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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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  • iPhone 4 from Verizon

    The Verizon iPhone is nearly the same as AT&T’s iPhone 4 — but it doesn’t drop calls. For several million Americans, that makes it the holy grail. CNBC Contributor David Pogue takes the test run.

  • Google Voice App

    An unscientific study of Internet calling apps — all available for Android phones and iPhones — discovers strengths and weaknesses in the likes of Google Voice and Fring.

  • Motorola Atrix

    The star of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show wasn’t even there, says CNBC contributor David Pogue.

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    Yes, it’s time once again to recognize the best tech ideas of the year. Not the best products — sometimes, a Pogie award-winning feature crops up in a product that, over all, is a turkey. No, these awards go to the best ideas in products, clever twists that make life just a little bit better.

  • Camera

    Sensor size is important in pocket cameras, but figuring out that size among various products is baffling. CNBC contributor David Pogue explains.

  • Nexus S Android Phone

    As the year winds down, we’ve all got problems. Economic slump. Wars. Unemployment. But look at the bright side: there’s never been a better selection of really terrific cellphones. CNBC Contributor David Pogue explains.

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    CNBC Contributor David Pogue reviews Barne's & Noble's new e-book, the Nook Color.

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab

    The most hotly awaited Android tablet is the Samsung Galaxy Tab, a sleek, sturdy slab, 7.5 by 4.7 by 0.5 inches. The glass front is a 7-inch multitouch screen; the back is off-white plastic.

  • Kinect, the motion controller for Microsoft's Xbox 360.

    There’s a crazy, magical, omigosh rush the first time you try the Kinect. It’s an experience you’ve never had before. CNBC Contributor David Pogue explains.

  • Microsoft Windows Phone 7

    And does Microsoft really think that the world needs yet another black rectangular multitouch app phone design? David Pogue looks at Microsoft's new phone.