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.
Intel may still be struggling to gain traction in the smartphone and tablet markets, but don't expect the company to abandon its efforts or do anything radical to change them.
The PC chipmaking giant has been trying for years to break Read More →
Intel and its PC allies are reviving an idea that many in the industry had given up for dead long ago: tabletop computers.
As a result, for the first time in more than a decade, the desktop PC industry is starting Read More →
NFC, or near-field communications, is a technology that has struggled for want of a killer app. But that may be beginning to change.
NFC, which involves low-power radio chips, has been heavily promoted by Google Read More →
At CES, 3D televisions have gone from the Most Hyped Thing Ever to the Technology That Shall Not Be Named.
At their press conferences here on Monday, the major television manufacturers touted the new and updated Read More →
One of the themes of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is likely to be convertibles: computers that can switch between laptop and tablet modes.
On Sunday, at several preview events, we members of the media got Read More →
Smartphones and tablets are taking the world by storm, but the consumer electronics industry as a whole is in a rut and is expected to stay there.
The dollar value of global sales of tech products fell 1 percent last year, Read More →