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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 TheStreet.com and CNET News.com.


Be careful what you do in front of your computer; someone may be watching

If you've got an an older Apple computer, you may want to cover up the webcam lest you get creeped out by the latest news. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found a Read More →

TiVo founders readying new TV adapter

In case Apple TV, Roku's digital media players, Google's Chromecast and the latest smart TVs, game consoles and Internet-connected Blu-ray players don't strike your fancy, you may soon have another choice in getting Internet-delivered movies and videos to your TV. A Read More →

Apple about ready to take Mac Pro orders, at long last

You'll soon be able to order Apple's newly revamped Mac Pro computer. No word yet, though, on when you'll actually receive it. The company announced Wednesday that it will start taking orders¬†for its updated Read More →

Tesla targets 2015 auto show to unveil new, more affordable model

Tesla first showed off its Model S sedan four years ago and unveiled its Model X SUV last year. But electric car fans will likely have to wait more than a year to get a glimpse of its upcoming third Read More →

Apple iPhone’s new fingerprint sensor draws complaints

Do you have an iPhone 5s? Are you having trouble getting its signature fingerprint sensor to work consistently? It turns out, you're not alone. The Huffington Post reported Monday that numerous people are complaining Read More →

Amazon tablets get ‘beaming” power

Amazon's latest tablets are no more than a month old, but they're already getting a significant update. The company announced on Monday that it has released an update to the operating system that underlies Read More →

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