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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

FCC Chairman decries broadband market for slow speeds and lack of competition

Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, thinks Americans have too few choices when it comes to Internet service, particularly for truly high-speed broadband. The answers to that problem -- which could have broad implications for how the FCC Read More →

Video shows claimed iPhone 6 days before Apple’s official unveiling

Apple is widely expected to unveil the iPhone 6 next week at a press event in Cupertino. But if you want a sneak peek one week early at what sure looks like the rumored device, you don't have to go any Read More →

4K TV shipments surge in Q2

There's a reason why 4K televisions are becoming more prominent in your local electronics store: Manufacturers are shipping a lot more of them. TV makers shipped more of the ultra-high resolution sets in the second quarter of this year than they Read More →

Twitter, Google veteran Nicole Wong leaving White House post

Nicole Wong, a Silicon Valley veteran, is exiting her position at the White House. For a little more than a year, Wong, who previously worked at Google and Twitter, served as a deputy chief technology officer. Now she plans to return Read More →

Smartphone ‘kill switch’ bill heads to governor’s desk

Your next phone may be required to have a built-in auto-theft mechanism -- at least if you live in California. The California Senate on Monday passed a bill that would require all Read More →

Cell phone unlocking legal again as president signs measure

You are no longer doing something criminal if you unlock your cell phone. The president on Friday signed into law a measure that reverses a ban on Read More →

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