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.
Cool Tech

Amazon’s X Factor-for-robots wants precise packers, not melodic megastars

In its ongoing effort to streamline costs and transform its vast distribution centers into fully automated operations, Amazon is holding a contest to find the perfect robot for picking and packing items that it sells to customers.

Google wants to stick airbags on the outside of its driverless car

In an apparent effort to reassure the world's pedestrians that its self-driving cars – should they ever take to the road – will be among the safest vehicles around, Google is planning to equip them with external airbags.

Uber establishes ‘global response teams’ to protect riders and drivers

Uber is dealing with safety issues on two fronts just now. Rider safety is, of course, key to the service's continued success, but driver safety has also become an issue in recent days. The company said Tuesday it's working to make Uber…

As if we needed proof, video study shows perils of using smartphone behind wheel

We hear a fair bit about phone-related distracted driving accidents, and sometimes even catch people motoring along looking at their device. And now a video study released today lets you actually see how it can all go horribly…
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Amazon slams FAA for slow action over drone rules

Amazon's Paul Misener has hit out at the FAA for its slow response to Amazon's request for permission to test its Prime Air drone. Speaking to a Senate committee, Misener said the U.S. "remains behind in planning for future commercial UAS…

YouTube reportedly prepping launch of game-streaming service to take on Twitch

Google was close to buying game-streaming startup up Twitch last year, but in the end Amazon inked a deal. Apparently still interested in the space, Google-owned YouTube is reportedly developing a Twitch competitor for launch later this…
Social Media

Twitter hopes new ‘quality filter’ will help hide abusive tweets

In its ongoing quest to deal with abuse on the platform, Twitter on Monday rolled out a new 'quality filter' designed to remove threatening and offensive content from a users notifications timeline.

Uber drivers and passengers harassed in Belgium as cops make arrest

Taxi drivers in Brussels angry at Uber's presence in the city reportedly launched attacks on Uber drivers over the weekend, blocking cars, throwing eggs and flour into vehicles, taking drivers' phones, and even dragging passengers from…

Twitch says it’s been hit by hackers, orders password reset

Game-streaming site Twitch is assessing the severity of a security breach that has "possibly" resulted in the theft of users' personal information. As a precaution, anyone logging into the site is being ordered to reset their password.

Amazon Prime Music update adds Pandora-like stations, refreshed design

Amazon has given its Prime Music iOS app a makeover. Front and center is a new ad-free 'Prime Stations' feature that lets users autoplay multiple tracks based on their music tastes, similar to the likes of Pandora and iTunes Radio.
Social Media

Twitter starts experimenting with autoplay videos in timelines

It's been on the cards for a while, after all, Facebook, Instagram, and Vine have long included them. We're talking about autoplay videos, which Twitter has just started testing on its service.

Bling your Nikon DSLR with this new stainless steel hot-shoe cover

If you already have a ton of lenses, flashes, cases, straps, eyepieces, remotes, transmitters, and mics, and still feel your Nikon DSLR is somehow incomplete, then perhaps this new stainless steel hot-shoe cover will appeal.