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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  • 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

  • Laptop Horror Stories Contest 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

  • Hippies Take a Moment Away from Hackysack and Joints to Break DRM

    Hey, hippies. Stick to protesting logging and the war and stop going on camera to describe ways to disable Apple DRM. It seems the folks at the MIT Media Lab “held a party” to install RockBox on lots of iPods and recorded it. The result, as we see, is not pretty. via Secret Diary Read More

  • Wii Has No GamerTags, Chance of Gaining Ground in Online Play


    According to a young man who calls himself the FalafelKid — ah, journalism in 2007 — the Wii will have no unified gamertags for online play. This means that your buddies in Mario E Revolution: Mario Hits Ibiza won’t be able to find you in Unresponsive Racing Game GT. Falafelkid: Just one last question to make absolutely sure I have got this right, please. If I have a… Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Entry #2: MacBook Hell

    Another entry in our Laptop Horror Stories contest. How is your white MacBook doing? Any more problems? Do you still like the white? so I thought I’d take the time to respond to Ben with an update on my MacBook experience. For those of you keeping score at home, I have not been too happy with my Core Duo MacBook. Before I state all of my MacBook problems I will say that this is an… Read More

  • Sprint Drops Sirius

    Sprint Nextel is dropping Sirius Hits, its streaming audio service, to bring 10 new channels of mobile music. The carrier will also add video from CNN, the Weather Channel, E!, NFL, and Fox Sports. No details on pricing or, mor importantly, why they decided to drop Sirius but perhaps their retooling their offerings to use the new WiMAX service they’ll be selling in select… Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Entry #1: Flame-On!


    The first entry in our Laptop Horror Stories contest. I had an RDI laptop for doing enterprise software demos at customer sites. The laptop was a SPARC Solaris workstation (only slightly smaller) that ran on 4 rechargeable D-cell batteries taped together (lasted 20 minutes on a charge if it was new). The system was the size of today’s big media-center laptops, so not fun to travel with. Read More

  • AppleTV Shipping (?)


    I’ve been hitting the Apple store every few days looking to see when my Apple TV is shipping. However, I never thought to check my credit card statement. A blogger checked his and saw that Apple charged his account for the AppleTV which, if the Apple store is to believed, means stuff is going out the door as we speak. It doesn’t look like its shipping according to my account screen… Read More

  • MyStrands Mobile: Series 60 Community Music Player

    Hot on the tail of Slacker comes another social music service, MyStrands Mobile. This S60 application offers music discovery as well as music sharing and builds on a library of 6 million tracks. You and your friends can share your current playlists and collects your playback history on your own MyStrands page.
    Read the rest on MobileCrunch… Read More

  • MobileCrunch Gets a New Lead Writer

    link on the site. Russell Shaw is a Portland, Oregon-based author, journalist and blogger. Former author of the BBHub BlackBerry blog on AOL, his work also appears on ZDNet, TMCNet, AllBusiness.com and the Huffington Post. Russ is also author of seven books, on topics ranging from streaming media to wireless networking. His website is at RussellShaw.net Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Contest

    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

  • MyStrands Mobile Adds Community To Streaming Audio


    Symbian Series 60 users should take a look at MyStrands mobile, a compelling music sharing app that creates social playlists – you and your buds can share music – and discovery though tags and search. It even supports multiple languages so you and your friends in France can share your Serge Gainsbourg playlists. The service accesses a collection of six million songs, so… Read More