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

How Google and Apple will smartify your home

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...

Three lies about Google Glass

Three lies about Google Glass

The conventional wisdom about Google's experimental smart glasses project is all wrong. Here's why.

Why Facebook Messenger will fail as a 'platform'

Why Facebook Messenger will fail as a 'platform'

Facebook introduced this week at its F8 developer conference a new API for one of its messaging apps. It's a terrible idea.

Inside Apple's gigantic Apple Watch rollout

Inside Apple's gigantic Apple Watch rollout

The Apple Watch may or may not be an impressive piece of design or technology. But one thing is certain: Apple's retail preparations for selling the watch are amazing.

Understanding the Meerkat live-streaming magic

Understanding the Meerkat live-streaming magic

You're going to be hearing a lot about a new live-streaming app called Meerkat.

Four incredible smartphone camera technologies

Mobile World Congress this week ushered in a range of trends, but one underappreciated development is the use of smartphone camera technology to do more than take selfies and cat photos.

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