Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

Mike Elgan is an opinion columnist at large who writes for Computerworld.com, The Raw Feed, TechGear and many other online and print publications. In the past, Mike has worked as chief editor for Windows Magazine, HP World Magazine, Inside HP, HP World News, The Palm Reader, Palm News, Road Tricks, Portable Life News, Laptop Life, BuzzWords, Pocket Windows and Portable Windows. The World Is My Office

The 5 surprising things to know about smart glasses

We need virtual assistants that talk to each other

We need virtual assistants that talk to each other

A lot of companies have developed voice-based virtual assistants, but you still have to choose one and stick with it.You shouldn't have to.

Inside the trillion-dollar selfie industrial complex

Inside the trillion-dollar selfie industrial complex

The taking of selfies and other photographs inspired and driven in part by social sharing is the key to the future of business, marketing and the artificial intelligence age.

Get ready for the coming business travel crisis

Get ready for the coming business travel crisis

Companies face two impending risks to corporate data: a potential mobile device ban on air flights and the ongoing possibility that data could be exposed during border crossings.

Google, A.I. and the rise of the super-sensor

Google, A.I. and the rise of the super-sensor

This week's demo of Google Lens showcases to what's really coming: The rise of the all-purpose super-sensor fueled by software-based A.I.

Yes, Apple is building a car

Yes, Apple is building a car

All signs point to Apple building cars in the same way (and for the same reason) they build iPhones.

Why your next business phone will be an Amazon Echo

Why your next business phone will be an Amazon Echo

Virtual assistant appliances are for the home. The first business Echo will work like a landline business phone.

How the Amazon Echo Look improves privacy

How the Amazon Echo Look improves privacy

Why the privacy critics are dead wrong about Amazon's new A.I. bedroom camera.

OK, Google, let's put the new voice ID everywhere

OK, Google, let's put the new voice ID everywhere

Google Home now recognizes who you are when you talk to it. This technology is too powerful and useful to leave at Home.

Honesty is not the best privacy policy

Honesty is not the best privacy policy

Hackers, tech companies and governments want our personal information. Only lies can save us now.

Why smart stores don't check out

Why smart stores don't check out

Amazon, Starbucks and Apple want you to walk into their stores, pick up your items, then walk right out. But there's a problem.

 The laptop is dead

The laptop is dead

Here's Mike Elgan's open-and-shut case on why the venerable laptop is on its way out.

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