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.
Call in the loony squad. After Flappy Bird was pulled from the App Store, iPhones and Android devices with the game installed are going for thousands of dollars on eBay. One iPhone 5 is selling for more than $90,000.
NBC will air all 15 events of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics online, where it will live stream some 1,000 hours of coverage. But really, the network would much rather you watch them tape-delayed on TV.
In response to Apple's ban of the last Bitcoin wallet app, Blockchain, from the App Store, Bitcoin users have begun smashing their iPhones in protest. However, some received a Google Nexus 5 for their efforts.
The UK’s spy agency waged cyberattacks against the online chat rooms of Anonymous and LulzSec hacktivists, documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal. And they used computerized “weapons” similar to those used by the hacktivists…
Minnesota's Lakemaid Beer had its beer-delivery drone operation shutdown by the FAA. But some question the agency's authority to do so. And a legal decision may open the floodgates for drone-based businesses years before schedule.
The Winter Olympics are just a few days away. But with threats of terrorism, warm weather forecasts, and the fact that most of us have probably never been to Sochi, Russia, home of this year's games, we took at look at the tech surrounding…
A week after raising more than $30,000 to help fund the Jamaican bobsled team’s trip to Sochi, the Dogecoin community has stepped up with nearly $7,000 in donations of the meme-themed virtual currency to help send three athletes from…
Despite Bitcoin's increasing mainstream appeal, a wall stands between the virtual currency and the average person. Now, a new Web service called Card for Coin is doing its part to take a few bricks off that barrier to entry.
A new batch of documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that the National Security Agency and GCHQ, its counterpart in the UK, have been working to develop ways to access a wealth of personal data through so-called “leaky” apps.