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.

Uber’s self-driving car project gets into gear, vehicle spotted on Pittsburgh streets

Uber has confirmed it's ramping up its driverless car efforts after one of its test vehicles was spotted on the streets of Pittsburgh, close to the location of its recently opened Advanced Technologies Center.

The minimalist Light Phone wants to be your ‘phone away from phone’

If you like the idea of taking a break from the incessant temptations that your smartphone presents but feel queasy at the idea of leaving home without it, then the Light Phone, which only makes and takes calls, may offer a solution.

Nikon’s dog camera takes a photo every time your mutt is excited

Nikon has designed a camera that lets dogs take photos of stuff that excites them. The 'Heartography' experiment is part of a marketing effort for one of its Coolpix compacts, and shows that Grizzler the border collie has a real…

Is Apple Watch’s San Francisco font heading for iOS and OS X?

In an effort to bring a single, easy-to-read font to all of its operating systems, Apple is reportedly preparing to take its custom-designed San Francisco typeface – already seen on the Apple Watch – to both iOS and OS X.

Drunk Shopping helps sloshed shoppers make poor purchasing decisions online

Drunk Shopping, a service that describes itself as "the shopping experience that delights in sloppy judgement," happily sends you ideas for pointless stuff to buy each time you return home from a boozy night out. Yes, it does sound like a…

Google gears up to unveil long-awaited standalone photo service

Google is gearing up to launch its long-awaited standalone photo service. Breaking free from Google+, the revamped offering will let users store and share images, and combine photos to create short animations and panoramas, with new…

Uber lets you hone your language skills with Spanish-speaking driver option

Spanish speaker? Student of the language? Either way, if you're an Uber user in one of six U.S cities, you can now request a Spanish-speaking driver for your ride.

Microsoft looks set to launch chat-like email app called Flow

It looks as if Microsoft is on the verge of launching a communications app called Flow, that makes messages appear in a chat-app format although in reality it operates via email.
Cool Tech

Security scare: Drone flying close to White House prompts lockdown

After failing to spot a drone flying over the grounds of the White House back in January, security officials are watching the airspace around the president's official residence more closely than ever. And on Thursday they had to act.
Cool Tech

Japanese authorities waking up to drones, ban flights in all of Tokyo’s public parks

Tokyo-based drone enthusiasts have had it pretty easy when it comes to flight freedom around the city. However, following a recent high-profile incident where a man flew radioactive material onto the Prime Minister's office, it's…

Rdio to launch $4-a-month streaming service offering 25 tracks a day

Music streaming service Rdio is about to launch a new mid-level subscription option that offers users 25 tracks a day for $4 a month. Boss Anthony Bay hopes the ad-free service for mobile will score it new users in the increasingly…
Social Media

Periscope breaks away from Twitter, lets you sign up using just your phone number

Periscope has just made it a whole lot easier for smartphone owners to start using the livestreaming app. Until today you needed a Twitter account to get going, but all that's required now is a mobile number.