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.
Following revelations earlier this week that the National Security Agency has accessed some 100,000 computers using secret radio waves, leaked documents show that US spies have indiscriminately collected nearly 200 million text messages a…
Bitcoin’s march into mainstream American culture turned into a giant leap on Thursday, with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings announcing that it will soon accept the virtual currency as payment for game tickets and team merchandise.
A Washington, DC, appeals court ruled Tuesday in favor of Verizon, and against the Federal Communications Commission’s controversial “net neutrality” rules. The decision may open the door for Internet service providers to charge…
Are you bonkers for Bitcoin? If so, then you may want to talk your employer into using the new Bitcoin Payroll API from BitPay, which allows businesses to pay all or a portion of workers’ salaries in the cryptocurrency.
Between increasingly entwined payment systems and increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals, the risk gap between shopping offline and online is closing. Luckily, a fix may be on the way – but it might not get here soon enough.
New at CES 2014 is Vuse, an e-cigarettes are the first to pack a microprocessor that adjusts battery output 2,000 times per second to deliver a consistent vape no matter what. Click on to get our hands-on first reactions