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

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....

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.

Pentagon hit by cyberattack, sources suspect Russian involvement

Pentagon officials revealed Thursday that a "sophisticated" cyberattack of suspected Russian origin was carried out against its unclassified email system at the end of last month, affecting around 4,000 military and civilian employees.

Nikon rolls out another fancy hot-shoe cover for its DSLRs

Nikon's about to roll out its second fancy hot-shoe cover in four months, offering owners of the company's DSLRs another pricey but stylish alternative to its low-cost plastic alternative.
Social Media

San Francisco employs ‘Instagram officer’ to help track down criminals

It's well known that police departments have for a long time been using social media sites to help them track down criminals, though recently published court filings in San Francisco reveal that the department there employs its very own…
Movies & TV

Wacky ‘human torch drone’ lights up the night sky in Fantastic Four PR stunt

A marketing stunt to promote the new Fantastic Four movie shows a "human torch drone" flying majestically through the air, very much on fire. Yes, fire fighters were present when the fiery flight took place.
Social Media

Facebook launches live-streaming feature, but for celebs only

Facebook has been pushing into video in a big way recently, so it's kind of surprising it's taken the company this long to roll out a Periscope-like streaming feature. "Live" launched on Wednesday, though there is a catch: only celebs can…
Health & Fitness

Adidas snaps up fitness platform Runtastic for bigger push into digital health

Adidas has acquired fitness-focused app maker Runtastic in a deal reportedly worth $239 million. The takeover comes just a few months after competitor Under Armour snapped up two similar startups – MyFitnessPal and Endomodo – for a…
Cool Tech

Drone drops heroin and other drugs into prison yard, fight ensues

Delivery by drone is clearly already here as criminals have for some time been using the machines to get contraband to inmates. The latest incident took place in Ohio, where a consignment of drone-delivered drugs caused a fight among…
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Dubai plans to break its own record for world’s longest indoor ski slope

Dubai clearly feels its current 400-meter-long indoor ski run just doesn't cut it anymore as the emirate this week unveiled plans for a slope three times longer.

More Instagram ads on the way after company flips switch on new API

Instagram flipped the switch on its new Ads API this week, making it much easier for businesses to advertise on the service. As a user, you'll likely notice a gradual increase in the number of ads, though Instagram will be careful to keep…