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

Pokémon Go and the demon-haunted world

Why Google Fi? Because it's fast, cheap and easy

Why Google Fi? Because it's fast, cheap and easy

The best mobile service just got way, way better. Google's poorly understood Fi is just too good to pass up, especially for digital nomads.

Where's my single social stream?

Where's my single social stream?

Years ago, everybody wanted their social activity unified into a single stream. Is the dream still alive?

 Why wearables will replace your smartphone

Why wearables will replace your smartphone

Smartphones are about to change completely, then fade away. Here comes the distributed, invisible user interface.

YouTube live mobile video changes everything

YouTube live mobile video changes everything

Google finally embraces mobile live video streaming. Here's why the world will never be the same.

High-end mobile VR is virtually here

High-end mobile VR is virtually here

A new category of virtual reality is emerging -- somewhere between tethered consoles and smartphone add-ons.

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."

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