David Pogue

NY Times "Crowdwise" columnist; writer/correspondent for NOVA & "CBS Sunday Morning"
    Oct 4, 2019
    10 Tips to Avoid Leaving Tracks Around the Internet

    Graham Roumieu Google and Facebook collect information about us and then sell that data to advertisers. Websites deposit invisible “cookies” onto our computers and then record where we go online. Even our own government has been known to track…

    Graham Roumieu Google and Facebook collect information about us and then sell that data to advertisers. Websites deposit invisible “cookies” onto our computers and then record where we go online. Even our own government has been known to track…

    Graham Roumieu Google and Facebook collect information about us and then sell that data to advertisers. Websites deposit invisible “cookies” onto our computers and then record where we go online. Even our own government has been known to track…

    Sep 29, 2019
    The great electric scooter backlash

    In the spring of 2018, the citizens of several American cities awoke to find something new: Thousands of electric scooters, mysteriously deposited all over town, unannounced. They were put there by a new breed of well-funded companies with…

    In the spring of 2018, the citizens of several American cities awoke to find something new: Thousands of electric scooters, mysteriously deposited all over town, unannounced. They were put there by a new breed of well-funded companies with…

    In the spring of 2018, the citizens of several American cities awoke to find something new: Thousands of electric scooters, mysteriously deposited all over town, unannounced. They were put there by a new breed of well-funded companies with…

    Sep 15, 2019
    Inside the pages, and websites, of New York Magazine

    Even if you're not a New Yorker, you may know New York magazine. It was the original city magazine, one of the first magazines for both men and women. It's won 48 National Magazine Awards, and not long ago it celebrated its 50th anniversary. The…

    Even if you're not a New Yorker, you may know New York magazine. It was the original city magazine, one of the first magazines for both men and women. It's won 48 National Magazine Awards, and not long ago it celebrated its 50th anniversary. The…

    Even if you're not a New Yorker, you may know New York magazine. It was the original city magazine, one of the first magazines for both men and women. It's won 48 National Magazine Awards, and not long ago it celebrated its 50th anniversary. The…

    Sep 4, 2019
    Lo que la gente con una apariencia distinta quiere que sepas

    Graham Roumieu Un niño pequeño ve a un hombre calvo en la tienda. “¡Mamá, mira! ¡Ese señor no tiene pelo!”, dice. Su madre lo agarra del brazo y le susurra nerviosa: “¡Cállate! ¡Te puede escuchar!”. El niño, perplejo, mira a su madre y le dice:…

    Graham Roumieu Un niño pequeño ve a un hombre calvo en la tienda. “¡Mamá, mira! ¡Ese señor no tiene pelo!”, dice. Su madre lo agarra del brazo y le susurra nerviosa: “¡Cállate! ¡Te puede escuchar!”. El niño, perplejo, mira a su madre y le dice:…

    Graham Roumieu Un niño pequeño ve a un hombre calvo en la tienda. “¡Mamá, mira! ¡Ese señor no tiene pelo!”, dice. Su madre lo agarra del brazo y le susurra nerviosa: “¡Cállate! ¡Te puede escuchar!”. El niño, perplejo, mira a su madre y le dice:…

    Aug 13, 2019
    What Different-Looking People Would Like You to Know Before You Stare

    Graham Roumieu A little boy sees a bald man in the store. “Mommy, look! That man has no hair!” he says. His mother grabs his arm and whispers urgently: “Be quiet! He might hear you!” The boy looks at his mother, puzzled. “Doesn’t he know?” There’s a…

    Graham Roumieu A little boy sees a bald man in the store. “Mommy, look! That man has no hair!” he says. His mother grabs his arm and whispers urgently: “Be quiet! He might hear you!” The boy looks at his mother, puzzled. “Doesn’t he know?” There’s a…

    Graham Roumieu A little boy sees a bald man in the store. “Mommy, look! That man has no hair!” he says. His mother grabs his arm and whispers urgently: “Be quiet! He might hear you!” The boy looks at his mother, puzzled. “Doesn’t he know?” There’s a…

    Aug 8, 2019
    The Secret History of ‘Easter Eggs’

    Every car can accelerate, brake and turn. But only the Tesla Model X can put on a three-minute dance performance. The windows open, the speakers blast a holiday carol, the exterior lights flash in sequence, the front doors open and close, and the…

    Every car can accelerate, brake and turn. But only the Tesla Model X can put on a three-minute dance performance. The windows open, the speakers blast a holiday carol, the exterior lights flash in sequence, the front doors open and close, and the…

    Every car can accelerate, brake and turn. But only the Tesla Model X can put on a three-minute dance performance. The windows open, the speakers blast a holiday carol, the exterior lights flash in sequence, the front doors open and close, and the…

    Jun 26, 2019
    Your Best Tips for Managing the Family Money

    Graham Roumieu First we’re told that the best things in life are free. Then we’re told that you get what you pay for. First we’re told that money talks and makes the world go ’round. Then we’re told that money isn’t everything and can’t buy…

