Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

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

Why we shouldn’t let AI write for us

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.

Who’s slowing down fast 5G?

Who’s slowing down fast 5G?

Forget America’s opposition to Huawei. The real threat to 5G nirvana lies elsewhere. (Hint: Conspiracy theories are involved.)

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.

What is Apple driving at with its iCar?

What is Apple driving at with its iCar?

Are rumor, speculation and myth around Apple’s Project Titan driving you crazy? Here are the facts on 10 falsehoods.

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