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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.


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 →

Netflix strikes paid connection deal with AT&T

Netflix has struck a paid data connection deal with another one of its supposed antagonists. The company announced Tuesday that it had agreed to pay AT&T for a direct connection between the two companies' networks. The companies struck the deal back Read More →

Research: Home security systems vulnerable to hackers, cyberattacks

You probably knew that hackers could break into your email account and the NSA can listen in on your calls. But did you know that your home security system may be vulnerable to a cyberattack also? Hackers can easily compromise the Read More →

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