Troy Wolverton Troy Wolverton (280 Posts)

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

Advice to Comcast customers: Change passwords in wake of hack attack

Update If you're a Comcast broadband customer, you may want to change your password. A group calling itself NullCrew FTS last week hacked into some 34 of the company's mail servers using a Read More →

Microsoft’s Gates may take on new role in leadership shakeup

For the first time since its founding, Microsoft may soon have neither Bill Gates nor Steve Ballmer in a top role. But at least in the case of Gates, the change could mean one of the company's long-time leaders will Read More →

Google to sell Motorola for big loss

Google is selling its Motorola unit to Lenovo, in what appears to be a tacit admission that its biggest acquisition ever was a major mistake. Lenovo is paying $2.9 billion worth Read More →

No more Doublr for Flickr

Flickr users looking for more room for their photo collections can no longer pay the service for extra space. The Yahoo-owned photo site quietly eliminated its so-called Doublr account last fall, company spokeswoman Ellen Cohn said. That account Read More →

Samsung working on Google Glass rival

Samsung, it seems, has a rival to Google Glass in the works. The Korean electronics giant is developing a pair of smart glasses that it's tentatively dubbed Galaxy Glass, according to The Korea Read More →

Shopping for a TV for the Super Bowl? Ignore 4K sets

If you're shopping for a TV on which to watch this year's Super Bowl, ignore the sets offering "4K" resolution. In my column for Monday's newspaper, I offer 5 tips for those shopping Read More →

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