John Biggs

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 and G+ him here. Email him directly at john@techcrunch.com.

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  • Microsoft WiLD Keyboard Set


    Are you ready to get WILD, Microsoft fans? Well, the $79.95 Wireless Laser Desktop 4000 is ready to get WiLD with you — get it? Wirless Laser Desktop? Wi L D? Funny, right? This keyboard/mouse combo features a Comfort Curve keyboard — for the comfort — a Zoom slider, a wireless optical mouse, and three Windows buttons including Gadget and Live Call. It’s available… Read More

  • EMoze: Push Email For Free

    Emoze is a dream come true for business folk out there who are still holding out and refusing to accept that corporate issued Blackberry. Emoze claims the free push email service will work on any mobile phone that has email functionality. It even works behind corporate firewalls, has military-grade encryption and its been designed to support all cellular and wireless networks. So how does it work? Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Final Vote

    Ok, folks. We’re down to the wire here. These are our five entries emailed last week and today. Please read through them and pick the best one. We’ll hold open voting until noon EST tomorrow. 1. Flame On
    2. MacBook Hell
    3. Bloops
    4. Rock and Crunch
    5. UMPC Train Pain Vote after the jump. Read More

  • Kajeet: You Know, For Kids


    The Sanyo Katana – Could a kid step on it and break it? Mine almost did! I just got in a phone from an interesting MVNO, Kajeet. The service is aimed at kids and their parents and offers a few basic features that Mr. or Ms. Mom and Dad might like. Read the rest at MobileCrunch… Read More

  • Jellyfish/CTIA Smack Off

    on their site. The site offers a limited number of products at a deep discount. The Smack Auction reduces the price over time, but only until supplies run out. If you don’t buy before they’re out, you’re stuck. The key is to time it and buy just before you hit that magic, hidden number. The fine folks at Jellyfish are planning to offer phones and laptops at a considerable… Read More

  • Open Your PS3 and Wii


    At $14.95, you really can’t go wrong with this cute toolkit. It includes everything you need to open your Wii or 360 and then some including the 360 slimjim you need to pop the case. Seriously. The Internet thinks of everything. Read More

  • Kajeet: You Know, For Kids


    The Sanyo Katana – Could a kid step on it and break it? Mine almost did! I just got in a phone from an interesting MVNO, Kajeet. The service is aimed at kids and their parents and offers a few basic features that Mr. or Ms. Mom and Dad might like. Read More

  • GrandCentral: Huh. Wow.

    I know I should be saving my Wows for Windows Vista, but I’m spending them all on GrandCentral. David Pogue talked about the service last week and I set up an account, just for kicks, to see how it worked. I didn’t really play with it until today and I’m really blown away. The service is fairly simple. You give it all of your phone numbers and it funnels calls through a… Read More

  • Sony Talks About Apple, Could Teach a Weeping Willow How to Cry, Cry, Cry

    Sir Howard Stringer, Esq. Ltd. III sat down with CEO Exchange last week and discussed how Sony fumbled the portable player market and his hopes that the PS3 makes it past the Wii onslaught and out of infamy. On digital players he said: In 1997 we were working with IBM on electronic music distribution and could have put this out five years earlier [than iPod]. But we couldn’t get our… Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Entry #5: UMPC Train Pain


    Another entry in our Laptop Horror Stories contest. As I was standing on the platform with UMPC in hand I recieved a phone call from my girlfriend and stupidly decided to reach
    into my bag with my right hand to answer the phone while my Q1 was in my left hand. As the 2 train came into view the usual
    horde of people began sprinting to the train to get in first. Anyone who lives in any of the… Read More

  • National CrunchGear's Vacation: Travel for Geeks

    This week we’ll be running a series of articles on travel for geeks. Whether you’re headed to Fiji for some R&R or to Singapore to supervise a team of ADA programmers, geeks are on the go. With that in mind, we’ll be talking about packing, booking tickets, buying foreign gadgetry, and surviving jetlag and X’s Revenge where X={Montezuma, That Weird Thing on a Stick… Read More

  • Samsung Q1 Ultra Walk Through

    I was avoiding the Samsung Q1 this week simply because I think the form-factor is a failure. However, Vincent at SlashGear offers up this easy-to-digest video so we’ll have at it. via SlashGear Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Reminder

    Hello, kiddies… welcome to the Crypt of Laptop Horror Stories (TM). You have until next Monday, 12pm EST, to send me your worst laptop horror stories — how your laptop fell into a toilet, how your Gateway exploded on your granny’s lap — and you could win one of three beautiful prizes. Koss Cobalt Bluetooth Headphones One of two RhinoSkin 13″ MacBook Cases in Black… Read More

  • Cute Kid Makes PSP Play Wii

    A great video of a kid making his PSP play Wii games using Sony’s Location Free player. Sure, it’s a cheap hack, but this kid is quite charming in his efforts. He’s got a 6 second delay on this, which is quite annoying, and but he’s humble. And he calls himself Obiwan22, for Christ’s sake. How much cuter can you get? Kid takes PSP and makes it play Wii [Engadget] Read More

  • Went to CeBIT for the iPhone? 2BAD4U!

    Did you fly to CeBIT to see the iPhone up close? Did you dream of the iPhone in your small Hanover hotel, idly stroking your Nokia N80, dreaming of multi-touch? Well, sucks to be you because Apple didn’t exhibit the phone at CeBIT and MyiPhone thinks its because the iPhone lost to Joost as CHIP magazine’s top whatever of the year. Pretty petty, but I wouldn’t put it past… Read More

  • Cingular, Qwest: No More Free Calls For You

    a free conference calling service based in Iowa which essentially follows the same free-calling-because-of-loopholes model used by so many other companies. The service was quite popular and undercut the big guy’s business so… yank. Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Entry #4: Rock and Crunch

    contest. It was a lovely afternoon as I was using my laptop while sitting in my recliner, when the phone rang. Cursing my forgetfulness, since I hadn’t grabbed my cordless phone off the charger earlier, I set my laptop down on the floor, closing it as I placed it there, and rushed to the phone. After my call was done, I came back and sat down – in my rocker-recliner – and… Read More

  • WiFi Sixth Sense

    Do you dream of being Hiro or Claire in Heroes? Want to have your own special power that Sylar can steal out of your head? Why not try WiFi sensing? This DIY device uses a WiFi sensor and a motor to notify you — at all times — when WiFi is active. Looks fairly easy and a great way to make your friends think you’re a freak. iMakeProjects via Make via BB Read More

  • WSJ Discovers Twitter, Buttocks in Dark Sans Flashlight

    Good morning, Farnsworth. Up bright and early, I see. I say, old chap, have you seen this latest computer system? It’s called Twittle, I believe. A, here it is in the Journal. Yes. Twitter. How much do we have available in the Mad Money fund? 45 million? Let’s put a pinch of that into this company. It seems the kids just love it. What does it do? Well, the children go to the… Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Entry #3: Bloops!

    . It came out of no where. There are no signs. You and your love have spent every day together, mornings…evenings…you can’t keep your hands off. Then suddenly life decides to play bitch for a day. You wake up one morning, do your daily routine and then BAM! They are gone. No signs, no warnings. I can’t help but feel completely responsible for what happened. Life… Read More