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. Email him directly at john@techcrunch.com.

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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  • Joost, She Is Dying

    I know, I know: I owe you guys Joost invites. I’ll try to put something together next week, but as we’re learning today the service is massively overburdened. According to Liz over at NewTeeVee, they’ve been having all sorts of trouble on their Intel Macs and that Joost is looking into the problems as we speak. I tried Joost for a little while last week and I found fairly… Read More

  • Give Your Momma A Zune Contest Is Over

    It looks like IK, with his tale of motherly lurve is the winner of our little pink Zune for momma contest. Special thanks to Cesar at ZuneInsider for hooking us up. He’s good people. {democracy:12} Read More

  • ScottEVest Savings on the Performance Series

    Oyez, oyez. ScottEVest, purveyors of all clothes technological, is offering CrunchGear readers a special deal until May 14 on Performance Polo and Performance Pullover shirts. Type in the coupon code 2SAVE20 and get 20% off those items. I can personally vouch for SeV’s cooltasticness. I wear the Performance shirts on almost all the flights I take and the Tactical jacket I got a few years… Read More

  • Cali Lewis Fights the Power

    Cali Lewis of GeekBrief.tv posted a cute video to Geoff Smith’s HD DVD code song featuring the lady herself hanging with Diggsters and then flipping out the magic numbers one at a time like a sporty, nerd-friendly Bob Dylan. It would have been great if they could have gotten Rose to hang out, Allen Ginsberg-like, in the background, but we get so little closure in our lives. Digg the… Read More

  • Robot Chicken: Star Wars

    How much joy can a few guys with toys and a good camera give the world? OMG like SOOOO much. This special airs June 17. Read More

  • Samsung Super TVs

    Samung’s new TV line comes in sizes that range from 37- to 52 inches and can play back 1080p video at full resolution, a feat that was once only available – at least at a price that humans could comprehend – to DLPs. The TVs, the M87, R87, and Q97 will be about $3000 when and if they hit these shores. That said, it’s currently UK-only and just now shipping, so get on… Read More

  • 3D Widget Dashboards Could Make Leopard Even Easier to Use When Browsing Widgets

    I’m usually pretty excited to hear Apple news but this interests me to the level of 0.0. It seems Apple is working on a cube-like spinning system that will presumably allow you to add multiple pages of widgets to your Dashboard instead of just one panel. If you use widgets, more power to you. However, if you’re like me and hit the Dashboard for a little quick calculator action… Read More

  • Why You Can't Just Go Ahead and Post "09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0"


    Fred von Lohmann at the EFF posted a very interesting article on why you can’t just go around posting “09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0″ on every public website in the world and hold “09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0″ parties in your home, office, or school. Essentially, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act states that you cannot… Read More

  • Skype Slashes SMS Prices

    Do you use Skype? Do you SMS people with Skype? No? Didn’t think so. Well, now there’s a bit more reason to give it a go. From May 2 to May 8 — which is the week of Saint Erasmus, the martyred patron saint of digital communications popular in Asia and Europe but not so popular in the United States — SMSes through Skype will be 50% off. What does that translate into… Read More

  • T-Mobile Dash Users, Please Report to Your Minders

    It is now midnight and you have T-Mobile’s permission to upgrade your Dash to Windows Mobile 6.0. How will you do it, you ask? The free WM6 upgrade will be available online to T-Mobile Dash customers beginning May 4 at http://www.t-mobile.com/wmupgrade.
    Before you reflash your Dash with the maintenance release, make sure you
    check and do the following first:
    1. USB sync cable is… Read More

  • Mom + Zune + Voting = Update

    How can you make one out of 5 Moms happy? Step 1: Read these heart-warming testimonials.
    Step 2: Vote {democracy:12} 9 out of 10 doctors agree: Moms are great! Read More

  • Tampon Taser

    Want to freak out an unshaven man with a flashlight and black watch cap? Shock him with the leads of the Tampon Stun Gun, a pink Taser-like device designed for ladies — or the men who dress up like them — and a couple thousand volts could mean the difference between a bad situation and a quick getaway.

    I don’t know if this thing actually exists but it does seem like a… Read More

  • Call of Duty Goes Mobile

    One of the biggest World War II shooter franchises will soon be reporting for duty on your handset, as Activision and Glu Mobile has announced a partnership to develop an upcoming Call of Duty title for mobile phones. The series, which is known for it cinematic styled take on the Second World War, has been popular on the PC and console systems including the Xbox 360 and PS3, and will be… Read More

  • 7.1-speaker Cellphone With Vista: The Best Part? WATERMARK WAR!

    This Chinese smartphone that runs Vista and has 7.1-surround sound speakers may look stupid, but that won’t stop site after site from running it and, as we see from the above image, watermarking the heck out of it. It’s got a 3.75-inch touchscreen, some ridonkulous windscreen thing, and enough possibility of hitting these shores as a raft of civet cats with rabies. Was it really… Read More

  • The HD DVD Decode Keys, In Song

    Welcome to DeCSS 2007! What have we learned? Nothin’! What are the big companies going to do about this? Whine! Sing, Interwebs, sing! Read More

  • Talk to Seth Porges Tomorrow Morning

    I’llOur superninja writer Seth Porges will be on a radio show tomorrow morning called Be Happy, Dammit! on the Lime.com network. We’re ostensibly going to be talking about cool devices at 8:39AM EDT, but if you’d like to chime in you can call 1866LIME114 to talk to him about any number of topics including but not limited to: how sleepy we all are, what he’s wearing… Read More

  • Zune Your Mom Vote Off Reminder

    How can you make one out of 5 Moms happy? Step 1: Read these heart-warming testimonials.
    Step 2: Vote {democracy:12} 9 out of 10 doctors agree: Moms are great! Read More

  • The Flash Drive Round-up

    It is Spring, and a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of flash drives. What better way to celebrate these miniscule storage devices than by rounding up four flash drives and comparing them in detail. Yeah, that’s what WE said! Wow! Anyway, the folks at HotHardware were kind enough to do this job and discovered that they really liked the Corsair Voyager GT and that most of the… Read More

  • eBuddy Lets You Access Your IM from Anything

    While there are software apps that will already let you use multiple IM programs, the Dutch have now made it possible to chat from virtually any computer or mobile device. eBuddy provides Web and mobile instant messaging services, enabling you to chat with your MSN, Yahoo and AIM contacts without actually having to download or install any software. Read the rest at MobileCrunch… Read More

  • LunchrTime.com: SUP Fo0d in SF OMG MBLE

    Sorry for cross-posting so much to MC, but this is another cool service. If you’re in the Bay Area, you can get yourself some good eats using your mobile. Anyone who goes out for lunch knows that you’ll spend more time waiting in line than you do actually eating. And while many restaurants let you fax in your order, some businesses have discouraged employees from using the fax… Read More