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.

EBay to cut 2,400 jobs as it prepares PayPal spinoff

EBay boss John Donahoe this week said he's glad to see the back of 2014, but with several thousand job losses set for 2015, as well as a major bit of PayPal-related restructuring to deal with, 2015 will hardly be a walk in the park, either…

Lyft shaves off its pink mustache, replaces it with ‘glowstache’

Realizing its massive hairy pink mustache wasn't for everyone, Lyft has decided to shave off the appendage and replace it with a dashboard-based glowing alternative.

Google pumps sizable sum of money into SpaceX

Google and investment firm Fidelity are together investing $1 billion in Elon Musk's SpaceX company. The money will be used to advance a number of projects, including the recently announced Internet satellite plan.

Z1: ‘Frosty’ reception for Samsung’s first Tizen-powered phone

Samsung has high hopes for the Z1 smartphone – and the Tizen OS that powers it – but just days after going on sale in India, the suggestion is that consumers aren't particularly impressed.
Social Media

Facebook tweaks News Feed to cut down on hoax posts

Facebook is launching a new offensive against hoax content on News Feeds, tweaking its algorithm to pinpoint such material, which should result in reduced distribution in the feed.

Twitter hopes its ZipDial acquisition will lead to many more users in emerging markets

Twitter knows it has to get more users on board to keep investors happy, and to that end it's just acquired India-based ZipDial, a startup that it believes will help it reach millions of new users in emerging markets.

Facebook is testing a voice-to-text feature for incoming messages

Facebook's Messenger developers think that you might not always be in a position to listen to a received voice message, say if you're in a meeting or a noisy environment. With that in mind, they're looking to launch a new speech-to-text…
Movies & TV

The Interview heading to North Korea this week – via balloon

It hasn't even hit theaters outside of the U.S. yet but The Interview is all set to land in North Korea this week, via a balloon drop. The action to send across DVDs of the controversial movie is being taken by opponents of the country's…

Samsung clarifies its position on BlackBerry buyout rumor

Despite issuing a statement last week denying it was looking to acquire BlackBerry, Samsung co-CEO and mobile chief JK Shin has felt the need to release a further statement clarifying the Korean company's position.

Is Apple building a stylus to launch with the iPad Pro?

Steve Jobs hated the idea of an iPad with a stylus, but a number of Apple patents indicate the company is looking closely at the idea. And with its 12.9-inch iPad said to be just a few months from launch, such a device looks ever more…

Uber hopes for fresh start with Europe, says it can create 50,000 jobs

After a difficult 2014 with some regulators in Europe, Uber is hoping for a fresh start this year, promising to create 50,000 jobs if European officials work with the ride-hailing service on a number of issues.

And another one! Elon Musk confirms satellite plan for global Internet access

Another day, another billionaire proposing plans to launch an array of Internet-providing satellites for poorly served areas around the globe. This time it's SpaceX boss Elon Musk, who says he'll use profits from the venture to fund his…