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.

LeapBand: A wearable gadget for kids to make them even more active

Kids-focused tech firm LeapFrog is hoping the growing interest in wearable tech will help to make a success of its LeapBand activity tracker. Aimed at children between 4 and 7, the wrist-based device aims to make kids even more active than…

FCC really doesn’t like phone jammers, seeks $48K fine for driver caught using device (updated)

A Florida man reportedly caught using a cell phone jammer on his daily commute to stop other drivers using their handsets is facing a fine of nearly $50,000 for using the banned device.
Social Media

Twitter hits 255 million users but slow growth worrying investors

Twitter's revenue is up, but so are its net losses. And although it picked up 14 million new users in Q1, taking its user base to 255 million, slow growth and a drop in timeline views knocked investor confidence Tuesday.
Cool Tech

Lasers to tackle grime on New York City’s oldest outdoor monument

Central Park is turning to laser technology to get the grime off its famous Obelisk monument. The granite pillar has never been cleaned during its 133 years in the Manhattan park, and the high-tech solution is deemed to be the best way to…

Facebook Messenger update brings new interface, video sharing, and more

Facebook has revamped its Messenger app with a new interface, video sharing, and a quicker way to send media files to other users. The update's available now for iOS users and should arrive later in the week for the Android platform.
Home Theater

Yahoo announces first two original TV series, plus plans for concert live-streams

Yahoo on Monday offered up some details of its first original TV shows – two comedies coming in 2015 – as well as plans for "the largest collection of US concert live streams on the Web," with a new concert offered every day of the…

Galaxy K Zoom: Samsung tries again with its smartphone/camera mash-up

Samsung on Tuesday launched the Galaxy K Zoom, demonstrating that the Korean tech giant clearly learned some lessons from its first stab at producing a smartphone/point-and-shoot combo.
Cool Tech

Praying mantis dons world’s smallest 3D glasses (in the name of research, naturally)

Praying mantises in the UK have been donning 3D specs in a unique experiment that could lead to new methods for implementing 3D recognition and depth perception in computer vision and robots.

Windows XP is permanently vulnerable to the newest Internet Explorer zero-day flaw

Microsoft over the weekend warned of a serious security flaw affecting versions 6 through 11 of its Internet Explorer browser. A fix is on the way, though this won't cover those still using XP, as the company ended support for the old OS…

Amazon to take on UPS and FedEx with its own ‘last mile’ shipping service

Hit by shipping delays last Christmas after UPS and FedEx became overwhelmed with packages, and in a bid to better control shipping costs, Amazon is reportedly testing out a new 'last mile' delivery service for its customers.

Pinterest launches Guided Search to send you on a journey of discovery

Pinterest is trying to take search in a new direction with the launch of a new feature for mobile. Guided Search is a visual-based offering designed to make looking for stuff more fun, with the chance that you might end up somewhere you…

Microsoft’s rumored Surface Mini turns up on Amazon, launch imminent?

There's been plenty of talk about Microsoft entering the mid-size tablet market with a smaller version of its Surface tablet, and with the apparent appearance of the device on Amazon, it seems a launch could be just around the corner.