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Mike Elgan is an opinion columnist at large who writes for Computerworld.com, The Raw Feed, TechGear and many other online and print publications. In the past, Mike has worked as chief editor for Windows Magazine, HP World Magazine, Inside HP, HP World News, The Palm Reader, Palm News, Road Tricks, Portable Life News, Laptop Life, BuzzWords, Pocket Windows and Portable Windows. The World Is My Office

Digitize Everything for Lasting Family Archives

Life happens, and here's why (and how) you might find value in digitizing all of the items that are important to you.

How to Kill E-Mail Before It Kills You

E-mail has become a pandemic disease. Here's the cure.

Will Apple Kill Sirius XM?

Analysis: Satellite radio is already in its death throes, but Apple may drive a stake through its heart this summer.

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How Much Longer Will Media Shine a Spotlight on Twitter?

Analysis: As Twitter sits on the precipice of a backlash, it's a natural evolution in the six stages of media coverage hell.

Did Lenovo Invent Apple's Netbook?

Apple rumor predicts netbook. Lenovo 'leaks' old prototype. Coincidence?

Apple Netbook: A Folding iPhone?

Speculators have many designs in mind for Apple's rumored netbook. Here's what I think it will look like.

Should Cell Phone Jamming be Legal?

Legalize Cell Phone Jammers?

Fly Cheap and Enjoy Finding Rock-Bottom Airfares

Travel planning flies on the powerful Tripeedo meta travel site.

Don't Be Fooled by Google's Phony 'Beta' Label

A typical release cycle for software development includes something called the beta-testing phase. But Google does things differently.

Google Adds Location Info to Gmail Signatures

Google now allows you to add the geographic location to an e-mail's signature allowing recipients to know whether you're in Chicago or London, England.

Netbooks Aren't Such a Hot Ticket

Netbooks killing PC and notebook sales? It's a myth.

Palm and Sony Trump Apple

Fine time for these laggards to start innovating again.

Memo to Vendors: Here's How to Build a Winner

It's not about technology; users feel they're in control of the software or gadget.

CES: First-Ever USB 3.0 Drive Expected

Technology promises to be 10 times faster than USB 2.0, but is the industry ready?

CES: Laptop Screens Worthy of a Second Look

Weird and wonderful new technologies may liven up the boring world of laptop displays.