Graeme McMillan

Graeme McMillan

A transplant from the west coast of Scotland to the west coast of America, Graeme is a freelance writer with a taste for pop culture and technological trends. In addition to Digital Trends, you can find his work on Time.com and Wired.com.

Adult Swim launches Thing X to compete for Internet comedy supremacy

If you liked the Onion, but wished that it satirized the Internet in the same way that it satirized the news media, you may be very, very interested in new start-up Thing X.

Web

UK hacker will not be extradited to US, Gov’t announces

After ten years of legal battles, British hacker Gary McKinnon will not be extradited to the US to stand trial for hacking government computers due to concern over potential suicide should he be moved abroad.

Computing

Transmedia will revolutionize storytelling as much as the printing press, says expert

The future of movie storytelling has more to do with the technology outside of the movies than within, according to one transmedia expert, who says that we should expect stories to be revolutionized by modern technology in the same way that the printing press…

Cool Tech

Re-released I, Robot to be first home release-exclusive 3D

When the 2004 science fiction movie I, Robot is re-released on Blu-ray later this month, it'll make movie history as the first movie to be re-mastered in 3D for the home market exclusively, launching a new range of 3D Blu-rays from 20th Century Fox.

Gaming

JibJab gets political with the Great American Dance Off!

Want to declare your political allegiance in such a way that demonstrates that you have a sense of humor about the entire horse race? JibJab is here to help, with the Great American Dance Off.

Social Media

Anonymous withdraws support for Wikileaks, promises dossier of unethical activity by site workers

Asking for money isn't just an annoyance when it comes to Wikileaks' latest fundraising efforts - It's also led to a withdrawal of support for the site by Anonymous, the online hackers collective who are now promising the release of a dossier detailing…

Web

The Onion launches new TED Talks parody, ‘Onion Talks’

If TED Talks bore you with their realism, perhaps The Onion's new Onion Talks series will be just the antidote you need.

Web

ComiXology launches ‘Submit’ website for digital comic self-publishers

New comic creators wishing to get their wares out to the world have reason to be cheerful today, with the news that ComiXology - the leading digital comics platform - is launching a portal to allow self-publishing on its site.

Web

Growing number of Americans ‘dual screened’ debates last week

When you watched Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate against each other last week, did you do so on television, on your computer, or both at the same time? A new survey suggests that, if you went for the latter option, you weren't alone.

Web

Facebook accused of creative accounting to minimize UK taxes

Is Facebook under-reporting its British earnings in order to take advantage of a lower tax rate in Ireland? New reports coming out of the United Kingdom seem to suggest so.

Social Media

YouTube mulls possibility of paywalled content channels

Would you pay to watch content on YouTube? That hypothetical question may move into a practical realm soon, with the announcement that YouTube is considering allowing its content partners to install paywalls for their channels.

Web

District Court judge denies Megaupload’s attempt to dismiss case

An attempt to get the US government's case against Megaupload for copyright infringement dismissed due to improper process has failed, with a US District Court Judge describing the very idea as "extreme."

Web

Advertising community on Microsoft’s Do Not Track browser: Meh

Regulatory advertising bodies aren't handling the news that Microsoft has made Do Not Track the default privacy setting in its Internet Explorer 10 browser that well, with one agency declaring it a decision that will hurt America, and another telling its…

Web

British man sentenced to 12 weeks in jail as result of Facebook posts

A British man who posted messages on Facebook about a missing girl has been sentenced to 12 weeks in jail as a result of his actions, described by the court as "abhorrent" and deserving of the harshest possible sentence.

Social Media

Introducing FlixChip and its USB chip movie delivery system

Forget the Cloud: USB Chips may be making a comeback, and spearheading the recent retro is FlixChip, a new start-up that offers movies pre-loaded onto USBs for your viewing pleasure.

Cool Tech