocky start back in 2012, the latest iteration of its slate helped it score sales in excess of a billion dollars during the last holiday quarter.
Cool Tech

Quadcopter causes security scare at White House

A quadcopter evaded radar detection at the White House early Monday morning before crashing down on its famous lawn. The operator claimed he was flying it recreationally, though the incident highlights the security challenges posed by the…

Put on your eyepatch and peg leg, Internet: The Pirate Bay returns February 1

The Pirate Bay looks set to return on February 1. The site last week relaunched its homepage complete with a countdown clock, and on Monday it updated it with an image of a phoenix, suggesting the site will soon be reborn.
Cool Tech

BBC launches interactive ‘Taster’ platform to test and develop new ideas

The BBC has just launched Taster, a new platform featuring experimental ideas for digital content and technologies across TV, radio, and online. The British media giant is encouraging user feedback to help it develop the best ideas.

Apple starts offering free content via new section in its iTunes store

Apple recently did away with its weekly offer of a free music track on iTunes, though U.S.-based users can from this week access a new section of the online store offering a bunch of free songs as well as episodes from recent TV shows.

Apple HomeKit devices unlikely to land till spring at earliest

If you've been waiting patiently to get your hands on some Apple HomeKit devices since the home automation system was unveiled last June, you'll have to sit tight a little longer, as nothing's expected to land till spring at the earliest.

Malaysia Airlines website hit by Lizard Squad hackers

Malaysia Airlines is dealing with an attack on its official website, apparently carried out by hacking group Lizard Squad. The carrier insists its servers have not been compromised, though Lizard Squad claims otherwise.
Social Media

Twitter wants its popular users to stop posting Instagram links

Apparently having had enough of users skipping off to Instagram to view images, Twitter is now sending out messages to its verified users suggesting they post pictures within their tweets.

Google pushes Firefox users to dump Yahoo search

Firefox recently installed Yahoo as its default search engine, ending a 10-year deal with Google. With data showing Yahoo increasing its share of the U.S. search market, Google has started posting messages urging Firefox users to change…

BBC News app overhaul brings fresh look and new features

The BBC's news app landed on mobile devices back in 2010. It's had a few run-of-the-mill updates since then, but this week sees its first major redesign, bringing with it a fresh look and new features.
Social Media

Twitter announces ‘while you were away’ recap feature

Twitter has officially announced a new feature for surfacing "the best tweets" you might've missed while away from the service. The 'recap' posts will show at the top of your timeline, with infrequent users likely to notice the feature more…