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David Pogue Auto-Tunes Macworld

February 11, 2010: 3:16 PM ET

Who needs Steve Jobs when you can have the song-and-dance man of high-tech?

Pogue (right) interviews LeVar Burton. Photo: PED

David Pogue, Emmy-winning tech columnist, "Missing Manual" millionaire and Broadway composer manqué, pulled out all the stops as he kicked off the first day of Macworld Expo.

He sang (three of his favorite song parodies, see below). He cracked wise (mocking Steve Ballmer's exuberance, Steve Jobs' absence and the iPad's lack of Flash support). He plugged his latest book ("The World According to Twitter"). He interviewed celebrity guests (culminating with LeVar Burton of Star Trek, Roots and Reading Rainbow).

But the hit of "Late Night with David Pogue," as the 60-minute show was billed (although it began at 9 a.m. and ran for 90 minutes) was the four-person Brooklyn-based musical troupe behind the YouTube phenom known as Auto-Tune the News.

For those who haven't seen the video clips -- and it seems most of the Macworld audience hadn't -- we've pasted the one Pogue played below the fold.

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