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 offers hands-free voice search for computers running Chrome

Google has offered voice search on computers running Chrome for a while, though up until today you had to first click on the mic icon in the search box. An extension rolled out by the Web giant Tuesday, however, allows for truly hands-free searches.

Computing

ZTE is joining the smartwatch gang

Plenty of tech companies are launching or prepping smartwatches in the hope that the market flourishes, with ZTE the latest to announce a move into the sector. Its as-yet unnamed device is set to launch in Q2 2014, though initially only in China.

Mobile

Amazon says its warehouse workers know what they’re getting into

As Amazon takes on thousands of extra workers in preparation for what's likely to be its busiest holiday season ever, a UK expert on work-related stress claims those employed at the company's distribution centers face an increased risk of illness.

Web

This man has half a million Christmas lights in his front lawn, and a world record

Australian David Richards has entered the record books and annoyed a few neighbors by decorating the outside of his home with a staggering half a million LED lights for a Christmas display quite unlike any other.

Web

Amazon reportedly prepping new high-res Kindle Paperwhite

Less than three months after launching the second iteration of its Paperwhite e-reader, Amazon is reportedly already prepping the next version, complete with a high-res display, ambient light sensor, and plenty more besides.

Mobile

Mac Pro goes for $977,000 at Jony Ive and Marc Newson’s (RED) charity auction

A Mac Pro sold at auction over the weekend for a staggering $977,000. OK, it wasn't a regular, run-of-the-mill, recently redesigned black Mac Pro computer that comes with a starting price of $3,000. It was a red one.

Apple

Restaurant offers whopping great discount to diners who switch off their phone

We've heard of a few restaurants offering discounts to diners if they agree to keep their smartphone in their bag during their visit. But the discount offered to diners at Jawdat Ibrahim's restaurant, well, it's generous, to say the least.

Mobile

British Airways’ new billboard uses ‘digital wizardry’ to point to incoming flights

Combining kids' fascination with planes with adults' ever-present desire to drop everything and escape to somewhere slightly more exotic than wherever they are in any given moment, British Airways has come up with a clever context-aware billboard.

Web

Apple’s new ‘Life on iPad’ minisite shows off the tablet’s more unusual uses

With consumers beginning to think about what gifts to get loved ones, Apple is hoping to grab a few extra sales for its iPad with a new section on its website showing off the myriad of ways in which people use its popular tablet.

Mobile

Google Play update puts tablet-optimized apps front and center for slate users

An update rolled out Thursday for the Google Play Store has put tablet-optimized apps front and center for slate users. Although a 'designed for tablets' section has been on the Play Store for a while, this update establishes it as the default view.

Android Army

Vine short-video app expands globally with support for 19 languages

Vine is likely to see lots of new users joining its platform thanks to an iOS and Android update Thursday that adds support for 19 languages, including French, German, Japanese, and Chinese.

Mobile

Patent battle: Samsung ordered to pay Apple $290 million after retrial

In 2012 a California judge ruled in a patent case between Apple and Samsung that $400 million awarded to Apple in damages had been erroneously calculated. After a retrial this week, another jury put the figure at $290 million.

Apple

Google Translate for Android updated for easier conversations, and more

If you're a frequent traveler to foreign climes or simply have an interest in the world's rich array of languages, you might already be using Google Translate. And if you're using it on an Android device, there's an update waiting for you.

Android Army

Hate Google? Microsoft has some ‘Scroogled’ goodies for you!

If trying to find appropriate gifts for friends and family happens to always be one of the more challenging times of the year, Microsoft can help you out with any Google haters among them.

Web