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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

NSA whistleblower Snowden to answer questions in live chat

Do you have a question your dying to ask Edward Snowden? You'll have the chance later today. The former government contractor who leaked details of the government's extensive online spying efforts will be taking questions in a Read More →

Fix coming for Apple’s White Screen of Death

Good news for those of us who have been seeing the White Screen of Death on our iPhones and iPads lately: Apple (finally) has a fix in the works. Since the launch of Apple's Read More →

MakerBot CEO Pettis talks up 3D printing

In the world of 3D printing, Bre Pettis is a superstar. Pettis is the founder of MakerBot, one of the first 3D printers made for consumers. Since starting the company, he's been something of a spokesman for the technology, Read More →

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 →

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