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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French politician’s lawsuit blames this unflattering selfie for election loss

Can one unflattering selfie really screw up a political party's performance at the polls? One high-profile French politician thinks so, and he's taking the person who snapped the shot to court.

Sony’s new ‘Multifunctional Light’ lets you yell at your family from the ceiling

For a light fixture, Sony's latest offering for the home sure does a lot. That's probably why the Japanese company has decided to call it the "Multifunctional Light."

GoPro’s misstep with Hero4 Session pricing leads to job losses

GoPro has forecast lower-than-expected revenue for the final quarter of last year and said pressure on its action-camera business means it has to lay off around 100 workers. Pricing missteps with its Hero4 Session camera were partly to…
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SpaceX releases new, more detailed footage of last month’s dramatic rocket landing 3:37

SpaceX has knocked together a snappy highlights video of last month's successful Falcon 9 landing. The footage includes new, more detailed footage of the crucial seconds prior to the rocket's impeccable landing.
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A Kindle for the blind? U.S. researchers working on an affordable Braille tablet 3:05

Engineers at the University of Michigan are creating an affordable Braille tablet using tiny bubbles that fill with liquid or air that then pop up to form Braille characters.

Google sees fewer hiccups in autonomous car tests, but driver intervention still needed

Data relating to tests of Google's self-driving cars show the high-tech vehicles are covering seven times the distance of a year ago per driver intervention, suggesting decent progress as the company pushes forward with its driverless…

Seateroo flight app lets you pay to switch seats on a plane 1:12

Whether you want to make some cash out of your seat or swap your cramped window position for a place in the aisle, Seateroo can help. The new app hopes to make flying more comfortable by letting passengers buy or sell their seats…
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Meet Drinky, the robot that means you’ll never have to drink alone again

If you like the idea of drinking with your buddies but somehow they're always "busy" whenever you invite them around, then Drinky the robot may be your best chance to avoid drinking alone.

Elon Musk reveals Apple’s ‘open secret’

Of course Apple's building an electric car, Elon Musk said in a TV interview broadcast Monday. The Tesla CEO described Apple's project as "an open secret," and even predicted the company would make a "compelling" electric vehicle.
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Twitter wants to turn your ‘fan tweets’ into ads, report says

Ever post praiseworthy tweets about products or services? In that case, your compliments could soon turn up on the social media service as part of a business's marketing campaign. But rest assured, they'll need to ask for your permission…

Online shopper orders Kindle but receives patient’s tumor sample instead

In what must be one of the oddest mix-ups for an online shopper to date, Brit James Potten was shocked to discover that inside his delivered package wasn't the eBook reader he was expecting, but instead a human tumor sample.
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Confident SpaceX plans third attempt at sea-barge rocket landing

Last month SpaceX landed its Falcon 9 rocket back on dry land in a spectacular display of advanced technology and human ingenuity. Two earlier attempts to land it on a floating barge, however, ended in failure, but the team will try again…