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Leo Laporte

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Leo Laporte (born November 29 1956) is a technology broadcaster and author. He majored in Chinese History at Yale University and currently resides in Sonoma County, California with his wife and two children.

He is currently the host of G4techTV Canada's daily television show Call for Help and a technology-oriented talk radio show on station KFI AM 640 in southern California. He appears regularly on Live with Regis and Kelly and ABC World News Now. He has authored a number of technology oriented books, including Leo Laporte's 2005 Gadget Guide and Leo Laporte's Guide to TiVo.

Laporte has created, hosted, and contributed to a number of technology-related broadcasting projects, including Dvorak On Computers, Laporte On Computers, Internet!, and The Personal Computing Show. In 1997, he earned an Emmy Award for his work on MSNBC's The Site, a daily hourlong newsmagazine. He created The Site, to which he also contributed daily in the role of a computer-generated character named Dev Null. Most recently, he created and co-hosted The Screen Savers and the American version of Call for Help on the cable and satellite network TechTV. TechTV has since been purchased by the Comcast and merged with G4 to form G4techTV (now known solely as G4).

Laporte's writings include 101 Computer Answers You Need to Know and, most recently, a yearly series of "technology almanacs," including Leo Laporte's Technology Almanac and Poor Leo's Computer Almanac. He's also contributed to a number of periodicals, including Byte, Infoworld, and MacUser.

Laporte hosts the weekly podcast This Week in Tech with several other former cast members of The Screen Savers.

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