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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  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaway: Samsung L77 7.1-megapixel Digital Camera

    Our first prize of the day is the Samsung L77 7-megapixel digital camera. This super slim camera has a 38-266mm optical zoom with 2.5-inch screen and 20MB of built-in memory with slots for SD and SDHC cards. Here’s a full review — I can’t find ours for some reason — and special thanks go out to the folks at Samsung for supplying us with some great gear. Read More

  • Happy Birthday, CrunchGear!

    In honor of CrunchGear’s first birthday, the CG team is giving away over 30 prizes in the next 10 days, culminating in a get-together in Manhattan and maybe an iPhone or two. Head on over to check it out. Read More

  • Happy Birthday, CrunchGear!

    It was one year ago today that Blake and I launched CrunchGear, another gadget blog in a sea of gadget blogs. One year later we’ve hit the Technorati Top 100 (like Peter Ha’s weight, we tend to fluctuate above and below the 100 point) and just finished two consecutive months of 1 million+ pageviews. Not too shabby for a ragtag bunch of misfits out to stop the evil Empire… Read More

  • Behind the Curtain: The Sordid World of Tech Trade Shows

    It’s very rare for us tech journalists/drunks to get a chance to let you, the reading public, get a glance behind the curtain to see the surfeit of riches we feast upon nightly. Case in point: every year, at all the big shows (CES, CTIA, all the huge shows where that tech folks love) two companies, Pepcom and Showstoppers, hold little sideshows where some of the exhibitors come to… Read More

  • FiOS: Not Just for 5 People Anymore

    Om is quoting a study on Verizon FiOS in the wild and came away with a starling realization: fiber optics will probably tear cable Internet and TV a new poop hole. Although only a few places have FiOS now, when Verizon rolled it out in Massachusetts: Comcast lost 5,216 subscribers across a base of 204,160, a drop of 2.6%. RCN lost 1,813 subscribers, or 7% off its base of 25,895… Read More

  • Motorola Launches Mobile Linux Platform, Begs for Spare Change Near the I96 Interchange

    After viewing Moto’s line-up this year — and playing with a number of Nokias, S-Es, and the iPhone, — I feel that Moto could put a singing puppy in every RAZR2 box and I’d still be disappointed. So, it is with a jaded sigh I announce Motorola’s new Linux platform, MOTOMAGX. That’s right. MAGX. Read More

  • New iMac Unboxing: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

    The folks at Ars already dropped a few bones on a glossy new iMac and boy are they happy. They even took some purdy pictures for us all to look at! I sure would be happier if this were a widescreen multi-touch iPod, but whatevs, right? Unboxing the new, brushed metal iMac [Ars] Read More

  • Update Improves Windows Vista Reliability

    Image Stolen from Dave …It’s called OS X. HAR! HAR! Go ahead and rock your Vista auto-update or click the link below because Vista is going to suck a little less today. The update improves memory leaks and freezes as well as speeds up a few little things — like the estimated time remaining read-out when copying files — to ensure that your Vista experience is more full… Read More

  • BBC iPlayer: Cheerio Pip Pip Bob's Yer Uncle, Right?

    Care for a spot of tea? BBC, that stalwart of UK television AKA telly, is now offering a peer-to-peer video player called the iPlayer what will offer a selection of “programmes” from the past “weeke” and offer “livee” “programmeing” as it happens. Apparently the program has been circulating for a few weeks but they’ve finally gotten it… Read More

  • Apple iMac Keyboard: Bull or Just Fake?

