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.
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Pilot’s selfies likely caused plane crash, investigators say

Air accident investigators have concluded that a plane crash in Colorado last year that killed the pilot and passenger was "likely" caused by the pilot becoming disoriented after taking selfies with a flash during a night flight.
Social Media

Twitter brings its ads to Flipboard and Yahoo in bid to boost revenue

Twitter has done a deal with Flipboard and Yahoo! Japan to start showing promoted tweets on the sites. The move brings Twitter ads to millions of non-users of the social media service, and looks set to boost the company's bottom line.
Mobile

Amazon’s Kindle Convert turns paper books into digital ones

Amazon's new Kindle Convert tool helps reading fans turn their physical books into digital ones, though the fact that it probably takes an age to do means it's likely aimed more at occasional users with unique material rather than those…
Web

Dramatic dash cam footage captures Taiwan plane crash

A plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday morning was caught on video by a dash cam just meters from where the aircraft came down.
Mobile

Amazon and Sprint in talks to buy RadioShack locations, report says

With RadioShack's future hanging in the balance, Amazon and Sprint are reportedly looking at the possibility of taking over some of the troubled company's 4,000 locations across the country.
Mobile

The world is no longer taken with tablets, global sales slip for the first time

Have tablet sales peaked? The latest research data, which shows the first ever year-on-year drop in quarterly global shipments, suggests it has, with four of the top five vendors experiencing downturns.
Computing

Microsoft knocks $100 off the Surface Pro 3 in limited-time deal

Sales of of the Surface Pro 3 helped Microsoft pull in a record amount of tablet revenue last quarter. Hoping to build on the momentum, the company on Monday started offering most versions of the Pro 3 with a $100 discount.
Mobile

Uber wants driverless cars of its own, and it opened a research center to do it

Hours after a Bloomberg report said Google is looking to launch a ride-hailing service, Uber pipes up to say it's opening a research center to develop self-driving technology. How about that?
Apple

Apple to spend $2bn on converting failed sapphire plant into data center

Apple says it's planning to invest $2 billion in converting GT Advanced Technologies' failed sapphire plant into a data center powered by a solar farm, creating a number of new jobs in the process.
Mobile

Look out, Uber – seems like Google wants to launch a ride-hailing service

It looks as if Google may be moving ahead with plans to launch a ride-hailing service similar to Uber and others. According to a report Monday, the company is already testing out an app for the service.
Mobile

Google backs Project Tango with warm words, shifts it from ATAP to new home

Google has moved Project Tango from ATAP to a new home within the company, at the same time saying it's "excited" about its continued commitment to developing the 3D-mapping technology for users
Web

Google starts offering up-front payments to security researchers in hunt for bugs

In an effort to nail even more potentially damaging bugs in its products and services, Google has started paying security researchers up front as part of a new grant scheme launched over the weekend.