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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  • Zoom!: And We're Off To CES 2007

    Zoom!: And We're Off To CES 2007

    Blake is winging his way to Las Vegas right now and we’ll be staying in the beautiful — and pyramidoid — Hotel Exclusive Luxor. For all of our CES 2007 coverage, just click on over to our CES 2007 coverage page. If you’d like to stop the CG crew for a drink or a delicious $5 steak dinner, AIM me at johnbiggsny or email tips at crunchgear dotcom. Read More

  • Windows Mobile Crossbow In Action

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=5404987844605210971&hl=en David at MobilityToday turned us on to this video of Crossbow in action. Anything, I suspect, is better than WinMo 5.0. Crossbow Video [MobilityToday] Read More

  • Nokia N800 (nee N870) Unearthed

    Nokia N800 (nee N870) Unearthed

    The Nokia N770 is probably one of the most unsung devices out there. I love mine — it’s a tiny, handy Internet tablet with brains. The N800, it seems, is 10 times better. The fellow at RingNokia got his hands on one and shares some of his unboxing pictures. Strangely enough, it’s missing the expected “870” designation. I tried to create another gallery and… Read More

  • Scorpion Watch Reef Diver Photo Gallery

    Scorpion Watch Reef Diver Photo Gallery

    I got the Reef Diver in, which I talked about a bit before, and I took a few photos to test CG’s PopUpGallery installation. Feast your eyes. Product Page
    UPDATE – Let me know if this gallery works on your browser in comments. It’s acting strange on OSX and Firefox. Read More

  • Wicked Lasers: MobileCrunch Says They're Wicked

    Wicked Lasers: MobileCrunch Says They're Wicked

    Perhaps this is what Paul Simon was talking about when he sang about “lasers in the the jungle” — a crazy-powerful 95 milliwatt green laser from Wicked Lasers. I’ve seen these things before and my neighbor even shot mine up at a passing helicopter, causing us all to scamper into the house and cower in the basement. However, Oliver at MobileCrunch did no such thing… Read More

  • We'll Tell Off CE Makers So You Don't Have To

    We'll Tell Off CE Makers So You Don't Have To

    OK, guys. We’re headed to CES on Saturday and will be jet-lagged, hung-over and pissed off. Let’s channel that anger into a little constructive criticism. In the comments, please tell us all your pet peeves about consumer electronics — the price, the size, the ease-of-use — and we’ll put those questions to as many bigwigs as we can, including Michael Dell. We… Read More

  • FujiFilm Drops Three Digicams

    FujiFilm Drops Three Digicams

    . They’ve just added three more to their line up, all of which should be available by March. We begin with the entry-level Finepix F40fd which will cost about $299 and includes and xD/SD Compatible slot (whew), face-detection, image stabilization and good low-light handling. It has an 8-megapixel sensor. Read More

  • Why It'll Be An iPhone (??)

    Why It'll Be An iPhone (??)

    David Sobotta knows Apple. He worked there for 20 years and has been in countless meetings with the Steve. Therefore, let’s give him a listen. What he’s basically saying is that a Mac Tablet is almost out of the question while the Apple Phone is almost 99% certain. Read More

  • VistaBloggerLaptopGate: An Interesting Perspective

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Edelman laptop debacle. Here's what he says: Think about this: Microsoft dropped about $1500/laptop * 90 laptops + shipping (my rough estimate puts that at a little less than $150,000) to get some positive digital ink. That’s a fairly expensive campaign for the blogosphere, and by comparison if we assume that… Read More

  • Japanese Live-Action Pac-Man Skit

    http://embed.break.com/MjAzNDAy Ummm… Hi, Japan. WTF? via Aeropause Read More

  • MacWorld Rumor Poll: What Say Ye?

    ? A bottle of air? You decide! [poll=10] Read More

  • Tag Heuer Phone (??)

    , makers of fancy watches, is releasing a cellphone designed by ModeLabs, a French company that designs phones companies MTV and Virgin Mobile. The phone will be made of stainless steel and take design cues from the other watches in the Tag line-up. This appears to be a direct shot at Nokia’s Vertu line, which means someone at LVMH, Heuer’s parent company, must have woken up from… Read More

  • RSS Lovefest

    . Also, please favorite us on Technorati. It will make us so happy and we’ll hug and kiss you all night long. Can you tell I’m jet-lagged? Read More

  • Scorpion Watch Company Reef Diver

    Scorpion Watch Company Reef Diver

    Just got in the new Scoripion Reef Diver for review. This is a custom-made automatic watch created by a couple of guys in Denver and it’s quite a looker. It has an automatic ETA movement with hacking seconds hand — that means the seconds hand stops when you pull out the crown — and is water resistant to 30ATM or 1000 feet. They’ve only made 100 of the red Reef Divers… Read More

  • Ziff Davis For Sale

    . What does this mean for us and, by extraction, you? Not much, but it’s extremely important to realize that the stalwarts like ZD are hitting a wall thanks to skanky little bloggers in their pajamas. Go us! Anyone have any insight on PE companies like Lehman work? Ziff Davis’ Two Units Being Hawked by Lehman; Enterprise Division Status Unclear [PaidContent] Read More

  • History of Computerized RPGs: The Wonder Years

    History of Computerized RPGs: The Wonder Years

    In this era of 60-hour video games and Cell processors, it’s easy to forget a small band of dedicated geeks who kept us from touching ourselves too much in high school. People like Richard Garriott created computerized worlds that not only paved the way for games like World of Warcraft and Custer’s Revenge but singlehandedly built the computer gaming industry into the cultural… Read More

  • Chess Player Caught Cheating With a Bluetooth Headset

    Chess Player Caught Cheating With a Bluetooth Headset

    Chess player Umakant Sharma has been banned playing in All India Chess Federation tournaments after judges discovered a Bluetooth headset sewn into his cap. A friend had been playing a computerized simulation of his games and relaying moves via the headset. Sharma has been banned from competition for 10 years. Judges discovered the headset during a random sweep during a December 4… Read More

  • Noka: The Expensive Chocolate Expose

    Noka: The Expensive Chocolate Expose

    Noka is some sort of expensive chocolate brand that costs about $2,080 per pound, a considerable investment for something that your body will eventually process into solid waste. DallasFood, a local food blog, decided to take a closer look at the vaunted brand and discovered that a) they do no make or source their own cocoa and b) they’re probably not as good as they claim. Remember… Read More

  • Love Will Tear Us Apart: Microsoft Wants Its Laptops Back

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/"review&quot; over the holiday as a way to astroturf the magic of Vista to the world at large. Now, however, they're saying that these were "review laptops" and that they want all of them back. Neener neener neener. Apparently — and I suppose we could check but who really cares? —… Read More

  • Trading PS3s for Wiis: What All the Kids are Doing

    Trading PS3s for Wiis: What All the Kids are Doing

    As of last Friday, PS3 owners are trading their consoles for Wiis at a considerable loss. Gigagamerz found that 48 traders were offering up their PS3s in San Francisco alone offering to trade plus the cash difference or offer to trade outright at a considerable loss. One reasonable explanation could be that these traders simply bought multiple consoles and are now trying to get a Wii using… Read More