As the dust settles over Las Vegas, it's becoming clear that this year's International CES ushered in a new era of in-the-air gesture control.
Stories by Mike Elgan
When it comes to Facebook users and their messages, almost nobody knows who can see or share their posts on social networks. And that's a problem that must be fixed, says Mike Elgan.
Here's my list of words for 2013 that we can all use to talk about -- and make fun of -- emerging trends in technology.
Apple's Siri feature is supposed to be a "virtual personal assistant," and one that's "proactive" and "intelligent."
Google has taken the social web to the next level with a new feature called Communities.
The U.S. military wants to put smartphones in the hands of all deployed troops. Their phones are going to be better than regular smartphones, says Mike Elgan, and that's why he wants one.
Whether you blame Google, Microsoft or Apple, the old way of doing business in the mobile market is falling away. Mike Elgan explains why that's not necessarily bad.
David Petraeus, a brilliant man, did the dumbest thing imaginable with his email. He trusted it with his secrets. Here are some other options for keeping private things private online.
Translation apps don't translate into actual usefulness, and the artificial intelligence travel guides don't compute. Mike Elgan explains why.
Facebook is experimenting with a one-column Timeline instead of two. It's a good sign that Facebook is taking web design seriously and users will appreciate it.
Soon, we will reach a time where pictures are as easy to take as they are not to take, and they will be infinitely disposable. When that happens, says Mike Elgan, the default mode for most cameras will be to never stop taking pictures.
Social networking sites are businesses, and they have the right or, in the case of publicly held companies, the obligation to make money.
The best blogging platform isn't a blogging platform, but a social network, writes columnist Mike Elgan. He explains how and why he uses Google+ for blogging.
Mike Elgan is a digital nomad. Almost all his worldly possessions are in storage and he's living for now in Sparta, Greece. But living the digital nomad life isn't what you think.
If you're paranoid that your phone is spying on you, don't watch Person of Interest, which highlights the many ways to hack, track, listen in on and use smartphones to monitor people, says Mike Elgan.