Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

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

How to protect yourself from ATM crime

It's time to face the ugly reality of face recognition

It's time to face the ugly reality of face recognition

Most forms of biometric data are hard to get, and you usually need someone's permission to capture fingerprint or iris scans. But anyone can take a picture of your face.

Anything you post can and will be used against you

Anything you post can and will be used against you

Sure, the CIA can hack your TV, but public posts on Facebook could really hurt you.

How YouTube TV will kill cable

How YouTube TV will kill cable

YouTube's new live TV service will make TV mobile, flexible, easy, competitive and super profitable for Google.

Note to self: Stop taking notes!

Note to self: Stop taking notes!

Artificial intelligence makes scribbling or typing notes and reminders obsolete. Talk and the notes just happen.

Why Google and Apple will rule mixed reality

Why Google and Apple will rule mixed reality

Sorry, Microsoft and Magic Leap. The Silicon Valley smartphone giants have one thing you haven't got.

Why Twitter's new anti-harassment tools will fail

Why Twitter's new anti-harassment tools will fail

Twitter's new policies won't solve the harassment problem, and they'll ruin engagement, too.

Google's myriad messaging apps: Which are best for you?

Google's myriad messaging apps: Which are best for you?

With 11 overlapping apps and services to choose from, Google's communication offerings can be overwhelming. Here's how to understand the options and choose the best ones for you.

5 shocking new threats to your personal data

5 shocking new threats to your personal data

The internet and smartphones have come up with five new and surprising ways to steal or expose our personal data. These trends make panic sound like a good idea.

Why fake news is a tech problem

Why fake news is a tech problem

While "fake news" has always existed, the recent explosion of disinformation, conspiracy theories and half-truths calls for serious action. The tech industry needs to step up.

Why Apple will make smart glasses

Why Apple will make smart glasses

Instead of making unfashionable smart glasses, Apple will make fashionable glasses smart.

Social networks let the rich buy influence

Social networks let the rich buy influence

New monetization schemes on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook let sites profit from inequality.

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