Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

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

Easy mobile security the Faraday way

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.

The new social media imperative: Distance yourself

The new social media imperative: Distance yourself

As Facebook just learned, a social network’s reputation can sour in an instant. Here’s how to save your own.

What everyone gets wrong about touchscreen keyboards

What everyone gets wrong about touchscreen keyboards

Think you’ll hate laptops with screens instead of keyboards? Here are 5 reasons why you’ll love them.

Why autonomous cars won’t be autonomous

Why autonomous cars won’t be autonomous

The truth is that artificial intelligence is neither artificial nor intelligent. A.I. is made out of people.

Get ready for an explosion of smartphone innovation

Get ready for an explosion of smartphone innovation

Smartphones are fragile, bulky, distracting, insecure and hard to type on, and they don’t last long on a charge, right? Well, not anymore!

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