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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Photography

Look what photobombed ISS astronaut’s photo of Earth

ISS astronaut Tim Peake has been entertaining his Twitter followers with spectacular photos of Earth since arriving at the orbital outpost in December. However, his plan to capture a dramatic shot of Dubai's Palm Islands on Sunday didn't…
Cool Tech

Watch this amazing 18-rotor super-drone lift a guy into the sky 5:07

Check out this awesome super-drone lifting a guy into the sky during its maiden manned flight. Created by a company in southern Germany, the Volocopter comprises a web of "drones," and can reach a top speed of 62 mph.
Mobile

Uber’s inadequate background checks for drivers has cost it $10M

Uber has agreed to pay $10M to resolve a lawsuit claiming it misled customers about the service's safety. The settlement, which relates to Uber's operation in San Francisco and Los Angeles, will increase to $25M if the company fails to pay…
Computing

Flash: Adobe issues emergency update after ransomware attacks

Adobe has issued an emergency update for its Flash software following the discovery of a serious security flaw that leaves computers open to ransomware attacks. The advice is, "update now."
Cool Tech

Hoverboards are the absolute worst way to run from the police

A Florida man tried to escape from cops this week by using a hoverboard as a getaway vehicle. However, the machine's top speed of around 6 mph meant the chase would only end one way....
Mobile

BlackBerry really wants you to buy the Priv, knocks $50 off price

BlackBerry is hoping a permanent $50 price cut on the Priv, its debut Android phone, will be enough to win it a few new customers. The cost of the phone has also been reduced in several European countries although, curiously, not in Canada.
Photography

Instagram disables a mom’s account for posting this photo of a cake

Instagram clearly needs to sort out its breast-detecting algorithms. The photo-sharing service, which doesn't do nudity, recently disabled the account of a British mom when its robocops decided her photo of a cake looked too much like a…
Cool Tech

Swashbucklers, beware! Drones can now dodge sword attacks

Sense-and-avoidance technology for drones is improving fast, as highlighted by this stunning demonstration of a system being developed by two Stanford University researchers. Check out how the drone effortlessly dodges the lunges…
Mobile

Domino’s hacker said ‘no’ to free pizza for life

Pizza fan Paul Price couldn't believe it when he found a way to place free orders using Domino's app. However, perhaps realizing free pizza for life could lead to a rapidly expanding waistline – or an early grave – he somehow managed to…
Web

Etsy launches build-your-own-website tool geared toward sellers

Etsy is broadening its services for sellers with the launch of Pattern, a tool to help its merchants build and launch their own custom websites. Costing $15 a month, Etsy hopes Pattern's deep integration with its main site will help attract…
Web

New ‘animal noises’ feature from Google means no more awful impersonations

Google has upped its Search game, embedding audio clips of various animals into results. OK, it may not be the enhancement you were hoping for, but you'll probably have some fun clicking on the various creatures to see what they sound like…
Cool Tech

California drone heads to Africa on mission to save lives

A California drone startup has struck a deal with the Rwandan government to use its flying machine for the delivery of urgent medical supplies around the country. Zipline International says its service could save thousands of…