    Apple Introduces the iCarpalTunnelSyndrome Engadget has some pictures of a purported Apple iMac “slimline” keyboard that looks like some Taiwanese factory prototype got run over by a truck. This keyboard is supposed to be the “brushed aluminum” model that will be available as early as August 7. I’m calling bullshit on this, but go ahead and stare at it for a… Read More

  • Dvorak Uses a Mac, Frogs Fall From the Sky Over Indiana, End of World Nigh

    John C. Dvorak is tech commentator from when I was still running around in diapers. The man has literally been “blogging” in print since before most of use knew how to type “10 PRINT ‘HELLO WORLD'” Trust me. The guy’s a legend. But he doesn’t like Apple’s hype. So when he finally admitted yesterday that he actually uses and likes Macs, my… Read More

  • Senators Propose Internet Filtering Legislation

    Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) and Ted “The Tube” Stevens (R-Alaska) have proposed a bipartisan bill to add Internet filtering and monitoring to the… ummm… Internet? While the plan is all but impossible, their goal is simple: to think of the children. To that end, Msrs. Stevens and Inouye will each stand at one end of the Internet tube and keep bad stuff from going in and… Read More

  • CrunchGear Meet-up: Poland

    The Polish iPhone Come on, Polska! I got about 80 replies and only a about 20 folks came by — not a bad turn-out, I guess. The folks that came were part of and a few other local start-ups and they were all — in theory — pretty excited to see the iPhone. Oh well. Read More

  • Logitech Wave Keyboard Sure Is Awful Pretty

    This keyboard is like water, a hammock, and a sleepy woman. Logitech just launched the Wave keyboard, a keyboard that “conforms to you” in the same way that the stock photography used on the Logitech site conforms to the concept of objects conforming to your body. The keyboard itself is wireless and aimed at Vista users but also works in OS X. They’ve added some ergnomic… Read More

  • Tarzay Selling Blu-Ray

    tTarget will start selling Blu-ray disks and players in October, popping another nail in the HD DVD coffin. It looks like the PS3 is finally giving BR some traction in the market, as evidenced by yesterday’s report of Blu-ray thievery. Are the format wars over? Nah. But people are definitely picking sides. Target to Promote Blu-Ray DVD Format [AP] Read More

  • Apple Third Quarter Results and Some Musings

    As we all know, Apple announced 73% increase in earnings this quarter sending shares up to $150 or so. They sold 9,815,000 iPods and 1,764,000 computers, which amounts to about 30% growth in both product lines. Not too shabby. What, however, does this say about Apple and the state of the computer industry? Clearly, Apple is A #1 when it comes to MP3 players. That’s a given. But what… Read More

  • Seagate to Stop Selling the IDE, Maybe a Little SATA You Would Like?

    Photo via Jason Dunn Seagate, the company that I think I bought my first hard drive from, will stop selling IDE drives by year’s end, focusing exclusively on SATA. SATA currently is currently found in more than half of total desktops sold this year and 44 percent of laptops sold. Don’t expect IDE to go the way of the Dodo, however. Like all good standards (when’s the last… Read More

  • The Format War Is Over: 9 Out of 10 Thieves Prefer Blu-Ray

    Thieves broke into Silver Platters, a Seattle video store, and made off with their entire Blu-ray selection. That’s right. They ignored the HD-DVD stuff completely. That’s basically the entire story (“Theives prefer Blu-ray.”), but I wonder why this is? Maybe because the PS3 is a subsidized Blu-ray player? I mean if you’re ganking DVDs you’re probably also… Read More

  • CrunchGear Meet-up: Warsaw

    Warsaw Readers: We’ll be having the Poland meet-up tomorrow, Thursday, July 26 at 19:00 in Pub Lolek in Pole Mokotowskie. A lot of you have already emailed/commented and I hope we can organize this around one big table and just talk. I know Lolek is often crowded, so let’s try to meet in the outside area (wasn’t there a playground there?). Click through to see what I look like. Read More

  • Microsoft WGA Busts Chinese Microsoft Counterfeiting Ring, Five Million More to Go

    Dear Friend do you know what is 0EM soft ware? The FBI and Chinese authorities busted a $500 million piracy ring Guangdong province after Windows Genuine Advantage, Microsoft’s authenticity thingie, informed purchasers of “OEM software” that they were trying to activate fake copies of Vista. The resulting forensic evidence led authorities to the pirate’s lair where… Read More