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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HTC launches Desire 820 with selfie snappers in mind

Unveiled at IFA in Berlin on Thursday, HTC's new Desire 820 mid-range smartphone appears to be aimed at the selfie crowd with its 8-megapixel front shooter and range of camera features – some more gimmicky than others.

IKEA pokes fun at Apple in ad for latest catalog

IKEA is the latest company to poke fun at Apple, using the tech giant's famous product-launch videos as inspiration for an ad highlighting its latest catalog. And it's not a bad effort, either.
Cool Tech

SoftBank to start selling Pepper the ’emotional’ robot in U.S.

If you're growing weary of the office joker, how about replacing them with Pepper, a robot from SoftBank that can apparently "dance and amuse people thanks to a wide variety of entertainment capabilities." The android will go on sale in the…

BlackBerry announces September 24 event across three cities, Passport phone launch likely

BlackBerry looks set to officially launch its unusual-looking Passport smartphone on September 24 at events in Toronto, London, and Dubai. The question is, will anyone go for a handset with a square display?

YouTube rolls out ‘fan funding’ feature to boost creator revenue (and its own, too)

YouTube creators with popular videos can already make a few bucks via ads, though now they have the added option to invite donations through a new 'fan funding' feature officially introduced by the Google-owned company this week.

Apple says stolen celeb photos result of ‘very targeted attack,’ insists iCloud is safe

Apple has said its investigation into the recent naked celebrity photo leak shows that accounts were compromised by "a very targeted attack" on user names, passwords and security questions, and was not the result of a broader attack on its…
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‘Umbrella Here’ light invites strangers to share your umbrella, saving them from a soaking

If you like meeting new people and live in a place where it rains a lot, then the Umbrella Here light could be the gadget for you. The idea is that you stick it on top of your umbrella during a downpour, signaling to others that…

Apple spells out to developers why it rejects their apps

Although Apple already offers app developers plenty of resources via its iOS Dev Center, reviewers still have to wade through lots of submissions that clearly aren't ready. A newly published page explaining why it sometimes reject apps…
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NASA developing automatic traffic management system for drones

NASA is working on an air traffic control system for drones to help bring order to potentially chaotic skies. However, instead of controllers communicating with drone operators, the system uses carefully designed algorithms to automatically…

FBI and Apple look into massive celebrity iCloud photo hacking

The FBI and Apple have both confirmed they're investigating an alleged iCloud hack that over the weekend saw private and in many cases highly personal photos and videos of A-list celebrities posted on the Web.

Drone flyover shows Apple’s futuristic ‘spaceship’ campus taking shape

Aerial footage posted on the Web recently by a drone enthusiast shows how construction work on Apple's so-called 'spaceship' campus is coming along, and also reveals the sheer scale of the ambitious project.
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Emojli: ‘Silly’ messaging app that only uses emojis officially launches

A messaging app where you can communicate using only emojis has officially launched. Emojli, which hit 70,000 sign-up requests soon after the app was announced, is the work of two Brit friends, who both agree it's a "silly idea."