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For 13 years, David Pogue was the weekly personal technology columnist for The New York Times. In the fall of 2013 he made the move to Yahoo, where he founded a new Web site for non-techies called Yahoo Tech. The position at Yahoo further catapults Pogue as one of the preeminent speakers on today’s latest consumer technology. He is also a monthly columnist for Scientific American and an Emmy Award-winning technology correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and the current host of NOVA ScienceNow, a post previously filled by Neil deGrasse Tyson, in which he offers an edgy take on science as he is immersed in hilarious and dangerous situations.
With over three million books in print, Pogue is one of the world's best-selling “how-to” authors. He has written or co-written seven books in the For Dummies series, including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music. In 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes 120 titles.
Pogue graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985 with distinction in music, then spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. He has won two Emmys, a Loeb Award for journalism, and an honorary doctorate in music. He has been profiled on 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.
Merging his musical background with his scientific knowledge, David Pogue delivers unique presentations that generally end with him sitting at a piano performing a couple of his famous song parodies on the technology industry—“Don’t Cry For Me, Cupertino” and “I Got YouTube” being some of his more popular ditties.
Is Mobile Technology Killing Us?
Why America’s Failing Science & How We Can Turn It Around
How Smart Can We Get?
David Pogue’s Tech Update
Disruptive Tech: What’s New, What’s Coming & How It Will Change Everything
Web 2.0, Social Media & Other Buzzwords
Why Products Fail
Blogs vs. Journalism
The Digital Generation Comes of Age
The New Self-Diagnosis Tech: Do We Want This?
Consumer Self-Help: The Double-Edged App
The Quantified Self: When Patients Become Doctors
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