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.

Loch Ness Monster ‘spotted’, albeit on Apple Maps

Apple Maps is back in the news, this time for apparently capturing an image of the legendary Loch Ness Monster in its satellite data. The image appears to show some kind of object, around 30 meters (100 feet) long, just below the surface of…
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Glass: Google sends out dummy specs in try-before-you-buy program

It might not be normal practice for a company to send dummy products to potential customers prior to their release, but then Google, which has started sending dummy Glass units to interested individuals, is not your usual company.

Smartphone thefts in U.S. doubled in 2013, owners ‘needlessly imperiling’ their data

A survey published by Consumer Reports this week shows that not only was there a significant rise in smartphone theft in the US in 2013, but that handset owners continue to be laid back about taking even basic security measures to protect…

Pandora sued by US music labels over royalties for pre-1972 tracks

Five music labels are suing Pandora, accusing it of failing to pay royalties on music used by its service that was recorded before 1972. The labels describe it as "massive commercial exploitation" while Pandora says it's "confident" in its…

Apple reportedly partnering with Shazam to integrate song-ID feature into iOS

Apple has reportedly partnered with song-ID service Shazam to bring its music tool to iOS. With Apple keen to drive more music fans to its iTunes store, and Shazam looking to pick up more users, it should be a winning move for both parties…
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Project Ara to launch $100k module contest to focus minds of developers

Project Ara is launching a $100k contest in a bid to encourage developers to design a vast array of useful and unique modules for its build-your-own smartphone. The new kind of device is set for launch in January next year.

Yahoo wants to replace Google to become default search engine on iOS, report says

Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer is reportedly looking to try to convince Apple to replace Google with Yahoo as the default search engine on iOS devices as part of her efforts to make good on her commitment to mobile.

Google Glass sells out within a day (Updated with quote from Google)

Google said Tuesday night it'd allocated all Glass units in its one-day sale to the public. However, we've no idea how much demand there was for its head-mounted gadget as the company is declining to give any information on numbers.
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​Project Ara: Google planning January 2015 launch for its modular phone

Google is really moving on with the development of its Project Ara modular phone. At its first Ara developers conference in California this week, the company was even in a position to offer a planned launch date: January 2015.
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Four flagship phones put through paces in drop/dunk durability test

All some people want to do when they get their hands on a brand new smartphone is drop it, dunk it, and generally attempt to wreck it. That's OK though, as we can watch a video of them doing it and find out which handsets are the most…

Smartphone industry embraces anti-theft move, but for some lawmakers it’s not enough

Smartphone makers and wireless carriers in the US on Tuesday announced the 'Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment', a pledge to include anti-theft software on handsets from July next year. For some lawmakers, however, the move doesn't…

‘Glow in the dark’ road lights the way to energy savings in the Netherlands

Cool-looking 'glow in the dark' roads are now part of the driving experience in the Netherlands as the government searches for innovative ways to replace street lights and reduce energy costs.