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


Rise of the celebrity tech entrepreneur

Rise of the celebrity tech entrepreneur

It's no secret that Silicon Valley wants to invade Hollywood with disruptive Internet-based content distribution systems and computer-generated everything. But now Hollywood wants to invade back.

Why Amazon Echo is the future of every home

Why Amazon Echo is the future of every home

Don't laugh at or ignore Amazon's new Echo home virtual assistant appliance. Devices like this will soon be as common as toasters.

An open email to Google Inbox

An open email to Google Inbox

I have so many feelings that I'd like to pour out to Google's experimental, invitation-only Gmail interface, that I decided to write it an email.

Why Google wants to replace Gmail

Why Google wants to replace Gmail

Gmail represents a dying class of products that, like Google Reader, puts control in the hands of users, not signal-harvesting algorithms.

How to control trolls with Google+

How to control trolls with Google+

Not all social networks are equal when it comes to defeating trolls, haters and spammers. Here's why Google+ has the best anti-troll system and how to use it.

Silicon Valley's next disruption: Reality!

Silicon Valley's next disruption: Reality!

Virtual reality and augmented reality are practically the same thing and will be served up to us in breathtaking and unexpected ways.

Why Google+ is the place for passions

Why Google+ is the place for passions

The single biggest controversy about social media is whetherGoogle+ is a dying wasteland of non-activity or a hive of conversation and engagement. Mike Elgan is here to explain why it's the latter.

Why do contextual ads fail?

Why do contextual ads fail?

Companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon violate our privacy in order to show us relevant ads. So why do their ads miss the mark?

Why the Internet of Things may never happen (Part 2)

Why the Internet of Things may never happen (Part 2)

The Internet of Things idea of all our stuff seamlessly working together for our benefit is wonderful, but it's never going to happen.

How haptics will transform your gadgets

How haptics will transform your gadgets

The era of ubiquitous haptic user interfaces has been predicted for two decades. Now it's finally here. Can you feel it?

What Apple knows about smartwatches that Google doesn't

What Apple knows about smartwatches that Google doesn't

Instead of just being a peripheral device for your smartphone, the Apple Watch also functions as a peripheral to you, says columnist Mike Elgan.

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