    Graham Roumieu First we’re told that the best things in life are free. Then we’re told that you get what you pay for. First we’re told that money talks and makes the world go ’round. Then we’re told that money isn’t everything and can’t buy…

    Graham Roumieu First we’re told that the best things in life are free. Then we’re told that you get what you pay for. First we’re told that money talks and makes the world go ’round. Then we’re told that money isn’t everything and can’t buy…

    Jun 23, 2019
    Seeing red: Mankind gets closer to Mars

    Mankind has always been intrigued by Mars, and now we are closer to putting footprints on the surface of the Red Planet than we've ever been in the past. "Mars, in the public zeitgeist, is very hot right now," said Adam Steltzner, the chief engineer…

    Mankind has always been intrigued by Mars, and now we are closer to putting footprints on the surface of the Red Planet than we've ever been in the past. "Mars, in the public zeitgeist, is very hot right now," said Adam Steltzner, the chief engineer…

    Mankind has always been intrigued by Mars, and now we are closer to putting footprints on the surface of the Red Planet than we've ever been in the past. "Mars, in the public zeitgeist, is very hot right now," said Adam Steltzner, the chief engineer…

    May 24, 2019
    Your Best Tips for a Better Uber or Lyft Trip

    Graham Roumieu Who, in a million years, ever thought that the ridesharing idea would fly? You’re going to pay total strangers to drive you around in their own cars? Really now? Well, yes. Services like Lyft and Uber may have decimated the taxi…

    Graham Roumieu Who, in a million years, ever thought that the ridesharing idea would fly? You’re going to pay total strangers to drive you around in their own cars? Really now? Well, yes. Services like Lyft and Uber may have decimated the taxi…

    Graham Roumieu Who, in a million years, ever thought that the ridesharing idea would fly? You’re going to pay total strangers to drive you around in their own cars? Really now? Well, yes. Services like Lyft and Uber may have decimated the taxi…

    May 2, 2019
    I Keep the World’s Thinnest, Lightest Reading Glasses in My Wallet

    I’ve got some bad news for you: Once you hit 40, you’ll probably need reading glasses. Drugstore readers are cheap and do the job for most people. Unfortunately, they’re not built into your face. Sooner or later, you’ll find yourself needing them but…

    I’ve got some bad news for you: Once you hit 40, you’ll probably need reading glasses. Drugstore readers are cheap and do the job for most people. Unfortunately, they’re not built into your face. Sooner or later, you’ll find yourself needing them but…

    I’ve got some bad news for you: Once you hit 40, you’ll probably need reading glasses. Drugstore readers are cheap and do the job for most people. Unfortunately, they’re not built into your face. Sooner or later, you’ll find yourself needing them but…

    Apr 30, 2019
    The Best Advice You’ve Ever Received (and are Willing to Pass On)

    Graham Roumieu A few years ago, I crowdsourced an entire book, called “The World According to Twitter.” Every night for 100 nights, I tweeted a provocative question; I published the best responses. (Sample question: “Supply the subject line of an…

    Graham Roumieu A few years ago, I crowdsourced an entire book, called “The World According to Twitter.” Every night for 100 nights, I tweeted a provocative question; I published the best responses. (Sample question: “Supply the subject line of an…

    Graham Roumieu A few years ago, I crowdsourced an entire book, called “The World According to Twitter.” Every night for 100 nights, I tweeted a provocative question; I published the best responses. (Sample question: “Supply the subject line of an…

    Apr 16, 2019
    I Hated All Wireless Chargers Until I Found Anker’s Fast-Charging Stand

    When Apple and Samsung say their phones have “wireless charging,” they don’t mean through-the-air charging, all day long, from some wall transmitter. No, they’re talking about little pads that recharge phones on contact. (They’re called Qi chargers,…

    When Apple and Samsung say their phones have “wireless charging,” they don’t mean through-the-air charging, all day long, from some wall transmitter. No, they’re talking about little pads that recharge phones on contact. (They’re called Qi chargers,…

    When Apple and Samsung say their phones have “wireless charging,” they don’t mean through-the-air charging, all day long, from some wall transmitter. No, they’re talking about little pads that recharge phones on contact. (They’re called Qi chargers,…

    Apr 4, 2019
    How to Tap Less on Your Phone (but Get More Done)

    Ben Boothman When Apple co-founder Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone in 2007, he dissed the tiny keyboards on rival smartphones. “They can’t change down the road if you think of another great idea you want to add to this product,” he told the…

    Ben Boothman When Apple co-founder Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone in 2007, he dissed the tiny keyboards on rival smartphones. “They can’t change down the road if you think of another great idea you want to add to this product,” he told the…

    Ben Boothman When Apple co-founder Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone in 2007, he dissed the tiny keyboards on rival smartphones. “They can’t change down the road if you think of another great idea you want to add to this product,” he told the…

    Mar 26, 2019
    Sony Makes the Best Noise-Canceling Headphones I’ve Ever Owned

    A former tech columnist at Yahoo, Scientific American, and the New York Times, David Pogue will write occasionally for the Strategist about things he has bought for himself and loves. If you travel much, you know why noise-canceling headphones are so…

