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

Confessions of a technobiophiliac

Tech toys train tots for a troubling tomorrow

Tech toys train tots for a troubling tomorrow

Toys always reflect the larger culture -- its biases, fears and, most of all, its technology. New York's Toy Fair 2015 happened this week, and the latest round of new tech toys is bringing some of the most disturbing tech trends to...

Why Apple is the most successful company in history

Why Apple is the most successful company in history

It's difficult to grasp what a successful company Apple is until you take the time to gather and digest news about the company that has emerged in the past week or two.

Protect yourself from hackers and the NSA

Protect yourself from hackers and the NSA

Everybody's talking about hackers and the NSA stealing our data. Here's how to do something about it.

7 smartphone rules changed this week

7 smartphone rules changed this week

The FCC and FTC have been on a roll lately, using their power to side with smartphone users. Here's what you need to know.

Why Surface Hub is more interesting than HoloLens

Why Surface Hub is more interesting than HoloLens

By the time Microsoft ships their augmented reality headset, it will be an also-ran banality. Their re-invention of "desktop" computing is what really matters.

Why I'm still excited about Google Glass

Why I'm still excited about Google Glass

As we say goodbye to the Glass project at Google X labs, we can look forward to seeing the first versions of Google Glass, the consumer electronics product.

Here comes the 'Internet of Self'

Here comes the 'Internet of Self'

When the quantified self movement collides with the Internet of Things, the world becomes an extension of you.

12 life-changing social media resolutions

12 life-changing social media resolutions

Want to transform your online social media life? Here's how.

The hottest wireless technology is now sound!

The hottest wireless technology is now sound!

There's been a surge of innovations that harness sound waves to transmit data and do other creative things. Here's what's going on.

Why Google should leave Europe

Why Google should leave Europe

The company is under attack by European authorities who won't stop until they do real damage. The solution? Leave.

Why Google and Facebook need balloons, drones and rockets

Why Google and Facebook need balloons, drones and rockets

Google and Facebook are hatching schemes (that some people call crazy) to bring to the majority what we in the privileged minority already enjoy every day -- the ability to get online.

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