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 and lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. You can [Tweet him here]( Email him directly at

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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  • An Interview With Joe Hewitt, Facebook iPhone App Programmer

    Nik and Mike did a cool podcast with Joe Hewitt, the crack programmer of the mobile Facebook app for the iPhone. Joe is the creator of iUI, the most complete Safari Mobile programming kit out there. It’s a great listen. Listen Now: Direct Link Read More

  • Kiplinger: "Yo, yo, yo, the iPhone is State of the Art, Son"

    Note: Fish is not real Kiplinger, the personal finance magazine, just dropped a red-hot review of the Apple “iPhone,” a new phone from an up-and-coming hardware company. It might be Asia-only, but they pulled a Fat Joe on this thing, saying it’s the best phone money can buy. Read More

  • Creative Travelsound i50: When You Shuffle Isn't Big Enough

    The TravelSound iS0 is an odd Shuffle speaker dock that basically makes the Shuffle into a something as big as an iPod. Why? I don’t know but does seem to offer us a nice tall glass of WTF. It’s Asia-only right now — about $69 — and probably won’t hit our shores for a long, long time, if ever. Creative Travelsound i50 speaker for the iPod Shuffle [Newlaunches] Read More

  • Sony Comments on Low PS3 Sales, Laughs a Little, Cries a Little

    Matt Richtel wrote a quick piece on Sony’s crowing — then cowering — this week as the NPD sales numbers placed the PS3 far below 360 and Wii. Dave Karraker, the Sony spokesman who predicted the PS3 would overtake the 360, told me that: (1) He was only wrong by a bit, and (2) NPD doesn’t provide an exact count but estimates some portions of the market and (3) No, he… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaway: The Final Countdown

    Just because 10 Days of CrunchGear is over doesn’t mean we don’t want you to win something great. Your goal is create a cake wishing CG a happy first birthday. I don’t care if it’s a Twinkie with a candle in it — it has to say “Happy Birthday, CG” on it. Heck, throw a little party and take pictures. We love seeing you all in action. You’ll… Read More

  • Wooden 4GB Zen Stone: If Shop Class Had Been Cool

    Alright people — Siecinski, sit down in back there — people this is a drill press. All the bits are over here in this box — dammit, Siecinski, sit down — goggles are a must. I want you guys to run a few pieces through and then we’re going to work on building giant Creative Zen Stones with 4 gigabytes of flash memory which we’ll make ourselves next week. Read More

  • GPhone To Launch in India, Start Lining Up Now!

    In what appears to be an amalgam of rumor, innuendo, and just making shit up, Rediff India Abroad is saying that Google will launch something sometime — perhaps a fortnight from now? — in India and is in talks with Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Essar, two of India’s most popular carriers. In what sounds like Nigerian phishing scam, it appears that Google may or may not be provide… Read More

  • Bloops! Apple Legal Essentially Confirms Fat Nano Existence [Updated]

    Gizmodo got a letter from Apple asking them to take down the images of the little fat Nanos we’ve been seeing all day, which in legal talk means blood will soak the halls of Cupertino tonight as the leakers are tortured long into the morning. [Update: Apple’s lawyers came at us and demanded we remove the photo because it “violates Apple’s copyrights”. So… Read More

  • Sony's Sugar Fuel Cell: Tasty, Big Electricity

    Presumably the first two images you see in this video are the battery and some sugar and presumably you Sony or whoever made this video has no taste in music. Regardless, looks like it could be a useful addition to the future battery arsenal and it presumably won’t explode like most Sony batteries. HAR! via Engadget Read More

  • Razer Launches Overwrought 4000dpi Mouse

    I’m almost done with the whole Razer vision. Razer makes gaming peripherals that want to star in their own action movies. Take the Lachesis, for example, also known as the “bringer of silent death.” This mouse has 9 programmable buttons, 32KB of memory, and 1ms response time. But WTF? It’s a mouse, people. No mouse deserves a flash intro in the style of Sin City. Read More

  • BioShock's Science is Bunk! Bunk, I Tells Ya!

    Penny Arcade is dead wrong. I asked a real live scientist (my friend Teresa) who has a Doctorate in Scientology and she said: I can’t think of anything that I involved with plasmids (the normal in-the-lab kind that I use) that involves fire or blowing things up There are a lot of things in lab that you could use to start a fire or
    blow things up and I can guarantee you that plasmids are… Read More

  • Motorola Q 9m Review

    Motorola is in a bad way. Wilson over at Giz basically tore them a new orifice over the Q 9m and I have always thought they’ve squandered the RAZR good-will on a series of odd products that were either violently crippled or ahead of their time — like the Moto PEBL, for example. That said, they’ve remained in high in the pantheon of phone gods that I have in my heads, up… Read More

  • Easy-Peasy Video on How to Hack Your iPhone With Windows There have been lots of iPhone hacking posts lately, but only Gearlive sat down with the damn think and hacked it in front of a camera. Watch as Andru uses iBrickr to hack and crack away&hellip… Read More

  • BioShock Review: Worth the Hype?

    I rarely get excited about game titles any more — a Half-Life might get my juices flowing but I’m definitely not going to reserve copies of anything at the local GameStop — which is why I’m really interested in BioShock. It actually seems like a game I could get into, irregardless of the kid, the wife, and the 5 million deadlines looming over me. Read More

  • Nokia to Offer Windows Live on Symbian Phones

    It will be a cold day in hell when Nokia teams up with Microsoft to offer Activesync support and Windows Live services… oh, wait. Yep, that’s right. Big Lutefisk is teaming up with Big Bill to offer Symbian/Nokia fans a little taste of Windows Mobile. The new software will enable Hotmail and MSN Messenger access along with some ActiveSync. How can you know if your handset is ready… Read More

  • Nerd Tats: Link

    CG writer Raj sent us in this picture of the first pass on his new Link tattoo. Raj loves him some video games and pop culutre — he even has Nightmare Before Christmas ink on his scrawny, emocized bicep. What’s next, Raj? A magic mushroom under your eye in honor of all the Marios you killed in prison? Read More

  • Pentax Launches Two New Point and Shoots

    The S10 Pentax has just announces two new Optios, the Z10 with 7X optical zoom and the S10, a 10-megapixel super-slim model. Both cameras ship in September for $249.99. Read More

  • Laser Beam Wristwatch: 100% Computer Controlled

    Clearly, we’ve evolved since 1985. via WWR Read More

  • SNES Games That Defined a Generation

    I missed the whole SNES thing back in the 1990s, but it’s nice to see some titles from my childhood and to catch up on old friends like Samus, Link, and Burt Reynolds wearing a bathrobe and little else — that last one wasn’t a video game character, just a recurring fantasy. Read More

  • Blogspot Completely Down?

    In the wake of the Great Skype Outage of 2007 everyone who is everyone in IT should be watching their servers and production code like a flock of hawks. Well, it looks like Google isn’t taking my advice because as of 10:43 EST it looks like Blogspot is completely down. I’m OK with that — my Commander Ackbar fan fiction network uses WordPress — but shouldn’t… Read More