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.

Twitter suspends British journalist’s account over criticism of NBC

When a British journalist's account was suspended by Twitter over tweets concerning NBC's Olympics coverage, who's in the wrong? The circumstances confuses the issue considerably, especially when you learn that Twitter and NBC are business partners...

Social Media

2 in every 5 things stolen in New York City is an Apple product

iCrime is on the rise, with the release of the truly stunning statistic that forty percent of all stolen items in New York City is an Apple product. Well, at least the thieves have good taste...?

Apple

The welcome return of the Mixtape… Now digital-ready

An old favorite of lovelorn music geeks all 'round is making a comeback in these digital times with the news that MakerBot has worked out a way to bring the mixtape back to the world.

Music

$50 per year for ad-free social media: Is it worth it?

Would you pay $50 for an ad-free Twitter? Dalton Caldwell and his App.Net subscription model proposal is hoping that the answer is "yes."

Social Media

Amazon’s income falls dramatically in last quarter

Amazon's Q2 earnings report has been released, and despite a 29 percent jump in sales, income has fallen an amazing 96 percent. Apparently, this isn't bad news, according to analysts, thereby demonstrating that the world of high finance is a confusing one for…

Web

Humble Music Bundle allows you to get great music for whatever price you want

Introducing the latest pay-what-you-want offer: Six new albums from the likes of Jonathan Coulton, They Might Be Giants and OK Go - and part of your chosen amount can go directly to charity, too.

Music

What is going on with Mitt Romney’s Twitter account?

The Twitter account of Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney got a massive influx of new followers last weekend, but almost all of them appeared to be fictional. But where did they come from?

Social Media

Newsweek’s digital future: How soon is now?

Is well-respected newsmagazine Newsweek abandoning print for digital? It depends on who you listen to, with conflicting reports emerging from those who, really, should be in the know as much as anyone.

Web

Time Warner wants to know what to do with the future

After you've built one of the most high-tech surveillance spaces in the country, what's next? Apparently, opening it up to academics to use for the betterment of science.

Cool Tech

How important is YouTube in the upcoming Presidential Elections?

Barack Obama's YouTube account has passed 200,000,000 views this week. Is this proof that we're in the age of the digital video Presidential cycle?

Web

Over eight million passwords and email addresses revealed in Gamigo hack info dump

Four months after online gaming community Gamigo was hacked, over eight million email addresses and passwords from the site's database have been made public.

Web

Self-publishing is the new Internet gold rush

If you've thought about self-publishing your writing as an eBook, then the good news is that mainstream print publishers are paying more attention to that medium, even going so far as to purchase companies to make it easier for you. The bad news is, you'll…

Web

Romney’s Obama ads return to YouTube after DMCA spat

When is a political campaign ad too much for YouTube? When it's accused of infringing copyright - but Mitt Romney's anti-Obama ad is back on the service now after the service declares it fair use.

Web

Republican Congress members urge US Secretary Clinton to defend the Internet

Our Internet is under threat of United Nations control, apparently - Despite the UN denying any such interests - leading to a new call for US Secretary Clinton to form a new coalition of the willing to save the day.

Web

Mahdi malware invades 800+ Middle East computers

Computers in the Middle East are being infected with malware that not only records keystrokes made by users, but conversations they're having with people in real life. What, exactly, is going on?

Web