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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

Tech Files First Look: LG’s new G3 smartphone sports laser, high-resolution screen

SAN FRANCISCO -- LG is a major player in the consumer electronics industry as a whole, but is a minor player when it comes to smartphones. The company is hoping to change that. Taking a page from arch-rival Read More →

Comcast, broadband providers get poor marks from consumers

Americans on the whole don't like their Internet service or pay TV providers very much. And they particularly don't like Comcast, the dominant provider of both services in the Bay Area. In a new survey Read More →

Hollywood, sports leagues share blame with cable companies for rising rates

If you want someone to blame for why your cable bill keeps getting bigger, you can point fingers at Hollywood and the NFL -- in addition to your local cable company. The costs that pay television companies, also known as "multichannel Read More →

Pay TV prices continue to outpace inflation

If you have the feeling your cable rates just keep going up and up, you're not imagining things. The Federal Communications Commission on Monday late last week released a report documenting that -- yet again Read More →

Comcast: Data caps likely within 5 years

Hey Comcast customers: Don't be surprised if the company resurrects caps on your data usage. At a financial conference earlier this week, David Cohen, the broadband giant's Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, predicted that Read More →

FCC Chairman insists he really, really backs net neutrality

Tom Wheeler, the commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, wants you to know that he's really, really a believer in net neutrality. Methinks he doth protest too much. The net neutrality rules he's proposed are at best on shaky legal footing. At Read More →
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