David Pogue

NY Times "Crowdwise" columnist; writer/correspondent for NOVA & "CBS Sunday Morning"
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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…

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…

Jan 17, 2019
How to Handle the Dreaded ‘Reply All Moment’

Graham Roumieu You know what the English language needs? A word for the hot, sickening feeling you get when you accidentally hit “Reply All,” subsequently broadcasting a private message to a much larger group. Maybe we should call it e-barrassment.…

Graham Roumieu You know what the English language needs? A word for the hot, sickening feeling you get when you accidentally hit “Reply All,” subsequently broadcasting a private message to a much larger group. Maybe we should call it e-barrassment.…

Graham Roumieu You know what the English language needs? A word for the hot, sickening feeling you get when you accidentally hit “Reply All,” subsequently broadcasting a private message to a much larger group. Maybe we should call it e-barrassment.…

What’s Changed Since My First Column for Scientific American

My inaugural column in these pages, eight years ago, explored the world of crowdsourced answer Web sites. My last Scientific American column—well, you're reading it. My tenure here has aligned neatly with the rise of everything in the headlines…

My inaugural column in these pages, eight years ago, explored the world of crowdsourced answer Web sites. My last Scientific American column—well, you're reading it. My tenure here has aligned neatly with the rise of everything in the headlines…

My inaugural column in these pages, eight years ago, explored the world of crowdsourced answer Web sites. My last Scientific American column—well, you're reading it. My tenure here has aligned neatly with the rise of everything in the headlines…

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Keyboard Shortcuts

In the beginning, there was the keyboard. If you wanted to issue a command to your computer, you typed it. Then came the Apple Macintosh, which popularized the mouse as standard equipment. No longer would people have to memorize key commands! No…

In the beginning, there was the keyboard. If you wanted to issue a command to your computer, you typed it. Then came the Apple Macintosh, which popularized the mouse as standard equipment. No longer would people have to memorize key commands! No…

In the beginning, there was the keyboard. If you wanted to issue a command to your computer, you typed it. Then came the Apple Macintosh, which popularized the mouse as standard equipment. No longer would people have to memorize key commands! No…

Nov 1, 2018
Tesla is now the self-drivingest car on the road

Lots of cars these days can auto-park. Lots can self-drive on the highway. Lots of them have collision avoidance—they’ll slam on the brakes if you don’t. A few cars can change lanes automatically when you put your turn signal on. Tesla’s Autopilot…

Lots of cars these days can auto-park. Lots can self-drive on the highway. Lots of them have collision avoidance—they’ll slam on the brakes if you don’t. A few cars can change lanes automatically when you put your turn signal on. Tesla’s Autopilot…

Lots of cars these days can auto-park. Lots can self-drive on the highway. Lots of them have collision avoidance—they’ll slam on the brakes if you don’t. A few cars can change lanes automatically when you put your turn signal on. Tesla’s Autopilot…

Oct 30, 2018
As MoviePass struggles, Sinemia intends to thrive

In the beginning, there was MoviePass. It was a revolutionary service that let you go see as many movies as you liked, in theaters, for a flat $10 a month. (Here’s my interview with the CEO in happier times.) Amazing! Irresistible! Boom: 3 million…

In the beginning, there was MoviePass. It was a revolutionary service that let you go see as many movies as you liked, in theaters, for a flat $10 a month. (Here’s my interview with the CEO in happier times.) Amazing! Irresistible! Boom: 3 million…

In the beginning, there was MoviePass. It was a revolutionary service that let you go see as many movies as you liked, in theaters, for a flat $10 a month. (Here’s my interview with the CEO in happier times.) Amazing! Irresistible! Boom: 3 million…