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 ‘surge pricing’ sees fares treble in London during subway strike

A transport strike in London this week saw Uber fares in the capital triple in price. The situation led to claims the firm was exploiting the travel misery of Londoners, though Uber insists its "dynamic pricing" incentivizes its drivers to…
Social Media

WhatsApp for Web now lets you do a whole lot more

WhatsApp has shown some love to the Web version of its messaging software, rolling out a bunch of new features in an unannounced update that comes six months after it launched the desktop client.

Uber testing feature that suggests best pickup spots for speedier trips

Uber's testing out a new app feature designed to help rider and driver meet more quickly. "Suggested Pickup Location" points out convenient spots for the driver that are close to the rider's current position, allowing both to start the…
Cool Tech

Look what Adidas made out of trash pulled from the ocean

Check out these awesome "knitted" sneakers that Adidas made almost entirely from trash pulled from the ocean. The sportswear company teamed up with an conservation group to create the shoes, which they hope will raise awareness about ocean…

Jawbone hits Fitbit with third lawsuit in two months

Jawbone has just filed its third legal complaint in two months against rival Fitbit. The latest one follows an earlier accusation of patent infringement, and demands that an import ban be imposed on parts used to make Fitbit devices.

YouTube star PewDiePie said to have made a whopping $7 million in 2014

Ever tried to make some money on YouTube? PewDiePie gave it a go, and now he's raking in millions of dollars annually. The YouTube star, who's scored nearly 10 billion views in five years, has made a living out of recordings of…
Social Media

Facebook’s new ‘floating video’ feature lets you keep scrolling through content

Facebook, like many online outfits, would really like it if you watched more videos. With that in mind, the social networking giant is now testing a "floating video" button so you can keep watching a video while you continue browsing your…
Cool Tech

Swiss Post the latest to test out deliveries by drone

As Amazon tinkers with its Prime Air drone and tries to persuade the FAA to give it more freedom to tests its kit, Swiss Post has this week gone ahead and launched a trial to test the viability of using the flying machines for special…

There is free Wi-Fi at the top of Japan’s highest mountain

Japan's free Wi-Fi services are about to reach new heights with the launch of hotspots along Mount Fuji's hiking trails. The new service is aimed primarily at foreign travelers, thousands of whom visit each year to climb the nation's…

Ever the perfectionist, Apple plans to redesign third-party accessory packaging at its stores

Apple is reportedly about to unveil changes to the look and feel of third-party products sold in its stores with the introduction of co-designed packaging resembling boxes for its own range of gear.

HoloLens: Microsoft offers researchers $500K to take its AR gear to the next level

Microsoft is doling out the dough in a bid to grab the attention of researchers interested in developing applications for the HoloLens. The company hopes that grants worth $100K each will help HoloLens unlock "new ways to create…
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Japan transforming its disused golf courses into solar farms

Japanese electronics company Kyocera is working to convert some of the country's disused golf courses into solar power plants. The locations are perfect for such an initiative as the land has already been cut into mountains and is easily…