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David Pogue
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  • Founder of Yahoo Tech.
  • Former technology columnist for the New York Times for thirteen years.
  • Co-Writer of seven For Dummies books and creator of Missing Manual series, which has 120 titles.
  • Host of PBS’s Nova ScienceNow and tech correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning.

David Pogue has been teaching the public how to work their smartphones, their computers, and the Internet since 1988. David has contributed his writing to seven For Dummies books, created the Missing Manual book series of more than one hundred titles, was a technology columnist for the New York Times for thirteen years, and founded Yahoo Tech in 2014.

After graduating summa cum laude from Yale University in 1985, David put his degree in music to use as a conductor and arranger in Broadway musicals in New York City for ten years. He transitioned into the world of tech as a writer for Macworld magazine, where he had his first column. In 2000, David began his tenure as a personal tech columnist for the New York Times. He has held many other writing and hosting positions, in which he educates the public on science and technology. He is a technology correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, a columnist for Scientific American, and he hosts Nova ScienceNow on PBS, replacing former host Neil deGrasse Tyson.

David left the New York Times in 2013, and the next year he founded Yahoo Tech. He is also the tech critic for Yahoo Finance. David has been recognized for his contributions to tech journalism with three Emmy awards, two Webby awards, and a Loeb award for journalism. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication.

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TESTIMONIALS

"Oh man @pogue killing it as the host of the general session at #ibmpulse loving the jokes and realistic viewpoint on today's tech"
    Eric Maniloff (@TechGripes)

"@pogue's keynote at @AIIMCon just now just might be the best keynote I've ever heard."
    Jesse Wilkins (@jessewilkins)

"Standing Ovation for @pogue #ABATECHSHOW"
    Alexandra (@scrappydoo6)

"@gregrobertson: @Pogue killed at #icsf. Standing ovation following his technology melody. it was that good"
    Lisa Archer (@LisaArcher)

"Best conf speaker I have EVER seen - @pogue ended to a standing ovation and cheers after singing about Web2.0"
    Christine Kirk (@LuxuryPRGal)

"David is a non-stop show with laughs, music (he writes and performs) and common sense advice. He wowed the crowd!"
- SAGA COMMUNICATIONS

"RT @realtorheather: @pogue hit it out of the park today. Amazing tech tips and laughter. Love it! #icsf"
    Chris Smith (@Chris_Smth)

"Standing ovation for David Pogue!! Singing, laughing and learning all in on package! #rootstech #genealogy"
    Deb Ruth (@ddaruth)

PROGRAMS

Fast, funny, and smart: there is no better way to learn about technology, and no one understands this better than David Pogue, founder of Yahoo Tech and former technology columnist for the New York Times.

David has been writing and speaking about technology in an accessible way for decades. As a long-time tech writer, host on PBS, and tech correspondent on CBS Sunday Morning, David has perfected the art of conveying educational instruction in a simple, accessible, and even entertaining format. His contributions to seven For Dummies technology help books are just one example of the biting wit and relatable humor that have made him one of America’s favorite consumer-friendly tech experts.

David has a wealth of experience in journalism and the tech world to share, and he does so with audiences all over the country. He can also save you time, frustration, and money with his many tech tips, all while making you laugh.

Disruptive Tech: The Unrecognizable New World of Tech and Culture
Wearable tech, the cloud, drones, the quantified self, the Internet of Things, self-driving cars, augmented reality: the tech of our world is changing faster and faster. But the fascinating part is the effect it’s having on the society and culture we once new. What will life be like when printed newspapers and printed books are niche relics? What are the ramifications of the massive services-for-privacy trade that young people, especially, seem willing to make?

In this funny, fast-paced snapshot of the new world, Yahoo Tech columnist David Pogue will bring you up to date–and help you consider what we’ll gain, what we’ll lose, and what beliefs will shift into something we’ve never seen before.

Science, Schmience: Why America’s Failing Science—& How We Can Turn It Around
The STEM fields (science, tech, engineering, math) drive America’s economy; they fuel the country’s innovation, commerce, defense, and business.

But American test scores, graduation rates, and STEM dominance have been declining steadily for 20 years. And even though a quarter of incoming freshmen intend to major in a technical subject 75 percent of them switch majors by graduation. What’s going on? And how can we compete if we don’t fix the situation, fast?

In this fascinating, cutting-edge presentation, PBS "Nova" science host (and Yahoo Tech founder) David Pogue surveys all of the factors—financial, political, cultural, and educational—and looks at our chances for turning around America’s science future.

The Digital Generation Comes Of Age
For the last 20 years, computers and technology have been part of the everyday curriculum for a generation or two of digitally privileged kids — and, as they become the majority, it’s showtime.

