David Welch Pogue is an American technology writer and TV science presenter. He is a personal technology columnist for Yahoo Tech, a tech correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, a columnist for Scientific American and a former 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 Hunting the Elements in 2012. Pogue has written or co-written seven books in the For Dummies series. 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, written in collaboration with around 500,000 of his Twitter followers.
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.