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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Will Mark Zuckerberg use his Internet-laser drones for good or for evil?

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg plans to use "drones, satellites, and lasers" to supply Internet to those without access. Are we seeing the birth of a great humanitarian – or a super-villain?
Web

Google video reveals how the company handles search warrants for user data

Google has seen a 120 percent jump in government request for user data since 2009. The company also released a new video explaining how it fields U.S. government search warrants for user data.
Emerging Tech

Redditor eats a hat – yes, a hat – after losing $1,000 Bitcoin bet, posts video proof

A Bitcoin believer on Reddit put his money where his mouth is – or, rather, put his hat where his mouth is – after losing a bet that the price of a Bitcoin would remain at $1,000 “come January 1st.”
Opinion

As Oculus found out, ‘selling out’ isn’t just for bands anymore

Musicians no longer have to worry about "selling out" to make a buck. But thanks to the importance of the gadgets we love, Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR shows tech companies now do.
Mobile

Washington’s plans to ‘end’ NSA telephone metadata collection: What you need to know

Both the Obama administration and members of the House have plans to 'end' the NSA's collection of telephone metadata – some of it good, some of it dangerous. Here's everything you need to know.
Opinion

The NY Times is blowing smoke: Toothpaste poisons more people than vaping liquid

A new report from The New York Times demonizes e-cigarette e-liquid as a dangerous killer. And while liquid nicotine is dangerous, the real danger is ignorant, irresponsible people.