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.

Daft Punk takes the Spotify crown for the second time

Daft Punk is playing in a lot of people's homes, it appears. Spotify announced that the band's new album, Random Access Memories, has already become the most-streamed new album in the service's five year history.

Music

Anonymous steps into Kaitlyn Hunt story

Internet collective Anonymous has, again, gotten involved in attempting to right a social wrong with the release of a statement about the ongoing prosecution by Indian River County authorities of a Florida teen for having a younger girlfriend.

Web

Netflix to double exclusive original series in 2014

If you've enjoyed original series on Netflix, including this weekend's Arrested Development: Good news. The company's CEO says there might be twice as much content on the way for next year.

Home Theater

3D printed device saves baby’s life

Prepare to drop all cynicism towards 3D printers. A child suffering a rare diseased was saved when surgeons and engineers built an all-new device thanks to the powers of 3D printing.

Cool Tech

Discovery reinvents itself for the Internet with TestTube

Discovery Communications has launched a major new push towards original online video content with TestTube, a video network of science-related programming with fifteen series available online and media streaming devices.

Web

Amazon monetizes on the fan fiction cult with ‘Kindle Worlds’

When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional: Amazon has taken fan fiction to a legitimate, for-profit endeavor with a new program called Kindle Worlds, launched Wednesday.

Web

Millennial chick tweets about hit and run, turns out cops read Twitter too

If you accidentally hit a cyclist with your car, do you (A) stop and see if they're okay, (B) drive off at high speed or (C) immediately boast about it on Twitter? One British driver chose the last option, and it didn't work out so well.

Social Media

The future of air travel doesn’t need pilots

Imagine getting on a plane and hearing an announcement that your pilot for the flight was going to be absent. A successful test flight for a drone system of passenger planes suggests that we may one day have pilotless planes.

Cool Tech

‘Welcome to Sandition’ webisodes let viewers decide the fate of unfinished Austen novel

Following the successful "Lizzie Bennet Diaries," that webseries' creators are at it again with a new series based on a Jane Austen creation - But this time, viewers will be invited to do what Austen couldn't: Finish the story.

Social Media

Apple has a lengthy waiting list for police requests to unlock iPhones

Authorities ask Apple to decrypt their devices for ongoing investigations so often that the company has had to create a waiting list for police, federal agencies, and other ongoing investigations, according to newly available documents.

Apple

YouTube confirms subscription model, and here’s what you’ll need to pay to see

YouTube has launched its long-awaited paid subscription model, with more than 50 channels offering premium content for anywhere between 99 cents and eight dollars a month. But will even Sesame Street make you sign up?

Web

Don’t throw away your old DVDs! They could help diagnose HIV

In the age of digital downloading and streaming media, the DVD format may not be as dead as you might think - Although its purpose may end up changing entirely in order to survive. Can you imagine if a DVD could test for disease?

Cool Tech

Researchers develop a smartphone app that can help the blind take pictures

A new app built by researchers at the University of California in Santa Cruz could be a breakthrough for vision-impaired photographers - It'll literally talk them through the process.

Cool Tech

David Bowie’s new video gets censored by YouTube

David Bowie's new music video gets temporary taken down by YouTube, only to reappear with an age restriction despite a fairly Safe For Work content. What is happening at the YouTube censorship office?

Web

Your email is open to government snooping, if it’s old enough

Documents uncovered from the FBI and U.S. Attorneys Office's claim that authorities do not need a warrant to read your private emails if they've been unopened for six months or more.

Web