Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

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

Why Microsoft and Google love progressive web apps

Why Microsoft and Google love progressive web apps

Microsoft wants everything to run on Windows. Google wants everything to run on the web. (And what does Apple want?)

The first smart display for business: Your Android phone

The first smart display for business: Your Android phone

Here’s why I think Google will announce a ‘smart display’ feature this week for Android optimized for business use.

Why 5G will disappoint everyone

Why 5G will disappoint everyone

Wireless connections that are 20 times faster? What could be disappointing about that?

Why everyone is talking about everything talking

Why everyone is talking about everything talking

Suddenly, we’re looking at voice-first everything — including the voice-first workplace.

In killing Inbox, Google takes another swipe at its most passionate users

In killing Inbox, Google takes another swipe at its most passionate users

It fits a pattern that tells us that Google sees everyone as having equal value, which just isn’t true.

Social media and trolls: The end is near

Social media and trolls: The end is near

A new service uses NFC and blockchain to end trolling forever. (And just in time.)

What is a search engine, anyway?

What is a search engine, anyway?

If you think a search engine exists as an index to the internet, it’s time to update your thinking.

Here comes ‘antidisinformation as a service’

Here comes ‘antidisinformation as a service’

Lies and fake news are coming after your company’s brand and reputation. Time to get your AaaS in gear.

Can the police search your phone?

Can the police search your phone?

Enterprises work hard to protect company secrets. Here’s why the biggest threat may be law enforcement.

Sorry, gamers. Magic Leap means business!

Sorry, gamers. Magic Leap means business!

Everybody thinks Magic Leap's mixed-reality system is going to turn our homes into the movie ‘Avatar.’ It's actually headed for boardrooms and corporate meetings.

How voice technology will re-shape business

How voice technology will re-shape business

Everybody expects voice tech and virtual assistants like Google Assistant, Alexa and Cortana to make a big splash in the enterprise. Here's what to expect.

Why SMS and voicemail are making a comeback

Why SMS and voicemail are making a comeback

Assumed to be smoldering on the ash heap of history, SMS and voicemail are finding new life with new technology.

Fake products? Only AI can save us now.

Fake products? Only AI can save us now.

The arms race is on: Counterfeiters will use AI to create convincing fakes; smart enterprises will use AI to fight back.

Why your smartphone needs 5 cameras

Why your smartphone needs 5 cameras

By the end of next year, five cameras will be standard on flagship smartphones. Because AI and AR.

Enterprises, emotion and the rise of the ‘empathy economy’

Enterprises, emotion and the rise of the ‘empathy economy’

Artificial intelligence can now detect human emotion better than people can. It’s time to get emotional about AI.

Dispatch from the Super Internet

Dispatch from the Super Internet

There’s a much better internet than the one you’re using. Here’s what’s keeping you out.

Why mobile satellite is flying high

Why mobile satellite is flying high

After decades of stagnation, mobile satellite connectivity is suddenly made new by fresh innovation.

Here comes BYOSD (bring your own smart display)

Here comes BYOSD (bring your own smart display)

A new wave of Google Assistant-powered ‘home’ smart displays hits next month. And they’re coming to work.

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.

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