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

This is why you need Google Spaces

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.

Lifelogging is dead (for now)

Lifelogging is dead (for now)

A funny thing happened on the road to capturing everything: Hardware failed to keep up, and social media made it redundant.

Why Cuba could be the next Silicon Valley (eventually)

Why Cuba could be the next Silicon Valley (eventually)

Cuba is an Internet backwater, but I think its next revolution could be digital.

Goodbye, America. I'm becoming a nomad (again)!

Goodbye, America. I'm becoming a nomad (again)!

You should, too. There's never been a better time to live everywhere. Here's why -- and how.

Surprising tips from a super-hacker

Surprising tips from a super-hacker

Virtually everyone in technology knows about Kevin Mitnick, the one-time fugitive hacker who is now a security consultant. Mitnick has a wealth of security advice for the public.

How a Barbie doll prepares your child for the future

How a Barbie doll prepares your child for the future

In the future, every computer, appliance and vehicle will have a conversational UI, just like Barbie.

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