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.

SFO trials beacon-based navigation system to help blind visitors explore terminal

Visually impaired visitors to San Francisco airport will soon be able to make use of a new beacon-based system that works with their handset to offer information on points of interest within the terminal building, as well as directions to…
Cool Tech

Giant floating duck could provide solar energy for Copenhagen

Copenhagen wants to become the world's first carbon-neutral capital by 2025, and could use the services of a giant, solar-panel-covered duck to help it achieve the ambitious goal.

Samsung profit hit in Q2 as company reveals plans for two new high-end phones

Increasing competition from low-cost Chinese devices and a strengthening Korean currency combined to knock Samsung's Q2 profits. Two new flagship handsets are on the way, however, with launches promised in the next six months.

Amazon offering Prime members $1 video credit if they opt for slower deliveries

Sure, it's not exactly deal of the year, but Amazon's offer of a $1 Instant Video credit for Prime members happy to wait a little longer for their ordered items could help take the pressure off the company's costly logistics and…

Apple to lay off around 200 workers from Beats following acquisition

Apple is reportedly gearing up to cut 200 jobs at Beats, the audio hardware and music streaming company bought by the tech giant in May for $3 billion. The losses represent around 30 percent of the Beats workforce.
Social Media

Facebook to end Gifts service as company focuses on Buy button

The signs weren't good for Facebook's 'Gifts' service when, a year after its 2012 launch, it dumped the option to buy physical goods and started offering digital gift cards only. That clearly hasn't worked out either, as the…

Flickr to launch image licensing scheme to help members monetize their work

Flickr is launching a scheme to connect its photographers with media outlets to help them monetize their work. The move comes a few months after Flickr and Getty ended a partnership that enabled its members to sell their images…

Instagram takes on Snapchat with lightning fast ‘Bolt’ app

Instagram on Tuesday launched Bolt, a standalone Snapchat-like messaging app for iOS and Android. However, there's one catch – for now, you have to be in either New Zealand, South Africa, or Singapore to use it.

Facebook to cut messaging from main mobile app in bid to push Messenger

Facebook will this week kill off messaging in its main mobile app, meaning members who want to continue chatting with friends within Facebook will have to switch to its standalone Messenger app.

Fitbit app comes to Windows Phone 8.1

Fitbit's app for Windows Phone 8.1 has landed, bringing users of Microsoft's mobile platform all the features of the iOS and Android equivalents. Extras include Live Tile support, offering users fast access to their fitness data.

Startup pleads with Instagram not to use ‘Bolt’ name for rumored app

Instagram is rumored to be just days away from launching a new app called Bolt. Trouble is, there's already one out there with the same name. The startup behind communications app Bolt on Monday asked Instagram to rebrand its expected…

Amazon to launch credit card reader to compete with Square, leaked papers suggest

Amazon appears to be getting ready to launch its own credit card reader for mobile payments next month. The device is expected to retail for $10 and offer a payment-on-the-go service similar to Square and PayPal Here.