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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  • TiVo Fast-Foward Ads: They're Back

    and the BEGINNING of the next segment? Apparently this only appears over certain pre-coded commercials but best of all you can plop your ass down for more commercials by clicking the green thumbs-up button. Please don’t make me get MythTV on your ass and give up my TiVo subscription entirely. I thought we were friends. TiVo’s Fast Forward Ads Are Back [Surmise] Read More

  • Microsoft eToilet: Fun-neee!

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/off switch, and holds 5 billions songs. It also accepts and macerates human waste! And we missed the secret meeting. The eToilet is not unlike a regular toilet in its basic functions, but includes a 21-inch flat-screen monitor built into the toilet lid itself that swings out on a swivel arm when in use. Many of its functions… Read More

  • iPhone != Newton?

    iPhone != Newton?

    CG reader Bruce sent us a note today pointing out an interesting aspect of the the iPhone decision. He writes: A lot is being said about the exclusive Cingular deal, no 3G, and the high price for a phone. How about short term positioning this as a true “pocket pc”? It has a PC O/S, wifi access for online use, great screen, etc… If Apple wants to sell this through their… Read More

  • An Interview With a Patent Attorney: The iPhone Case

    An Interview With a Patent Attorney: The iPhone Case

    Mmmm… that’s good legalese! Mad4MobilePhones interviewed Eric Ramage of Alexander Ramage Associates on the legality of Ciscos suit against Apple. The gist is basically that Cisco will probably get a nice fat settlement, but the various tricks and tactics used by Apple, including creating a rumored front company called Ocean Telecom in Trinidad and Tobago, smack of bad John… Read More

  • Who Killed CES?

    Who Killed CES?

    When I touched down at JFK last Thursday I started thinking about why I felt so dissatisfied on this trip to CES. I put those dread thoughts into the back of my mind as I fought off a CES-induced stomach flu all weekend but now that I’m fresh and seemingly five pounds lighter I finally have some time to work things out. Read More

  • iMainGo Portable Speakers at CES: Really Loud

    iMainGo Portable Speakers at CES: Really Loud

    Well, looks like we missed another hot booth. Portable Sound Labs was showing off the iMainGo, a unique mini-speaker system for iPod that runs on four AAA batteries. The speakers have an alarm function that can be set through the speakers themselves. In terms of audio quality, the reviewer was quite pleased and the speakers offered loud sound without distortion. How much does this kit cost? A… Read More

  • Primitive Zune Chat

    Primitive Zune Chat

    My friends and I have so little to say to each other that this would be perfect. ChikaZune is a collection of graphics files that can be sent back using Zune’s phot sharing system. Each image contains containing snippets of text — “Are you busy later?” “Dude!” “I’m pregnant.” You could feasibly create a very simple conversation and… Read More

  • Bloops: Cisco Sues Apple

    Some interesting news out of Cisco today: Cisco today announced that it has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Apple, Inc., seeking to prevent Apple from infringing upon and deliberately copying and using Cisco’s registered iPhone trademark. Will it effect the Cupertino giant? Absolutely not. But it makes for a nice downtick… Read More

  • Lensbabies: Lenses Like Babies

    Lensbabies: Lenses Like Babies

    Every once in a while we get lucky enough to see an actually cool product. This is the Lensbaby, an odd lens that allows you to create selective focus images, meaning you can “sharpen up” on spot on a scene leave the rest in sporty blur. This would have been great for taking action shots on the floor, but we didn’t get a chance to try it on our gear.
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  • Samsung E890 Touchscreen Phone

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/audio player. Fairly basic and fairly teeny, but it's pretty and the touchscreen is great. Oh well. We'll never see it here, so why even bother? Read More

  • LG Shining On

    LG Shining On

    We’ve been drooling over the LG Shine for a while now and it was nice to see it live and in the flesh. The Shine is part of LG’s Black Label series — whatever that means — and is clad in steel. It has a 2-megapixel camera and 1GB of built-in storage. Here we see the “Hangul” version with poet Yoon Dong-joo’s “Night of Counting Stars”… Read More

  • Pogue, Blam Play with iPhone, Pee a Little

    Pogue, Blam Play with iPhone, Pee a Little

    What “feels amazing in your hand,” is “not too slick or too rough, or that shows grease and fingerprints too much,” has an incredible web browsing experience, and is “dark and contrasty.” No, it’s not a smoked-glass dildo and a session on MILFhunter.com. It’s the iPhone. David Pogue AND Gizmodo’s Brian Lam both got to fondle the… Read More

  • Apple iPhone FAQ

    Apple iPhone FAQ

    Just got done with an interview with some folks from Cingular on the iPhone and they tipped their hand just enough for us to compile a quick FAQ on the parasitic relationship that is the Apple-Cingular partnership. Read More

  • Creative XDock Wireless

    Creative XDock Wireless

    X-Fi is a technology for improving audio quality from standard sources including MP3 players and streaming sources. They’ve stuffed this technology into a set of wireless devices, the XDock Wireless dock and the X-Fi Wireless Receivers. You plug in an iPod into the XDock and can play music out to an optical or RCA-enabled receiver. Then, you can transmit the audio to a Wireless Receiver… Read More

  • Day 3 @ CES: Sweepy

    Day 3 @ CES: Sweepy

    What do you get when you put a manic-depressive, a beat-down married man, and a guy from the South together in one place? Our CES experience. Here, John takes a quick nap before heading off to his next appointment — in the dumpsters behind the Bellagio hotel. Read More

  • Samsung Simpsons Phones: Little, Yellow, Different

    We got a chance to see the Simpsons phones in the wild. It’s all clamshell all the time over there with an A717 for Cingular, an M500 for Sprint, and a U740 for Verizon ensconced in glass cases and colored yellow as Homer’s sun-kissed pate. The phones will be available during the film launch in July. Read More

  • UPDATE: Cisco and Apple DIDN'T Make a Deal on the iPhone Name

    UPDATE: Cisco and Apple DIDN'T Make a Deal on the iPhone Name

    When Apple wants something, Apple gets DOESN’T it. According to ZDNet, Apple got a call early yesterday morning to the effect of: The fact is that we have not received the approved agreement back from Apple as late as this morning. What we said in our statement, which you posted, was that we sent them the final terms on Jan. 8 and by the fact that they launched the iPhone on Jan. 9… Read More

  • Samsung SCH i760: Blackjack ][

    Samsung SCH i760: Blackjack ][

    Got some hands-on time with the SCH i760, the Blackjack Deux, with an external keypad and fold out QWERTY keyboard. It’s probably coming out on Verizon, although the kids at Samsung weren’t talking. More as we get it. Read More

  • Bioloids: A DIY Robotics Kit for Smart Kids

    Vince got some great footage of the Bioloid robotics kit. Here we see a fancy dog-style robot. This company does PR the old-fashioned way: it doesn’t talk to press, so who knows where/how to buy this. Oh well. Cute dog. Read More

  • Crunchgear @ MacWorld 2007: The Keynote

    Crunchgear @ MacWorld 2007: The Keynote

    Here is the live transcript of CrunchGear’s coverage of the Apple Keynote at MacWorld 2007. Here are more articles on MacWorld 2007 Read More