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

Is facial recognition a threat on Facebook and Google?

4 news apps that will change everything

4 news apps that will change everything

News apps have always failed, but four apps emerged this month that have cracked the code at last.

Google on Apple: The end is near

Google on Apple: The end is near

In the wake of announcements at Apple WWDC last week, and at Google I/O last month, it's clear that the days of using Google services on Apple hardware are numbered. Soon we'll be forced to choose between all-Google or all-Apple.

 Here comes the modular mobile revolution

Here comes the modular mobile revolution

The modular mobile revolution promises customization, flexibility, high performance, lower cost and eco-friendliness. What's not to love?

Why you want Google Photos

Why you want Google Photos

Google Photos is a powerful photo editing, cloud storage and search service. It solves all the major problems associated with taking thousands of photos over time -- problems of discovery, storage, management, editing and more.

How Google and Apple will smartify your home

How Google and Apple will smartify your home

The next big culture shift in consumer technology is clearly home automation, and both Google and Apple will have a lot to say about it in the next couple of weeks.

Facebook: The other Internet

Facebook: The other Internet

People use search engines and other means to discover places to do these things. But Facebook envisions an end to all that. It envisions a world in which people use only one site or one app: Facebook.

The Apple Watch and our cyborg future

The Apple Watch and our cyborg future

In his first week of wearing the Apple Watch, columnist Mike Elgan writes that he experienced three epiphanies about what the wearable revolution has in store for all of us.

10 ways to fix Google+

10 ways to fix Google+

People who slam Google+ for low engagement are missing the real problem. The users are there, but Google is holding them back.

How new haptics tech will move you

How new haptics tech will move you

The illusion of haptic vibrations is magnified when combined with other factors. Call it "haptics plus."

Inside Apple's future iPhone camera

Inside Apple's future iPhone camera

Apple just bought a startup that makes revolutionary new smartphone camera technology. You won't believe your eyes.

Why floors, walls and ceilings are the next interface

Why floors, walls and ceilings are the next interface

After all these years of 'computerization,' something wonderful is about to happen: Our interface to the world of computers will leap off the screen onto the walls, floors, ceilings, tabletops, windows and other surfaces in our homes...

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