Set the TiVo! David Pogue's new show Science Channel show, which he writes and stars in, starts tonight.
8 pm on the Science Channel! Every Fri for 6 weeks. Also on Discovery HD starting June 7.
It's going to be like a 30 (60?) minute version of the funny videos we link to on the NYTimes every week. There's a video after the jump, with a mossberg-ish funk track for the video's opening soundtrack. I forgive David, because it has a snazzy snare drum threaded through it. (I hope he plays piano at some point during the season.)
Anyhow, here's a video preview worth watching:
THE SCIENCE CHANNEL'S NEW SERIES IT'S ALL GEEK TO ME ALLEVIATES CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY CONFUSION
Hosted by New York Times Columnist David Pogue,
Series Debuts Friday, May 18, 8 PM (ET/PT)
(Silver Spring, MD) - The Science Channel debuts IT'S ALL GEEK TO ME, a new weekly series that brings The New York Times personal-technology columnist David Pogue's expertise on the world of technology to television. In each half-hour episode, Pogue uses his unique brand of humor to help average consumers unravel the mystery behind complex electronic gadgets used in their daily lives. Whether it's choosing the right digital camera, unlocking fun tricks on your cell phone or learning how to edit your own home videos, Pogue's unique knowledge and expertise helps it all make sense. The series premieres Friday, May 18, at 8 PM (ET/PT) and will air every Friday on The Science Channel.
For years, David Pogue has enlightened readers about personal technology in The New York Times and as an Emmy award-winning correspondent for CBS News. Now his unique wisdom reveals the mysteries and special features and functions behind a variety of consumer technology products. Useful tips and tricks, interspersed with quirky sketches - including man-on-the-street segments - ensure that each episode of IT'S ALL GEEK TO ME entertains while informing.
Camcorder sales may be down, but amateur video is way, way up, thanks to the camera phone, YouTube and other developments. David Pogue, The New York Times tech columnist, takes you on a fast, funny ride through the entire process of becoming a home-movie mogul: choosing a camcorder (tape vs. DVD vs. memory card), learning to use it, editing out the boring parts and finally posting the result on the Web for a potential audience of one billion people.
Cell phones have gotten less expensive, smaller and more powerful over time, but people still have a love-hate relationship with these little gadgets. David Pogue, The New York Times tech columnist, offers couples therapy for you and your phone. He shows which features are worth shopping for, how to avoid being scammed when signing up for service and how to save minutes and money using voicemail, directory assistance, picture sending and more.
Laptops: they're the fastest-growing kind of computer, the road warrior's trusty companion. David Pogue, The New York Times tech columnist, takes this show on the road, literally, and offers advice on getting online, protecting your laptop from theft and destruction, using public wireless hot spots without being eavesdropped and presenting PowerPoint pitches while connected to a projector.
Digital cameras have revolutionized photography; in less than a decade, they almost completely wiped film cameras off the map. But that doesn't mean they're idiot-proof. The New York Times tech columnist David Pogue demonstrates how to buy a camera, avoid common photo-taking pitfalls, fix up the lousy shots on the computer and finally present the results to your adoring public via slideshow, e-mail, DVD or website.
You knew that your iPod plays music. But did you know it's also a stopwatch, alarm clock, Web-page reader, audio book, recipe reader, TiVo recorder, karaoke machine, podcast player, radio, big-screen TV and YouTube viewer? You will, once The New York Times tech columnist David Pogue gets finished.
SAVING PAST DATA
At this very moment, all of your audio, video and photographic memories are disintegrating, slowly but surely. VHS tapes have only a 15-year shelf life before the image begins to degrade; cassette tapes, same problem; and plenty of computer storage formats are no longer playable because nobody makes the programs or the disk drives anymore. In this show, The New York Times tech columnist David Pogue shows you how to rescue all of these decaying or disappearing formats: home movies on film, vinyl records, VHS tapes, audio tapes, data on floppy disks, slides, prints and more.
IT'S ALL GEEK TO ME is produced for The Science Channel by City Lights Television. Dave Noll and Christopher Stout produced for City Lights and Mark Allen is executive producer for The Science Channel.
Geek to Me [Discovery]