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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Meet Drinky, the robot that means you’ll never have to drink alone again

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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.
Social Media

Twitter wants to turn your ‘fan tweets’ into ads, report says

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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…

Apple Music chases Spotify with a reported 10m paid subscribers in six months

Apple Music's paying subscriber base has reportedly reached the 10-million milestone, up from 6.5 million in October. Spotify's still some way ahead, though, with 20 million subscribers and a further 75 million using its free, ad-supported…

Days after releasing Blackstar, David Bowie loses battle with cancer at 69

Music legend David Bowie has died at the age of 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer. News of his death was confirmed by his publicist Sunday night, and comes two days after the launch of the British artist's 29th album.

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Time Warner Cable says 320K customer passwords at risk after suspected hack

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Social Media

Top tech CEOs and U.S. officials brainstorm ideas on how to hit ISIS online

Executives from an array of major tech firms are meeting with White House officials on Friday for talks on how to prevent extremist groups from using social media to spread propaganda and attract new recruits.
Social Media

Live broadcast of a puddle becomes global Internet hit

Half a million watched a live stream of it on Periscope. It trended on Twitter. And "highlights" videos appeared on YouTube – all in the space of six hours. The star of the show? A puddle.