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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

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 →

Kim Dotcom: Lifestyle, not infringement, behind prosecution

If you ask Kim Dotcom, the reason he's being prosecuted as a cyber-pirate is because he looks the part of a Hollywood villain. The founder of Megaupload, the now-shuttered file-trading site, lives in a mansion on a huge Read More →

New iPhone? Here are tips on how to use it

Did you just get an iPhone for Christmas? Are you looking for some tips on how to use it? Well, we've got some links for you. You'll find in them everything from general tips to the specific settings you need to Read More →

Hole found in Samsung’s Knox security feature

Samsung wants people to think its devices can be as secure as Fort Knox, but a new report suggests they may be anything but. Researchers in Israel have found a vulnerability in Samsung's Knox, a Read More →

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