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.
Movies & TV

Wacky ‘human torch drone’ lights up the night sky in Fantastic Four PR stunt

A marketing stunt to promote the new Fantastic Four movie shows a "human torch drone" flying majestically through the air, very much on fire. Yes, fire fighters were present when the fiery flight took place.
Social Media

Facebook launches live-streaming feature, but for celebs only

Facebook has been pushing into video in a big way recently, so it's kind of surprising it's taken the company this long to roll out a Periscope-like streaming feature. "Live" launched on Wednesday, though there is a catch: only celebs can…
Health & Fitness

Adidas snaps up fitness platform Runtastic for bigger push into digital health

Adidas has acquired fitness-focused app maker Runtastic in a deal reportedly worth $239 million. The takeover comes just a few months after competitor Under Armour snapped up two similar startups – MyFitnessPal and Endomodo – for a…
Cool Tech

Drone drops heroin and other drugs into prison yard, fight ensues

Delivery by drone is clearly already here as criminals have for some time been using the machines to get contraband to inmates. The latest incident took place in Ohio, where a consignment of drone-delivered drugs caused a fight among…
Cool Tech

Dubai plans to break its own record for world’s longest indoor ski slope

Dubai clearly feels its current 400-meter-long indoor ski run just doesn't cut it anymore as the emirate this week unveiled plans for a slope three times longer.

More Instagram ads on the way after company flips switch on new API

Instagram flipped the switch on its new Ads API this week, making it much easier for businesses to advertise on the service. As a user, you'll likely notice a gradual increase in the number of ads, though Instagram will be careful to keep…
Social Media

Periscope’s new Couchmode feature lets you explore random streams fast

Periscope's new Couchmode for desktop lets you easily hit random streams to see whatever folks around the world are doing on the app. You don't need to sign up or sign in, so it's a great way to see what Periscope's all about if you're not…
Cool Tech

hitchBOT team overwhelmed by offers of support, bot could be rebuilt

Transformed by a heartless ne'er-do-well into a headless pile of broken parts, hitchBOT the hitchhiking robot could yet live to thumb another ride thanks to numerous offers from kind strangers to help rebuild the damaged android.

Angry Birds 2 has 10 million downloads, but its money grubbing ruffles feathers

Rovio's Angry Birds 2 has got off to a flying start (apologies), reaching 10 million downloads in just three days. However, the way the company has incorporated the freemium model into the game appears to have upset a fair few players.

Amazon changes the rules for Prime benefits sharing

Before the start of this month, new sign-ups to Amazon Prime could share the service's benefits with four other adults. In a move it hopes will ultimately lead to more sign-ups, the e-commerce company has restricted it to one other adult…
Cool Tech

Stunt rider Robbie Maddison takes on a giant Tahitian wave – on a dirt bike 3:59

Who needs a surfboard when you have a motorbike that does the same thing? That's what stuntman Robbie Maddison thought, though when he used his modified dirt bike to take on a giant wave in Tahiti he said he thought he was going…

AT&T’s first DirecTV offer is a nationwide TV-and-phone promo for $200 a month

AT&T certainly doesn't hang about. Ten days after the FCC cleared the way for the carrier's acquisition of DirecTV, it's unveiled new bundles that it describes as "the first-ever nationwide package of TV and wireless services."