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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Drone photo contest: Bird’s eye view of a bird’s eye view takes top prize

A National Geographic-sponsored competition for photos taken by drones has turned up some awesome entries, suggesting a whole new genre of photography is here to stay.
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Soccer World Cup Final generates 32.1m tweets, breaks TPM record

If you haven't already heard, Germany beat Argentina in the soccer World Cup Final on Sunday, becoming the first European nation to win the contest anywhere in the Americas. A Twitter record was broken, too.

Lyft puts brakes on New York City launch

Lyft postponed its New York City launch on Friday, just hours before the ride-sharing service was due to debut there. The decision follows pressure from the City and Taxi Limousine Commission, which claims Lyft isn't licensed to operate its…
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Prime Air: Amazon letter to FAA reveals progress with drone delivery plan

Amazon is moving ahead with its plan to offer customers the chance to have their purchases delivered by a 'Prime Air' flying machine, with a letter to the FAA this week revealing how the project is progressing.

Parking-space auction app disables service following San Francisco legal threat

An app that lets drivers hand their public parking space to the highest bidder has halted its service in San Francisco. The authorities there recently described MonkeyParking's service as being "wholly premised on illegal transactions" and…

BBM: BlackBerry keeps Windows Phone users hanging on, launches beta test

BlackBerry's plan to launch BBM for Windows Phone by June clearly fell by the wayside. Now it says it's releasing a beta version, though those easily frustrated by buggy software are asked to wait "just a bit longer" for the full…

Lyft’s NYC launch in trouble as cab commission warns public not to use ‘unauthorized’ cars

A New York City regulatory agency is doing its best to spoil Lyft's Big Apple launch this week, on Wednesday warning "unauthorized" drivers of the ride-sharing service that they could face fines of up to $2,000 if they take a…
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Glass app lets you take a photo just by thinking about it

Forget voice control – a London-based startup has designed an attachment for Glass that lets you take a photo and post it to Twitter just by thinking about it. It's available now, though it's so prominent you might not want to…

Google Maps rolls out handy distance calculation tool

Whether you're planning a cross-country road trip, a Sunday morning bicycle ride or a leg-punishing marathon route, Google Maps now lets you easily measure the distance between points with a new feature rolled out Wednesday.

Lyft rides into New York, service starts Friday

Lyft is about to roll into New York, taking on rival Uber in the ride-sharing game. Kicking off at 7pm on Friday, the startup is offering all new passengers free rides for two weeks.

LG launches KizON, a wearable device that lets parents track their kids

A day after LG's G Watch went on sale worldwide, the Korean tech company has unveiled another wrist-based device – KizON. This one, however, is designed to be worn by kids, and includes a tracker so their parents can keep an eye on their…

FAA now investigating drones filming fireworks, investigating Nashville incident

The latest drone craze seems to be using them to video fireworks displays, though with the Federal Aviation Administration now taking an interest, it's possible the rules could soon be tightened regarding such shoots.