Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

Mike Elgan is a technology-obsessed journalist, author, blogger, podcaster and digital nomad. Learn more at his website: elgan.com.

Here comes BYOSD (bring your own smart display)

Why dual-screen laptops are twice as good

Why dual-screen laptops are twice as good

Dual-screen laptops are better tablets than tablets, better laptops than laptops – and better desktops than desktops.

Flaccid phone features foment ‘flagship fatigue’

Flaccid phone features foment ‘flagship fatigue’

The smartphone market isn’t growing. Average phone prices are declining. And brash smartphone startups are going out of business. That’s the good news.

Everything you knew about Chromebooks is wrong

Everything you knew about Chromebooks is wrong

Myth: Chromebooks don’t run apps. Fact: Chromebooks run more apps than any device ever.

Easy mobile security the Faraday way

Easy mobile security the Faraday way

Wireless attacks are unpredictable and complicated. Here’s an easy way to block everything.

Watch out for Gmail’s new Confidential Mode

Watch out for Gmail’s new Confidential Mode

It’s easy and useful, but Google’s new ‘secure email’ is neither secure nor email.

Why Google Assistant will beat Siri, Alexa and Cortana

Why Google Assistant will beat Siri, Alexa and Cortana

Apple and Amazon simply won’t be able to compete with Google’s virtual assistant over the next few years.

10 reasons to love the secret Surface Phone

10 reasons to love the secret Surface Phone

The rumor mill says Microsoft is working on a dual-screen, clamshell Windows 10 mobile device. Just don’t call it ‘Courier.’

Confused about mobile platforms? You’re not alone. Here’s clarity.

Confused about mobile platforms? You’re not alone. Here’s clarity.

Finally: Here are answers to the questions everyone suddenly has about mobile and IoT platforms.

When every public screen is your personal screen

When every public screen is your personal screen

Augmented reality without glasses or goggles? It’s called ‘parallel reality,’ and it’s coming soon.

Mind-reading tech is here (and more useful than you think!)

Mind-reading tech is here (and more useful than you think!)

Reading brain waves was useless until A.I. got involved. Now mind reading has real-world, practical applications.

Why email is the best social network

Why email is the best social network

The #DeleteFacebook trend has users searching for a better social network. Guess what: You’re soaking in it.

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