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David Pogue

David Pogue
Columnist, New York Times

David Pogue is the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times . Each week, he contributes a print column, an online column and an online video. His daily blog, Pogue's Posts, is the Times's most popular blog. Pogue is also an Emmy-award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News and a frequent guest on NPR's “Morning Edition." His trademark comic tech videos appear each Thursday morning on CNBC.

With over three million books in print, Pogue is one of the world's best-selling how-to authors. He wrote or cowrote 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 60 titles.

Pogue graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985, with distinction in music, and he spent 10 years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. In 2007, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in music from the Shenandoah Conservatory.

Pogue and his wife Jennifer Pogue, MD, live in Connecticut with their three young children.

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  • Apple iPhone 4S

    What’s in a name? A lot, apparently.Apple’s new iPhone is called the iPhone 4S. But what people really wanted was the iPhone 5.  CNBC Contributor David Pogue explains.

  • Steve Jobs

    The story of Steve Jobs boils down to this: Don’t go with the flow, says NYT's David Pogue.

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    Well, the recording executives may, in fact, be big, greedy dunderheads. But over the years, little by little, they’ve tried to make online music sales fairer and more convenient. CNBC Contributor David Pogue reports on technology.

  • Apple iPad

    It must be excruciating to design a new version of an already mature operating system. How do you add enough new stuff to attract upgrade customers — without junking up the works? And how do you revamp enough things to make the upgrade exciting — without alienating people who don’t like change? CNBC Contributor David Pogue on technology.

  • Google Plus

    Google, the most popular Web site on earth, is worried about the second-most popular site. That, of course, would be Facebook. CNBC Contributor David Pogue reports.

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    CNBC Contributor David Pogue presents his first installment of what should be called the "Big Book of Basic Technology Knowledge."

  • Microsoft

    Every time some big clumsy corporate behemoth buys a popular consumer-tech product, David Pogue cringes. It almost never works out.

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    Comcast may be the nation’s biggest cable company, but it still faces tough competition from the Internet. CNBC Contributor David Pogue reports.

  • Motorola Xoom

    It’s an old pattern by now. Phase 1: Apple introduces some new gadget. The bloggers and the industry tell us why it’ll fail. Phase 2: It goes on sale. The public goes nuts for it. Phase 3: Every company and its brother gets to work on a copycat.

  • Groupon

    You might think that this column is about Groupon.com, the white-hot Web site whose coupons save you 50 to 90 percent at local businesses. But it’s not. It’s about psychology, so says CNBC Contributor David Pogue.