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
Cool Tech

FTC launches ‘Robocall Challenge’ to end telemarketing nightmare

The FTC has launched a contest to find the best way to block robocalls from telemarketers. As if a cessation of robo marketing wasn't enough, turns out that there's also $50,000 in it for the winner, as well.

Is Iran blocking international news broadcasts to the Middle East?

Is Iran blocking international news television from being broadcast in the Middle East and Europe? At least one news channel is claiming that it is, with others condemning the jamming efforts of some unknown body.
Social Media

Do you remember Facebook political ads? If not, you’re not alone

The penetration rate of political advertising on Facebook isn't the kind of thing that is likely to impact the results of any electorial race, according to a new study that claims that voters just don't remember the ads that they've seen.
Social Media

AOL’s Patch to be profitable by 2014

AOL's Patch local service is headed towards profitability by the end of 2013, according to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong. Proof that the world still needs local media?

The CW’s digital studio gets a Homecoming with two new series

The CW's new digital studio, CWD, has signed two more shows to its schedule, including the final season of a series that debuted on MySpace in 2007.

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.

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.
Cool Tech

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…

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…
Social Media

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.

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…

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.