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

HP Sprout Review: You Have Never Touched a PC Like This

yahoo.com — Let's just admit it: The desktop PC is fully baked. It's finished evolving in a meaningful way. We know what features it has and doesn't have. We no longer upgrade every other year to keep up with the latest advances; there are no advances worth upgrading to so often.

BlackBerry will pay you up to $550 to dump your iPhone 6 for the Passport

yahoo.com — Do you want to be super productive with a rugged phone that will help you work wide and do real work? Even better, do you want to get $550 to buy it just for trading in your wimpy, un-wide iPhone 6? There's great news for you, then.

How the Smartphone Killed Typing-But Started an AI Revolution

scientificamerican.com — Steve Jobs often swam against the tide of prevailing opinion. ("You can't make a mouse without two buttons!" "You can't make a computer without a floppy drive!" "You can't make a cell phone without a swappable battery!") He turned out to be right many times.

Meet the New Preview Pane in OS X Yosemite

yahoo.com — For years, the Mac has offered you the ability to see what's inside a desktop icon. You can click it once and then press the space bar, to open the QuickLook preview. But that's so one-at-a-time. With Yosemite, there's a better way.

The Definitive Spotify Playlist of Super-Annoying Songs to Play in Your Uber

yahoo.com — On Monday morning, the ride-sharing/taxi startup Uber announced that it had formed a business partnership with the music streaming startup Spotify. The partnership allows Uber passengers to stream music from Spotify through the speakers of their Uber cars. Here, without comment, is a Spotify playlist of insanely annoying songs you might play in your Uber.

A Spotify Playlist of Annoying Songs to Play in Your Uber

yahoo.com — On Monday morning, the ride-sharing/taxi startup Uber announced that it had formed a business partnership with the music streaming startup Spotify. The partnership allows Uber passengers to stream music from Spotify through the speakers of their Uber car. Here, without comment, is a comprehensive Spotify playlist of insanely annoying songs you might play in your Uber.

You Asked for It, so Here It Is: 9 More Clickbait Headline Secrets Revealed

yahoo.com — A couple of months ago, Facebook announced that its algorithms would attempt to reduce the number of clickbait headlines in its News Feed - teaser headlines foisted upon us by writers who will do anything to make you click. When you see how underwhelming the actual story is, you feel used.

Man Stunned by $1,200 Wi-Fi Bill on Flight from London to Singapore

yahoo.com — Journalist Jeremy Gutsche has racked up an in-flight Wi-Fi bill that would knock you flat - $1,200 on a 12-hour flight from London to Singapore. Gutsche said: "I had an otherwise enjoyable flight, but the sticker shock of being gouged $1200 made me feel like I was deplaning from Total Bastard Airlines."

5 Most Embarrassing Software Bugs in History

scientificamerican.com — Most software today arrives full of small bugs. But big glitches have lost whole spacecraft or could send tourists driving into the ocean In my Scientific American column this month I railed against software companies' attitude that we, the public, are willing to serve as their unpaid beta testers.

Kindle Voyage Is the Best eBook Reader Ever. But It’s Ridiculously Expensive.

yahoo.com — Before you actually try reading a book on this thing, your first reaction might be a snarky chuckle. Two hundred dollars? For a six-ounce slab with a black-and-white screen? And then you try it.
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Nov 26, 2014

My new column & video: HP Sprout. A PC with two giant touch screens, instantly scans 2D and 3D objects. A flawed gem. j.mp/1xU1IV7

Nov 26, 2014

Our roundup of the best Black Friday tech deals, like a $99 Windows laptop and free Galaxy S5 (with contract)… j.mp/11uZbE2

Nov 25, 2014

Proud to be the author of the new @FlatironBooks’ very first book! (vine.co/v/O1IQP5PzIZ7) Details (and preorder): poguesbasics.com.

Nov 24, 2014

Smackdown: MacBook Air vs. Microsoft Surface 3 vs. Lenovo’s new Yoga 3, which contorts into 4 different positions. j.mp/1FkS9iv

Nov 23, 2014

Online quiz: Can you guess which headlines are BuzzFeed stories, and which are parodies from Clickhole.com? j.mp/11hb3tt

Nov 22, 2014

Set the TiVo! Tomorrow AM, my report new food technologies (Soylent, crickets, IBM Watson) is the opening story on “@CBSSunday Morning”!

Nov 21, 2014

@lesliejz Hey Leslie! Need quick help (asap!) on our "Sunday Morning" story--can you email me? Tonight if possible? pogue@me.com... thanks!

Nov 21, 2014

Watch @CBSSunday this weekend to see @robrhinehart school me on crafting the perfect pitcher of Solyent pic.twitter.com/vgjOhTQnvz

Nov 20, 2014

This is gonna be fun! I’m cohosting the 2015 Technical Emmys with Alex Trebek! pic.twitter.com/wVy8xolJyL

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