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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

Google sues Apple-backed Rockstar over patents

Attempting to short-circuit a series of patent suits filed by the Apple-backed Rockstar consortium against its Android device partners, Google earlier this week filed its own suit against the group. The search giant is Read More →

Britain grants posthumous pardon to war hero and computing pioneer Turing

Much belatedly, Great Britain has attempted to correct a wrong done to computing pioneer Alan Turing. The country on Tuesday issued a royal pardon to Turing, who was convicted in 1952 of the then-crime of homosexuality. The move Read More →

Ex-Zynga exec takes post at health startup

David Ko, a former rising star at Zynga who eventually became the social gaming company's chief operating officer, has a new post. Ko is now the president and chief operating officer of Read More →

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 →

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