Mike ElganContributing Columnist, Computerworld

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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

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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.