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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

Parents Get New Weapons in War Over Kids' Phones

Analysis: Thanks to social networks, bullying is no longer confined to the schoolyard; victims are potentially subject to harassment anytime, anywhere, and from any handheld device.

Apple's iWallet Could Enhance Efforts to Make Payment Transactions More Seamless

Analysis: In the digital age, cash registers are obsolete and unnecessary, and Apple is on the money.

Consumer Electronics Glass Innovation to Transform Industry

Hundreds are working on the coming glass revolution, four companies and one university have announced serious breakthroughs, shattering old ideas about what's possible with glass.

Google Didn't Steal Wi-Fi -- Here's Why

Analysis: Google is being fined for "harvesting" wireless data while it collected images for Street View, and in fact the company did nothing wrong.

Are You Ready for a 'Quantified Life'?

One vision of the future puts your phone's sensor data in the hands of megacorporations. But what if you were in control of it?

Three Futuristic Products You'll Never Own

You are unlikely to ever buy or use flying cars, augmented reality glasses and virtual reality computers.

Why Amazon Can't Win a Tablet Price War Against Google

Analysis: Everyone seems to think that Amazon will continue to succeed in the tablet market, but that's debatable.

Five Mobile Technologies that Didn't Change the World

Analysis: Sometimes when companies announce incredible new products or technologies and everybody proclaims that culture-shifting transformations are about to take place, nothing happens.

Samsung Galaxy Note Enhances Lure of the 'Phablet'

Analysis: The real attraction of this and other so-called phablet devices is the screen size.

How Google and Apple Will Control TV

If you're not Google or Apple and are in the TV business, someone is going to eat your lunch within three years. Here's why.

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5 New Year's Resolutions to Change the World

Analysis: Steve Jobs isn't the only one who can change the world. Here's a simple starter list of resolutions that could make a difference in 2012.

How to Take Your Holiday Gathering Virtual

'Tis the season for "ambient hangouts" -- a way for far-flung friends and family to gather and participate, thanks to Google+ hangouts.

Has the Spam Problem Been Solved?

Microsoft founder Bill Gates said the problem of spam would be solved by 2006. Maybe he right--just a few years early.

What Android Fans Think of iPhone Users

Analysis: It's a curious thing about some Android users: They have very strong and surprising opinions about people who prefer iPhones.

Why Microsoft's Vision of the Future Will Really Happen

Microsoft released a video in 2008 and another one this week that together predict the sleek, wireless, connected gadgets we'll all enjoy by the year 2019.