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.
LAS VEGAS -- If Big Brother -- or at least Little Cousin, aka your smartphone -- isn't watching yet, he soon will be.
That seemed to be the underlying message of Sunday night's CES Unveiled, one of Read More →
If you ask Kim Dotcom, the reason he's being prosecuted as a cyber-pirate is because he looks the part of a Hollywood villain.
The founder of Megaupload, the now-shuttered file-trading site, lives in a mansion on a huge Read More →
Did you just get an iPhone for Christmas? Are you looking for some tips on how to use it?
Well, we've got some links for you. You'll find in them everything from general tips to the specific settings you need to Read More →
Attempting to short-circuit a series of patent suits filed by the Apple-backed Rockstar consortium against its Android device partners, Google earlier this week filed its own suit against the group.
The search giant is Read More →
Much belatedly, Great Britain has attempted to correct a wrong done to computing pioneer Alan Turing.
The country on Tuesday issued a royal pardon to Turing, who was convicted in 1952 of the then-crime of homosexuality. The move Read More →