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.

Amazon has finally banned those pesky ‘incentivized’ reviews

On Amazon, an incentivized review is where a seller offers a free gift or discount to a shopper in exchange for an "honest and unbiased" write-up of a product. After recent research suggested they warp the site's rating system, Amazon has…

It looks like Microsoft has given up on its Band fitness tracker

Microsoft said on Monday that it's sold of its Band 2 fitness tracker and has no plans to release an updated version this year. The Band launched to mediocre reviews in 2014 though the second version saw big improvements. A Band 3, however…
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Toyota is going to sell a very small ‘buddy robot’ for $400 2:32

Remember Kirobo? The robot spent 18 months on the International Space Station in 2013 as part of an experiment to help improve robot-human interactions. Now a smaller version has been produced for buddy-seeking humans, and it's…

Uber’s ‘virtual garage’ scheme aims to end commuters’ parking stress

Uber has partnered with a small New Jersey city to offer cheap rides for commuters heading to the station. The scheme will help participants save time usually spent looking for parking spots, and could enable Uber to expand further beyond…
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Iceland’s capital switched off its street lights for a better Northern Lights show

Light pollution from cities is a major problem when it comes to viewing the night sky. With that in mind, the local government of Iceland's capital city recently plunged it into darkness to give everyone the best possible view of the…
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Drones to the rescue! German lifeguards test quadcopters for rescuing swimmers

Lifeguards in Germany are testing a drone for rescuing struggling swimmers. Once on the scene, the remotely controlled flying machine drops an auto-inflating float to keep the swimmer safe until human help arrives.
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It’s finally over for live-streaming app Meerkat

Remember Meerkat? The live-streaming smartphone app caused quite a stir when it launched early last year. Trouble is, Twitter-backed Periscope and Facebook Live ended up stealing the show, destroying Meerkat's hopes of longevity.
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Blue Origin has set a date for a crucial midair safety test that’ll likely blow up its rocket

As part of its efforts to build a reusable rocket system for tourist trips into space and more, Blue Origin has announced it'll perform a crucial safety test on October 4 that'll likely end with the destruction of its New Shepard…
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Watch MegaBots’ massive fighting robot get bashed up by a wrecking ball

MegaBots' giant fighting robot is certainly tough, but will it be tough enough to take down Team Japan's mean-looking Kuratas robot? In preparation for the upcoming battle, MegaBots has been giving its bot a bashing to see just…

iPhone users, you’ll start seeing Search Ads in the App Store from October 5

iPhone and iPad users are about to see sponsored results with their App Store searches. Starting October 5, developers can pay to have their apps appear higher in search results – a system Google's Play Store adopted just over a year ago…

Want to make a Skype call on your iPhone? Now you can ask Siri!

Skype has just added a new feature that lets you ask Siri to place a call without even opening the app. The functionality has been made possible after Apple recently opened Siri up to third-party developers with the launch of iOS 10.

Samsung says it’s now investigating reports of new Galaxy Note 7 phones overheating

Recent claims that some of the new, apparently safer, Galaxy Note 7 handsets are also overheating are now being investigated by Samsung. In some cases, the replacement handset has reportedly been "too hot to place next to the ear during a…