Troy Wolverton Troy Wolverton (226 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

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 →

Google responds to Glass backlash with slick video

Google apparently feels the need to respond to the growing backlash against Glass. It's been little more than a month since Google first started sending the eyeglass-shaped, wearable computing device out to customers. But the device Read More →

California legislator pulls online privacy bill

Maybe you won't have a "right to know" after all. Facing intense opposition from Internet companies such as Google and Facebook, California Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, has pulled her Read More →

IBM moves molecules to make world’s smallest movie

You've heard of Big Data and blockbuster movies. Now IBM is going in a completely opposite direction, creating the world's smallest movie. Dubbed "A Boy and His Atom," the film depicts a Read More →
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