Graeme McMillan

Graeme McMillan

Former Digital Trends Contributor
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 and

Pre-election, Obama quietly signed off on new rules for cyber security

You may not have known it, but the United States has been better protected against cyber-terrorism since last month, due to a classified directive redefining the military's responses to online attack signed by President Obama.

Online ad revenues to skyrocket in five years time

The online ad market is growing by leaps and bounds, according a new report that predicts it to reach $143 billion worldwide in the next five years.

Google sees more government snooping in first half of 2012

Judging by Google's newly-released data, those who use Google and have reason to be worried about the authorities knowing what they're up to... have reason to be worried. Government requests for user information are up yet again.
Cool Tech

Would you use an e-book version of Netflix?

Is the only thing standing between you and literary indulgence a lack of time and material to read? A new start-up that aims to put an entire library at your fingertips through your smartphone aims to change that.

Amazon and Google accused of hiding profits from UK authorities

Although the US elections are over, meaning that we'll never have to hear about Mitt Romney and his financials ever again, discussions of tax evasion continue in the United Kingdom, where Amazon and Google are both accused of hiding profits…

Halo 4 makes more than $200 million in first 24 hours

How successful was Microsoft's Halo 4 upon release last week? Just count the number of records it's already broken.
Cool Tech

Dish literally wins some and loses some in ongoing DVR lawsuits with TV networks

A continuing legal battle between Dish Network and the broadcast networks it carries over whether or not ad-skipping DVR technology should be allowed had two decisions passed down this week - But if you think either one will bring the fight…

Google blocked in China?

Google has apparently fallen afoul of Chinese authorities, with the site and related services seemingly being blocked in their entirety across China as of today.

Netflix to become a traditional TV producer in new ‘Killing’ deal?

Netflix has already branched out into funding original content for its Watch Instantly service, but a new deal may see it co-fund a television program for cable television for the first time.

Foxconn may open US plants

Foxconn may be moving to America, if rumors that the controversial manufacturer is eying potential locations in Detroit or LA turn out to be true.
Movies & TV

Why ‘The Hobbit’ may not look the same in every US cinema

When 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is released next month, 400 screens across the US will be showing a technically superior version after Warner Bros announces which theaters will receive the 48 frames per second edition of the movie.

DC Comics adds entire periodical line to Apple, Nook and Kindle Stores

Look, up on the Apple Store! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the new addition of the entire line of DC Comics periodicals, which are also being added to the Kindle and Nook Stores today.