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.

Twitter’s U.S. user growth stalls as revenue jumps

Data published Tuesday for Twitter's Q2 showed sluggish global user growth, while in the U.S it didn't increase at all on the previous quarter. Better news came in relation to revenue, which jumped 61 percent on a year earlier to reach $502.4 million.

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Say hello to Ozo, Nokia’s VR camera ball for professional content creators

Here it is then, Nokia's first major product since Microsoft bought its mobile phone unit 2 years ago. Determined to get into virtual reality early on, the Finnish company has unveiled Ozo, a VR camera ball that helps media pros capture immersive content.

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Apple Pay UK: Two new banks adopt Apple’s mobile payment system

Apple Pay has gone live in the UK. It's the first time for the tech company to take its contactless payment service outside of the U.S., with both Apple and the 250,000 U.K. locations where it's available hoping for a smooth rollout.

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Can I bring my selfie stick? This website tells you

Can I bring my selfie stick? Probably not, but if you want to check first whether the venue you're visiting will let you extend your pole or ask you to leave it at the door, here's a website that can help.

Mobile

Getting too many notifications of Periscope broadcasts? New ‘mute’ feature limits the noise

If you're an avid Periscope viewer but feel a little put upon when notifications from an over-enthusiastic user pop up on your phone a little too often, the live-streaming app's latest feature helps quieten things down.

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Next up from Samsung? Possibly a drone that shoots selfies

The drone market could be worth several biliion dollars in the next five years, so it's no big surprise that Samsung's R&D team is reportedly looking into the possibility of launching an autonomous device for consumers designed primarily for taking selfies.

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eBay shutters eBay Now, its same-day delivery service

As part of ongoing efforts to streamline its operation and boost revenue, eBay has announced it's to shutter eBay Now, the e-commerce company's same-day delivery service involving local merchants. The service operated in four cities, including NY and SF.

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Pee on these San Francisco walls and they’ll shoot it straight back

Pee in public in San Francisco and you could be in for a nasty surprise. In a bid to combat the problem of public peeing and the stench it creates, officials have painted a number of walls with a special substance that "sprays" the pee back at the perpetrator.

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Amazon planning ‘click and collect’ scheme as part of its grocery strategy

Amazon's move into groceries has been a bit on the slow side, but the report of a new click-and-collect depot to be built in Silicon Valley suggests the company is keen on exploring all aspects of the business.

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Apple planning to score more Watch sales with Best Buy launch on August 7

Apple is taking sales of its smartwatch beyond the Apple Store for the first time, with Best Buy set to offer the device from August 7. Initially, 100 Best Buy stores will sell the watch, with an additional 200 stores added in time for the holiday season.

Wearables

Google joins NASA and others to work on drone traffic control system

Google has joined NASA, Amazon, Verizon, and others to help develop an air traffic control system for low-altitude drones as businesses keen to use the flying machines await the FAA's decision on new rules for the commercial use of the flying machines.

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Uber delivering ice cream across the U.S. and beyond TODAY

Uber drivers in cities around the world will be delivering a whole lot of ice cream Friday as the service better known for transporting people launches its fourth annual Ice Cream Day.

Mobile

Watch this guy use his new quadcopter to rescue another one stuck on a roof

A guy in Oregon recently pulled off a daring quadcopter rescue – using another quadcopter. Harrisen Howe's first flying machine crashed onto a neighbor's roof, but he managed to find a way of using his new DJI Phantom copter to get it back.

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Uber faces $300m lawsuit as disgruntled Toronto taxi drivers take a stand

Uber's up against it again, this time in Toronto where it faces a $307 million class-action lawsuit from the city's taxi drivers and brokers. The filing claims the company has created "an enormous marketplace for illegal transportation" in the Canadian city.

Mobile

U.S. wins another soccer World Cup, this time with humanoid robots

The U.S. has scored another soccer World Cup victory, this time with humanoid robots. The win took place at this year's RoboCup, which has the aim of one day creating a humanoid side capable of taking on a team of human professionals by 2050.

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