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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Guess how much Google paid the guy who briefly owned google.com

Google has just revealed how much it paid the guy who last September momentarily owned the google.com domain. The cash payment was a reward for highlighting a bug in its system, and the Mountain View company set the amount "in a very…
Mobile

Apple Pay and Android Pay coming to ATMs soon, rumors say

Chase has already confirmed it's planning to introduce smartphone-operated ATMs, and now Bank of America and Wells Fargo look set to join the club. The functionality would let Apple Pay and Android Pay users access their account with a…
Cool Tech

U.S. officials get tough on hoverboards, seize more than 16,000 counterfeit units

Following multiple reports from around the world of the device suddenly catching fire, U.S. customs officials are finally getting tough on hoverboards, this week seizing more than 16,000 counterfeit units shipped to the country from Asia.
Cool Tech

Japan starts building the world’s largest floating solar farm

Japanese tech firm Kyocera has been building floating solar farms since 2014, and it's now embarking on its biggest project to date. Scheduled for completion in 2018, this latest facility will use 50,000 solar panels to power around 5,000…
Mobile

Lyft settles lawsuit for $12.5M but drivers still aren’t ’employees’

Lyft has agreed to pay $12.5M in compensation and benefits to settle a lawsuit brought against it by its California-based drivers. However, the result means drivers will continue to be classified as independent contractors rather than…
Cool Tech

Citing fire concerns, NY City bans hoverboards from all subways, trains, and buses

Another day, another ban. Citing fire concerns, NY City's transportation authority this week banned anyone from taking a hoverboard onto its subways, trains, and buses.
Mobile

Apple News could soon add paywalls for some publishers

Apple could soon add support for subscription content within its Apple News app. The idea would be to offer users a more seamless in-app experience while giving publishers more opportunities to win new subscribers.
Photography

Adobe’s Portfolio lets you build websites fast, no coding required

Artists looking to build an online presence can already choose from a bunch of services to help them build a powerful portfolio site. Now Adobe has rolled out its own offering, called, appropriately enough, Portfolio.
Cool Tech

Bizarre Google patent describes a box on wheels that receives drone deliveries

While Google has already said it's hoping to launch a commercial drone-based delivery business some time next year, it also appears to be exploring additional technology to interact with the drones. This patent reveals all. Sort of.
Social Media

Twitter trying to boost engagement by removing ads for top users

Looking for ways to boost engagement on the social media site, Twitter appears to be removing ads from the timelines of some of its most active users.
Cool Tech

Google Glass is removed from Twitter and Instagram

While Google ended its Explorer program for Glass testers a year ago, the device's social media accounts limped on. However, with no relaunch for consumers in sight, the company has finally decided to ditch those, too.
Cool Tech

Blue Origin becomes first to achieve second landing with same rocket 1:49

Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin space company has successfully landed the same rocket twice, a feat SpaceX is yet to achieve. While Blue Origin's mission may have been less complex than SpaceX's, it still marks a major step forward for…