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Member since: August 2009
Bio: Mike Elgan is a Silicon Valley-based columnist, writer, speaker and blogger who specializes in the most complex part of any machine: the user.
Areas of Interest:
- 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.
47 weeks 4 days ago
- 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.
49 weeks 4 days ago
- Digital nomad Mike Elgan returns to the U.S. after 10 months of travel and shares these tips for working and living abroad.
50 weeks 3 days ago
- 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.
51 weeks 4 days ago
- 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.
1 year 3 days ago
- The clothing most of us wear hasn't changed to keep up with mobile technology. But there are apparel makers that are rising to the challenge.
1 year 1 week ago
- Mike Elgan says Google+ is the most capable system for so-called "real-life streaming." He lists four reasons for his selection of that social network.
1 year 2 weeks ago
- Microsoft squandered its five-year head start in gesture control technology and is now falling behind. By the time the company gets Kinect for Windows into the consumer market, Leap Motion may already own that market.
1 year 3 weeks ago
- By the time Apple ships its rumored 'iWatch' smartwatch, it will be entering an already crowded market. That's a good thing, says columnist Mike Elgan.
1 year 4 weeks ago
- Innovation in mobile computing, search and social media increasingly means taking control away from users, says Mike Elgan, but at what cost?
1 year 5 weeks ago
- Over the next few years, almost every app we use and every web site we visit may function less like a machine and more like a person helping us to do our work and live our lives.
1 year 6 weeks ago
- Mobile World Congress showed that Apple, Samsung and Google are still the smartphone industry leaders, but upstart and would-be has-been companies are fighting back.
1 year 7 weeks ago
- Samsung is tired of watching Apple run away with most of the money in mobile. Now, the Korean giant is making a big play to become like Apple -- a company that makes not only the hardware, but also the software and the store where you buy stuff.
1 year 9 weeks ago
- Most presentations are boring and forgettable. But why?
1 year 10 weeks ago
- See-through screens won't happen for phones and tablets, but get ready for your windows to run Window, says Mike Elgan
1 year 11 weeks ago
- Mobile phone competition intensifies. Linux-based platforms are gunning for iOS and Android, and Chinese companies want to price the iPhone and the Galaxy S line out of the market.
1 year 12 weeks ago
- Phone service is obsolete, says Mike Elgan and wireless carriers are holding him back. Here's why he wants Google to be his phone company.
1 year 13 weeks ago
- As the dust settles over Las Vegas, it's becoming clear that this year's International CES ushered in a new era of in-the-air gesture control.
1 year 14 weeks ago
- The best technology is the one that makes your life better -- no matter how new it is.
1 year 15 weeks ago
- When it comes to Facebook users and their messages, almost nobody knows who can see or share their posts on social networks. And that's a problem that must be fixed, says Mike Elgan.
1 year 16 weeks ago
- Since the beginning of time -- or at least since the beginning of 1978 when the first dial-up BBS came online -- the digital world has been clamoring for a better place to have conversations.
1 year 19 weeks ago
- Blame Google. It started this. In January 2010, Google shipped a mobile phone handset called the Nexus One. Manufactured by HTC, the device was a pretty good phone for its time, but nothing to text home about.
1 year 21 weeks ago
- David Petraeus is probably the last person you might have expected to wreck his career with an email scandal. Petraeus is smart: He graduated in the top 5% of his class at West Point and went on to earn a Ph.D.
1 year 22 weeks ago
- A revolution in travel apps in the past five years has the potential to transform the experience of traveling abroad. It can erase language barriers and give people artificial intelligence tour guides that revolutionize the experiencing of visiting another country. I'm not exaggerating -- these are no small changes.
1 year 23 weeks ago
- Facebook is testing a new design for its Timeline interface. Instead of two columns of updates, the experimental interface has just one. Half the columns makes it twice as nice.
1 year 24 weeks ago
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