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 TheStreet.com and CNET News.com.
Is your WiFi network bogging down thanks to all the other WiFi networks around you? Well, a solution may be in sight.
The Federal Communications Commission on Monday approved rules that will double the amount of Read More →
Swapping out old-style incandescent bulbs for power-sipping compact fluorescent or LED ones can save a bunch of money. But you don't have to take my word for it.
The U.S. government's Energy Star program, which Read More →
You probably already knew this, but here in the Bay Area, your choice of triple play providers is generally between mediocre and worse.
That's the conclusion of a new report from Consumer Reports. In its upcoming May Read More →