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.
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Cars

Google’s tiny self-driving pod cars tootle into Texas

Keen to try different road conditions as well as receive feedback from regular road users, Google is about to roll into Austin, Texas in its self-driving pod car, marking the first test of the diminutive robo-vehicle outside of its home…
Wearables

Sony’s Wena Wrist is a dumb watch with a high-tech band

Sony's First Flight crowdfunding platform has just announced a project we think could really fly. The Wena Wrist comprises a stylish analog watch with a smart band, allowing you to potentially turn any dumb timepiece into a smartwatch.
Computing

U.S. said to be considering sanctions against China over cyberthefts

The Obama administration is reportedly considering economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals that it believes have benefitted from cyberthefts. The unprecedented action could be announced in the coming weeks, the…
Movies & TV

Netflix loses Hunger Games and other movies as Epix deal ends

Netflix said Sunday its deal with cable network Epix will end September 30 as the streaming giant endeavors to offer more of its own original programming while moving away from non-exclusive content.
Cool Tech

Ouch! Usain Bolt taken down by out-of-control Segway after 200m gold

Usain Bolt uses his legs to make a living, so he really doesn't want an out-of-control Segway crashing into them. But that's exactly what happened at the World Championships athletics event in Beijing Thursday night. And for a few…
Mobile

Discovery’s new VR site shows off its first immersive videos

Love Discovery? Curious about virtual reality? If so, you'd better head straight to Discovery VR where you'll find a bunch of short-form VR videos from the channel that mark the start of its exploration of the medium.
Social Media

‘1 in 7 people on Earth’ used Facebook on Monday, Zuckerberg proclaims 1:39

A billion people used Facebook on a single day this week, a massive number whatever way you look at it. In a post announcing Monday's extraordinary stat, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made clear he isn't stopping there, though we…
Cool Tech

Intel bets on drone development with $60m investment in Yuneec

After failing to show up at the smartphone party, Intel is determined to make the most of other emerging technologies. As it gets increasingly involved in wearables, the company has also decided to bet big on drones, investing…
Cool Tech

Street View’s attempt to capture tomato-throwing festival squashed by revelers

It may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but Google ended up having to pulp its plan to capture Street View imagery at Spain's famous tomato-throwing festival after its car and camera were damaged by exuberant revelers.
Cool Tech

Zano mini-drone ships this week despite apparent design issues

Europe's most heavily funded Kickstarter project to date will start shipping its creation in the coming days. The Zano mini-drone is a little behind schedule, and the current design doesn't quite match the original, but its…
Mobile

Amazon reportedly lays off ‘dozens’ of engineers in wake of Fire Phone flop

Amazon has reportedly laid off "dozens" of engineers that worked on its failed Fire Phone, suggesting that the handset's future could be in doubt. However, despite the shake-up, the company is said to be pushing ahead with work on a range…
Web

Google Map Maker relaunches in U.S. complete with anti-prank safeguards

Google's Map Maker tool for improving Maps was taken offline earlier this year following the infamous "peeing Android" incident. On Tuesday the Web company relaunched the editing tool, complete with anti-prank safeguards.