Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

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 to shoot a drone out of the sky

How to shoot a drone out of the sky

An entire anti-drone industry is emerging. These new tools will enable drone detection, tracking, identification, disabling, and even hacking and hijacking the drones as they fly.

Why you should start using Google Keep right away

Why you should start using Google Keep right away

Services like Keep, Evernote and Microsoft OneNote are often called "note-taking apps." But they've grown beyond their roots, now offering collaborative workflow, reminders, checklists, geofencing, optical character recognition, voice...

How lifelogging will become easy and automatic

How lifelogging will become easy and automatic

Before, only academic supergeeks tracked and recorded everything to achieve a photographic memory. But now you can, too.

Where are the wearables you wear elsewhere?

Where are the wearables you wear elsewhere?

The vast majority of wearables are biometric wristwatches, measuring mostly heart rate and bodily movement. Here are some alternative gadgets.

Why 'invisible smart glasses' are the perfect wearable

Why 'invisible smart glasses' are the perfect wearable

Dozens of companies promise conspicuous, bulky and expensive smart glasses. But the best idea is regular glasses that are smart.

How Google, Apple and Microsoft just saved the PC

How Google, Apple and Microsoft just saved the PC

In a single week, three of the industry's biggest companies dragged users kicking and screaming into a better future.

Always-on group video chat arrives

Always-on group video chat arrives

Two innovative startups figured out all-day video chat sessions, without making it weird

It's a world wide web of lies (but facts strike back)

It's a world wide web of lies (but facts strike back)

It's hard to know what's true and what's false, and always has been. But the same web that can be used to spread lies also holds truth.

Why Google A.I. is the last user interface

Why Google A.I. is the last user interface

There's no question that A.I. is the next UI. The question is: Whose A.I.?

Why the future of package delivery is better than drones

Why the future of package delivery is better than drones

A drone alone can't make 'last-mile' home delivery scale. But robots can. Here's how.

Why you want Google's Allo

Why you want Google's Allo

Reviews are mixed on Google's latest communication app. Here's what the reviewers aren't telling you.

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