Troy Wolverton Troy Wolverton (229 Posts)

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

Exhuming “E.T.”: Buried game may soon see light

Here's an alien autopsy you can believe in: E.T. may soon be exhumed. No, I'm not talking about the lovable title character in Steven Spielberg's classic science fiction movie of the same name. Instead, I'm Read More →

Start button’s returning to Windows — but not really

The rumors are true: The Start button is coming back. But only after a fashion. In a blog post on the site, a Microsoft vice president confirmed reports that the iconic Windows Read More →

Lego shows off new Mindstorms robot kit, touts summer tour

In case it isn't clear, that picture above is an electric guitar made out of Legos. An actual, playable guitar powered by Lego's newest Mindstorms robotic system. The folks from Lego Mindstorms stopped by this week to Read More →

Nvidia announces price, pre-orders for ‘Shield’ game system

Project Shield -- the Android-based handheld game system being developed by graphic chip maker Nvidia -- is a step closer to reality: It now has an official price, name and Read More →

Report: AT&T dropping first ‘Facebook phone’

It looks like the HTC First is about to be put out of its misery: According to a report, AT&T, the only carrier that offers the first official "Facebook phone," is Read More →

Rare Apple 1 and other vintage tech items to be auctioned

If you'd like to score an important piece of Valley history -- and have the bucks to pay for it -- here's your chance: Later this month, a German auction house will be selling an original -- and still working Read More →
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