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.
Science may not have managed to create a real-life Spider-Man just yet, but it's working on the next best thing: A robot that can climb up walls simply by heating and cooling its meltible adhesive feet.
A German court has sentenced the founder of a file-sharing torrent site to almost four years in prison for his involvement in illegal distribution and copyright infringement. Now all they have to do is physically catch him.
We're all used to the stereotype of boring others with vacation stories, but what if there was an eager audience out there for that kind of thing? And better yet, what if you could win a trip around the world for sharing your tales?
Microsoft's Hotmail email service is no more (well, kind of; it's complicated) after sixteen years, with the company reporting that all of the former Hotmail accounts have been successfully upgraded to Outlook in just six weeks.
When you lose access to your Facebook, you don't have to wait for the company itself to make everything better. If you have five friends that you trust, they can help you take control of the restoration process yourself.
DreamWorks Animation is more serious about the digital space by purchasing YouTube network AwesomenessTV for the grand total of $33 million, with another $100 million in the offing if things work out. That's pretty serious.
An experimental brain implant may act as an early-warning system to epileptics, warning them of seizures minutes before they happen and giving them time to prepare (and possibly medicate, heading off the seizure altogether).
After three high profile news organizations' Twitter accounts were hacked and used to send false information into the world, Twitter has released a memo to news orgs, warning of potential dangers and offering ways to avoid them.
What is the biggest factor in the lack of growth in the tech industry over the past few years? One of the co-founders of Paypal has an unexpected suggestion: Fearmongering on the part of the movie industry.
In a quiet end-of-week move, AOL closed multiple entertainment blogs and news sites last week without notice, including AOL Music's Spinner, The Boot and Noisecreep, as well as the award-nominated comic book site Comics Alliance.