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.
Cool Tech

Ad agency explains how it created British Airways’ clever digital billboard ad

British Airways' clever digital billboard ad, which featured a child pointing up to real planes in the sky as they flew past, turned heads in more ways than one last year. The campaign's creator recently explained how it was done.

iPhone 6: Foxconn embarks on ‘largest single hiring spree’ for assembly lines

As Apple apparently looks to a fall launch of its next iPhone handset, manufacturer Foxconn is reportedly embarking on its "largest single hiring spree" to deal with the expected extra demand.

Google’s Nest to acquire video monitoring startup Dropcam

Nest announced Friday it's signed an agreement to acquire video monitoring startup Dropcam for $555 million. The deal was reportedly made without the assistance of Google, Nest's parent company.

Money-saving measures help BlackBerry post surprise quarterly profit

Here's something you probably didn't expect to read: BlackBerry on Thursday posted a profit – its first in five quarters. That's the good news. The bad news is that handset sales are still falling, as is revenue.

Flyover video of Apple’s ‘spaceship’ Campus 2 shows true scale of project [hint: it’s massive]

Apple's ambitious Campus 2 facility, otherwise known as "the spaceship", is beginning to take shape. To give interested parties a better idea of how the finished site will look, a 3D visualization company has created a pretty cool flyover…
Social Media

Twitter looks to boost video content – and ad revenue – with SnappyTV acquisition

Twitter has acquired SnappyTV, a cloud-based video platform designed to let users easily edit and share clips from live TV broadcasts. It's hoped the move will lead to greater user engagement with the service and ultimately to…

BBM hits 160m registrations, but only half are active

BlackBerry boss John Chen revealed Thursday that BBM – the cross-platform messaging app that's come to form part of the company's saviour strategy – now has 160 million active users. However, it appears only half of them are…
Social Media

WTF?!? FBI has compiled a glossary of Twitter slang

Besides fighting crime, tackling terrorism and saving lives, operatives at the Federal Bureau of Investigation have also been compiling a glossary of Twitter slang to simplify the process of monitoring social media.
Cool Tech

Smelly emails: oPhone offers scents with mobile messages

Vapor Communications on Tuesday kicked off an Indiegogo campaign for its oPhone scent-based messaging system by using its new oSnap iPhone app to send a smell between Paris and New York. Sort of.

Surface Pro 2 price cut by up to $200 as Pro 3 prepares to ship

With Microsoft's all-new Surface Pro 3 tablet getting ready to ship, the computer company has slashed the cost of its Surface Pro 2 tablets by up to $200 in a bid to clear stock.
Health & Fitness

Nike finally gets around to releasing a FuelBand app for Android

Nike has finally seen the light and released an Android app for its FuelBand SE fitness tracker. The free app is designed for use with phones running Android 4.3 or higher, though has been optimized for a number of high-end handsets.

Nest puts Protect smoke alarm back on sale, now with lower price tag

Nest is selling its Protect smoke alarm again after it was removed from sale a couple of months ago when a potentially dangerous software flaw was spotted. The device is back on sale at the reduced price of $99, down from $129.