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.
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Android Army

Motorola Mobility sued over $12.5 billion Google deal

A Motorola Mobility shareholder has filed a lawsuit claiming the sale of the company to Google for $12.5 billion fails to properly compensate investors.
Computing

IBM builds working computer chip that mimics the human brain

A team of researchers from IBM, DARPA and four top US universities have created a microchip that emulates the processes of the human brain, for better or worse. (But probably worse.)
Cool Tech

Homemade gizmo lets users censor annoying TV content

If you've ever wanted to cut out obnoxious television content, then the Enough Already! is the electronics project for you.
Social Media

Teens’ racy Facebook pics are protected by US Constitution, judge rules

Schools may not discipline students for posting lewd or racy photographs to Facebook because they are protected under the US Constitution's guarantee of free speech, an Indiana judge has decided.
Apple

Latest iPhone 5 rumors point to 4G LTE support, Oct. 7 release

New evidence suggests that Apple's iPhone 5 could have 4G LTE support, and land in stores as early as October 7.
Cool Tech

420 hidden cameras capture the secret lives of wild animals

Researchers have set up more than 400 hidden cameras, which have captured tens of thousands of images of some of the world's most difficult to find mammals.
Computing

Europe’s ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab lifted, for now

A German court has partially lifted a ban on sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab in the EU — but the move apparently has nothing to do with accusations that Apple doctored evidence submitted in its lawsuit against the South Korean electronics…
Social Media

Woman accused of hiring hitman through Facebook

In case you weren't already aware, offering to pay someone to commit murder on Facebook is a good way to end up in jail.
Social Media

President Obama aims to become mayor… on Foursquare

Foursquare is the latest social network to receive President Obama's seal of approval.
Android Army

Sibling rivalry: Will Google’s Motorola buy turn other Android makers green?

Google’s $12.5-billion purchase of Motorola Mobility has tipped the mobile industry on its head, and left many wondering what will happen to Google’s array of handset partners, like Samsung and HTC.
Apple

Report: Apple orders 26 million iPhone 5s for second half of 2011

Apple has allegedly increased the total number of iPhone units it has on order for the second half of 2011 by 12 to 13 percent.
Android Army

Google buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion to ‘protect’ Android

In a surprise move, Google has purchased communications giant Motorola Mobility in an attempt to further "protect" its Android operating system from patent profiteers.