Mike ElganComputerworld

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

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?

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Three Futuristic Products You'll Never Own

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

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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.

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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.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Enhances Lure of the 'Phablet'

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Even Google Hates Its 'Real Names' Policy

Google's only big blunder in the creation of its otherwise excellent Google+ social network has been a flawed policy on what users are allowed to call...

Why Twitter Is Obsolete

The microblogging service Twitter debuted five years ago, and by all accounts it's one of the great success stories of the social media era.

How Google+ Ends Social Networking Fatigue

Google+ isn't just another social network. It's the one place to consolidate all of your social activity.

Kinect: Microsoft's Accidental Success Story

What happens when Microsoft applies a Google-like model to an Apple-like gadget? We're going to find out.