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Troy writes the Tech Files column as the Personal Technology Columnist at the San Jose Mercury News. He also covers the digital media, mobile and video game industries and writes occasionally about Apple, chips, social networking and other aspects of technology. Previously, Troy covered Apple and the consumer electronics industry. Prior to joining the Mercury News, Troy reported on technology, business and financial issues for and CNET

Wolverton: Sling TV a promising alternative to cable TV

I really like the idea of Sling TV, but I'm not entirely sold on Dish's new low-cost pay TV service. On first blush, Sling TV, which Dish announced at the Read More →

Ford grows Silicon Valley research office

PALO ALTO -- Ford is expanding its presence in Silicon Valley. The car-making giant announced Thursday that it is opening a new research center in Palo Alto. The center will focus on autonomous vehicles, using big data techniques to glean information Read More →

Next Overstock delivery: Streaming video

Netflix and Amazon may soon have a new rival in the streaming video market., the discount online retailer and Amazon wannabe, plans to get in the game. At a Read More →

Eyeballs may be the next fingerprints for unlocking devices

When it comes to unlocking your computer, your smartphone or even your car, your eyeball may soon replace your fingerprint, your password and dedicated buttons. At the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, I met with representatives of EyeLock, which Read More →

CES 2015: Taking a tour of virtual reality with Oculus Rift

LAS VEGAS -- I'm not convinced that Oculus Rift will live up to its considerable hype, but it's definitely very cool. I got to experience the cutting edge virtual reality system for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show here Read More →

CES 2015: Attending the show via robot

For years, I've been covering the Consumer Electronics Show solo for the Mercury News. This year, I was joined by one of my colleagues -- virtually at least. Jeremy Owens, our breaking news and business and technology editor, got to attend Read More →

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