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Tech columnist, Yahoo; PBS NOVA host; Missing Manuals creator, dad of 3!

The iPad Air 2: Thin, Gorgeous, Powerful-and That's Enough

yahoo.com — The iPad Air 2 really is extremely thin. That's the salient feature. Less than a quarter of an inch thick (6.1 millimeters). You will definitely bend this thing if you put it in your back pocket and sit on it. Fortunately, you probably don't have a pocket big enough.

Ingenious: OS X Yosemite Makes the Mac an iPhone Accessory

yahoo.com — One thing's for sure: Steve Jobs isn't running Apple anymore.

Pogue’s First Impressions of the New iPad and iMac

yahoo.com — Well, we already knew that this Apple press event wasn't going to be an earth-shaker.

Why We’re All Beta Testers Now

scientificamerican.com — I taught a class a few years ago at Columbia Business School called "What Makes a Hit a Hit-and a Flop a Flop." As a grizzled 25-year veteran of tech product reviews, I intended to bestow my hard-won wisdom on this group of young, idealistic entrepreneurs-to-be.

What It’s Really Like to Work at a Tech Startup

yahoo.com — You may have heard that working in the Dilbert-like cubed confines of Silicon Valley is akin to being a hamster on a wheel. Toil, toil, toil, seemingly endlessly, in a never-ending cycle of mundanity. Well, now Silicon Valley work can actually be life on a hamster wheel.

Harmony Home Hub: The World’s Best Home-Entertainment Remote Is Now Your Phone

yahoo.com — Don't look now, but somebody has finally nailed the universal-remote problem. Two problems, actually. Problem #1: There are thousands of different brands of TVs, cable boxes, Blu-ray players, video recorders, game consoles, audio receivers, and speakers - plus all those Internet TV boxes like Apple TV and Roku.

Funders Beware: Not All Crowdfunding Projects Deliver

scientificamerican.com — Three firms were particularly successful in luring donors with flashy project pitches that fell short of the mark As I wrote in my Scientific American column this month , crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo are rapidly changing the way new products are born.

The Wink Hub: Almost Home-Automation Nirvana

yahoo.com — More and more everyday devices are becoming networkable: Smoke alarms, coffee makers, refrigerators, thermostats, door locks, window shades, garage doors, security cameras, lights, air conditioners, and on and on. Which brings us to today's review: the Wink hub. This hub speaks all of the various wireless languages.

Is This Email For Real?

yahoo.com — In this week's "Ask Pogue," three people write to ask the same thing: Is this email, which looks like it's from Yahoo, really real?

Windows 10 Undoes the Disaster of Windows 8 (Mostly)

yahoo.com — Today, Microsoft took the wraps on the next version of Windows. It's called Windows 10. The current Windows 8, as the world now knows, was a superimposed mishmash of two operating systems. Windows 10, for the most part, fixes that, and puts the two kinds of Windows each in their own corner.
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Oct 21, 2014

Just posted—the Pogue Review: The iPad Air 2. With video! j.mp/1ta1Ajv

Oct 20, 2014

I signed 1000 copies of my new "Pogue's Basics” (the tech essentials nobody bothers to show you)! Avail for preorder: j.mp/1r2FB8v

Oct 20, 2014

The Pogue Review: A crazy $138 frame that turns an old monitor into a full-blown touchscreen PC. j.mp/1CLT1LM

Oct 19, 2014

Early morning flight home from San Francisco. Nice view of downtown. Hello, TransAmerica building! pic.twitter.com/3z7q3G9FjD

Oct 17, 2014

New Pogue video: My instant, hands-on, first-impressions review of the new iPad Air 2 (and Mini 3)! j.mp/1uiHjnd

Oct 16, 2014

“The Air is getting a little thinner.” Damn, wish I’d thought of that opening line about the new iPad! j.mp/1phB2GN

Oct 16, 2014

Tim Cook is wrapping up the event. The black button-down shirt can go back to the closet for another few months. Thanks, all, for tuning in!

Oct 16, 2014

New Mac Mini today, too. $100 less (now $500), updated components. Cool-lookin’ little box.

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