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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Paris attacks: Facebook puts its ‘Safety Check’ feature into action

Facebook activated its Safety Check feature on Friday night following multiple terror attacks across Paris. The service gives Facebook users with friends in the city an easy way to check up on their safety.
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Police pull over a Google self-driving car for driving too cautiously

Tootling along the streets of California recently with a load of cars behind it, one of Google's self-driving prototypes was pulled over by a cop for going too slow. The police department later confirmed the incident, adding that it didn't…

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Yes, it's true. Four years after the browser hit Android, Mozilla has finally gotten around to launching its Firefox browser for Apple's mobile devices.

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Fossil has just acquired fitness tracker company Misfit in a $260 million deal that's set to see the watchmaker bring activity tracking functionality to its timepieces and other new wearables, with the first devices landing as early as next…

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sales obliterate online shopping records

Ecommerce giant Alibaba set Singles Day alight in 2009 by turning it from a relatively small celebration of single life into a massive online shopping extravaganza. It took place on Wednesday, and scored the company a whopping $14.3 billion…
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LinkedIn has built a tool to help it stop sending out so many emails

LinkedIn is well known for sending out tons of emails to users, a situation that landed it in court recently. Apparently keen to finally deal with the matter, the social network has just unveiled a new system it promises will help cut its…

Wallet wars: Apple looks set to enter crowded person-to-person payments market

Apple is reportedly in talks with U.S. banks regarding a person-to-person mobile payments service. It's a crowded market, with any offering from the tech giant going up against services such as Venmo, as well as others from the likes of…
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Meet Tally, a robot that endlessly roams around and scans retail store aisles 0:42

If you catch sight of a one-meter-tall robot trundling about your local store anytime, it's probably Tally, a new kind of bot designed to improve your shopping experience by making sure the shelves are always full.
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Tumblr finally gets a ‘real’ instant messaging feature

Tumblr introduced a kind of messaging system called Fan Mail in 2012 but traditional IM features like threaded conversations weren't included. On Tuesday the blogging platform finally started to roll out what it's calling a "real" IM tool…

Uber and Lyft come together to offer free rides for veterans

While Uber and Lyft clearly have little time for one another, the two fiercely competitive ride-sharing companies have for a change come together to help unemployed and homeless veterans find work.
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A hashtag for taxi riders to share experiences backfires spectacularly

An Australian taxi association says its Twitter campaign asking customers for feedback on its service has not been an epic fail, despite most people responding with tales ranging from the mildly critical to the downright scary.
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Watch MIT’s nifty shape-shifting bot transform into all manner of gadgets

One of MIT's latest creations is a remarkable shape-shifting robot that can quickly transform itself into a range of devices, including a phone, smartband, lamp, ruler, and even a tool for fitness training.