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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Apple boosts Maps with 20 new Flyover locations from around the world

Apple added another 20 Flyover locations to its Maps app this week, bringing the total number of cities and landmarks with 3D aerial views to 468. New locations include Rapid City, SD; Turin, Italy; Omaha Beach, France; Gothenburg, Sweden;…
Mobile

Uber’s Hong Kong office raided, drivers arrested

It's not the first Uber office to be raided by cops and let's face it, it won't be the last. In a sting operation carried out in Hong Kong on Tuesday, police searched two Uber offices and arrested five drivers amid growing complaints from…
Wearables

Samsung seeks independent VR content creators for new Gear Indie channel

As part of its effort to secure the long-term success of its virtual reality initiatives, Samsung this week launched Gear Indie, a video channel it hopes will encourage independent VR filmmakers to create content for its Gear VR headset.
Music

Spotify considering major restrictions on free tier, report suggests

Spotify may bow to pressure from music labels and place heavier limits on the use of its free, ad-supported tier. Contracts are up for renewal in October, with a new report suggesting serious changes could be on the way for free users of…
Mobile

Finally, Snapchat helps users save data with new TravelMode feature

Here's a feature that's likely to be welcomed by a lot of Snapchat users. Rolled out Monday, TravelMode stops snaps from automatically preloading so you'll no longer have to worry about hitting your data cap earlier than expected.
Cool Tech

ISS astronauts will eat lettuce today, and they’re really excited about it

It's possibly the most exciting lettuce there's ever been, for today the red romaine leaves aboard the ISS will become the first foodstuff to be grown, harvested, and eaten in space. Hopefully there'll be some carbs to go with it…
Mobile

Benedict Cumberbatch pleads with fans to stop filming him on stage

Benedict Cumberbatch is pleading with fans to stop using their gadgets to film him during his latest stage outing, telling them there's "nothing less supportive" than seeing a "big red light" from the stage.
Mobile

Google Maps’ new night mode for iOS means no more blinding light

Android users have been able to take advantage of Google Maps' night mode for a long time, and now it's finally come to iOS. The new feature cranks up automatically and offers darker graphics whenever you're using the app to navigate after…
Mobile

Major U.K. mobile retailer hit by hackers, 2.4 million customers affected

U.K-based Carphone Warehouse has said up to 2.4 million of its customers may have been hit in a recently discovered hack on its systems. The mobile phone retailer also confirmed that around 90,000 of those may have had their credit cards…
Cool Tech

Solar hot-air balloon’s maiden flight cut short by Stuart the Minion

The maiden flight of the first passenger-carrying solar hot-air balloon had been going really well. But then along came a Stuart-the-Minion balloon, causing problems as it came between the solar balloon and the sun....
Mobile

After YouTube Kids, is Google Maps next for the child-friendly treatment?

Google's already rolled out a kid-friendly version of YouTube, and is known to be interested in launching other child-oriented editions of its most popular Web tools. According to a recent job posting on its site, it looks like Maps could…
Cool Tech

WalkCar, the personal transporter that’s small enough to fit in a bag 2:17

Had enough of walking? Like the idea of standing still to reach your destination? Then check out the WalkCar, a personal transportation solution small enough to chuck in your backpack when your journey's done.