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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

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 →

New on Netflix streaming: Earnings calls

When it comes to earnings calls, Netflix has long done things a little differently than most public companies. But now it's taking matters to another level. After the company reports its quarterly results later this month, it will Read More →

Report: Zynga’s Mattrick tried to buy company for Microsoft

It turns out that Don Mattrick, Zynga's new CEO, has had a long-term relationship with Mark Pincus. Mattrick and Pincus first started talking games back in 2010, according to a Read More →
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