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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

Email is still the glue that holds the social Web together

With everybody choosing a different communications medium, email is increasingly the only one we all have in common.

Social media's lifelogging now a Saga worth telling

A company called A.R.O. this week shipped a new iOS and Android lifelogging app called Saga, which creates a page for each location where you spend time.

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Mobile computing on the go a novelty overseas

Digital nomad behaviors that are normal in the U.S. and almost mandatory in Silicon Valley are very strange in many countries.

Google Fiber divides users into the haves and have nots

Google's Fiber project demonstrates that very high Internet speeds are possible and nobody except Google has the vision or courage to make it happen.

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Google comes clean(er) about Glass: What you need to know

Since announcing Google Glass a year ago, Google has revealed few details until recently, after making its cyborg eyewear available to a select group of testers. Recently the company released some more information as the gadget starts to appear in the wild.

Mobile world beckons clothing that helps you carry all your devices

Clothes should be designed to enable the easiest and safest use of our touch-screen devices.

Google+ tops for 'real-life streaming'

The social network and growing competitor of Facebook does non-annoying location remembering and sharing with some surprising features.

Microsoft may have missed the leap on gesture control

Microsoft is ignoring the consumer market; Leap Motion is embracing it.

8 myths about the smartwatch revolution

A smartwatch is a wristwatch device that connects to the Internet, directly or via a smartphone, and runs apps.

Mobile computing and social media innovation can mean less user control

Google Reader and RSS fans fear a future in which decisions about what they see, watch, read and listen to are determined by secret algorithms and the whims of the social media masses.

Smart apps that learn and adapt to their users spur brave new tech world

From Indigo to Google's Field Trip, a brand-new generation of smart apps represent first steps toward the future of all human-machine interaction.

Transparent displays may not be worth the hype

The good news is that transparent-display phones and tablets are possible. The bad news is that they're undesirable.

Smartphone market leaders could lose their grip

The mobile landscape could look a lot different five years from now as Linux-based platforms gun for iOS and Android.

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Social networks should be more like Facebook Poke

Private posts on social networks should be unsharable on the network and the pictures should be undownloadable.

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Why smart people do dumb things online

One thing to remember in the David Petraeus fiasco: Email feels now, but email is forever. And so are social media and other online activities.