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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American Airlines is ditching seat-back displays in its new 737 jets

American Airlines is buying new jets without seat-back entertainment systems. Instead, it will offer passengers free streaming of on-board movies and music to their devices, though it will charge if you want to surf the web.

Google Maps for iOS now offers real-time info on how crowded a place is

When you search for a particular location on Google Maps for iOS, it will now tell you how crowded it is in real-time so you can decide if it's worth going. The feature came to the web version of Maps last year.
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Bye-bye to bifocals? These high-tech specs can automatically change focus

A team of researchers has developed a pair of specs with lenses that automatically focus, whether you're looking at something up close or far away. It's still a prototype, with the team keen to fit the kit into a more stylish frame.

A button for every order: Amazon has more than 250 Dash buttons for sale

Amazon launched its press-to-order Dash button in 2015, and since then has been steadily expanding its range of offered brands. This week it's added another 60, taking the total beyond 250.

Are you a sweaty gamer? These special clothes will cure your clammy hands

If your Xbox sessions often get a bit sweaty, there's an increased chance of your hands slipping on the controller, ruining your performance. With this in mind, a gaming-gear company has just launched a line of clothes designed especially…

One of the ‘Celebgate’ hackers has just been jailed for 9 months

A hacker who stole nude photos of Hollywood celebrities by gaining unauthorized access to their Apple and Google accounts has been handed a nine-month jail term. Edward Majerczyk had already pleaded guilty to the offense at an earlier…

Give Amazon $20 a month and it’ll send your child a new toy all year-round

Are you a busy parent? Don't always have the time – or energy – to shop for your kids? Well, give Amazon $20 a month and it'll send educational toys to your home the whole year round.
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Watch one of Dubai’s flying firefighters tackle ‘blaze’ with water-powered jetpack

Dubai likes to equip its emergency responders with some pretty snazzy kit. The cops and paramedics are already on the streets in a fleet of flashy motors, while firefighters are now using water-powered jetpacks to tackle blazes.
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Crash test dummy gets it in the head in the name of drone safety

Drones have been smashing into a crash test dummy's head at Virginia Tech to allow researchers to learn more about the kind of damage quadcopters can cause in the event of an unfortunate impact with a human head.

Driverless buses arrive in Paris

Many cities around the world are now trying out autonomous shuttle buses offering members of the public short trips along predefined routes. Paris is the latest, using locally made "EZ10" electric buses with a top speed of 12 mph.
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Australia wants to replace passports with facial-recognition technology

Australia is looking to replace passports with facial recognition technology, with trials set to begin in July. The goal is to reduce the amount of time passengers spend airside as well as improve the efficiency of security checks.
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A Hyperloop-esque plan is taking shape in South Korea

Engineers in South Korea are showing an interest in ultra-fast transportation technology similar to Hyperloop. Recently revealed plans describe pods traveling through "a state-of-the-art low-pressure tube at lightning speeds" of up to 620…