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Troy Wolverton
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Google's reportedly looking to one-up Facebook in VR with a system that won't need to be connected to a high-end PC. 
Facebook’s move into virtual reality may be directly challenged by its arch-nemesis — Google. Google is working on a virtual reality headset of its own that could take on Facebook’s …
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Broadband plans that allow you to access certain sites without tapping into your data bucket aren't such great deals -- for you or the Internet.
Court case, zero-rating programs threaten to undermine the Federal Communications Commission's new Open Internet rules
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Google European tax headache may get worse before it gets better.
When it comes to the issue of the amount of back taxes Google owes in France, the country’s finance minister is talking tough. The amount Google owes France is “quite …
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Facebook is drawing scrutiny for its low, low overseas tax rate 
First Apple, then Google and now Facebook. Like its Silicon Valley brethren before it, the social networking behemoth now finds its tax practices in the spotlight. In 2014, despite having …
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Working a city news shift last night, I covered San Jose's fifth homicide of the year. 
Early Sunday afternoon, police found the dead man -- probable homicide victim -- and a woman with 'superficial wounds' near San Jose Park
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Samsung had a crappy year in a slowing smartphone market, but it remained the top player.
With the smartphone market rapidly maturing, Samsung is back alone in first place. Around the world, more than one out of every five smartphones shipped last year was made by …
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Comcast's new streaming video service poses a particular and predicted threat to net neutrality.
With the Federal Communications Commission’s strong new net neutrality rules under attack in the courts and by particular business plans, it should come as little surprise that one of the main …
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iPhone users: Make sure you know about Error 53 before you get your phone repaired.
IPhone users: Beware of Error 53. That mysterious designation is not for a hot spot for UFOs, but an error code given by Apple’s smartphone when it’s been rendered completely unusable …
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Bay Area drone enthusiasts, take note: Your UAVs are grounded during the Super Bowl. 
If you're thinking you might want to use your drone to check out some of the Super Bowl 50 goings on during the big game -- or even to just take a break from the action -- forget about it.
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The "man" Santa Clara Police were searching for in connection with a vicious stabbing earlier this month turned out to be a woman -- whom they arrested this weekend.
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Drones are among the top new consumer gadgets. I took a look at what consumers are doing with them.
Drones are coming your way, but their appeal and consumer uses are still unclear, Tech Files columnist Troy Wolverton writes.
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Verizon says it's ready for the Super Bowl. We'll soon see.
Verizon has been working to ensure that the Super Bowl isn’t marred by bad connections — at least of the mobile phone kind. The telecommunications giant has invested $70 million …
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  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Journalism, 1995 - 2003
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Government, 1992 - 1993
  • Northwestern University
    Political Science, 1989 - 1991
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    Personal Technology Columnist, 2009 - present
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