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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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…

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.

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.

Uber launches a speedboat taxi service for when roads aren’t good enough

Uber will now take you across continents – if you happen to be in Istanbul, that is. The ride-sharing service has just launched a speedboat service in the Turkish city, offering people another way to cross the Bosphorus, which flows…
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Setback for SpaceX as Falcon 9 rocket explodes shortly after launch

The SpaceX project suffered a major setback Sunday when the Falcon 9 rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded shortly after launch. The accident means it could be many months before the team is ready to…

HoloLens in space! NASA to send Microsoft’s AR headset to ISS this weekend

NASA and Microsoft have partnered to take HoloLens into space. Arriving on the International Space Station this weekend, the space agency says the hologram-based AR technology could one day help it to take on missions deeper in space.

Yahoo revamps search for mobile to highlight broader range of relevant content

In an effort to increase its share of the mobile search market, Yahoo has rolled out changes for its browser-based offering that it says guarantees more relevant, and therefore helpful, information at the top of returned results.

Right to be forgotten: BBC publishes list of its stories removed by Google

The BBC on Thursday joined other leading Europe-based news outlets by publishing a comprehensive list of stories removed from major search engines as a result the EU's 'right to be forgotten' ruling last year.
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Ford’s latest e-bike prototype features ‘eyes-free navigation’ and a ‘no sweat’ mode

Ford this week unveiled its latest e-bike prototype, the MoDe:Flex. Sporting a much sexier design than the company's two existing models, this latest e-bike comes with features such as eyes-free navigation and a clever no-sweat mode for…

One of the world’s most wanted cybercriminals extradited to US

After an extradition battle lasting 18 months, U.S. prosecutors have finally come face to face with Ercan Findikoglu, the alleged mastermind of a sophisticated cybercrime operation that netted a global team $55 million over a three-year…

Apple to improve iOS 9 user privacy, but advertisers won’t be happy

Apple will reportedly improve user privacy in iOS 9 by preventing third-party apps from scanning an iDevice to see which apps are already installed. The move is likely to upset advertisers, who use the data to serve up targeted ads.