    A former tech columnist at Yahoo, Scientific American, and the New York Times, David Pogue will write occasionally for the Strategist about things he has bought for himself and loves. If you travel much, you know why noise-canceling headphones are so…

    A former tech columnist at Yahoo, Scientific American, and the New York Times, David Pogue will write occasionally for the Strategist about things he has bought for himself and loves. If you travel much, you know why noise-canceling headphones are so…

    Mar 20, 2019
    I Can Whip a Credit Card Straight From the $10 Amazon Wallet in My Pocket

    A former tech columnist at Yahoo, Scientific American, and the New York Times, David Pogue will write occasionally for the Strategist about things he has bought for himself and loves. I needed a new wallet — something non-bulky. I’m not quite at the…

    A former tech columnist at Yahoo, Scientific American, and the New York Times, David Pogue will write occasionally for the Strategist about things he has bought for himself and loves. I needed a new wallet — something non-bulky. I’m not quite at the…

    A former tech columnist at Yahoo, Scientific American, and the New York Times, David Pogue will write occasionally for the Strategist about things he has bought for himself and loves. I needed a new wallet — something non-bulky. I’m not quite at the…

    Mar 13, 2019
    32 Tips for Surviving (and Parenting) Crying Babies on Planes

    Graham Roumieu Flying with an unhappy child is no fun for anyone, everyone knows that. But it wasn’t until I asked you for your tips, tricks and traumatic tales of babies on planes, that I realized I didn’t know exactly how many different victim…

    Graham Roumieu Flying with an unhappy child is no fun for anyone, everyone knows that. But it wasn’t until I asked you for your tips, tricks and traumatic tales of babies on planes, that I realized I didn’t know exactly how many different victim…

    Graham Roumieu Flying with an unhappy child is no fun for anyone, everyone knows that. But it wasn’t until I asked you for your tips, tricks and traumatic tales of babies on planes, that I realized I didn’t know exactly how many different victim…

    Mar 6, 2019
    Eero Makes the Best Wi-Fi System (and I’ve Tried Them All)

    A former tech columnist at Yahoo, Scientific American, and the New York Times, David Pogue will write occasionally for the Strategist about things he has bought for himself and loves. Whenever someone complains to me about Wi-Fi dead spots, I roll my…

    A former tech columnist at Yahoo, Scientific American, and the New York Times, David Pogue will write occasionally for the Strategist about things he has bought for himself and loves. Whenever someone complains to me about Wi-Fi dead spots, I roll my…

    A former tech columnist at Yahoo, Scientific American, and the New York Times, David Pogue will write occasionally for the Strategist about things he has bought for himself and loves. Whenever someone complains to me about Wi-Fi dead spots, I roll my…

    Feb 20, 2019
    The Case That Protected My Phone Through Being Dropped 53 Times

    A former tech columnist at Yahoo, Scientific American, and the New York Times, David Pogue will write occasionally for the Strategist about things he has bought for himself and loves. If you’re one of the Pogue children, you know that getting a…

    A former tech columnist at Yahoo, Scientific American, and the New York Times, David Pogue will write occasionally for the Strategist about things he has bought for himself and loves. If you’re one of the Pogue children, you know that getting a…

    A former tech columnist at Yahoo, Scientific American, and the New York Times, David Pogue will write occasionally for the Strategist about things he has bought for himself and loves. If you’re one of the Pogue children, you know that getting a…

    Feb 14, 2019
    What to Say (and What Not to Say) to Someone Who’s Grieving

    Graham Roumieu Do you laugh when someone’s grocery bag bursts? Do you find yourself stealing cabs? Have you shouted at puppies? If you answered yes to any of these, then you may have Empathy Deficit Disorder. For this Crowdwise, I asked you to…

    Graham Roumieu Do you laugh when someone’s grocery bag bursts? Do you find yourself stealing cabs? Have you shouted at puppies? If you answered yes to any of these, then you may have Empathy Deficit Disorder. For this Crowdwise, I asked you to…

    Graham Roumieu Do you laugh when someone’s grocery bag bursts? Do you find yourself stealing cabs? Have you shouted at puppies? If you answered yes to any of these, then you may have Empathy Deficit Disorder. For this Crowdwise, I asked you to…

    Feb 1, 2019
    How to Do a Data ‘Cleanse’

    Claudia Toran If we need a checkup on our health, our finances or our cars, we can find doctors, accountants or mechanics. But who checks up on our digital lives? There’s no such thing as 10,000-mile scheduled maintenance for your hard drive or an…

    Claudia Toran If we need a checkup on our health, our finances or our cars, we can find doctors, accountants or mechanics. But who checks up on our digital lives? There’s no such thing as 10,000-mile scheduled maintenance for your hard drive or an…

    Claudia Toran If we need a checkup on our health, our finances or our cars, we can find doctors, accountants or mechanics. But who checks up on our digital lives? There’s no such thing as 10,000-mile scheduled maintenance for your hard drive or an…