As computer-literate children become America’s new leaders, visionaries, and designers, how will their digital upbringing affect society and culture? Tech columnist David Pogue takes a thoughtful, funny look at how the tidal wave will hit as the digital generation enters prime time: what we’ll gain, what we’ll lose, and what beliefs and approaches will shift into something we’ve never seen before.

Should Science Be Allowed to be Interesting? One Man's Insane Journey through a TV Career on PBS
David Pogue, non-scientist, was plucked out of obscurity to host four NOVA miniseries on PBS. The mission: to illustrate cutting-edge scientific developments as clearly and as entertainingly as possible. Fulfilling this task has involved hang gliding, landing on a nuclear carrier, handling 10-foot sharks underwater, firing an AK-47, slicing a brain in half, and pouring a $12 million gold bar–so far.

In this lavishly photographed, highly hilarious talk, Pogue will share the experience of a lifetime–and opine on the state of science, television, and humor in America.

Why Products Fail
In his 25 years reviewing tech products, David Pogue has seen his share of turkeys. Many were so obviously failures a kindergartener could have spotted them. Sometimes the problem is design. But more often, it’s procedural, having to do with misfires in communication, PR, marketing, or groupthink. In this entertaining talk, he’ll revisit some horrifying disasters from his journalism career—and, more importantly, pick apart how things went off the tracks.

David Pogue’s Tech Update 2014 (2015, 2016...)
The very simple premise here: If you want to know what of importance is going on in the world of technology, Yahoo Tech columnist David Pogue is the perfect tour guide.

This talk is constantly updated to represent what’s going on in tech right now, whether it’s the gadgets themselves, amazing free Internet services, or social-media shockwaves. But it’s not just the technology—wearable computers, self-driving cars, the Internet of Things; it’s also the effect it’s having on the society and culture we once new.

The talk was originally designed for groups who hire David to return to their conferences each year, so they’d be sure to see fresh, funny material every time—but it turns out to be just a great standalone, highly entertaining crash course in what’s worth knowing about at the time of your event.

Dave’s Mobile Show-and-Tell
David Pogue reviews over 200 products a year. If anyone can identify the breakthroughs, he can.

In this lively presentation—half talk, half magic show—David will present and actually demonstrate the latest and most amazing mobile gadgets, and offer his mini-critiques of each. The assortment changes monthly, of course, but past presentations have included the cellphone that offers unlimited free calls via Wi-Fi; the memory card that beams photos instantly onto Flickr; the secret of getting Directory Assistance for free on your cellphone (rather than $2 per call from your carrier); the latest breakthroughs in speech recognition; and, of course, the coolest, latest apps.

Prepare to have your mind blown—and your credit card stressed.

The Power of Simplicity
Why are consumers so fed up with their computers? "Software rage" has become an epidemic, help lines are flooded, and people are flinging their machines out the window in frustration.

More often than not, the problem is the software design itself–the interface. The design of programs and Web sites grows in importance every day. Getting it right–packing a lot of features, the right way, into a small screen area–is extremely difficult, and the masters of the art are few and far between. But David Pogue, who analyzes software design each week in his Yahoo Tech column, has found some fascinating real-world examples that illustrate both clever solutions and horrifying failures. He’ll also look forward to interface design of the future–speech, animation, and other innovations–as we move into an era of both much bigger and much smaller screens.

BEST-SELLING BOOKS

Windows 7: The Missing Manual
In early reviews, geeks raved about Windows 7. But if you′re an ordinary mortal, learning what this new system is all about will be challenging. Fear not: David Pogue′s Windows 7: The Missing Manual comes to the rescue. Like its predecessors, this book illuminates its subject with reader-friendly insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners as well as veteran PC users.

Windows 7 fixes many of Vista′s most painful shortcomings. It′s speedier, has fewer intrusive and nagging screens, and is more compatible with peripherals. Plus, Windows 7 introduces a slew of new features, including better organization tools, easier WiFi connections and home networking setup, and even touchscreen computing for those lucky enough to own the latest hardware.

With this book, you′ll learn how to:

  • Navigate the desktop, including the fast and powerful search function
  • Take advantage of Window′s apps and gadgets, and tap into 40 free programs
  • Breeze the Web with Internet Explorer 8, and learn the email, chat, and videoconferencing programs
  • Record TV and radio, display photos, play music, and record any of these to DVD using the Media Center
  • Use your printer, fax, laptop, tablet PC, or smartphone with Windows 7
  • Beef up your system and back up your files
  • Collaborate and share documents and other files by setting up a workgroup network
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    Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual
    The latest update of Pogue′s immensely popular Mac manual offers a wealth of detail on Apple′s latest Mac OS X operating system known as Snow Leopard.
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