David PogueDavid Welch Pogue (born March 9, 1963) is an American technology writer and TV science presenter. He is a personal technology columnist for ''Yahoo Tech'', a technology correspondent for ''CBS News Sunday Morning'', a columnist for ''Scientific American'' and a technology columnist for ''The New York Times''. He is also the host of ''NOVA ScienceNow'' on PBS and was the host of the ''NOVA'' specials ''Making Stuff'' in 2011 and 2013 and ''Hunting the Elements'' in 2012. Pogue has written or co-written seven books in the ''For Dummies'' series (including Macintosh computers, magic, opera, and classical music).
In 1999, he launched his own series of computer how-to books called the ''Missing Manual'' series, which now includes over 100 titles covering a variety of Macintosh and Windows operating systems and applications. Among the dozens of books Pogue has authored is ''The World According to Twitter'' (2009), written in collaboration with around 500,000 of his Twitter followers, and ''Pogue's Basics'' (2014), which was a ''New York Times'' bestseller.
On October 21, 2013, Pogue announced he would be leaving ''The New York Times'' after 13 years in order to join Yahoo, where he would create a new consumer-technology Web site. At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, Pogue joined Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer onstage during her keynote speech to throw the "on" switch for that new site, ''Yahoo Tech''. On November 13, 2018, Pogue announced his return to the ''Times'' as the writer of the “Crowdwise” feature for the “Smarter Living” section. Provided by Wikipedia