John Biggs

Biggs is the East Coast Editor of TechCrunch.

Biggs has written for the New York Times, InSync, USA Weekend, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Money and a number of other outlets on technology and wristwatches. He is the former editor-in-chief of Gizmodo.com and lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. You can [Tweet him here](http://twitter.com/johnbiggs). Email him directly at john@techcrunch.com.

Disclosures: John is an unpaid advisor to Riffle, a social books platform. John is CEO of Freeport Mobile, Inc. Bre Pettis, formerly of Makerbot, is an investor.

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  • Five Good 3D Printers You Can Buy Before The Holiday

    If you’re looking to build your own Christmas tree out of plastic this year, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve collected my five favorite 3D printers that you should be able to order and receive before or on Christmas. While it might be tough to get one or two of these on such short notice if the ones you love want to do some 3D printing, you can do no better than these five. Read More

  • These Robots Wish You A Holly, Jolly Period Of Cold Weather Between The End Of December And The Beginning Of January

    These Robots Wish You A Holly, Jolly Period Of Cold Weather Between The End Of December And The Beginning Of January

    The robots at RE^2 robotics are tricksy devils. In this video a pair of robot manipulators carefully cut out a snowflake-shaped piece of paper with a pair of regular scissors – a feat that, if truly assessed in the context of future technology, should give us pause. Sure this robot is wishing us a happy winter solstice with its jolly decoration but what happens when these arms become… Read More

  • The Breitling Exospace B55 Is The Latest Luxury Smartwatch

    The Breitling Exospace B55 Is The Latest Luxury Smartwatch

    Breitling, maker of fine watches for people who fly airplanes (or would like to fly airplanes), has just released the Exospace B55, a smartwatch that can relay messages from your phone and includes a high-end quartz movement with advanced timing features. This isn’t a smart watch per se so I’m calling it a “notification” watch or notiwatch. Go ahead and laugh. Anyway… Read More

  • Pastebin, The Text Sharing Website, Updates With An Emphasis On Code

    Pastebin, The Text Sharing Website, Updates With An Emphasis On Code

    Pastebin, now home to 95 million “active” pieces of text, has gotten a complete overhaul including a new mobile friendly site that lets coders share snippets of text on their phones. Sites like Pastebin have long been a programmer’s scratchpad, allowing coders to send snippets back and forth in real time. Until now, however, the site has been difficult to use on… Read More

  • Your Mouse Knows When You’re Mad

    Your Mouse Knows When You’re Mad

    Did you know that when you get frustrated with your computer you move your mouse more slowly? Your computer knows. In fact, researchers at BYU have figured out tell-tale signs of frustration, anger, and confusion in users just by looking at their mouse movements. The team discovered that when users were “upset or confused” the mouse did not move in a curved path or straight across… Read More

  • Watch This Amazing 3D-Printed Clock Made With A Multi-Toolhead Printer

    Watch This Amazing 3D-Printed Clock Made With A Multi-Toolhead Printer

    In the future multi-toolhead robots will harvest our organs and control our reproductive cycles. Until then, they can make amazing clocks! This clock, created by Matt Olczyk, was made using a ZMorph 3D printer, a printer that can swap tool heads to perform different actions. The ZMorph system has a CNC mill, dual extruders, an (optional) chocolate extruder, and even a laser burner. By using all… Read More

  • Reminder: I’m Holding Mini New York Meetups Tonight And Tomorrow

    Reminder: I’m Holding Mini New York Meetups Tonight And Tomorrow

    Here they come: my mini-meetups. This week we’re meeting at WeWork Chelsea for a chat with Amol Sarva of Knotable about the magic and pain of starting up in NYC. The event starts at 7pm and there will be food and booze! You can RSVP here. This even is going to be sponsored by InVision so there will even be swag! Tomorrow I’m holding a Bitcoin meetup at Coinspace in Industry City… Read More

  • The Nolab Digital Super 8 Cartridge Could Digitize Your Old Movie Cameras

    The Nolab Digital Super 8 Cartridge Could Digitize Your Old Movie Cameras

    Photographer Hayes Urban wants to breathe new life into your old Super 8 camera. As you’ll recall, Super 8 was a format used in prehistoric times to shoot home movies. The cartridges contained actual film and to play back the movies you used something called a movie projector. It should be noted that there was nary a digital step in the entire process. Humans, to their chagrin… Read More

  • 12 Star Wars-Inspired Gadgets

    Whether it’s 3D printing, a Kinect robotics hack or a drone, Star Wars enthusiasts have found ways to emulate their favorite gadgets from the series into functional, real-life apparatuses. These are just a few of them. Read More

