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 Time.com and Wired.com.
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Cool Tech

Paramount exec announces “end of film could be tomorrow”

What happens when movie studios run out of film? They have to switch to digital projection, of course - and with film manufacturers getting out of the business, that day of the final switchover may come sooner than many anticipated.
Web

AOL boss: “Sandy was great for our sites”

If you're wondering, AOL's Tim Armstrong seems to have found the missing silver lining to last week's Hurricane Sandy: AOL traffic went up dramatically in the wake of the storm hitting the East Coast, he announced today.
Web

Hotmail no more: Gmail is now the world’s most used email service

Pity poor Hotmail, finally ousted from worldwide email service control by Google's Gmail after eight years of competition.
Web

Booksellers push back against Amazon’s titles

After years of undercutting physical booksellers with cheaper titles and greater selection, Amazon is facing trouble placing the books it publishes in stores in the real world.
Web

Huffington Post launches two new co-branded sections with Oprah and TED

The Huffington Post is on the move again, adding two new high-profile sections in the last two days thanks to new partnerships with TED and Oprah Winfrey.
Web

Novelist helps in his own novel’s online abduction into piracy

An American author realized that his work was being illegally translated into Russian - but instead of stopping it, he reached out to the translator to help.
Social Media

Researcher claims he can predict the Next Big Thing on Twitter

An MIT professor believes he has built an algorithm that will make it possible to predict which topics will trend on Twitter anywhere from 90 minutes to four hours before they're recognized by Twitter's own systems.
Apple

Apple increased R&D spending by more than a third in 2012

Despite grumblings from critics who feel as if Apple has lost its edge, everything seems to be getting better at 1 Infinite Loop with sales, profits and staff increasing this year - And more than a billion dollars being added to the…
Cool Tech

Bounce Imaging creates a superball for first responders

It's an invention that could change first response in many ways: An inexpensive device shaped like a tennis ball that captures 360 degree images of the area into which it's thrown multiple times a second.
Apple

‘Siri, where can I find hookers in Shanghai?’

The Chinese version of Siri has apparently been very naughty indeed, telling people where they can find hookers when asked. But no more, as Apple blocks certain search terms after outcry from iPhone users.
Apple

Google unveils new Siri-like voice search app for iOS

If you've fallen out with Siri, there's another voice search option out there for your iPhone. Google have just unveiled an updated search app that has a very Siri-like vocal option...
Social Media

Surprise! The man who claims to own Facebook can’t seem to keep a lawyer

A man who claims he owns 83 percent of Facebook has just lost his lawyer, after the latter filed legal papers of his own to be released from the case. Bad timing: Said man has also just been arrested for falsifying evidence to support his…