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 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.
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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.
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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…
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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.

New York Times sets its news free, ending subscription plan for redesigned NYT Now app

The New York Times has ditched the $8-a-month fee it's been charging for its NYT Now iOS app, allowing users to peruse a decent selection of the news giant's content for the princely sum of nothing.
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Hidden cactus cameras alarm Arizona

Fake cactuses housing surveillance cameras are being installed along the streets of a small town in Arizona. Officials insist the high-tech 'plants' are being used to keep the streets looking pretty and are not part of any undercover…

Apple goes greener in China, announces new environmental initiatives

Apple has announced a China-based partnership with the World Wildlife Fund that it says will serve to reduce the country's ecological footprint through improved management of working forests, many of which provide the materials for Apple's…

Dave Goldberg, Silicon Valley CEO and husband of Sheryl Sandberg, dies at 47

Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveryMonkey and wife of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, died suddenly on Friday night, his brother Robert has announced.

Apple Watch reportedly hit by faulty Taptic Engine, slows rollout

A fault has reportedly been found with the Apple Watch's "Taptic Engine," a key component which alerts users to incoming information via subtle taps. No faulty units have been shipped, though the issue appears to explain the lengthy…

Want to creep everyone out? This selfie stick looks like a human arm

If you'd like to have a friend in your selfies but don't actually have any, the Selfie Arm could be the answer. Made of fiberglass and featuring a hand that looks like it's been stolen from a morgue, the innovative device could be every…