David Pogue

“Lately i wake up and realize i'm going to be angry the rest of the day, and i'm never wrong,” tweets Sarah Jones. As Sydney Ember of The New York Times reports, Glenn Thrush, New York Times Reporter, Accused of Sexual Misbehavior. Ember writes, “The New York Times said on Monday that it was suspending Glenn Thrush, one of its ...

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Walt Disney Company

10 annoying habits that undermine good speeches

In my blog posts about how to create and give great presentations, I sometimes focus on the big, fatal issues that kill great public speaking.This …

Public Speaking

Rejoice: Sonos Speakers are finally voice-controllable

If you’re among the millions who own Sonos speakers, then you don’t need a paragraph explaining how great they are (the speakers, not the owners).<p>A …

Automation

How to Read Old MS Word Files When Word Says You Can't

My <i>Scientific American</i> column this month concerned a sneaky problem that not many people are paying attention to: file-format rot. That’s when our …

Microsoft Word

Battle of the 4K streaming boxes: Apple, Google, Amazon, and Roku

• 0<p>Build the story, feel the vibe<p>The news app with the latest stories and trending conversations.<p>Get the app<p>Amazon.Yahoo Finance.yesterdayBattle of the …

Streaming

SAS CSV parse Long strings

I'm trying to read in an sort data from a CSV file and I'm having trouble with the long strings involved. I've attached screenshots of part of my …

TED Talks

iPhone X Reviews Agree Design And Display Upgrades Are Worth The Price

In-depth press reviews for the iPhone X are now live after several influencer unboxings and previews days prior. The consensus is that Apple’s latest …

OLEDs

Nat Geo's Ocean Odyssey in Times Square: Moments of awe for $40

If you’ve walked anywhere in New York City lately—or anywhere in its subway system—you’ve seen the big posters for National Geographic Encounter: …

With the iPhone X, Apple made some big changes to who gets review units first, and not everyone is taking it very well

• <b>With the new iPhone X, Apple made big changes to its list of reviewers to whom it provides test devices.</b>• <b><br>Apple ruffled some feathers by giving some video bloggers the first chance to publish first impression videos about the new phone, instead of some longtime tech reviewers.</b>• <b><br>The changes reflect</b> …

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iPhone X: The reviews are in—updated with Pogue et al.

Excerpts from the iPhone X reviews I’ve seen.<p><b>Nilay Patel, The Verge: Face the Future.</b> At a glance, the iPhone X looks so good one of our video …

Touch ID

iPhone X Review: Gorgeous, pricey, and worth it

If you have any interest in Apple’s (AAPL) hotly anticipated, $1,000, 10th-anniversary iPhone X (pronounced “ten”), then there are four dates to keep …

Phones

iPhone X Review Drama, Microsoft’s Earnings, Microsoft’s Hybrid Strategy

Good morning,So the first item is totally inside baseball, but it’s inside tech <i>and</i> media baseball, so I can’t resist.On to the update:iPhone X Review …

John Gruber

Why did Apple let a few YouTubers scoop the first iPhone X reviews?

A curious new launch strategy.<p>Apple’s iPhone X — its most anticipated new phone in a very long time — goes on sale this Friday, Nov. 3.<p>So sometime this week, as usual, you’ll be able to read and watch a bunch of serious-sounding reviews, as Professional Gadget Reviewers critique everything from …

Technology

Nominate Your Favorite Educator for Kennedy Center's 2018 Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking nominations for the 2018 Kennedy CenterStephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards, a …

Stephen Sondheim

The New Wave of Marinas Phone Apps

<i>Commercial pressures and broader consumer demands require marinas to become more efficient. New phone apps allow real-time surveillance of docked</i> …

Sailing

Cybersecurity expert on Amazon Key: "The biggest risk is the hackers"

Would you give a delivery service access to your home? Starting next month, some Amazon shoppers will have that option

Cybersecurity

Inside the Amazon company that's even bigger than Amazon.com

Everybody knows what “the cloud” is, right? It’s, like, internet storage or something? Sure. Yeah.<p>I wanted to go a little deeper. I wanted to know …

U.S. Dept. of State

The $50 Google Home Mini vs. the $50 Amazon Echo Dot—who wins?

Ever since Amazon (AMZN) created the Amazon Echo, the “Siri for the home” voice assistant, every company and its brother has rushed to come up with …

Amazon

The heart of "The Cloud" is in Virginia

David Pogue visits Loudoun County's massive data centers, through which up to 70% of the world's internet traffic passes every day

This week on "Sunday Morning" (Oct. 22)

A look at the features for this week's broadcast of the Emmy Award-winning news program

Mika Brzezinski

How to Fight Format Rot

I'm not the first techno writer to raise the alarm about data rot, which can be described as “the tendency of computer files to become inaccessible …

Library of Congress

The Fitbit Ionic doesn't quite deserve the term 'smartwatch'

Let me admit my bias right up front: I’m a nut about my Fitbit (FIT).<p>My little Fitbit Alta does an incredible job of turning invisible aspects of my …

Wearable Tech

Augmented reality? Pogue checks out 7 of the first iPhone AR apps

There’s been a lot of hype around virtual reality. That’s where you strap on hot, heavy, expensive goggles and look around you in any direction to …

Augmented Reality

Why Tech is Starting to Make Me Uneasy

It’s gadget season in the tech world. Think of it like New York Fashion Week, untucked white-man edition.<p>Every fall, the world’s largest technology companies put on elaborate press events to show off their latest wonders. This year’s gatherings have been particularly glitzy. Ten years after the …

New York Fashion Week

Finally: Four technologies that eliminate shoelace-tying

It’s time for shoelaces to go.<p>Now, you might think I’m crazy to say that (even more than usual). You might, like my wife, consider shoelaces to be …

Shoes

Virtual Encryption Fun

Earlier this month, I found myself wondering, "Just what is the password for my encrypted hard drives?" I remember encrypting the drives, but then …

Encryption

★ iPhone X Supply Is Going to Be Tight

Debby Wu, reporting for Nikkei Asian Review:Two executives working for iPhone suppliers told Nikkei Asian Review that makers of 3-D sensor parts are …

John Gruber

Pogue's Apple TV 4K live unboxing—just the best parts

Every couple of weeks, I take to Facebook Live to do a live unboxing/setup of a tech product. This time, it was the Apple (AAPL) TV 4K.<p>Apple’s …

Smart TV

Mac OS High Sierra makes the Mac a teeny, tiny bit better — for free

It’s no shock that Apple puts most of its effort into improving the iPhone. The iPhone is a cash cow big enough to be heard from the moon.<p>The Mac, on …

iOS

Equifax CEO retires, GOP health care can't hold on

Stocks (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) are treading water after yesterday’s tech selloff. The consumer staples (XLP) and tech (XLK) sectors are the most in the …

Health Care