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.

Malware present on PCs before they even reach stores, says Microsoft

Your machine could be infected by malware before you even turn it on for the first time, according to investigations from Microsoft's digital crimes division now made public as part of a lawsuit against a man suspected to be responsible for helping to make…

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What Facebook can tell us about Obama and Romney’s supporters

Compass Labs, a social media platform, has released a comparison of the likes and dislikes of Facebook supporters of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, revealing the unsurprising differences - and very surprising similarities - between the two camps.

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ABC adds three more shows to Netflix to win over new viewers for fall premieres

ABC has added three series to Netflix's Watch Instantly service, hoping to win over new fans for each show ahead of the upcoming broadcasts of their second season premieres.

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Google blacklists sites run by family of British politician

Google has placed almost twenty websites owned and operated by the wife, sister and mother of a prominent British politician on a black list after an investigation has found that they have been illegally harvesting other people's content in order to increase…

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Philip Roth unable to correct Wikipedia entry about his own novel

Celebrated novelist Philip Roth has a problem: Even though he knows the true origins of his book "The Human Stain," Wikipedia refuses to correct its version of events on his say-so alone.

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Pinterest overtakes Yahoo in organic traffic

All hail the new fourth-in-command of Internet traffic: Pinterest has unseated Yahoo! as a leading source of online traffic, according to a new report that also shows a drop in traffic referrals across other social sources.

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‘Homestuck’ heads towards new Kickstarter record

A Kickstarter campaign to translate a webcomic into an adventure game looks set to break the record for the most money raised for a comic-related project on the crowdsourcing campaign. What is so appealing about 'Homestuck'?

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Michelle Obama’s Tuesday speech drives 28K tweets per minute

Michelle Obama's keynote speech at last night's Democratic National Convention provoked almost twice as much conversation on Twitter as Mitt Romney's address to the Republican Convention last week. Is there a message in there about who the Internet is more…

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California motors towards self-driving future

They're not even released to the public yet, but California is already preparing for the age of the self-driving car, passing legislation to make such vehicles legal on its roads.

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FBI: We didn’t have those UDIDs, no-one has hacked our machines

After it was claimed that a hacked FBI laptop released one million UDIDs online, the FBI is responding by saying that, not only have its machines remained uncompromised, but it never had any Apple UDIDs to steal in the first place.

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Have an alien kill your best friend while you still can

What would make Augmented Reality interesting for you once more? What about an app that would let you watch an alien burst out of your friend's chest?

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Angry Birds adds new character inspired by Freddie Mercury

The latest addition to the Angry Birds cast may seem familiar to those who have ever listened to "Bohemian Rhapsody" and felt in awe of the man at the center of the whole thing.

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‘Veep’ co-creator to take on tech industry in new series

Having successfully dealt with politics in his earlier work, British comedy writer and producer Armando Iannucci is moving on to the Internet for his new project for HBO.

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Study: Stupid robots can make kids smarter

Inserting a robot that gets things wrong into a classroom environment may sound counterintuitive, but according to a new Japanese study, it's something that helps children learn.

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Google closes TV Ads program

After five years, Google has closed the television portion of its AdWords program, citing "video... increasingly going digital" as the reason.

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