Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

Mike Elgan is a technology-obsessed journalist, author, blogger, podcaster and digital nomad. He writes a column for IDG’s Insider Pro. Learn more at his website: elgan.com.

Inside Apple's 'Bionic Virtual Meeting Room'

Should you embrace Google's new business card replacement?

Should you embrace Google's new business card replacement?

Google is testing a new post-pandemic, no-touch alternative to business cards that lets you add your info to search results when people Google you.

How to think about Microsoft's new smartphone

How to think about Microsoft's new smartphone

Don't call it a smartphone, says Microsoft — the Surface Duo is a two-screen phablet that will change the world — but only Microsoft's world.

Google, Facebook, SpaceX battle to connect remote workers

Google, Facebook, SpaceX battle to connect remote workers

The coronavirus crisis is driving employees out of the cities and into remote areas where bandwidth is low or nonexistent. Google, Facebook, SpaceX and others all have a dog in this fight.

Why coronavirus contact tracing apps are failing

Why coronavirus contact tracing apps are failing

Security, yes. But the biggest problem to adoption is staring us all in the mirror. Here's what that means for you and your organization.

5 areas IT leaders should be followers

5 areas IT leaders should be followers

Here's where board members, the c-suite, managers and team leaders need to take charge by falling in line.

Software is eating the world of eating

Software is eating the world of eating

Cloud kitchens are further disrupting the traditional restaurant model -- turning food into a software technology business.

Apple and COVID-19 drive QR code innovation

Apple and COVID-19 drive QR code innovation

Heavy hitters from Apple to government agencies to major banks are leaning in on QR code tech to improve disease tracking, touchless payments and much more.

Why your voice is your new password

Why your voice is your new password

Google now lets some users verify purchases using voice alone. It’s just the beginning. Welcome to the future of biometric ID and verification.

Apple's smart glasses will disappoint

Apple's smart glasses will disappoint

The reaction to Apple's long-awaited glasses platform will be something like this: ‘Wait, that's it?’

Zoom fatigue is real and it’s costly

Zoom fatigue is real and it’s costly

The Zoom experiment failed. The fallout is erasing all the benefits of remote work, making everyone exhausted and unproductive. -- but there's a better way.

Conspiracy theories slow public 5G adoption (but private 5G gets a boost)

Conspiracy theories slow public 5G adoption (but private 5G gets a boost)

When radio waves, viruses and tin foil hats collide. How the coronavirus crisis is changing how, where and why 5G is being deployed.

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