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

NYPD spends $1.5 million on electronic ears to listen for gunshots in the Bronx

Cops in parts of New York City will now be able to respond to gunshots far more quickly thanks to the installation of ShotSpotter, a system capable of pinpointing the location of where a gun was fired to within just 25 meters.

Ikea predicts chaos, says no to massive hide-and-seek game with 32,000 players

Ikea's decision to allow a game of hide-and-seek at one of its stores last year may have seemed like a clever customer-relations move at the time, but now it looks like the whole thing has gotten a bit out of control.

This could get expensive: eBay’s going to livestream Sotheby’s New York auctions

If you're an avid eBay user and fancy taking part in a high-end Sotheby's auction, a new livestream site from the e-commerce giant makes it easier than ever to place bids. Just make sure you have enough money in the bank before you start.
Home Theater

Apple’s 25 channel, $40 per month TV streaming service may land in September

The latest news on Apple's expected online TV service suggests it could launch in September with around 25 channels. Subscribers paying between $30 to $40 a month will be able to watch shows across all of Apple's iOS devices, including its…

This company wants to put fitness trackers where they belong: in your sneakers

Xiaomi is stepping into the 'smart' sneakers space, partnering with Chinese sports brand Li Ning to make a pair of connected sports shoes. The high-tech sneakers will form part of Xiaomi's growing range of connected devices when the product…

Yahoo is eliminating passwords completely

Listen up, Yahoo users. A new log-in system from the Web company means you no longer have to remember your pesky password. Once you set it up, next time you log in you'll receive a single-use code to your phone. And that's all you need.

Eagle with Sony action cam makes record-breaking flight from world’s tallest building

Darshan the eagle landed in the record books on Saturday for the highest ever recorded bird flight from a man-made structure. Designed to draw attention to endangered birds of prey, the dramatic descent was livestreamed by the BBC…
Social Media

Meerkat boss upbeat despite Twitter clampdown

Livestreaming app Meerkat may have been knocked sideways by Twitter's move to limit integration, but boss Ben Rubin seems pretty upbeat about the situation, and apparently feels no bitterness toward the social media company.

BlackBerry returns to tablet arena with security-focused slate

BlackBerry has teamed up with a number of other tech firms to create a new security-focused tablet aimed at businesses and government agencies. The SecuTab, essentially a modified Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, launches in the summer with a…
Social Media

Twitter embraces livestreaming, confirms Periscope purchase

Twitter is taking a deeper interest in livestreaming after it confirmed on Friday its purchase of Periscope, a San Francisco-based startup currently working on an app focused on both live and recently recorded content.
Cool Tech

Amazon drone delivery plan given hope as NASA progresses with air traffic control system

NASA is reportedly making progress with its plan to develop an air traffic control system for drones. If implemented, the system would give drone operators significantly greater freedom, making the technology much more attractive to a range…

Swatch boss says he has no interest in making a ‘minimized mobile phone’ for your wrist

Swatch CEO Nick Hayek has just offered his latest views on the smartwatch space, saying he has no interest in making a "minimized mobile phone" for the wrist. Instead, he wants to incorporate technologies such as Bluetooth and NFC into…