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.

Google renames Glass team ‘Project Aura’, working on ‘cool wearables’

Google has reportedly hired a bunch of engineers and developers for its Glass team, which is now thought to be working under the name "Project Aura." Besides working on a new version of Glass, Aura is also said to be developing other "cool…

Microsoft’s messaging-like email app Send arrives on Android

Microsoft launched its messaging-like email app for iOS a couple of months ago. On Thursday it rolled out a preview version for Android. Called Send, the app, which works with Outlook, makes emailing feel more like a fast and fluid…

Apple acquires data-driven mapping firm Mapsense for $25 million

Continuing work on its mapping app, Apple has reportedly acquired startup Mapsense, which builds software that visualizes, understands, and harnesses massive amounts of location data gathered from smartphones.
Cool Tech

UK drone pilot punished for flights over pro soccer games and London landmarks

A U.K. drone enthusiast is believed to have become the first person there to face a criminal prosecution for improper use. Nigel Wilson flew his camera-equipped copter over Premiership soccer matches as well as Buckingham Palace and other…
Social Media

Snapchat rolls out first in-app purchase: 99 cents for more Replays

Snapchat's latest money-making scheme is to start charging for extra Replays so Snapchatters can take another peek at a message before it permanently disappears. Costing 99 cents for three Replays, the feature marks the startup's first…

You can now go on a Kenyan safari thanks to Street View 0:24

Google's latest addition to its vast database of Street View imagery is a trip through Kenya's Samburu National Reserve where you'll be treated to the glorious sight of the park's wild elephants, zebras, leopards, lions, and…

Hewlett-Packard announces 30,000 job losses ahead of split

Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday announced another round of job cuts as the computer company continues its preparations to separate its business into two entities in November.

Google announces donation-matching effort to raise at least $11m for refugees

As millions flee war-torn and poverty-stricken nations in the Middle East and northern Africa, Google has launched a campaign to raise at least $11 million for aid agencies currently dealing with the mass movement of people.

Guns, explosives, and selfie sticks banned from pope’s visit to DC

Guns we get. Explosives, too. But selfie sticks? The extendable monopod is on a Secret Service list of items banned at events attended in D.C. by Pope Francis next week.

Apple welcomes Burberry channel to its music streaming service

While it mainly concerns itself with luxury goods that cost an arm and a leg, Burberry has for a while also focused on music with initiatives aimed at uncovering new British talent. That work now comes to Apple Music in the form of a new…

More ‘Buy’ buttons coming to Twitter after Stripe simplifies mobile payments

Twitter users look set to see more "Buy" buttons in their feeds after online payments startup Stripe launched a new service that lets merchants more easily sell their products via tweets.

These Instagrammers are so good Getty just gave them $10K each

Impressive work by three Instagrammers who use the photo-sharing site to document stories from under-represented communities has led to each of them being awarded a $10,000 grant from Getty Images to help fund future projects.