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, executive editor of, 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.

Osama bin Laden dead: The Internet reacts

After ten years, two wars and hundreds of thousands of lives lost, 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden has been killed by US forces in Pakistan. Here, the Internet's first reactions, and its role in reporting the new biggest story in the world.


Apple iPhone for T-Mobile USA allegedly in the works

Rumor has it that the Apple is currently testing its popular iPhone device for the T-Mobile USA network -- and there are pictures to back it up.


Why did Amazon charge $23,698,655.93 for a textbook?

A textbook on Amazon was recently listed at more than $23 million. As it turns out, an algorithm was to blame.


Mac vs PC: User differences fit stereotypes, study shows

A new study from market research firm community Hunch shows that the differences between Mac users and PC users are, essentially, exactly what we'd expect.


Police use Apple iOS tracking data for investigations

It remains unknown why Apple is recording and storing iPhone and iPad user location data — but the police seem to be using it to solve crimes.

Android Army

Anonymous blamed for Sony PSN outages

Despite denials, a possibility remains that hacktivist group Anonymous pulled the plug on the Sony PlayStation Network.


Apple sending A5-powered ‘iPhone 4S’ to game developers

In a sign that gaming will play a central role in Apple's iPhone 5 plans, Cupertino has reportedly given mobile game developers prototype iPhone units loaded with the speedy A5 processor.


Skype fixes Android app security flaw

Skype says it has plugged a serious security hole in its Skype for Android app with an update that is now available on the Android Market.


Verizon: 2.2 million iPhones sold in Q1, iPhone 5 will be dual-mode CDMA and GSM

Verizon reports that it added 2.2 million iPhone 4 devices to its network in the first quarter of 2011, and revealed that Apple's iPhone 5 will support both CDMA and GSM connections.


3D porn film tops ‘Avatar’ opening-day box office record (in Hong Kong)

In Hong Kong, the world's first 3D erotic film, "Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy" has earned the highest grossing opening day of any film, even beating out Hollywood heavyweight "Avatar."

Movies & TV

Nokia and Microsoft sign ‘definitive’ partnership agreement

Nokia and Microsoft have officially joined forces with the signing of a "definitive" agreement to develop Windows Phone-based handsets and an expanded mobile "ecosystem."


Obama appeals to tech crowd at Facebook town hall

President Obama made his 2012 campaign pitch at Facebook headquarters on Wednesday in the first ever live "town hall" meeting broadcast over the social network.

Social Media

Amazon debuts Kindle e-book library borrowing service

Amazon has jumped on the e-book lending bandwagon with a soon-to-launch service that will allow Kindle users to borrow books from 11,000 libraries in the US.

Android Army

Google Toolbar 7 further Chrome-ifies IE9

Google delivers many of Chrome's best features to Internet Explorer 9 with the release of Toolbar 7.


Satellites help scientists discover 657 new islands

An improvement and increased availability of satellite imagery has helped unearth more than 650 new islands in a recent study by Duke University.