Stories by Mike Elgan

The Moto X represents the future of everything

The Moto X is a revolutionary smartphone that will push everyday voice interaction with an artificial intelligence virtual assistant into the mainstream.

By Mike Elgan | 05 August, 2013 08:17

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, Google, Emerging Technologies, smartphones, hardware systems, Android

The joy of glogging

Columnist Mike Elgan tries out the new Google Glass eyewear and uses 'glogging,' a new social medium for sharing experiences that takes blogging to a new level.

By Mike Elgan | 27 July, 2013 11:10

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Mobile/Wireless, Networking, Tumblr, wireless, mobile, Personal Technology, Path, social media, internet, Facebook, consumer electronics, Google, twitter

Why the mob rules

Many of today's hottest products do something similar -- they get their value from the collective actions of users. Mike Elgan explains why crowdsourcing and all that user data is so successful and valuable.

By Mike Elgan | 20 July, 2013 11:08

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Mobile/Wireless, Networking, wireless, Kickstarter, Tracker, location-based services, mobile, social media, internet

Opinion: Why the new 'superphones' really are super

These phones have features that radically exceed not only those of other phones but also those of other consumer devices. That's why they are dubbed 'superphones'.

By Mike Elgan | 13 July, 2013 11:09

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, consumer electronics, Networking, smartphones, Nokia, wireless, mobile

What kind of crazy scheme is Motorola hatching?

Motorola and Google say in a new ad their upcoming Moto X phone will be designed by users. How will you design your own smartphone? And why would Google let you do this?

By Mike Elgan | 06 July, 2013 11:08

Tags: Motorola, Mobile/Wireless, consumer electronics, Google, Networking, wireless, smartphones, Android, mobile

Finally! A full-featured 'phablet'

Phablets (phones + tablets) need wearable devices to make them powerful and mainstream, as well as acceptable in business. Here's one company that understands this.

By Mike Elgan | 29 June, 2013 11:12

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, consumer electronics, Networking, wireless, smartphones, hardware systems, tablets, mobile, sony

Opinion: How to run your own NSA spy program

The ideas behind the NSA's spy program are built into a wide variety of tools available to everybody. W We walk you through the steps for building your very own PRISM-like program.

By Mike Elgan | 22 June, 2013 11:15

Tags: security, cyberwarfare, CIO, Facebook, privacy

How super high-def displays change everything

The new super high-resolution screens bring beauty, clarity and precision to our work and play, writes columnist Mike Elgan. Are they worth the extra money? Definitely.

By Mike Elgan | 15 June, 2013 11:13

Tags: Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, Macintosh, laptops, sony, acer, Archos, Dell, Apple, Computer Peripherals, Google

Opinion: How Microsoft could rule consumer electronics

Microsoft has everything it needs to beat Apple and Google and rule consumer electronics. What it lacks is the will to ship that technology to consumers and provide people with a compelling, breathtaking and wonderful vision of the future.

By Mike Elgan | 08 June, 2013 11:12

Tags: hardware, consumer electronics, Microsoft, hardware systems, Nokia, desktop pcs, Personal Technology, PCs

The social network wars are over. The winner: email!

With every new social network and social service, with every new instant and not-so-instant way to communicate, email rises in importance. Columnist Mile Elgan explains how innovation has transformed email into the best social network.

By Mike Elgan | 01 June, 2013 11:17

Tags: web apps, Internet-based applications and services, social business, Google, twitter, Path, social media, internet, Facebook, Pinterest

Opinion: What I learned using only Google products

Columnist Mike Elgan spent three weeks using only Google products -- the Chromebook Pixel laptop, the Nexus 10 tablet and the Nexus 4 smartphone. Here's what he discovered.

By Mike Elgan | 25 May, 2013 11:09

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, wireless, smartphones, hardware systems, Android, laptops, mobile, mobile apps, Apple, consumer electronics, Google

Lifelogging gets real

As privacy-invading technologies and location-aware applications become commonplace and accepted (and they will), and more products like Saga, Memoto and Glass become pervasive, the idea of lifelogging will become more appealing.

By Mike Elgan | 11 May, 2013 11:12

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Mobile/Wireless, Networking, wireless, mobile, social media, internet, mobile apps

Opinion: What I learned living abroad as a digital nomad

Digital nomad Mike Elgan returns to the US. after 10 months of travel and shares these tips for working and living abroad.

By Mike Elgan | 05 May, 2013 06:10

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, consumer electronics, Networking, wireless, smartphones, hardware systems, tablets, mobile, wireless networking

Google Fiber divides users into 'the fast' and 'the furious'

Google's Fiber project in in Kanas City, Austin and Provo shows that very high Internet speeds are possible in the U.S., but nobody except Google is working to make it happen.

By Mike Elgan | 27 April, 2013 10:54

Tags: telecommunication, Google, Time Warner Cable, time warner, internet, broadband

Opinion: Google Glass mysteries revealed!

Google made a long list of announcements and revelations about its cyborg eyewear Glass. Google is taking a very conservative, controlling approach to the platform, not unlike another Apple's style.

By Mike Elgan | 20 April, 2013 11:11

Tags: Mobile/Wireless,, consumer electronics, Google, Emerging Technologies, Networking, wireless, hardware systems, mobile, Personal Technology

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