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.
Congress on Tuesday is expected to take up the issue of cell phone unlocking. But what started out as an effort to restore consumer rights may end up being a setback to consumers.
While consumers may soon be able to legally Read More →
The real-life legal drama that pits startup Aereo versus the big broadcast networks now has a confirmed slot in the Supreme Court's spring lineup: April 22.
The high court updated its calendar on Tuesday, in the Read More →
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 →
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 →