Facebook will soon foist its new <a href="http://www.facebook.com/about/timeline">Timeline</a> feature on users as part of its plan to update its interface.
Stories by Mike Elgan
You hear the word "monopoly" thrown around a lot these days, especially about Google and Apple.
Trying to follow CES <a href="https://plus.google.com/s/CES/posts">breaking news coverage</a> is like that episode of I Love Lucy where Lucy is working in a chocolate factory and the conveyor belt carrying the candies keeps moving faster and faster. It's stressful, confounding and, ultimately, can't be done.
In the global business marketplace, Silicon Valley is a shark, a killing machine hardwired with powerful instincts for tracking down sick, weak and slow businesses, and devouring them without hesitation.
We lost a legend this year. All Steve Jobs ever wanted was to change the world. And whether you love Apple or hate it, you have to admit that Jobs achieved his goal.
In the future, widely distributed consumer technology will enable your family and friends to be right there with you during the holidays, even if they're on the other side of the world.
Comedian Louis CK recently produced an "HBO special"-style show, but with a difference: HBO wasn't involved -- and neither was any other network.
I finally understand Google's überstrategy for dominating the future of online everything.
A scandal erupted this week around the discovery of secret software running on most smartphone handsets in the U.S. that tracks and logs personal activity on the phones.
I love David Allen's "<a href="http://www.davidco.com/">Getting Things Done</a>" series. It's logical, powerful and effective.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates said in 2004 that <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3426367.stm">the problem of spam would be solved within two years</a>. It seemed unlikely at the time, and in fact 2006 came and went without so much as a dip in the crushing load of unwanted email advertising.
I've noticed a curious thing about some <a href="http://www.android.com/">Android</a> users. They have very strong and surprising opinions about people who choose <a href="http://apple.com/iphone">iPhones</a>.
Apple's new <a href="http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/siri.html">Siri</a> virtual assistant feature in the <a href="http://www.apple.com/iphone/">iPhone 4s</a> is already causing controversy and dividing the gadget-loving universe.
SOMEWHERE IN LINE -- I did something this week that I've never done before: I camped out on the sidewalk all night <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220856/Sprint_faithful_wait_in_the_rain_to_be_first_with_iPhone_4S">waiting in line</a> for the new <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9108338/Continuing_coverage_Apple_s_iPhone">iPhone</a> .
Last week, I <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220426/Elgan_How_to_automate_Google_">told you</a> about a great new service called <a href="http://ifttt.com/">"If This Then That"</a> (IFTTT), which lets you automate things online. I also gave instructions on how to post on <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9136345/Google_Update">Google+</a> via email.