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.

Canada finally joins the self-driving club, with a car called ‘Autonomoose’

Ontario in Canada has become the first province in the country to oversee trials for self-driving cars on its roads. Three teams are involved, including one from the University of Waterloo with a car called "Autonomoose."
Cool Tech

Getting a new drone this holiday season? The FAA has made a video just for you

Drones are expected to sell in huge numbers this holiday season, with the choice of affordable options ever greater than last year. In a bid to promote safe flying, the FAA has just released a short video with some helpful advice…
Cool Tech

This anti-drone gun looks beastly, but it’s actually quite gentle

Anyone flying their drone in a restricted area that saw a security guard prepping the DroneGun would probably think their life was about to come to a messy end. But luckily this badass bazooka-like contraption isn't anywhere near…

VLC adds another trick to its bag with support for 360-degree video

The VLC media player has just added another trick to its bag – support for 360-degree video. The functionality is currently offered as a technical preview for desktop, and should also be coming to Android, iOS, and Xbox One, as well as VR…
Virtual Reality

This spoof Oculus Rift ad presents the worst-case scenario for VR fans

A spoof ad for the Oculus Rift VR headset imagines the consequences of a couple of burglars entering your home while you're happily exploring your virtual world.
Cool Tech

Watch as an e-cigarette explodes in a man’s pants in a NY City store

New Yorker Otis Gooding switched to e-cigarettes because he thought they'd be safer than smoking the real thing. But following his terrifying experience with the gadget this week, he may be reconsidering his decision.

How not to dispose of old floppy disks

Got any old floppy disks you want to get rid of? Then it's probably best you don't drop them onto the spinning blades of an upturned lawnmower. Although doing so can admittedly result in some rather striking slow-motion footage.

Chronos high-speed camera blasts through Kickstarter target in just a few hours

A high-speed camera that can capture footage at a whopping 22,000 frames a second and costs a surprisingly reasonable $2,500 hit its Kickstarter funding target on Wednesday within just a few hours of going live.

Feds want a ‘driver mode’ for smartphones to reduce driver distractions

A government agency is asking smartphone makers to build in technology that reduces the functionality of the device when its owner is driving. The idea is part of wider efforts to reduce accidents caused by distracted driving.

Broken smartphone? This handy $20 toolkit could help put it right

Whether you're an expert gadget fixer or considering taking on a repair challenge for the very first time, this useful-looking $20 toolkit could be just the ticket.

Want to improve your rider rating? Try Uber’s new driver compliments feature

If you find vocalizing a compliment in the direction of your Uber driver to be a tricky proposition when it comes to human interaction, then a new feature released this week by the ride-hailing service makes the procedure a whole…
Social Media

It’s time to ditch your Twitter account, Americans tell The Donald

The findings of a recent poll suggest the majority of Americans want The Donald to ditch his Twitter account now that he has the top job. However, it's hard to imagine the outspoken president-elect turning his back on his 15.8 million…