Menu

Troy Wolverton Troy Wolverton (248 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 TheStreet.com and CNET News.com.


Microsoft to buy Nokia in $7 billion deal

Trailing far behind in the smartphone market, Microsoft has decided to make a drastic move: It's agreed to buy Nokia's mobile phone division. As part of a deal announced Monday night, Microsoft Read More →

Report: New BlackBerry phone yields same poor sales result

If you had any lingering thoughts that Blackberry's turnaround was just around the corner, think again. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that sales of the company's new Q10 smartphone have been "dismal."  The Q10 is the first Read More →

Price cuts on Microsoft Surface products here to stay

Microsoft's promotional price cut on its Surface Pro tablet is now a permanent reduction. The discount, which lopped $100 off both models of the Surface Pro, was set to expire on Thursday. Instead, Microsoft has decided to stick with the new Read More →

Local man burned up by Apple’s response to iPhone fire

When Michael Kelly's iPhone caught fire last week, he was pretty upset. But Apple's response to the incident has made him livid. Kelly was walking through the living room of his Orinda home on Tuesday, Aug. 20, when he heard a Read More →

Tech Files First Look: Building a ‘bot with Lego’s new Mindstorms EV3

What's better than unboxing a new tech toy? Playing with it for the first time. That's what I've been doing recently with Lego's new Mindstorms EV3 robot kit. Over the Read More →

Unboxing the Lego Mindstorms EV3

For Tech Files this week, I'm testing Lego's new Mindstorms EV3 robot-making set. For those who have played with the previous generation of Mindstorms, the NXT 2.0, the Read More →
Back to top

Archives

Categories