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.

Microsoft launches Send, its email-based messaging app

Microsoft has launched Send, an iOS-only (for now) app that makes emailing friends and co-workers feel more like a simple messaging exchange, with no need for signatures, subject lines, or salutations.

Computing

Google brings immersive, 360-degree video ads to YouTube

With virtual reality grabbing all the headlines lately, and YouTube recently rolling out support for 360-degree videos, it was only a matter of time before the Google-owned company found a way of introducing the technology to advertisers.

Mobile

Nokia looks set to unveil VR product at special event next week, report claims

Nokia hasn't done a whole lot in consumer tech since selling off its mobile phone business to Microsoft in 2013. However, that could be about to change, with a report suggesting the Finnish company is set to unveil a VR product at a special event next week.

Wearables

New Google Maps feature shows you exactly where you’ve been

If you're a big user of Google Now notifications and love Google Maps, here's something else you're likely to go for – Your Timeline. The new Maps feature, for Android and desktop users, lets you rediscover old journeys and resurface memories.

Mobile

Husband who said he’d quit smoking outed by Street View

Typical. You're outside your house enjoying a sneaky smoke – against doctor's orders – and what drives by but a Street View car. A while later, your wife starts suspecting you're still on the ciggies, checks your home on Street View, and there you are…

Web

Apple makes another electric car move by hiring an auto industry veteran

There's been no official word from Apple on the existence of an electric vehicle project, but its latest high-profile hiring – of auto industry veteran Doug Betts – is the latest sign that the company may well be developing such a car.

Cars

Instagram apologizes to user for handing his account to soccer star with same name

Andrés Iniesta was happy filling his Instagram account with photos of his kids, buildings, and, of course, food. But after his account was closed for supposedly violating the site's terms, he noticed a much more famous Iniesta very quickly took his place.

Social Media

Twitter’s new ‘Safety Center’ is a hub for its anti-abuse tools, and more

Since Twitter's former boss said in February that the service was failing to deal with trolls and abuse effectively, it's has been rolling out all manner of tools and features in a bid to get to grips with the situation. On Monday came the Safety Center.

Social Media

Instagram at last brings search to Web version

It's been a while coming, but Instagram has finally seen fit to introduce a search tool for the Web version of its photo-sharing service. Rolled out on Monday, the new feature lets users search for content by hashtag, location, and user name

Social Media

Mystery drone flights over Madrid palace leave Spanish royals puzzled

Just a bit of fun or something more sinister? Officials guarding Spain's royal family at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid are keen to discover the identity of those behind recent drone flights over the royal residence.

Cool Tech

Xiaomi says it’s building a patent ‘war chest’ as part of U.S. launch prep

If Xiaomi does eventually decide to enter the U.S. market, it won't be happening for at least a year, the company's VP of global operations said recently. Preparations include building a "war chest" of patents "for defensive purposes," the VP said.

Mobile

Online pirates in U.K. could soon face 10-year prison terms

The U.K.'s Conservative government is considering increasing the maximum penalty for online pirates from 2 years to 10. The move would target large-scale piracy operations engaged in the copying and distribution of content such as movies, music, and software.

Web

Pocket for iOS now offers handy text-to-speech feature

It's been available to Android users for a long time but Pocket has finally gotten around to rolling out its text-to-speech feature for iOS users, too. The new feature for the read-it-later app offers you another way to tackle your growing library of content.

Mobile

Eleven commercial flights near NY City were hit by lasers Wednesday night, FAA reveals

The issue of lasers targeting airplane cockpits is back in the headlines after the FAA revealed that on Wednesday night alone, in the space of just a few hours, 11 commercial flights were hit by lasers as they flew at low altitude near NY City.

Cool Tech

Amazon tries to one-up Black Friday with ‘Prime Day’

The hashtag #PrimeDayFail saw plenty of action on Twitter on Wednesday, but for Amazon its day of deals appears to have been a big success, so much so, in fact, that it's going to become an annual event.

Web