Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

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

Apple needs two more Android apps

Apple needs two more Android apps

Apple won’t truly succeed with iMessage or Apple Pay unless it expands beyond the Appleverse.

The future of 3D holograms comes into focus

The future of 3D holograms comes into focus

While everyone is fixated on AR using smartphones or headsets, the real hologram revolution is emerging from the lab.

Why Amazon is the new Microsoft

Why Amazon is the new Microsoft

The Amazon Alexa platform dominated CES this year. The virtual assistant is shaping up to be the most important new operating system.

Why you’ll fire Siri and do the job yourself

Why you’ll fire Siri and do the job yourself

In the world of A.I., the best virtual assistant might turn out to be your virtual self.

Will Google kill Chrome OS and Android in 2018?

Will Google kill Chrome OS and Android in 2018?

The rumor mill says Google is working on an operating system to replace both Chrome and Android. Does that make any sense?

Dual-screen clamshell devices will kill the tablet

Dual-screen clamshell devices will kill the tablet

When a phone is also a laptop, who needs a tablet?

Will augmented reality make lying obsolete?

Will augmented reality make lying obsolete?

Honestly, the biggest culture-changing application for augmented reality will be always-on lie detection.

With smartphones like these, why do we need laptops?

With smartphones like these, why do we need laptops?

It’s official: Smartphones are powerful enough to serve as laptop or desktop computers. What are we waiting for?

When the threats get weird, the security solutions get weirder

When the threats get weird, the security solutions get weirder

Next year, our phones and desktops will be ground zero for an arms race between bizarre new threats and strange new innovations in cybersecurity.

Why we can’t trust smartphones anymore

Why we can’t trust smartphones anymore

A new class of security problem is caused by smartphone makers that create vulnerabilities deliberately without telling customers.

Why virtual assistants are the ‘killer app’ for wearables

Why virtual assistants are the ‘killer app’ for wearables

‘Hearables’ and smart glasses will keep us in range of our virtual assistants everywhere, all the time.

The future of smart glasses comes into focus

The future of smart glasses comes into focus

What will smart glasses look like? How will they work? Who will use them? And how widespread will they be? It all became clearer this week.

Critics are wrong to slam iPhone X’s new face tech

Critics are wrong to slam iPhone X’s new face tech

They should acknowledge that Apple is doing face scanning right with Face ID.

Apple's iPhone X proves it: Silicon Valley is getting emotional

Apple's iPhone X proves it: Silicon Valley is getting emotional

Technology like the iPhone X's new camera system and Face ID will increasingly figure out how you feel, almost all the time.

The 'retail apocalypse' is a myth

The 'retail apocalypse' is a myth

Online shopping is killing brick-and-mortar retail, right? Wrong! The reality is better than you think.

Smartphones are driving us to distraction. Here’s help.

Smartphones are driving us to distraction. Here’s help.

Smart people are starting to cancel their social accounts and turn off smartphones. (Maybe that’s why they’re so smart.)

Google’s Clips camera offers a snapshot of things to come

Google’s Clips camera offers a snapshot of things to come

The most revolutionary product of the year so far is Google’s ‘trivial’ Clips camera. The reason might surprise you.

How to survive in the fake-information age

How to survive in the fake-information age

Understanding the emerging world of 'fake everything' is vital for figuring out what you and your company can do about it.

The latest iPhones show why A.I. is the new electricity

The latest iPhones show why A.I. is the new electricity

New technologies abound in the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, but one of them is not like the others.

There's no such thing as a 'remote' employee

There's no such thing as a 'remote' employee

When everyone is ‘remote’ at least part of the time, the whole idea of a remote worker is obsolete.

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