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](http://twitter.com/johnbiggs) and [G+ him](https://plus.google.com/u/0/102814019596965765116/posts) here. Email him directly at john@techcrunch.com. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Vista Service Pack 1: A Band-Aid for a Baby

    Vista Service Pack 1: A Band-Aid for a Baby

    Sure, Vista is a but a wee bairn but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve a major service pack. We can expect the software to roll out in the Fall with a few fixes for “high-impact issues” including fixes in security, deployment, and stability. Why should we care? Because this promises to break a few things down the line and means the Vista is really hitting the… Read More

  • Free iPhone*

    Free iPhone*

    …and by offering up all of your private information you can get one! All you have to do is click ad spam on one of thousands of websites. Remember, however, you probably won’t get one because it’s all based on availability and the fact that skeezy outfits like this are preying on your ignorance. Fulfillment may be delayed based on availability. Once you have completed the… Read More

  • It's Official: Blu-Ray DRM Cracked

    , Janvitos has decrypted a full Blu-Ray movie without even owning any Blu-Ray equipment. This is very embarrassing. Full DVD decryption took a few years, at least in any usable form. This took… oh… a few weekends. This isn’t a formal crack, but it’s more of a proof-of-concept. There’s no telling what they’re going to do with the keys once folks start… Read More

  • TellMe: A Robot Does the Searching, You Do the Swearing

    TellMe: A Robot Does the Searching, You Do the Swearing

    Oliver at MobileCrunch and Mike at TC got to test out the latest version of TellMe, a voice-enabled search service that lets you tell a robot what you’re looking for. The robot then sends you a map, if necessary, and lets you call the locaation or SMS directions to friends. TellMe requires a tiny standalone app for the mapping and it seems to be free right now, so it’s a… Read More

  • Toast 8: TiVo-Tastic

    Toast 8: TiVo-Tastic

    Just got the boxed version of Toast Titanium 8 in and I’m quite confused, yet happy, yet trepidatious. I’ve always liked Toast — it’s simple, straightforward, and it burns solid disks with little fanfare. But what’s all this TiVo stuff then? Read More

  • Reality Bedding Viral Video

    1 minute and 4 seconds of your life you will never get back. Ever. Product Page Read More

  • NY Times: "Hoo Hoos and Ta Tas Look Bad in HD"

    NY Times: "Hoo Hoos and Ta Tas Look Bad in HD"

    I’m all for progress, but perhaps we’re reaching a stage in our evolution where the fruits of our intellect are surpassing our ability to keep down our Chef Boyardee. It seems that someone — we know who you are — is complaining that HD porn is getting really nasty. Public Enemy #1? Razor burn, friends. That’s right. Jenna’s stubble looks like a truck… Read More

  • Review of the Scorpion Watch Company Reef Diver

    Review of the Scorpion Watch Company Reef Diver

    Some nice lazy Saturday reading. I posted a review of the SWC Reef Diver, a beefy automatic $799 diver’s watch, over at WristWatchReview. I’m a big watch-head but I really liked it and loved the homebrew feel of the entire tiny company. Give it a read. That’s why I was so excited to see Scorpion Watch Company, really a pair of guys out in Denver, were creating a watch brand. Read More

  • Wristwatch Piercing: OMG OMG OMG

    Wristwatch Piercing: OMG OMG OMG

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  • How Can We Help You?

    http://www.polldaddy.com/crunchGear.swf PollDaddy just made us a fancy custom skin so I think it’s a good opportunity to try it out and ask a quick question on what you guys like most in terms of our coverage. Go ahead and flame us in the comments as well. Thanks, PollDaddy! Read More

  • Be An Apple 2-Dollar 802.11n WiFinnaire!

    Be An Apple 2-Dollar 802.11n WiFinnaire!


    We originally thought Apple’s 802.11n would cost $5 but Apple will now only charge $1.99 to pop in a little patch to enable 802.11n in current AirPort cards and routers. Purchasers of the $179 Airport Extreme Base Station ,AKA the thing that looks like Apple TV, get the patch for free. Why are they charging anything at all? So they can can keep up with Generally Accepted Accounting… Read More

  • Nokia Shows Off Near Field Communication

    The big boys have been talking about NFC (basically RFID) for years now and it will probably never hit a cellphone near you but PhoneScoop did their due diligence and took a tour of the wonders of “putting your phone next to a picture of your best gal and having it call her.” Why not just put her on speed dial? PhoneScoop via RingNokia Read More

  • MobileCrunch's Take on Nokia N800

    MobileCrunch's Take on Nokia N800

    Oliver at MobileCrunch got his mitts on a Nokia N800 for a whole month and wrote a fairly detailed and expository review of the Internet tablet that would be king. His final assessment? All in all I love this device. I love the convenience, I love the size, I love the instant on/off capability. I think it does many things well and the excitement that I feel when engaged with the… Read More

  • Mossberg on Vista: Best Windows Yet, Awful Purdy

    , be ready for a flood of praise and excoriation. The latest comes from Walthus Mossberg the Great of the WSJ who says: Vista is much prettier than previous versions of Windows. Its icons look better, windows have translucent borders, and items in the taskbar and in folders can display little previews of what they contain. Security is supposedly vastly better; there are some new free… Read More

  • The Amazing Mexican Ball-Dropping Robot

    Some seniors in Guadalajara, Mexico made a cool-looking robot arm that can pick up balls and drop them — no mean feat — and it’s all run with a modified Playstation controller. The real draw, however, is the amazing video score. Imagine if they added that kind of music to everything you did in life — a swell of horns when you buy a burger, a trill of violins after taking… Read More

  • Orb MyCasting: iTunes + Wii = Hotness

    Orb MyCasting: iTunes + Wii = Hotness


    Orb MyCasting is a program that allows you to stream music and photos from your PC to your Wii. Using the Wii’s built-in Opera browser, Orb creates a mini-server inside your subnet and displays your content right on the Wii’s screen. This isn’t really amazing news, but it’s clearly a nice way to get around the Massive and Prevalent Stupidity Currently Surrounding… Read More

  • Wal-Mart Can Come Over and Ride My Wii

    in order to check out. Screw y’all, Wal-Mart. Bundle this. Nintendo Wii Holiday Bundle Read More

  • Blu-Ray Cracked [??]

    encryption system. I’m calling bull on this one. I suspect someone will deAACS Blu-Ray with a standalone drive and a PC, just like they did with HD-DVD, but what do I know? This just in: Possible Blu-ray title/volume key exploit found on PS3 [HDTVBlogger via PS3Scene via Gizmodo] Read More

  • HTC VOX Spotted

    HTC VOX Spotted


    that looks like a direct successor to the Hermes and Herald line. Click the image for a bigger pic. The image was apparently taken using satellite imagery but it seems to point to the product actually hitting someone’s line-up this year. It’s a Quad-band GSM phone with EDGE so it probably won’t hit T-Mobile but it would be strange for Cingular/AT&T to cannibalize… Read More

  • AdFree.tv: Will Rip and Convert for Beer Money

    AdFree.tv: Will Rip and Convert for Beer Money


    Not sure what to make of this odd site. It looks to be a labor of love by a young student with dreams of “watching ad-free TV” but I think it will be shut down faster than a bull fight in a Hummel figurine plant. That said, go and get thee some 40 Year Old Virgin while old Mr. Crenshaw is napping in his corner office. AdFreeTV Read More