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My PBS series, "MAKING MORE STUFF," airs in October

My new PBS "Nova" series, airs four Wednesdays beginning October 16! It's the new season of "Making Stuff"--this time, they're about making stuff "Faster, "Colder," "Safer," and "Wilder." A year in the filming...5 countries...amazing stories! Tune in with your kids!



This week's column

Aereo Delivers Great Local TV Service to Cord-Cutters. For Now.

April 17, 2014

You thought that language was getting complicated when Bill Clinton said, “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”

Now a great national legal debate is going to hinge on what the definition of broadcast is.

But first, some background.

Aereo is an $8-a-month service that lets you tune in to TV channels that are broadcast over the air, from the comfort of your own laptop or tablet. We’re talking about the channels that ordinarily require an antenna to receive. Or you can record them, using something like a TiVo that’s installed at Aereo headquarters on your behalf...more

This week's How to....

How to Switch and Quit Apps on the iPhone

April 17, 2014

From the day the app concept was invented, the iPhone desperately needed a handy way to switch among open apps. Maybe you want to copy something from Safari (on the web) into Mail (a message you’re writing). Maybe you want to refer to your frequent flyer number (in Notes) as you’re using an airline’s check-in app. Maybe you want to adjust something in Settings and then get back to whatever you were doing.

The key to switching apps is this: Double-press the Home button.

In iOS 7, what happens next has had some radical cosmetic surgery. Whatever is on the screen gets replaced by the new, improved app switcher...more


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This week's video

Aereo Delivers Great Local TV Service to Cord-Cutters. For Now.

April 17, 2014

Aereo is an $8-a-month service that lets you tune in to TV channels that are broadcast over the air, from the comfort of your own laptop or tablet.

Click here to see older archived videos or here to subscribe to Pogue videos via the iTunes Music Store!


Special interest - Scientific American Column

Check out my monthly column in Scientific American magazine! Each month, I take a broader look at what's going on with consumer tech and society…

March 1, 2014

Asimov’s Predictions from 1964: A Brief Report Card

The future of technology was relatively easy to foresee. Human nature wasn’t...more

 

March 1, 2014

What the 1960s Got Right—and Wrong—about Today's Tech

Plastics and pagers feature heavily in these awesome 1960s films about life...more

 

February 1, 2014

A Brief History of Epic Cloud Computing Fails

Like the convenience of storing your stuff online? Remember these four crashes, and proceed with caution...more

 

February 1, 2014

We’re Forced to Use Cloud Services—but at What Cost?

Online services are no longer optional. So who's in control of your data? ...more

 

January 11, 2014

A Short History of Unsavory Tech Snooping

Six egregious instances of technological trust abuse...more

 

January 7, 2014

Why We Don’t Trust Technology Companies

Tech companies promise the world, but how do we know that we're not the ones being sold out?...more

 

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