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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.


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 →

Bad news for Netflix subscribers: SpongeBob is going away

If you're a Netflix subscriber, get ready to have your kids say goodbye to ┬áSpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer. Amid all the hoopla about Netflix's earnings today, investors may have missed this tidbit: the company is Read More →

Looking for wireless service in San Jose? You have three good options, report says

Two of the four big wireless carriers offering service in San Jose got top marks and another nearly so in a new report released today by RootMetrics. The report ranked Read More →

New Facebook phone will actually be the third from HTC

A Facebook phone of some kind may finally be on the way. But it's actually not the first. Say what? Facebook yesterday invited members of the media to come to its headquarter next week to "see our Read More →
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