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Stories by Mike Elgan

How mobile apps are changing fast food

The world of fast food is getting faster - and redefining the future of mobile payments. Just look at what several US fast food retailers, including Taco Bell and Chipotle, are doing.

Written by Mike Elgan15 Feb. 14 12:07

Why wearable computing is waiting for A.I.

This week, Google Glass got a new app called 'Refresh' that seems small, but it represents the future of wearable computing.

Written by Mike Elgan08 Feb. 14 12:07

How 'Lenovorola' changes the mobile world

Google is selling Motorola to Lenovo. The deal makes Google better, Lenovo bigger and Motorola gets a new lease on life.

Written by Mike Elgan01 Feb. 14 12:18

Why Facebook and Google+ are headed in opposite directions

The two major social sites, Facebook and Google+, are embracing opposite strategies for the future, but they are heading to the same place: To add social intelligence to everything you do.

Written by Mike Elgan25 Jan. 14 12:22

Three big trends converge at CES

Lifelogging and lifestreaming got a boost from wearable computing and the quantified self at International CES this week. Welcome to the future.

Written by Mike Elgan11 Jan. 14 12:08

Why 2014 is the 'year of smart glasses'

In the technology press, every year is the year of this and the year of that. Much of this kind of prediction is based on expectations or wishful thinking and is essentially meaningless.

Written by Mike Elgan23 Dec. 13 15:08

Are we giving up on mobile payments already?

Mobile payments have still not caught on as U.S. users stick with their credit cards. Now the innovation is coming in the form of new debit cards.

Written by Mike Elgan23 Nov. 13 12:04

Here comes the age of ambient everything

Trends in social, search, mobile, wearable and the Internet of things will alter our perception of reality. Change is in the air, says columnist Mike Elgan.

Written by Mike Elgan16 Nov. 13 12:05

The new killer app is a real human

The future was supposed to be automated and computerised. But it turns out that automation is creating demand for the human element.

Written by Mike Elgan09 Nov. 13 12:03

Is technology the cause of car crashes? Or the cure?

Passing laws to minimise accidents caused by distracted drivers is a good idea. But let's not dump advanced technology prematurely just because we assume it's a distraction, says Mike Elgan.

Written by Mike Elgan02 Nov. 13 10:57

The joy of glogging

Columnist Mike Elgan tries out the new Google Glass eyewear and uses 'glogging,' a new social medium for sharing experiences that takes blogging to a new level.

Written by Mike Elgan27 July 13 11:10

Why the mob rules

Many of today's hottest products do something similar -- they get their value from the collective actions of users. Mike Elgan explains why crowdsourcing and all that user data is so successful and valuable.

Written by Mike Elgan20 July 13 11:08