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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

Tech Files test drive: Smart’s new electric car

Not too long ago, you couldn't find an electric car on the market. Now, it seems, every manufacturer either has one -- or has one in the works. One of the latest to hit the market is the Read More →

Tech Files preview: Google Chromecast

This week I'm testing Google's Chromecast digital media adapter for my next Tech Files column. That piece will have my full thoughts on the new $35 digital media adapter. But I thought I'd offer a little taste. Below you'll find a Read More →

Report: Apple in talks to buy 3D sensor company

A new report indicates that Apple's iPads and iMacs and its rumored television may get a nifty new trick: depth perception. The Cupertino company is in early talks to buy PrimeSense, which Read More →

Judge resigns from local patent office, citing delay in move to permanent space

The indefinite delay in opening the Silicon Valley branch of the U.S. Patent and  Trademark Office has now cost the agency a key hire. Neil Smith, a longtime patent litigator who was the Read More →

Microsoft shuffles the deck — again

What do you do if you've basically missed or been late to all the major trends in technology over the last 10 years; if your latest high-profile product has been a dud in the marketplace; and your stock, despite a Read More →

Move over plastics: Scientists demonstrate 3D printing with liquid metal

3D printers may soon have a new material with which to print that's stronger than the plastics they typically use, able to conduct electricity and, well, cool: liquid metal. A team of scientists at North Carolina State University have Read More →
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