Andrew Couts

Andrew Couts

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Features Editor for Digital Trends, Andrew Couts covers a wide swath of consumer technology topics, with particular focus on the intersection of technology, law, politics, and policy. Prior to Digital Trends, Couts served as associate editor of TheWeek.com, executive editor of COEDMagazine.com, assistant editor of Maxim magazine, and writer/editorial assistant of Stuff magazine. In his few moments spent away from a computer, Couts can be found hiking with his dog, or blasting around on motorcycles.

Anonymous denies role in Sony PlayStation Network breach

Despite Sony's accusations to the contrary, hacktivist group Anonymous says it did not break into Sony's PlayStation Network to steal credit card data.

Computing

Sony blames Anonymous for PlayStation Network data theft debacle

Sony says that the hacker group Anonymous is behind, or at least partially responsible for, the huge security breach of its PlayStation Network — a claim the elusive hacktivists firmly deny.

Computing

Photobucket takes on Instagram with Snapbucket app

Photo-sharing giant Photobucket has entered the mobile picture-manipulation realm with the release of Snapbucket, an Instagram competitor.

Android Army

Google launches ‘It Gets Better’ TV ad for Chrome browser

In a move that pushes the browser wars further into the public eye, Google has release the first television ad for its Chrome browser, and it does so by backing gay young people in need of support.

Computing

No Apple iPhone 5 in June or July, says AT&T rep

A new rumor corroborates past reports that Apple fans will have to wait longer this year to get their hands on the imminent iPhone 5.

Apple

Brammo debuts world’s first all-electric dirt bikes with 6-speed gearbox

In a first for the electric motorcycle world, bike maker Brammo announced today a new line of dirt bikes that have six gears instead of none.

Cars

Obama ‘Situation Room’ Bin Laden photo on track to Flickr’s top spot

In only a few days, one photo of the Obama administration in the midst of the Osama bin Laden mission could soon become the most-viewed image on Flickr. And that's just the beginning.

Photography

UCLA undergrads predicted where Osama bin Laden was hiding — 2 years ago

Using satellite imagery and geological theories, UCLA undergraduate students conducted a study that gave Osama bin Laden a nearly 90 percent chance of hiding out in the exact location where he was killed this week — and they did it all the way back in 2009.

Web

LG debuts ultra-slim Blade series P430 and P530 notebooks

LG scales down the size of its notebook offerings with the release of the portable P430 and P530 notebooks with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i processors.

Computing

Apple releases new iMacs with Thunderbolt, quad-core processors

Apple has officially debuted its new line of iMac all-in-one desktop PCs, which now come loaded with Intel's Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 CPUs, FaceTime HD cameras and the lightning-quick Thunderbolt data transfer technology.

Apple

South Korean police probe Google offices over location data

Location-gate heated to a blue and white glow for Google this week after police in South Korea "visited" the company's offices.

Android Army

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange: Facebook an ‘appalling spying machine’

Every Facebook post is directly helping the US intelligence agencies spy on American citizens, says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Apple

Time Inc., Apple allow magazine subscribers to access iPad versions for free

A new deal between publisher Time Inc. and Apple may signal a change in Cupertino's strict subscription policy.

Apple

Osama Bin Laden death raid live-tweeted by accident

Two Pakistani men took to Twitter when reports of helicopters and blasts began to emerge from Abbattabad, Pakistan, late yesterday. Little did they know that they were capturing the death of Osama Bin Laden in 140 characters or less.

Social Media

Apple rumored to release new iMacs with Sandy Bridge Tuesday

Apple will reportedly release a new line of iMac all-in-one desktop computers on Tuesday.

Apple