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.
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…
Cool Tech

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.

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…

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…

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…
Cool Tech

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…

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.

Google self-driving car in first injury accident – and no, it wasn’t its fault

Google's self-driving car prototypes have been caught up in a few accidents over the project's lifetime, though none have been the vehicle's fault, and, more importantly, no one's been hurt. Until now, that is....
Movies & TV

Check out this awesome behind-the-scenes footage of Tom Cruise doing ‘THAT’ stunt

Remember seeing Tom Cruise's incredible clinging-onto-a-plane stunt for the latest Mission: Impossible movie? Making the most of it, the production team has just released some great behind-the-scenes footage showing the stunt's…

Uber hit with $7m fine in California, regulators threaten to suspend service

Uber has been hit with a hefty $7.3 million fine for failing to provide California regulators with data it's been asking for since last year. The ride-sharing outfit has 30 days to appeal, or face a ban on its service in its home state.
Social Media

Facebook testing digital stores within site as part of e-commerce push

Facebook said this week it's planning to give businesses the chance to create "mini e-commerce sites" as part of their presence on the social networking site, a move that would offer users an end-to-end shopping experience.
Social Media

Twitter shares spike on fake Bloomberg story about $31bn takeover offer

An apparent Bloomberg news article claiming Twitter was in talks to be acquired for $31 billion caused shares in the social media company to spike on Tuesday. However, the article was exposed as a hoax, and now the SEC may investigate it as…