Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

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

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!

BYOG (bring your own glasses) will bring headaches for IT

BYOG (bring your own glasses) will bring headaches for IT

Starting this year, employees will start wearing ‘smart glasses’ to work. Are you ready?

Predictions about Google’s predictive internet

Predictions about Google’s predictive internet

Google’s new core competency is guessing what you’ll do, then doing it (so you don’t have to!).

Technostress is killing productivity. Culture is the cure.

Technostress is killing productivity. Culture is the cure.

Pay attention to the technology malady of our time. It's making your employees miserable — and unproductive.

Why we’re getting self-driving delivery before self-driving Ubers

Why we’re getting self-driving delivery before self-driving Ubers

The public will have to wait another decade for self-driving Ubers. But autonomous vans are already delivering groceries.

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.

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