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.

Amazon to start paying some authors based on how many pages you read

From next month Amazon's going to start paying authors whose books are "borrowed" via its subscription-based Amazon Lending Library or on Kindle Unlimited services on a per-page-turn basis instead of per download.
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SoftBank’s ’emotional’ Pepper robot sells out in just 60 seconds

SoftBank said it took just one minute to sell its first batch of 1,000 Pepper robots when it went on sale in Japan on Saturday. The humanoid robot is notable for its ability to understand human emotions, and is also able to express its own…

Apple bows to Taylor Swift, says it will now pay artists during Apple Music free trial

Apple software boss Eddy Cue said Sunday night the company will, after all, pay artists royalties during Apple Music's free three-month trial for users when the service launches at the end of this month. And it's all thanks to Taylor Swift.

Ketchup calamity: Heinz apologizes for QR code linked to porn site

A German man recently scanned a QR code on a Heinz ketchup bottle expecting to be taken to a website offering details about a company promotion. However, to his surprise, the QR code was linked to a porn site. Heinz has apologized.
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Dreamliner: Now you can ride in the cockpit during that stunning near-vertical takeoff

The video of Boeing's stunning near-vertical Dreamliner takeoff has been viewed 10 million times in a matter of days. Now the plane maker is letting us climb inside the cockpit for the same takeoff, one that's most definitely not for the…
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Pepper: SoftBank’s ’emotional’ robot goes on sale Saturday

SoftBank's interactive social robot goes on sale in Japan this weekend. Not much good for manual tasks, Pepper is actually geared more toward communication and forming relationships, and can apparently sing, dance, and tell jokes…

No live-streaming! Golf fans at this week’s U.S. Open ordered not to use Periscope

Strict rules await handset-wielding golf fans attending this week's U.S. Open. Live-streaming the action using apps like Periscope is banned, with offenders facing possible ejection from the course if caught.
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Check out these incredibly detailed videos of Earth shot from the ISS

A satellite imagery company has just released some incredibly detailed video footage of several cities, shot from the International Space Station. Urthecast is competing with several other companies to offer services based around…

Distracted students: Utah university latest place to introduce texting lanes

Texting lanes for smartphone addicts are becoming increasingly popular, it seems. Just days after we learned about a Belgian city introducing the special lanes, a university in Utah has put some down in a tongue-in-cheek effort to prevent…
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Say hello to the Minibeam Nano, LG’s smallest and lightest projector to date

If your smartphone photos and other content are calling out for a bigger display, you might want to consider LG's pocket-sized Minibeam Nano projector, the company's smallest and lightest projector to date.
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Snapchat CEO sits in dark room and explains his app to parents around the world

Snapchat founder and CEO Evan Spiegel has posted a low-res explanatory video on YouTube outlining to parents and others what his messaging app is all about. Hours later, he deleted all his tweets. So what's going on?
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Prime Air: Amazon urges Congress to keep drone rules simple and nationwide

With rules on the commercial use of drones still to be decided, Amazon is heading to Congress again to argue its case for a set of national regulations – rather than area by area – to aid the set up of its proposed Prime Air drone…