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

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?

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.

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.

Mobile entertainment use jumped dramatically last year

More people used their mobile devices to access (and buy) more entertainment last year, reports a new study, with mobile entertainment spending up 133 percent for 2011 compared with the previous year.

Publishers agree to $69 million settlement over e-Book pricing

Three of the five largest publishers in America have agreed to a $69 million settlement with US authorities over accusations of attempts to fix the prices of their digital releases.

Second LulzSec hacker charged with Sony breach

A second Lulzsec member has been charged with last year's hack of Sony Pictures Europe's website, facing up to 15 years in prison.

What happened to ‘World of Warcraft’ for Iranian players?

Last week, without warning, Iranian subscribers to World of Warcraft suddenly found themselves unable to access the game. Were US sanctions to blame, or something far less official?

Smartphone market growing faster than anticipated

Smartphones are going to make up more than half of the global cellphone market for the first time next year, two years ahead of schedule, according to a new report released today.

Low-rated YouTube channels to go off-air

Less than a year after its launch, YouTube is reportedly investigating culling its funding of certain channels on the site as it moves towards more promotion of the most successful offerings.