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.

No helicopter needed: How drones are opening the sky for filmmakers

Indie filmmakers working on a tight budget couldn't believe their luck when quadcopter technology flew into view. DT caught up with Oregon-based director Tim Cash to find out what impact the gear has had on his work.
Social Media

British spy agency joins Twitter, already following James Bond

British spy agency GCHQ joined Twitter on Monday in a move aimed at improving its public image after several years of damaging headlines linked to leaks by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Emerging Tech

You’ll never see a wackier selfie stick than this one

If selfie sticks get your goat, you'd better steer well clear of this one. Besides extending automatically, the offbeat design also includes studio lights so you always look your best, and a couple of fans for that glamorous windswept look.

Look out, ads are coming to Google Images search results

Google makes vast amounts of money from ads, and now it's about to make even more. The company said this week it's now including ads in its Images search results, a move set to please merchants looking for more sales from big-spending…

YouTube pranksters jailed after staging ‘terrifying’ heist

Four YouTube pranksters were jailed on Monday after staging "terrifying" heists at two London art galleries. A court was told how the actions of the group had "terrified" members of the public trying to flee the fake raids.

Philly cops disguised a surveillance vehicle as a Google Street View car

It may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but whoever decided to use a Google Maps decal in a bid to disguise one of Philadelphia police's license plate surveillance cars has been found out – hardly surprising considering the…

Wildfire: Website lets Fort McMurray residents see the state of their home

The government of Alberta has launched a website showing satellite imagery of the damage caused by the recent wildfire in Fort McMurray. Residents can use it to check the state of their home, though officials warned that viewing the images…

Amazon may soon tempt your taste buds with its own brand of groceries

Amazon is reportedly just weeks away from launching new private-label brands that'll see a big push into perishable goods. Expect anything from pasta and granola to coffee and nuts as the firm goes after a bigger piece of the $120-bn…

Apple acknowledges music deletion issue, but can’t work out the cause

Apple has acknowledged reports from Apple Music subscribers who claim some of their locally stored music files have been deleted. The company says that so far it hasn't been able to replicate the issue, but suggests an upcoming iTunes…
Emerging Tech

Now here’s an unusual use for one of London’s iconic red phone boxes

With just about everyone walking around with a handset these days, London's iconic red phone boxes are now rarely used – for making phone calls, at least. Keen to ensure they stay in place, entrepreneurs are finding a variety of unusual…
Social Media

Here’s what Mark Zuckerberg has to say about Facebook’s ‘news bias’ controversy

Mark Zuckerberg has commented for the first time on Facebook's "news bias" controversy, claiming no evidence of wrongdoing has been uncovered while insisting that "rigorous" rules for news on the site prevent the prioritization of one…
Emerging Tech

Look what Google’s doing to the outside of its massive data centers

Keen to highlight the work of its huge data centers, as well as to prettify the rather dull structures, Google recently hired the services of four mural painters to jazz up their outside walls. And the results are stunning.