Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

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

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.

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.

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