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.

Londoners can now get their handset fixed inside one of the city’s iconic red phone boxes

The proliferation of smartphones has helped speed up the demise of public payphones. So it seems fitting that a company in London is transforming some of the city's obsolete red phone boxes into smartphone repair shops. Albeit very small…

Japan’s prime minister became ‘Super Mario’ at the Olympic closing ceremony

It's not every day you see a world leader dressed up as a famous video game character, but that's exactly what happened during the Rio Olympics' closing ceremony on Sunday night.
Social Media

Twitter has suspended another 235,000 accounts for terror-related activity

After years of criticism accusing the company of doing too little, Twitter is now hard at work tracking down and closing accounts on its platform that promote extremism and terror. In the last six months alone, it said it's suspended…

That dancing Olympic weightlifter just got the green-screen treatment

An Olympic weightlifter from the tiny Pacific island of Kiribati has been making quite a name for himself in Rio this week, performing a full-on dance after every lift. And thanks to the green backdrop, the entertainment factor…

Video proof why you should never take your iPhone on a bungee jump

A guy doing a bungee jump in South Africa this week forgot to take his smartphone out of his pocket, leading it to slip from his pants as he hurtled toward the ground. Yes, it's always a good idea to empty your pockets before adopting an…
Cool Tech

Finland just unleashed a fleet of self-driving buses in its capital

We seem to be hearing more and more about driverless buses hitting the streets. A number of nations are developing such vehicles, including Finland, which this week sent out a couple of its high-tech vehicles onto regular roads as part of…

McDonald’s recalls kids’ activity tracker after reports of skin irritation

It all happened so fast. Just a day after McDonald's launched its Step-it activity tracker for kids, the company has had to recall the device after some of the wristbands reportedly caused skin rashes on the arm.
Cool Tech

Airlander: The world’s largest aircraft has just completed its maiden flight

The Airlander 10 is huge. In fact, it's the biggest aircraft in the world today. Fifteen meters longer than a jumbo jet and capable of staying airborne for a couple of weeks, the flying machine on Wednesday successfully completed…

Thailand is calling for more ‘Pokémon Go’ stops and gyms to boost local tourism

With recent arson and bomb attacks in Thailand threatening to damage the nation's vitally important tourism industry, the authorities are keen to do what they can to give it a boost. And one suggested plan involves Pokémon Go.

Watch this iPhone SE experience an absurd drop test involving ‘Flubber’

Some handset durability tests are just plain nuts. This latest one, for example, involves encasing an iPhone SE in a slab of Flubber and dropping it from a great height. However, the result of the impact when the whole lot hits…
Cool Tech

Take a peek inside DJI’s first-ever Drone Arena

DJI has thrown open the doors to its first-ever Drone Arena, an indoor space where quadcopter fans can meet fellow enthusiasts, learn more about drone tech, and test out their flying skills on an adjustable LED-lit racing circuit.
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Dubai’s latest wacky project is a rainforest inside a hotel

Dubai's next gift to the world will be a rainforest inside a hotel. That's right – the desert city that brought us the world's tallest building, floating villas, and a ski slope inside a shopping mall is now working on the creation of a…