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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  • MyStrands Mobile: Now With Community

    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. It’s officially available now and the video above gives you a good idea of what… Read More

  • NewsGator Go!: Now for Java and Blackberry


    NewsGator Go!, previously only available for Windows Mobile, is now available for Blackberries and Java-capable phones including models from Nokia, Motorola, and Samsung. This version synchronizes with your online NewsGator account and caches articles for later, offline consumption. You can also send stories via email through the program’s interface. Read the rest at MobileCrunch… Read More

  • Help Me Hit $2000+ By the 15th

    I promised I wouldn’t bother you all very much, but I’m coming up to a deadline in my fund-raising and thought I’d depend on the kindness of strangers. I’m running a marathon in June to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and need to raise $4,000 to support the cause and pay for logistics. If you’ve already donated, thank you. If you haven’t, anything… Read More

  • NewsGator Go!: Java and Blackberry RSS


    NewsGator Go!, previously only available for Windows Mobile, is now available for Blackberries and Java-capable phones including models from Nokia, Motorola, and Samsung. This version synchronizes with your online NewsGator account and caches articles for later, offline consumption. You can also send stories via email through the program’s interface. This is somewhat similar to… Read More

  • TMNT on XBox Live

    Are you a hero-in-a-half-shell? Still living in the ’80s? Feeling like you and Splinter need to have a heart-to-heart about his mutating goo abuse? Turn on your XBox tomorrow morning and download the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This version includes co-op play, leaderboards, and voice support. It’s 400 points, but that’s not too much to pay for FUN is it? Read More

  • Mapping the Wordosphere

    A little off-topic, but it’s quite cool. Matthew Gray mashed up the publication dates and locations for thousands of titles in Google Books. He then mapped them over time, showing the spread of modern publishing from Europe into the Americas and Southeast Asia. Shown here are the early 1800s. Earth viewed from books [Booksearch] Read More

  • Twirl-a-Squirrel

    This is even better than my neighbor’s bug zapper on a July evening. The squirrel’s weight activates the motor, batteries do the rest. Product Page via The Boing Read More

  • Happy Birthday, Michael

    Our benefactor, Michael Arrington III, Esq., officially turns 73 today and we at CG all wish him a happy, healthy, and joyous birthday. Seriously, Mike, thanks for letting us all run wild over here and have loads of fun. The CG Team Read More

  • Help Key: How to Idiot-Proof Your Parents' Computer


    This is something that may be near and dear to your hearts: Mom and Dad are calling to ask about this porn pop-up phishing thing they just typed all their credit card info into. Or maybe Grandma wants to make a MySpace page. Regardless of the situation, you have some older folks in your life who probably have a computer. If you’re reading this, you’re good at computers. Read More

  • GameJew: Miyamoto and Me

    In this episode, GameJew goes on the hunt-down for Nintendo’s head whimsicality-inducer Miyamoto at GDC 2007. GameJew, don’t you know that Miyamoto is surrounded by cybernetic vat-grown ninjas? You could have been sliced to bits! GameJew Sings to Miyamoto [GameJew] Read More

  • Mundu IM V4: Mobile IM On the Cheap

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  • SXSW: Liveblogging Dan Rather

    Blake is at SXSW right now and trying to liveblog all the keynotes. He already blogged Phil Torrone doing his geekenwerk until PT and his friend Limor turned on a cellphone jammer and shut down his WAN card. Head over for some good coverage of a great event. SXSW 2007: Dan Rather Keynote Read More

  • Mundu IM V4: Mobile IM On the Cheap

    Mobile IM is the number four cellphone killer app — the other three are, in order, voice, SMS, and Snake — but, surprisingly, it’s the hardest to use. Of all the IM programs I’ve tried, only Danger has managed to make it seamless as possible. Mundu, a new product from Indian developers Geodesic is coming in a close second. The product supports AIM, MSN Messenger… Read More

  • Samsung L74: World Trip Planner

    The Samsung L74 Wide has a Tour Guide function that gives you travel information covering 4,500 regions in 30 countries, so you can plan trips while you’re on the road. It also has 450MB of internal memory. Read More

  • Samsung NV11

    Samsung’s NV11 features a 10.1-megapixel sensor, 5X optical zoom Schneider lens, a 2.7-inch display and face recognition. But its innovative menu interface is what really makes it a compact camera worth checking out. Read More

  • Canon EOS-1D Mark III Raspberry

    When an older gentlemen in a suit giggles like a schoolboy, you know something either made a fart noise or something cool happened. In this video, we witness both of those things. The Canon EOS-1D Mark III can apparently take 5 million pictures a second and sounds like a poot. PMA 07: Canon EOS-1D Mark III Snapping Off Frames Like a House Afire [The Giz] Read More

  • AT&T, Yahoo Partnership in Peril

    Ruh-Roh, iPhone! The partnership that was supposed to make email on the iPhone sweeter than a kiss from a small Jack Russell puppy covered in sugar is now in jeopardy as the company-soon- to-be-known- as-the-company-formerly-known-as-Cingular and its parent company pare down the partnerships. The news is pretty tepid, but it was enough to drive down Yahoo stock and make us wonder if the… Read More

  • Neuromancer Graphic Novel Online


    Speaking of florid cyberpunkian prose, how about a great way to spend a Friday? I saw this graphic novel in a comic books shop (Monkey’s Retreat in Columbus, Ohio) back in high school. I haven’t been able to find it until BoingBoing dug it up. I’m kind of afraid of reading because, as far as I remember, it was so cool that I had to go get some cash and come back for it but… Read More

  • Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The GooglePhone Knows

    A patent attributed to Google describes a phone application that pre-emptively hunts down what you’re looking for. The phone or device will take into consideration your past habits and patterns and make suggestions and prepare maps based on your current location, predilections, and the decisions about the past searches. The result is a phone that knows you like Chinese food, will send you… Read More

  • Palm Hires iPod/Finder Programmer


    High on a desert plateau, Apple’s headquarters bristles with sensors and weapons systems. They let scientists in but they don’t let them out. Turner is a mercenary, a corporate extraction specialist who was recently put back together after getting hit by a slamhound. His memory is intact, but he’s a different person – cold, mechanical, and in it only for the… Read More