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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

Apple Stores to install safes to secure gold Apple Watches

Smash 'n' grab raiders considering an out-of-hours visit to an Apple Store in search of the gold Apple Watch needn't bother. The company is reportedly installing safes to keep the priciest Apple Watch model secure outside of regular trading…

‘The last McDonald’s hamburger in Iceland’ now live streaming from Reykjavik hostel

Although it's clearly not a this-is-what-the-Internet-was-made-for moment, the live streaming of a five-year-old burger and fries from a hostel in Iceland is, if nothing else, helping to bring a historical artifact to a much wider audience…
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FAA makes Sunday’s Super Bowl a ‘no drone zone’

Sunday's Super Bowl has been designated a 'no drone zone' by the Federal Aviation Administration, which obviously fears some bright spark may be considering firing up their recently bought quadcopter for a recreational stadium…

Forget hot towels, this airline lets first-class passengers play games with Gear VR headsets

If you happen to be flying first class on Qantas anytime soon, your in-flight entertainment options are likely to include Samsung's Gear VR virtual reality headset.

Samsung feels the pressure as mobile profits plunge by 64 percent

Samsung's Q4 mobile profits fell by 64 percent on the same period a year earlier, contributing to the company's fifth consecutive quarterly drop. Declining mobile sales have forced the tech giant to head into 2015 with a new strategy to…