  • You’re In Trouble If This Pee-Powered Energy System Leaks

    You’re In Trouble If This Pee-Powered Energy System Leaks

    Professor Ioannis Ieropoulos of the Bristol BioEnergy Centre at the University of the West of England has created a bioenergy system that uses urine circulated by your footsteps to power wearable electronics. The system uses energy generators called a microbial fuel cells. They use microbe growth in waste fluids to power small devices like cellphones and lights. A mechanical pump moves urine… Read More

  • MST3K Raises $5.76 Million To Help Bring Joel And His Robot Friends To The Screen

    MST3K Raises $5.76 Million To Help Bring Joel And His Robot Friends To The Screen

    If you spent a lot of time eating jars of tamales and reading Stephen King novels as a kid like I did, you’ll know that Mystery Science Theatre 3000 was the best thing ever (aside from Siskel & Ebert’s movie review show). When it died, a lot of nerds were sad. Read More

  • 6 Nerdy Guy Things To Wear That Won’t Make You Look Like A Nerd

    All of the gifts in our guy’s clothing and accessory guide look great and have enough of a nerdy frisson to make you a hit at holiday parties. Some of them are expensive – a $38K watch is a stretch – but most are well within reach and well worth your attention. Read More

  • How Pikazo Turns Your Photos Into Magic

    The latest photo app to grab the world by the eyeballs is called Pikazo. Created by a programmer and an artist, the app “simulates a visual cortex” and takes 10 minutes to change a normal picture into something out of the Tate Modern. Here is how it works. Read More

  • First Draft Makes You Feel Like A Potentially Non-Drunk Hemingway

    First Draft Makes You Feel Like A Potentially Non-Drunk Hemingway

    Writing is hard. To do it I usually have to prepare myself with vigorous stretches, vocal exercises, and a robust bowel movement. Every. Single. Day. But what tools do I use to write? Tools like First Draft. First Draft comes from Ben Watanabe and Dave Smith and their software house, 96 Problems. Watanabe and Smith both live in Japan and have worked in VC and M&A. Their house is focused… Read More

  • Satoshi Gulch

    Satoshi Gulch

    Satoshi Nakamoto doesn’t exist. He is not one person. He is not even controlled by a single entity. And although I would argue much of his writings were produced by one person and edited by committee, it is important to bitcoin that he not exist. His lack of existence, in a very real way, is what will help bitcoin survive this decade and morph into what it will soon become. Satoshi… Read More

  • Join Me For The Last New York Mini-Meetups Of The Year

    Join Me For The Last New York Mini-Meetups Of The Year

    I’ve started trying to pay a lot more attention to New York so I’ve been running a small series of meet ups in Manhattan and Brooklyn for all y’all to come on down and chat. Next week there will be two – the first meeting of BTCBrooklyn and the first “official” startup meeting at WeWork Chelsea. Come to one or both! The bitcoin event will be held at Coinspace… Read More

  • Omate Comes Back To Life With The Rise

    Omate Comes Back To Life With The Rise

    Hello from the other side. Omate, which made news a few years ago with a standalone smartwatch that aimed to give Android a run for its money, is back with the Rise, a “standalone smartwatch” that runs Android 5.1 and needs no phone. The Rise is running in a 48 hour crowdfunding campaign and you can get a watch for $199 during the early bird period. The watch has a 1.3-inch… Read More

  • Tiny Arcade Lets The Smallest Of Us Experience Stand Up Arcade Action

    Tiny Arcade Lets The Smallest Of Us Experience Stand Up Arcade Action

    Day 3 – My experiment, though a success, has led to a terrible side effect. Now that I am a mere 3 inches tall I am able to perform a number of exciting feats including the exploration of a gopher hole and the systematic cleaning of my home’s heating ducts. However, I have found that I am now horribly bored. I cannot read a normal book and even ebooks are difficult to manage due to… Read More

  • This DIY Claw Machine Fulfills All Of Your Childhood Dreams

    This DIY Claw Machine Fulfills All Of Your Childhood Dreams

    As any child will tell you there are a few things you want to try every time you see them. When you’re young you want to ride on any coin-operated animal or train you see on the street. A few years later and candy machines are the target. Then, when you get older, you want to play the claw machine. And when you play the claw machine you inevitably begin to cry. Fear not, child in you… Read More

  • Hamwells e-Shower Connects Your Shower To The Internet Of Things (And Bathing)

    Hamwells e-Shower Connects Your Shower To The Internet Of Things (And Bathing)

    In the near future, all of our shower accoutrements will be connected. In fact, everything from your soap to the loofah will talk to your e-Shower head if Hamwells has anything to say about it. The e-Shower, which launched today onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt London, is basically a standing shower that can massage you and saves water by recirculating it and dousing you in a delicious misty spray… Read More

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