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 'invisible smart glasses' are the perfect wearable

Why 'invisible smart glasses' are the perfect wearable

Dozens of companies promise conspicuous, bulky and expensive smart glasses. But the best idea is regular glasses that are smart.

How Google, Apple and Microsoft just saved the PC

How Google, Apple and Microsoft just saved the PC

In a single week, three of the industry's biggest companies dragged users kicking and screaming into a better future.

Always-on group video chat arrives

Always-on group video chat arrives

Two innovative startups figured out all-day video chat sessions, without making it weird

It's a world wide web of lies (but facts strike back)

It's a world wide web of lies (but facts strike back)

It's hard to know what's true and what's false, and always has been. But the same web that can be used to spread lies also holds truth.

Why Google A.I. is the last user interface

Why Google A.I. is the last user interface

There's no question that A.I. is the next UI. The question is: Whose A.I.?

Why the future of package delivery is better than drones

Why the future of package delivery is better than drones

A drone alone can't make 'last-mile' home delivery scale. But robots can. Here's how.

Why you want Google's Allo

Why you want Google's Allo

Reviews are mixed on Google's latest communication app. Here's what the reviewers aren't telling you.

Apple's iMessage finally grows up

Apple's iMessage finally grows up

Apple's iMessage service will have a much bigger impact than you think. It's all about the App Store.

When A.I. whispers in your ear all day

When A.I. whispers in your ear all day

Every great leader is surrounded by trusted advisors. For the rest of us, there's artificial intelligence -- delivered wirelessly over devices like Apple's new AirPods.

Here come 'Awareness of Things' gadgets

Here come 'Awareness of Things' gadgets

A new class of mobile device is tiny, cheap and gives you total information awareness about your stuff.

Inside Amazon's, Facebook's and Google's self-serving 'philanthropy'

Inside Amazon's, Facebook's and Google's self-serving 'philanthropy'

Tech giants don't want to live in a world where someone else makes the world a better place better than they do.

Google Glass strikes back

Google Glass strikes back

Mocked and shunned by society for wearing Google's dorky face upgrade, Google Glass fans were right all along.

What it's like to experience the internet

What it's like to experience the internet

The technology-using public now demands more than mere information. They want to feel like they're really there.

What's in your food? Tech will tell!

What's in your food? Tech will tell!

Technology is empowering consumers with knowledge about what's really in the food we eat.

Is it dumb to trust smart technology?

Is it dumb to trust smart technology?

Automation is nice, but it doesn't mean you should hand over responsibility to the machines.

Pokémon Go and the demon-haunted world

Pokémon Go and the demon-haunted world

The world of mixed reality will be populated by countless 'spirits, demons, angels, ghosts and gods'

Why Google Fi? Because it's fast, cheap and easy

Why Google Fi? Because it's fast, cheap and easy

The best mobile service just got way, way better. Google's poorly understood Fi is just too good to pass up, especially for digital nomads.

Where's my single social stream?

Where's my single social stream?

Years ago, everybody wanted their social activity unified into a single stream. Is the dream still alive?

Why wearables will replace your smartphone

Why wearables will replace your smartphone

Smartphones are about to change completely, then fade away. Here comes the distributed, invisible user interface.

YouTube live mobile video changes everything

YouTube live mobile video changes everything

Google finally embraces mobile live video streaming. Here's why the world will never be the same.

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