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.

Anonymous attacks BART for cell phone censorship

Hacktivist group Anonymous is fighting back against San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit System, which blocked cell phone an Wi-Fi access last week in an attempt to subdue a protest against its police force.

AOL website hit by hacker

A minor hack of AOL's Postmaster website has already been fixed, but it adds another negative light on a company that is already on hard times.
Social Media

Web campaign raises $50,000 for 89-year-old barber hit by London looters

A group of intrepid advertising interns has launched a campaign to help save the livelihood of an elderly barber whose London shop was destroyed by rioters.
Android Army

Android beats iOS in second quarter ad race, iPhone still top device

As expected, more mobile ads from Millennial Media's network are served to devices running Android. But Apple's iPhone remains the No. 1 ad target in the mobile world.
Social Media

Facebook’s new game update might return spam to the News Feed

Facebook has made some major changes to its app platform — and we can already see that they're not all good.

Apple to unveil iPhone 5 on September 7?

A Japanese website known for correctly predicting Apple's plans says that the computer giant will hold an event on September 7, sparking speculation that the iPhone 5 is just around the corner.
Cool Tech

Falcon HTV-2, the ‘fastest plane ever,’ lost during test flight

On 20 minutes into its maiden voyage, the US Military's Falcon HTV-2, which is capable of traveling more than 3 miles per second, has gone completely missing.
Android Army

Google: Microsoft revealed ‘highly confidential’ Android source code

Google has officially complained to the International Trade Commission that Microsoft improperly revealed "highly confidential" Android source code.

Samsung makes a quarter of the parts in the iPhone 4: Infographic

As the fight between Apple and Samsung intensifies, the Economist takes a look at which parts Samsung supplies for the iPhone 4 in this handy infographic.

FCC: Emergency 911 system will soon accept text, photo and video

The Federal Communications Commission has plans to allow individuals in emergency situations to send text messages, video and photos to 911 responders.
Social Media

UK may block Twitter, Facebook to help stop future riots

British Prime Minister David Cameron is pushing forward a plan to ban people suspected of inciting or planning criminal activity from using social networks like Twitter, Facebook and BlackBerry Messenger.

Hands on first impressions of Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger challenges both entrenched standards like SMS and competitors like BlackBerry Messenger, but does it stand up to the hype? We go hands-on to offer our first impressions.