Mike Elgan

Mike Elgan is an opinion columnist at large who writes for Computerworld.com, The Raw Feed, TechGear and many other online and print publications. In the past, Mike has worked as chief editor for Windows Magazine, HP World Magazine, Inside HP, HP World News, The Palm Reader, Palm News, Road Tricks, Portable Life News, Laptop Life, BuzzWords, Pocket Windows and Portable Windows. The World Is My Office

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There's no such thing as a flying car

There's no such thing as a flying car

Larry Page is building an awesome flying machine that might be safe, quiet, affordable and eco-friendly. It's just not a car.

These three virtual assistants point the way to the future

These three virtual assistants point the way to the future

Step aside, Siri, Cortana and Alexa. We look at three new virtual assistants that raise the bar for usefulness, interactivity and personalization.

How to end online harassment

How to end online harassment

The wisdom of the crowd is showing the way to a harassment-free social Internet: Bring back the "walled garden."

What are phone jammers trying to tell us?

What are phone jammers trying to tell us?

Cellphone jammers are illegal. So why do people keep using them? (Hint: because tech moves too slowly.)

This is why you need Google Spaces

This is why you need Google Spaces

Google's newest social app is called Google Spaces. Here's why you should use it, and how.

When the bot is you

When the bot is you

Soon you'll be chatting away with artificially intelligent bots. But the bot revolution will also usher in something strange: It will give us a bot to talk for us, as us. I call it a "me bot."

Why a smart contact lens is the ultimate wearable

Why a smart contact lens is the ultimate wearable

Systems will shrink so small that they can be embedded into an electronic contact lens. Talk about a vision for the future.

I'm calling it: Social networking is over

I'm calling it: Social networking is over

And just like that, social networking is no more. The sites formerly known as social networks are pivoting to something else.

 How the smartphone is being reinvented (in 7 cases)

How the smartphone is being reinvented (in 7 cases)

Smartphones are reaching the limits of innovation. Now they're being transformed by their cases.

Why even Google can't connect Cuba

Why even Google can't connect Cuba

Reports say Google intends to help wire Cuba and bring the island into the 21st century. But that's not going to happen.

A smart home that's really smart

A smart home that's really smart

Forget the smart gadgets. The ultimate home automation appliance is the house itself.

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