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.

Google joins $300m venture to lay undersea Internet cable between US and Japan

Google has invested in a $300 million project to lay an undersea high-speed Internet cable between the US and Japan. The system should be up and running during the first half of 2016.
Android Army

Truly Waterproof: Xperia Z2 survives under the sea for six weeks

Sony has made much of the waterproof construction of its flagship Xperia Z2 smartphone, claiming it can handle up to 30 minutes in water 1.5 meters deep. However, a Swedish man claims his Z2 survived a whoppng six weeks in salt water 10…

New Microsoft stabilization technology does stunning job of creating silky smooth videos

Some POV videos are so shaky that even the best stabilization software can't smooth out the footage – until now, that is. Engineers at Microsoft have recently developed a method to produce silky smooth videos, and hope to…

Amazon halts pre-orders of some Disney movies in apparent Hachette-like dispute

Amazon is restricting pre-orders of some Disney movies in an apparent effort to score a better pricing deal. The move comes as it employs a similar tactic against book publisher Hachette in an ongoing dispute over e-book pricing.

E-book pricing spat: Hachette CEO calls on Amazon to end ‘punitive actions’

Hachette boss Michael Pietsch has put his side of the argument in the US publishing giant's ongoing spat with Amazon over e-book pricing, and calls on the e-commerce company to end "punitive actions" against its authors.

Microsoft scraps Skype for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has announced it's scrapping Skype for Windows Phone 7. Although it says the software will become inoperable on WP7 devices "within the next few weeks," many users are already reporting that the app has stopped working.

E-book pricing: Amazon urges readers to help solve ongoing dispute with Hachette

As Amazon's dispute with US publishing giant Hachette over e-book pricing continues to rumble on, the Web company is now urging readers to contact the company's CEO directly to ask for lower prices.
Cool Tech

Check out this awesome ‘origami robot’ (though it may creep you out a bit)

A team of US-based researchers has created an extraordinary robot that self-assembles from a flat sheet. Inspired by the Japanese art of origami, the technology could one day be used for complex, self-folding machines.

Siri may come to Mac OS X, an Apple patent suggests

An Apple patent published this week suggests we're edging ever closer to seeing Siri land on OS X. Titled "Intelligent digital assistant in a desktop environment," the document describes how the voice-activated feature could serve…

Street View rolls out virtual tours of more universities around the world

With a new academic year just around the corner, Google's addition of Street View imagery for 36 more universities – Georgetown University in DC, the University of Miami among them – could be of interest to incoming students.

Windows Phone store growing steadily, hits 300,000 apps

It may still be some way behind Apple's iOS store and Google's Play store for Android, but the Windows Phone store is growing steadily, with Microsoft revealing this week it now offers users of the platform more than 300,000 apps…

Microsoft planning to drop support for older versions of Internet Explorer

Microsoft said Thursday it's planning to drop support for all versions of Internet Explorer except the latest one available. It's something of a long-term plan for the computer giant, however, as the change won't come into effect until…