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. CrunchBase profile →

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  • The New AT&T's First Smartphone: SMT5700


    The SMT5700 is the AT&T’s first smartphone, hearkening back to the dark ages of the SMT5600 which was considered one of the best smartphones in the Americas before it disappeared. Looks like this new model is running WinMo 5 and has a 2-megapixel camera. Not sure if this is a contender in the WinMo6 landscape, but we shall see. Big changes afoot at Cingular/AT&T… Read More

  • Shock Ball: What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Funner


    So you and your buds are baked and looking for something that will remind you all that you have hands. Why not throw a ball around that will shock you? Simply plug in and recharge the ball and begin throwing. Switch on the timer and one of you gets a mean shock. Not as bad as a Taser to the heart, but just as fun! Available now for a mere $40. Product Page Read More

  • Super Paper Mario: OMG

    http://gamevideos.com:80/swf/gamevideos11.swf?embedded=1&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&src=http://gamevideos.com:80/video/videoListXML%3Fid%3D9856%26ordinal%3D1173339884823%26adPlay%3Dfalse Seriously. This is amazing stuff. Wii, I’m re-in love with you. via TechEBlog Read More

  • Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=17614 Straight outta GDC we have an odd new Zelda game for the DS. The Phantom Hourglass includes multi-player game play with some basic capture-the-flag action. I’m not amazed, but I do like me some Zelda. Via GameTrailers Read More

  • Super Mario Doom 64

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?umid=11564 Well, if Sony can mash-up Sims, Second-Life, and Nintendo’s Mii Parade, why can’t a bunch of Peruvians make Super Mario Doom? via GameTrailers Read More

  • Elderly Couple Almost in the Pokey for Running Veggie Oil Car


    The man in that picture, 79-year-old David Wetzel, drives a 1986 Volkswagen Golf powered by used vegetable oil he gets for free from a dining hall. Everything was going fine until the Illinois Department of Revenue knocked on his door and accused him of ducking a motor fuel tax and operating a fuel business without a license. The Wentzels, who are on a fixed income, are facing fines and… Read More

  • Sprint Contract Tips: Move to the Mojave


    The Consumerist just popped the Sprint wall of silence with some great tips of getting into a cheap contract and then getting out of it. It looks like all that’s left is getting into the secrets of T-Mobile. I could use some cheap airtime as my T-Mo bill tops out at $120 each month now. 6 Confessions Of A Former Sprint Sales Rep [Consumerist] Read More

  • How To Be a Fanboy


    As we all know, fanboys are a breed apart, a group of rabid, half-human chimeras that will violently defend their opinions to the death, usually in broken English. To that end, Lore Sjöberg at Wired wrote a guide to being — and fighting off — fanboys. His advice is priceless and very applicable. So how can you bear the proud mantle of fanboy? The first step is to pick a video… Read More

  • iScape: Viral Douchery


    I was about to go snarkstorm on this product, which is some sort of video player. Now that I look at it, however, it’s abundantly clear that it’s a bit of viral frippery. The real value, I think, is the video which involves a set of dirty, ugly hippies getting all coked up and pressing buttons. Don’t go watch it, however, because, as I’ll explain, that’s exactly… Read More

  • Free Scramby, Porn

    Made you look! The folks at Scramby offered us three free copies of Scramby as well as its suite of audio applications. The first three people who email me at contest at crunchgear dot com with the subject “SCRAMBY” get the download key. Previously: Let Out The Voices In Your Head With Scramby UPDATE – All three are gone. Thanks for entering! Read More

  • Palm to Release WiMAX Phone, Its Shareholders from Debtors Prison?


    Engadget is publishing rumor and innuendo regarding Palm’s efforts at creating an ultra-thin WiMAX phone that will run in the Sprint network. No other information, but this is valuable in that we’re definitely going to see a new breed of handset hit the streets in the next few months and if Palm doesn’t pull this off, they’re nigh on screwed. What say ye? Can Palm… Read More

  • Rumor: Cingular/AT&T Leaks iPhone Price


    I’m taking this with a big old salt link, but it seems a cash register at a Cingular store in Redmond is spitting out coupons for $150 iPhones with a 2-year contract. Feasible? Unfeasible? Bull? I’m voting for #3, but it’s an interesting find. Read More

  • Bluetooth 2.1: A Faster Way to Look Like Lobot

    http://www.gearlive.com/video/newflvplayer.swf Gear Live did a cute real-time test of Bluetooth 2.1+EDR vs the same old, same old. Apparently it’s quite speedy and gets five times better battery life. But don’t take our word for it — watch as two Bluetooth wonks take pictures and transmit them to photoframes. Gripping, gripping stuff. The Bleeding Edge 161: Bluetooth SIG… Read More

  • Lensbabies 3G Medium Format

    Not a hugely exciting bit of news, but Lensbabies just launched a medium format version of their Lensbaby 3G product. The new model is for Mamiya 645 and Pentax 67 cameras and costs $390. For those not in the know, Lensbabies are odd, selective focus lenses that bring one point on a picture into focus and leave the rest blurry. The effect is similar to that the Miniature Model Effect but it… Read More

  • Yahoo! Go for WinMo


    Yahoo! Go for Mobile is now available — in gamma version — for Windows Mobile devices. This version includes everything the Symbian folks are already crowing about including email, oneSearch (Yahoo’s mobile search product), photo sharing, and RSS/news ticker-type feeds. Check Yahoo’s mobile site for more information on compatibility but if it runs WinMo, it probably… Read More

  • This Week in CrunchGear

    Even with our team scattered to the four winds, CrunchGear is still pumping out the hits. Have a busted iPod? Matt Hickey has the cure. Want OS X Leopard? It’s on its way. Want to know what happens when you’re Tasered? Our Seth Porges offers a fascinating look at the litigious — and dangerous — world of stun guns. Finally, want to make yourself sound like Mickey Mouse… Read More

  • South Park’s Good Times in HD


    While I’m never going to complain about South Park, the animated series does seem to be an odd choice for an HD download on the Xbox Live service. While typically hilarious, it isn’t exactly like the show is known for the most stunning graphics, but today fans will get to download a true classic of an episode, and possibly one of the best looking ones too. The fun-packed… Read More

  • Wii Want Our Wii


    Wii Line Circa Summer 2006. Now it’s worse. Love it or hate it, the Wii is the most popular console out right now and Nintendo has some ‘splaining to do. The Wii launched last year yet people still have to line up outside Best Buy for hours and sell their kidneys to get this bundle of fun. Kotaku threatens violence while Nintendo America’s Reggie Fils-Aime says: We work with… Read More

  • What's New in iTunes 7.1?


    iLounge has a great, in-depth examination of iTunes 7.1 and all of its improvements/changes. Most interesting is the full-screen cover-flow view that offers a bit of Front Row goodness without much overhead. Lock down the keyboard on that and you’ve got a great little jukebox application. They also added Apple TV support — shipping March 20, it seems, according to the Apple… Read More

  • Welcome CrunchGear's Newest Reporter, Nicholas Deleon

    . Nicholas is a junior at NYU and an all-around great guy. He says: Howdy, boys and girls! My name’s Nicholas Deleon and I’m a new writer here at CrunchGear, or CG as those of us in the biz call it. You may remember me from a certain other gadget blog (read: Gizmodo), but I figured it was time for a change of scenery. I will do my best to compare today’s hottest gadgets (!)… Read More