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. 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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  • Slate to World: You're a Bunch of iPhone Dupes


    Apple will offer one-on-one iPhone briefings to qualified, preregistered journalists. “No drop of milk oozes from the Apple teat without a crowd of journalists gathering to swallowing it up.” Let’s read that again. “No drop of milk oozes from the Apple teat without a crowd of journalists gathering to swallowing it up.” One more time? Sure! “No drop of… Read More

  • Sony in "Recovery Mode," Rebooting Finances

    Oyez oyez. The honorable Sir Howard Stringer Esq. Adm. 1st Class III Deceased is now placing Sony into a financial recovery mode, an effort to nip all this PS3 nastiness in the bud. Sony was depending on the new console to bolster its market share and cash reserves and, as we all know, it did neither. But what does “recovery mode” mean? Not much. All he’s really saying is… Read More

  • Pistols at Dawn: Ryan Block Now on TechCrunch20 Panel of Experts

    Engadget’s Ryan Block will represent the gadget and gizmo folks at the TechCrunch20, a supercool symposium of all things Web 2.0 hosted by our own Michael Arrington and the illustrious Jason “The Animal” Calacanis. Michael told me that I couldn’t be on the panel in the interest of preserving impartiality, but we all know it’s because Ryan and Pete Rojas… Read More

  • Alto Stands, Live, On Video

    http://admin.brightcove.com/destination/player/player.swf What do you get when you mix two fellows in white button-down shirts, a laptop stand, and a video camera? Family fun for all ages, silly. Logitech Alto Express and Alto Connect Notebook Stands (video) [Notebooks] Read More

  • Blackberry: Fin!


    Le gouvernement français a officiellement interdit des dispositifs de Blackberry de RIM et ne leur permettra pas de prendre l’email par des comptes fédéraux. Le Monde rapporte que les services de sécurité de la France croient que des Blackberrys pourraient être compromises par les porcs étrangers. “Ils ont essayé de nous offrir autre chose pour remplacer nos Blackberrys… Read More

  • The One Millionth Happy FiOS Customer, Up From 17

    http://admin.brightcove.com/destination/player/player.swf We at CrunchGear have been mean to FiOS because we’re dumb and don’t understand that fiber is the future. Just to rub it in, Verizon sent us this video of the Bayer family out in Longuyland saying that fiber is supergreat. I’m kind of a futurist when it comes to connectivity — I’ve seen too much cool… Read More

  • Duracell/Xantrex Power Devices

    Hitting the road this summer? Why not carry a huge battery with lots of plugs and even an air compressor that you can use in an emergency? Or maybe a little tiny recharger for your iPod or other USB-compatible devices? Or a 10-pound solar charger? At any rate, Duracell and Xantrex have you covered. They are now selling a selection of fairly hefty chargers and emergency systems for homes and cars. Read More

  • Josh Likes Horses


    Josh and I headed out to a “Holidays” event where we saw a new Ubisoft game for the Wii called Horsez 2. Here we see him watching one of the nice Ubisoft ladies leading one of the horses farther and further — a majestic sight, verily. Want to ride horses all by yourself? Wait until November, buckaroo! Read More

  • The Zelda Series Walkthrough Blog: God Is Dead


    Proof of Intelligent Design And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about, even the wheels that they four had … And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of an 30-something-year-old gentleman who wants to replay the entire Zelda series, and the second face was the face of John screaming in horror at… Read More

  • $10 DSL from AT&T: It's a Little Bit Country

    The Consumerist and Cory Doctorow both wrote a bit on AT&T’s secret $10 DSL (“Downstream speeds up to 768Kbps/Upstream speeds up to 128Kbps”) which offers bare bones access because of an FCC loophole they couldn’t close when the bought BellSouth. You have to sign up for a full year, though. That’s all well and good, but Cory suggests avoiding the service… Read More

