Stories by Mike Elgan

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'.

Written by Mike Elgan13 July 13 11:09

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?

Written by Mike Elgan06 July 13 11:08

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.

Written by Mike Elgan22 June 13 11:15

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.

Written by Mike Elgan15 June 13 11:13

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.

Written by Mike Elgan01 June 13 11:17

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.

Written by Mike Elgan11 May 13 11:12

Why Google+ is best for 'real-life streaming'

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.

Written by Mike Elgan06 April 13 11:14

How Microsoft lost the future of gesture control

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.

Written by Mike Elgan30 March 13 11:13

Opinion: 8 myths about the smartwatch revolution

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.

Written by Mike Elgan23 March 13 10:41

Opinion: Wait, so why do we need phones again?

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.

Written by Mike Elgan19 Jan. 13 12:13