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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Insect-inspired flotation system could save your drone from a watery grave

If you regularly fly your drone over water, or simply want more reliable landing gear for your flying machine, then check out the WaterStrider, an accessory that lets your drone float on water as well as cope with rough landings on rugged…

Instagram is quietly testing a black-and-white design for its app

Instagram hasn't done much with the design of its interface over the years, but could that be about to change? The company has confirmed it's testing a new black-and-white look that also includes redesigned icons, and some users are already…

Volvo to let families in London test its self-driving cars

Volvo's plan for autonomous cars is shifting up a gear after the company announced it's going to use 100 families to test its self-driving technology on regular London streets. Similar schemes are also planned for Sweden and China.

Clowns, airbags, and a zebra: Lyft’s debut TV ad demands your attention

Seeking to emerge from the shadow of its more famous rival, ride-hailing service Lyft on Monday night rolled out is first-ever national TV ad. And its bizarreness should at least ensure it doesn't pass by unnoticed.

Amazon continues battle to rid site of fake reviews

Fake product reviews on Amazon threaten to undermine the site's integrity, and the e-commerce giant knows it. The company has just gone to court again, suing a number of individuals associated with firms that allegedly provide sellers with…

Busy? Readism tells you how long it takes to read every web article

Want to know whether to read that Web article right now or save it for later? Readism is a new Chrome extension that claims to accurately estimate how long a piece of text will take to read. And it'll even do the same for books.
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Twitter makes it easier to report multiple abusive tweets

In a bid to resolve incidents of abuse on Twitter more quickly, you can now report multiple abusive tweets at once instead of one at a time. This should give Twitter's safety team a clearer idea of a particular situation, allowing for a…
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How about this awesome ‘Jet Engine’ chair for your office?

The 737 Cowling Chair is certainly one of the more stunning seat designs we've seen in a while. Created from the cover of a Boeing engine, it features a mirrored surface, black leather interior, and a swiveling base. How about it for your…
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Astronaut Tim Peake just ran the London Marathon – in space

Despite a complex harness system that threatened severe chafing, astronaut Tim Peake successfully completed the London Marathon from the confines of the International Space Station on Sunday, helped along the way by the RunSocial…
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Google has a plan to stop its top talent jumping ship

Google is thought to be planning the launch of an in-house startup incubator to encourage employees to develop their ideas within the company. The scheme would allow workers to pitch their ideas, receive funding, and even work full-time on…
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Drones, Apple clones, and a robot named Pudding at China’s first-ever CE Week

Big names like Sony, Samsung and even Huawei sat out China’s first CE Week, but the smattering of smaller brands in attendance showed off an amusing array of oddities.
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Olympic torch fires up own Twitter account

The Olympic flame is now on Twitter. The famous torch, which was lit at a special ceremony in Greece on Thursday, will be tweeting regularly during its 106-day relay journey to the Olympic stadium in Rio, Brazil.