  • Introducing the NetVibes CrunchGear Universe


    NetVibes is a really cool RSS/widget service that lets you make a drag-and-drop environment with plenty of AJAXy goodness. The nice folks at NetVibes gave us our own “Universe,” a customized home page where we can show folks what we love. Included on the page are some Flickr searches, a few RSS feeds from competing Web sites and lots of orange. Check it out. CrunchGear Universe Read More

  • Nokia Releases Low-End Phones: Snooze-gasm

    I almost didn’t post this, but the Fone Fairy told me to. Nokia just launched three phones, the 6267, the 6121, and the 3500 Classic. These are really for mid-range users — they’re basically free phones — and will cost between $0 and $250, depending on carrier subsidies. The 6267, the clamshell, has 4GB of memory and 2-megapixel camera. It’s also got 3G. About… Read More

  • Destiny Revealed: You Are Moron and We Will Steal Your Money

    Not sure why this bothers me so much, but it does. Above you see an website I found clicking through on another page and I felt I had to check it out. It’s some sort of horoscope service so I rolled through all the questions — age, sign, etc. Then, suddenly, it asks for my phone number and PIN. I then read the fine print: Read More

  • Jobs' iPhoneFolly


    Now it places the lotion in the basket. John Heilemann, who writes mostly about politics but likes to drop a turd into the tech punchbowl every now and again, wrote a fairly interesting profile of the man we call “Jobs.” We all know the story — nerd makes computer, nerd sells computer, jocks steal computer, nerd steals computer back. But Heilemann focuses on the reality… Read More

  • Everything You Wanted to Know About the Sprint Mogul But Were Afraid to Ask

    Dear blogosphere: I’ve been doing this for a few years now and I’ve come across a few choice nuggets of wisdom. Example? Hire as many drunks as you can, ensuring that you can control your employees by inviting them to press events. Another tip? Unless you are really fun to watch, limit your video reviews to 2 minutes or less. Even my majestic visage is unacceptable in large doses. Read More

  • Sprint Mogul: Like the Wing for the Sprint Kids


    Sprint just announced ad CDMA/EV-DO version of T-Mobile’s Wing, the HTC Mogul AKA “Da Mogul.” This slide-out smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6 and includes a 512MB memory card, a 2-megapixel camera with flash, and supports full EV-DO Rev. 0 data speeds. We here at CG actually really liked the Wing, and this is basically the same animal with faster browsing and a seemingly… Read More

  • SlingLink Powerline Solutions: SlingBox Over Electrical Lines


    SlingBox just launched the SlingLink TURBO 1 ($99.99) and SlingLink TURBO 4 ($149.99) for home users. These powerline routers allow you to connect to your SlingBox over your home’s powerlines and not wirelessly or through a wireless or wired bridge. You can get similar gear for about the same price and, in my experience, powerline hasn’t matched a good old fashioned wireless or… Read More

  • Brooklyn Engrish


    Nothing odd here… Just something cute from the weekend’s festivities. My wife bought this beach toy, some sort of snapping turtle with shovels and buckets attached. When she got it home, we were amazed to find the most blatant disregard for English and cultural sensitivity since, oh, BenQ slapped their spokesmodel up against the ruins of the WTC. Read More

  • Pater Obsoletis: Votes Tallied, the Winner Is…

    Well, I tallied all the write-ins and all the comments and it looks like we have a winner. But first, a huge shout-out to Hitachi for hooking us up with the P42H401: Hitachi’s more than 50 years of TV experience, manufacturing and image refinement come together in the 42″ HD1080 Plasma HDTV. Hitachi uses proprietary technology to redefine High Definition, providing outstanding… Read More

  • Pater Obsoletis: The Final Countdown

    We didn’t get very many entries, but the entries we did get were great. Hit the jump for the videos and to vote for the best and technologically dullest Pater in existence. We’ll close voting on Friday at 12pm EST so the winner can tell Pops the good news. Read More