Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Mike Elgan

Mike Elgan is an American journalist, blogger, columnist, and podcaster. He is a columnist for publications including Computerworld, Cult of Android, Cult of Mac, Forbes, Datamation, eWeek, and Baseline.

Why Amazon Is the Most Innovative Tablet Maker

It’s time to stop thinking of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets as glorified eBook readers. These tablets are sharks in the water, and they’re looking to...

How Microsoft Can Rise Again (Like Apple and Google Did)

When Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer fell onto a glass coffee table, shattering it and cutting his forehead, he let out a shriek. Upon hearing the...

Apple Changes the World Again. No, Really!

Apple announced a host of insignificant new iPhone features yesterday, including the bold use of plastic, wacky colors, 64-bit ARM chips and a higher-quality camera. Don't...

Why the ‘C’ in iPhone 5C Stands for ‘China’

Apple will almost certainly announce Tuesday two new phone lines, the iPhone 5C and 5S lines. But the real event happens Wednesday, when Apple will announce...

Why Not Record Everything, All the Time?

Everyone was stunned by the scale of the NSA's data capture in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations. Wait, you mean they're planning to...

Facebook and Google: “We’re Going to Need a Bigger Internet”

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg today announced a partnership called internet.org, which exists to provide Internet access to 5 billion people who don't currently have it. In...

Why You’ll Rule Meetings with Google Glass

Meetings usually involve a lot of wasted time and effort. But Google Glass will make them faster, more efficient and just better. Even though Google Glass...

Gadgets Replacing Smartphone Passwords

In all the noise and hype around Motorola’s announcement last week of the Moto X phone, one very interesting new capability was generally overlooked: You can use...

The Truth About Google Glass

Since Google's Glass project was first announced, and since people have been openly wearing Glass in the wild, the whole subject has been bloated with...

Finally: Better Battery Life Coming to Mobile!

In the past two years, mobile hardware makers have dazzled users with stunning new displays and powerful new features. And by powerful, I mean they...

How Silicon Valley Will Kill Your TV

Suddenly, several powerful Silicon Valley tech giants are aggressively pursuing deals with media companies to replace how TV is discovered, shared, recorded and, most of...

Why Your ‘Video Phone’ Is Better Than George Jetsons’

In the future, people are supposed to communicate through video, according to The Jetsons, 2001: A Space Odyssey and these AT&T commercials from 1992. In fact,...

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