Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

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

Can Facebook be trusted with a virtual assistant?

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.

Suddenly, podcasting becomes a sound business

Suddenly, podcasting becomes a sound business

Spotify began a buying spree in an apparent bid to dominate podcasting. Here’s what it knows that others don’t.

How fake news is changing the internet

How fake news is changing the internet

The tools we all use for knowledge, communication and business are being re-engineered to stop disinformation. Is our loss of control worth it?

How Google plans to reinvent the user interface

How Google plans to reinvent the user interface

Google’s next move will be like 'Minority Report,' but on your watch, toaster and factory floor.

Ambient computing is in the air

Ambient computing is in the air

A massive convergence of technologies will enable us to use computers and the internet without really using them.

It’s time for BYOF (bring your own Fi)

It’s time for BYOF (bring your own Fi)

Google targets Google Fi at consumers and families. But it’s even better for business. Here’s why.

Google Maps is the new social network

Google Maps is the new social network

While Twitter tumbles and Facebook flounders, Google Maps has emerged as the best social network for businesses.

The dark side of folding-screen and dual-screen smartphones

The dark side of folding-screen and dual-screen smartphones

Everybody’s talking about folding-screen and dual-screen smartphones. Here are 7 reasons to ignore the hype.

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?)

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