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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

Zynga to shut down YoVille game

Zynga is shutting down YoVille, one of its oldest games. The company informed players on Friday via one of its message boards that it plans to close the virtual world game on March 31. Zynga said Read More →

CES: Fist bumping with

LAS VEGAS -- Pop-music fans, get ready to be jealous -- yours truly got a fist bump from I interviewed the Black Eyed Peas frontman┬áthis week after he was Read More →

CES: Ford demos solar-powered plug-in car

LAS VEGAS -- In the future, you'll be able to recharge your electric car for free -- using only the sun. That's Ford's vision, at least. At the Consumer Electronics Show here, Ford is showing off a Read More →

CES: A not-so-smart smartwatch

LAS VEGAS -- Wearable devices in general and smartwatches in particular are a big theme here at CES. As I mention in my latest column, it's early days for the smartwatch industry. Manufacturers are still trying Read More →

Michael Bay’s CES meltdown had precedent

LAS VEGAS -- Here's a helpful tip to the folks at the big electronics companies that plan their press events for big industry trade shows: Don't bring director Michael Bay on stage. By now, you've probably heard about Bay's Read More →

CES’s unsettling message: Everything will be tracked

LAS VEGAS -- If Big Brother -- or at least Little Cousin, aka your smartphone -- isn't watching yet, he soon will be. That seemed to be the underlying message of Sunday night's CES Unveiled, one of Read More →

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