Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

Mike Elgan is a technology-obsessed journalist, author, blogger, podcaster and digital nomad. He writes a weekly column for IDG’s Insider Pro. Learn more at his website: elgan.com.

New tech inside iPhone 11 is the future of everything

Why we shouldn’t let AI write for us

Why we shouldn’t let AI write for us

Artificial intelligence will benefit business in myriad ways. But AI that writes for us should be rejected completely.

Why recent smartphone ‘bad news’ is really good news

Why recent smartphone ‘bad news’ is really good news

Smartphone shipments are in decline, Apple won’t let you change the battery and other great news.

How I learned to stop worrying and love the splinternet

How I learned to stop worrying and love the splinternet

The web was never going to be worldwide. The idea of one single global internet is an obsolete fantasy.

How hearables will drive the attention economy

How hearables will drive the attention economy

A technology revolution in personal sound management will put you in control of your own attention in a noisy world.

Google needs to pull itself together

Google needs to pull itself together

It could be a much greater company if it could only figure out how to combine existing technologies into killer apps.

Why ‘ambient computing’ is just a marketing buzzword (for now)

Why ‘ambient computing’ is just a marketing buzzword (for now)

You’ll know ambient computing is really here when you don’t know it’s there.

Five reasons why smart glasses mean business

Five reasons why smart glasses mean business

Sorry, consumers. Smart glasses are for professional use only for the foreseeable future. Don’t try this at home.

Can Facebook be trusted with a virtual assistant?

Can Facebook be trusted with a virtual assistant?

A look at recent news has a lot to tell us about Facebook’s trustworthiness.

The smart speaker finally gets its killer app for business

The smart speaker finally gets its killer app for business

It turns out that the most important app for a virtual assistant appliance might be the one you create yourself.

Why you should stop using mobile data

Why you should stop using mobile data

Or, how to be smarter, healthier, happier and more successful and get a free smartphone every year.

Get ready for the age of sensor panic

Get ready for the age of sensor panic

Cameras, microphones and other sensors are showing up everywhere. And this is just the beginning.

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