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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 TheStreet.com and CNET News.com.


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 →

Netflix bulks up kids content with Scholastic deal

Netflix moved Thursday to further shore up its selection of kids videos after losing SpongeBob SquarePants and other Nickelodeon content earlier this year.  The online video company announced a deal with Scholastic to bring Read More →

New CEO puts stamp on Zynga by shaking up exec ranks

Zynga just underwent yet another executive shakeup, this time led by its new CEO, Don Mattrick. The social gaming company announced late Tuesday that three top executives, each of whom had miraculoulsy survived past purges, are Read More →

Who wants some BlackBerry? Let the speculation begin

With BlackBerry now officially for sale, the speculation has begun about who might buy the company. The early consensus? While there are lots of potential suitors, no one company or entity makes an obvious or ideal match. And there's at least Read More →

Startup camera maker Lytro cut jobs earlier this year

Lytro, the digital camera start-up that has developed a technology that allows users to focus their pictures after taking them, laid off some of its staff earlier this year. The Mountain View company cut loose an undisclosed number of employees in Read More →
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