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Stories by Mike Elgan

Why smart stores don't check out

Amazon, Starbucks and Apple want you to walk into their stores, pick up your items, then walk right out. But there's a problem.

Written by Mike Elgan08 April 17 21:00

The laptop is dead

Here's Mike Elgan's open-and-shut case on why the venerable laptop is on its way out.

Written by Mike Elgan01 April 17 22:00

How YouTube TV will kill cable

YouTube's new live TV service will make TV mobile, flexible, easy, competitive and super profitable for Google.

Written by Mike Elgan04 March 17 23:00

Note to self: Stop taking notes!

Artificial intelligence makes scribbling or typing notes and reminders obsolete. Talk and the notes just happen.

Written by Mike Elgan25 Feb. 17 23:00

5 shocking new threats to your personal data

The internet and smartphones have come up with five new and surprising ways to steal or expose our personal data. These trends make panic sound like a good idea.

Written by Mike Elgan04 Feb. 17 23:00

Why Apple will make smart glasses

Instead of making unfashionable smart glasses, Apple will make fashionable glasses smart.

Written by Mike Elgan21 Jan. 17 23:00

Does Google listen in on your life?

A widely held myth says Google eavesdrops on your life to improve search results. It doesn't, but should it?

Written by Mike Elgan10 Dec. 16 23:00

How to shoot a drone out of the sky

An entire anti-drone industry is emerging. These new tools will enable drone detection, tracking, identification, disabling, and even hacking and hijacking the drones as they fly.

Written by Mike Elgan03 Dec. 16 23:00

Why you should start using Google Keep right away

Services like Keep, Evernote and Microsoft OneNote are often called "note-taking apps." But they've grown beyond their roots, now offering collaborative workflow, reminders, checklists, geofencing, optical character recognition, voice transcription, sketching and more.

Written by Mike Elgan26 Nov. 16 22:00

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