Nick Mokey

Nick Mokey

Nick Mokey is a magazine journalism graduate from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, located in Syracuse, New York. Prior to writing for Digital Trends, he was a columnist and later head opinion editor at S.U.'s independent student newspaper, The Daily Orange. Nick has also interned for and contributed to Popular Mechanics magazine. Besides toying with computers and gadgets, he enjoys running, motorcycling, camping, and finding absurd deals on Craigslist.

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It’s no flying car, but the e-scooter had a huge impact on city streets in 2018

Within just a year, electric scooters have fundamentally changed how we navigate cities. From San Francisco to Paris, commuters have a new option that’s more fun than mass transit, easier than a bike, and definitely not a car.

Cars that talk to each other are coming soon, and could save thousands of lives

Today’s cars can connect to the internet, but still can’t communicate with the environment around them. V2X technology is about to change, paving the way for safer streets, less traffic, and cities where transportation operates more…
Smart Home

Halo Smart Labs shuts down, no longer makes or supports Halo smart alarms

Halo Smart Lab is now out of business, but the Halo alarm detected smoke, carbon monoxide, and even reported severe weather. The Halo would continue to do all that when grid power and Wi-Fi became distant memories.

A self-driving car in every driveway? Solid-state lidar is the key

Your car needs lidar to drive itself, but these spendy sensors often cost more than a car. Solid-state technology promises to drop them to $100, and unlock a self-driving revolution.

Packing 1,024 LEDs into one headlight is smart, but not legal (yet)

Each Osram Eviyos headlight is really 1,024 LEDs that can be individually turned on and off to prevent oncoming drivers from being blinded, but government regulations mean they won’t be on American roads anytime soon.

Vuzix built the smartglasses Google wishes it did

Google Glass died an untimely death, but the smartglasses concept lives on in the Vuzix Blade, a shockingly normal-looking pair of smart specs that allow you to read mail, take photos, and even watch movies through a clever “waveguide”…