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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The robot apocalypse is a ways off: Watch DARPA droids bite the dust in this video

Slapstick fans are likely to get a few chuckles out of this compilation video showing some of the humanoid robots at DARPA's Robotics Challenge Finals hitting the deck as they take on a range of tricky tasks.
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How one airline is using drone technology to make its service more efficient

While most news reports involving passenger planes and quadcopters revolve around scary near-miss incidents, a low-cost carrier in Europe has embraced drone technology to help ensure its fleet of aircraft are safe to take to the skies.
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Madcap inventor creates red-hot knife that toasts bread as it cuts

Colin Furze's bizarre inventions and record-breaking feats have won him a huge following on YouTube over the years. His latest effort will delight time-poor toast addicts everywhere: a red-hot knife that instantly toasts bread as…
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A bot called Hubo secures South Korean team top prize in DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

A team from South Korea has won the DARPA Robotics Challenge event held over the weekend. Its winning bot, called Hubo, completed a bunch of tricky tasks in record time to secure its creators $2 million in prize money.
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Florida teacher punished after signal-jamming his students’ cell phones

Florida teacher Dean Liptak can't be the only teacher in the country battling to keep students off their smartphones in class. But he's probably the only one to use a signal jammer to deal with the situation, behavior that's landed him in…
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It’s the end of the road for Yahoo’s Maps site

Yahoo said Thursday it's closing its eight-year-old Maps site at the end of this month. The move comes as Apple is reportedly making increased efforts to improve its once-maligned maps-based offering, while Google continues as the leader in…
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New PayPal policy could mean unwanted robocalls and ads for users

A new PayPal user agreement that's set to take effect at the start of July opts users into receiving robocalls and ads, and even lets the company make contact through phone numbers that users haven't even given to the company.
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Props whirring just feet from a test pilot, flying tricyle takes first flight

The Flike is an innovative "all-electric personal flight device" that's currently hovering about in Hungary. However, should its creators secure enough funding, we might one day all get a go on this awesome "speeder bike"…
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Disaster robots from around the world face off in Robotics Challenge final

More than 20 teams from around the world will descend on LA this weekend for the final of DARPA's robotics challenge. Each bot will have to complete eight tasks to have a chance of taking a share of the $3.5 million prize money.
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China builds drones to hunt down cheaters during the world’s most stressful exam

Nearly 10 million students in China are gearing up to take what's become known as "the world's toughest exam." The pressure to pass the National College Entrance Exam is so great that some resort to cheating in a bid to pass. But the drones…
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Drone control: Verizon’s cell phone towers could be used in NASA plan to monitor drones

Verizon has reportedly signed a deal with NASA to allow the use of its cell phone towers in a proposed air traffic control system for quadcopters and other remotely controlled flying machines.
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Amazon now offers free shipping for ‘small and light’ items, no minimum order

Amazon is hoping to attract more shoppers after rolling out free shipping for "small and light" items, with no minimum order required. Even better, you don't have to be a Prime member to make use of the new deal.