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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Apple Pay looks set to launch in the U.K. on July 14

Contactless payments using Apple Pay look set to begin in the U.K. on July 14, a report on Saturday suggests. However, transactions will for the time being be limited to just £20 ($31), though retailers are expected to lift the cap over…
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Solar Impulse 2 smashes world record for the longest solo flight

The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 plane has smashed the world record for the longest non-stop solo flight, staying in the air for 118 hours before touching down in Hawaii. The aim of the project is to promote the use and development of green…
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Dubai’s going to 3D-print an office building – and everything inside it

We've 3D-printed just about everything else, so why not an office building and all its furniture? That's exactly what Dubai's about to do, with construction expected to take just a few weeks.
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Nike VR ad turns you into Brazilian soccer star Neymar 1:35

Nike is the latest brand to try out VR for an ad campaign. Promoting some new soccer gear, the sports company partnered with Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar to create a video that have you feeling like a pro player.
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Apple ramps up Maps effort, rides into more U.S. states this month for imagery

Apple is taking its camera-equipped cars to a bunch of new locations across 24 states this month as it seeks to build out its Maps offering with data likely to include Google-style Street View imagery.
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Facebook to follow YouTube and start sharing ad revenue with video creators

Facebook is about to start sharing ad revenue with brands that post videos on its site. Like YouTube, the social networking giant will split revenue almost down the middle in a move likely to see publishers posting more video content on the…
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Facebook’s future is telepathy, Mark Zuckerberg says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg say he expects technology to one day give us the ability to send emotions and feelings to one another. His claim came during a Web-based Q&A session that also included questions from Arnold Schwarzenegger and…
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Man tries to pay off $1.7 billion Greek debt on Indiegogo

Fed up with "dithering" politicians failing to get to grips with Greece's financial crisis, Brit Thom Feeney decided to launch an Indiegogo campaign in a bid to wipe out the nation's debt. And he says he's serious.
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United Airlines ready to make first regular poop-powered passenger flight

Looking to reduce its carbon emissions, United Airlines is gearing up to fly some of its planes on poop. Partnering with a Californian biofuels company, United will start its service between LA and San Francisco this summer.
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Eyeing its next billion users, Facebook opens first office in Africa

Facebook is opening its first office in Africa as part of ongoing efforts to expand its user base in the region. The move follows the recent launch of a stripped-down Facebook app as well as a project to bring the Internet to remote parts…
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New Shazam feature lets you see what tracks big-name artists are tagging

“The biggest artists in the world are also the biggest fans," so says Shazam's Daniel Danker. With that in mind, the music ID app now includes a new feature that lets you see precisely which tracks those artists are Shazaming.
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Uber picks up part of Bing and 100 Microsoft employees to bolster its mapping technology

In a move to help it further build out its in-house mapping technology, Uber has acquired a part of the technology behind Microsoft's Bing Maps service. The deal also sees around 100 Bing engineers move to Uber, both companies confirmed.