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For Immediate Release: July 8, 2009
Contact: Gina Hebert, 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu

David Pogue

Gadget Guru David Pogue to Present Special Summer Falmouth Forum Lecture at the MBL, July 22

MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—David Pogue, personal technology columnist for the New York Times and best-selling author of several “how-to” books, including Mac for Dummies, will present “Dave’s Mobile Show and Tell” at a special Falmouth Forum presentation on Wednesday, July 22 at 8:00 PM in the MBL’s (Marine Biological Laboratory’s) Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole.

The lecture, presented by the MBL Associates, is free and open to the public, however a suggested donation of $10 is requested to help fund the Falmouth Forum Endowment. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

David Pogue reviews over 200 products a year for the New York Times. If anyone can identify the breakthroughs, he can.

In this lively presentation—half talk, half magic show—Pogue will present and demonstrate the latest and most amazing mobile gadgets, and offer his mini-critiques of each. Past presentations have included the cellphone that offers unlimited free calls via Wi-Fi; the pocket camera that beams photos instantly onto Flickr (the photo-sharing Web site); the music player that downloads wirelessly from a catalog of 2 million songs; a folding memory card for cameras that eliminates the need for wires or card readers; the secret of getting Directory Assistance for free on your cellphone (rather than $2 per call from your carrier); the latest breakthroughs in speech recognition; and, of course, the iPhone. Prepare to have your mind blown—and your credit card stressed.

David Pogue is an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News and a frequent guest on NPR’s “Morning Edition." His trademark comic tech videos appear each Thursday morning on CNBC. His daily blog, “Pogues’ Posts,” is the New York Times’ most popular blog.

For more information, call the MBL Communications Office at 508-289-7423.


The MBL is a leading international, independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to discovery and to improving the human condition through creative research and education in the biological, biomedical and environmental sciences. Founded in 1888 as the Marine Biological Laboratory, the MBL is the oldest private marine laboratory in the Americas.

The MBL Associates are a group of individuals and businesses that support the scientific mission of the MBL through their gifts to the Annual Fund. The Associates sponsor educational and research programs for the MBL and raise funds for special projects. In addition, they operate the MBL Associates Gift Shop, located on Water Street in Woods Hole, the profits from which support scientific fellowships. The MBL Associates sponsor the Falmouth Forum, a series of lectures, performances and presentations offered free of charge to the community.