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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.


Tech Files outtake: In San Jose, Sprint’s the pits

If you live in San Jose and are a customer of Sprint, I feel your pain. For my column today, I tested Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone. As I wrote, Read More →

Netflix takes stand against Comcast-Time Warner deal

Netflix opposes the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, the company said on Monday. In a letter to shareholders announcing the company's first quarter earnings, Reed Hastings and David Wells, Netflix's chief executive and chief financial Read More →

Comcast-Time Warner deal can claim one prominent Silicon Valley supporter

(Updated below) The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger has at least one high-profile backer here in Silicon Valley. Carl Guardino, president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and an ever-present present figure in regional Read More →

Tech Files outtake: Roku gadget’s rough edges

Roku's new Streaming Stick is a great bargain, but it does have some rough edges. I reviewed the new digital media player for my column this week. As I mentioned, I Read More →

WiFi gets more room thanks to new rules

Is your WiFi network bogging down thanks to all the other WiFi networks around you? Well, a solution may be in sight. The Federal Communications Commission on Monday approved rules that will double the amount of Read More →

Tool lets you add up savings from swapping out light bulbs

Swapping out old-style incandescent bulbs for power-sipping compact fluorescent or LED ones can save a bunch of money. But you don't have to take my word for it. The U.S. government's Energy Star program, which Read More →
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