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.
Stories by Mike Elgan
Lifelogging and lifestreaming got a boost from wearable computing and the quantified self at International CES this week. Welcome to the future.
Governments and businesses are getting flying robots. But when will personal drones fly into our lives? Columnist Mike Elgan wants one.
Apple's App Store, Google's Play store and other app stores are packed with apps that can compromise your security and privacy without you ever knowing anything bad happened. What's a mobile app user to do?
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.
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.
The future was supposed to be automated and computerised. But it turns out that automation is creating demand for the human element.
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.
Mike Elgan traveled over three continents in the past 18 months and has these tips for staying connected, keeping powered up and protecting your valuable gadgets from theft.
Phablets -- those smartphones almost as big a tablet -- are great, but it can be hard to get them out of a pocket or purse. Help is on the way in the form of tiny, phone-like devices that use Bluetooth to let you talk on the phone without holding a phablet up to your ear.
Wearable computing gadgets aren't toys for lazy geeks or harbingers of a dystopian future. Here's why you're going to love wearable computing.
Just five years ago, the global epicentres of the mobile phone universe included Finland and Canada, where Nokia and Research In Motion are headquartered.
Phone service is obsolete, says Mike Elgan and wireless carriers are holding him back. Here's why he wants Google to be his phone company.
David Petraeus is probably the last person you might have expected to wreck his career with an email scandal.
If you've ever been to a store, you know the drill: Browse the merchandise, pick something, carry it to the checkout counter, maybe wait in line, pay, then walk out with your purchases and a receipt.