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.

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  • WSJ Discovers Twitter, Buttocks in Dark Sans Flashlight

    Good morning, Farnsworth. Up bright and early, I see. I say, old chap, have you seen this latest computer system? It’s called Twittle, I believe. A, here it is in the Journal. Yes. Twitter. How much do we have available in the Mad Money fund? 45 million? Let’s put a pinch of that into this company. It seems the kids just love it. What does it do? Well, the children go to the… Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Entry #3: Bloops!

    . It came out of no where. There are no signs. You and your love have spent every day together, mornings…evenings…you can’t keep your hands off. Then suddenly life decides to play bitch for a day. You wake up one morning, do your daily routine and then BAM! They are gone. No signs, no warnings. I can’t help but feel completely responsible for what happened. Life… Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Contest Reminder

    Hello, kiddies… welcome to the Crypt of Laptop Horror Stories (TM). You have until next Monday, 12pm EST, to send me your worst laptop horror stories — how your laptop fell into a toilet, how your Gateway exploded on your granny’s lap — and you could win one of three beautiful prizes. Koss Cobalt Bluetooth Headphones One of two RhinoSkin 13″ MacBook Cases in Black… Read More

  • Hippies Take a Moment Away from Hackysack and Joints to Break DRM

    Hey, hippies. Stick to protesting logging and the war and stop going on camera to describe ways to disable Apple DRM. It seems the folks at the MIT Media Lab “held a party” to install RockBox on lots of iPods and recorded it. The result, as we see, is not pretty. via Secret Diary Read More

  • Wii Has No GamerTags, Chance of Gaining Ground in Online Play


    According to a young man who calls himself the FalafelKid — ah, journalism in 2007 — the Wii will have no unified gamertags for online play. This means that your buddies in Mario E Revolution: Mario Hits Ibiza won’t be able to find you in Unresponsive Racing Game GT. Falafelkid: Just one last question to make absolutely sure I have got this right, please. If I have a… Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Entry #2: MacBook Hell

    Another entry in our Laptop Horror Stories contest. How is your white MacBook doing? Any more problems? Do you still like the white? so I thought I’d take the time to respond to Ben with an update on my MacBook experience. For those of you keeping score at home, I have not been too happy with my Core Duo MacBook. Before I state all of my MacBook problems I will say that this is an… Read More

  • Sprint Drops Sirius

    Sprint Nextel is dropping Sirius Hits, its streaming audio service, to bring 10 new channels of mobile music. The carrier will also add video from CNN, the Weather Channel, E!, NFL, and Fox Sports. No details on pricing or, mor importantly, why they decided to drop Sirius but perhaps their retooling their offerings to use the new WiMAX service they’ll be selling in select… Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Entry #1: Flame-On!


    The first entry in our Laptop Horror Stories contest. I had an RDI laptop for doing enterprise software demos at customer sites. The laptop was a SPARC Solaris workstation (only slightly smaller) that ran on 4 rechargeable D-cell batteries taped together (lasted 20 minutes on a charge if it was new). The system was the size of today’s big media-center laptops, so not fun to travel with. Read More

  • AppleTV Shipping (?)


    I’ve been hitting the Apple store every few days looking to see when my Apple TV is shipping. However, I never thought to check my credit card statement. A blogger checked his and saw that Apple charged his account for the AppleTV which, if the Apple store is to believed, means stuff is going out the door as we speak. It doesn’t look like its shipping according to my account screen… Read More

  • MyStrands Mobile: Series 60 Community Music Player

    Hot on the tail of Slacker comes another social music service, MyStrands Mobile. This S60 application offers music discovery as well as music sharing and builds on a library of 6 million tracks. You and your friends can share your current playlists and collects your playback history on your own MyStrands page.
    Read the rest on MobileCrunch… Read More

  • MobileCrunch Gets a New Lead Writer

    link on the site. Russell Shaw is a Portland, Oregon-based author, journalist and blogger. Former author of the BBHub BlackBerry blog on AOL, his work also appears on ZDNet, TMCNet, AllBusiness.com and the Huffington Post. Russ is also author of seven books, on topics ranging from streaming media to wireless networking. His website is at RussellShaw.net Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Contest

    Hello, kiddies… welcome to the Crypt of Laptop Horror Stories (TM). You have until next Monday, 12pm EST, to send me your worst laptop horror stories — how your laptop fell into a toilet, how your Gateway exploded on your granny’s lap — and you could win one of three beautiful prizes. Koss Cobalt Bluetooth Headphones One of two RhinoSkin 13″ MacBook Cases in Black… Read More

  • MyStrands Mobile Adds Community To Streaming Audio


    Symbian Series 60 users should take a look at MyStrands mobile, a compelling music sharing app that creates social playlists – you and your buds can share music – and discovery though tags and search. It even supports multiple languages so you and your friends in France can share your Serge Gainsbourg playlists. The service accesses a collection of six million songs, so… Read More

  • MyStrands Mobile: Now With Community

    Hot on the tail of Slacker comes another social music service, MyStrands Mobile. This S60 application offers music discovery as well as music sharing and builds on a library of 6 million tracks. You and your friends can share your current playlists and collects your playback history on your own MyStrands page. It’s officially available now and the video above gives you a good idea of what… Read More

  • NewsGator Go!: Now for Java and Blackberry


    NewsGator Go!, previously only available for Windows Mobile, is now available for Blackberries and Java-capable phones including models from Nokia, Motorola, and Samsung. This version synchronizes with your online NewsGator account and caches articles for later, offline consumption. You can also send stories via email through the program’s interface. Read the rest at MobileCrunch… Read More

  • Help Me Hit $2000+ By the 15th

    I promised I wouldn’t bother you all very much, but I’m coming up to a deadline in my fund-raising and thought I’d depend on the kindness of strangers. I’m running a marathon in June to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and need to raise $4,000 to support the cause and pay for logistics. If you’ve already donated, thank you. If you haven’t, anything… Read More

  • NewsGator Go!: Java and Blackberry RSS


    NewsGator Go!, previously only available for Windows Mobile, is now available for Blackberries and Java-capable phones including models from Nokia, Motorola, and Samsung. This version synchronizes with your online NewsGator account and caches articles for later, offline consumption. You can also send stories via email through the program’s interface. This is somewhat similar to… Read More

  • TMNT on XBox Live

    Are you a hero-in-a-half-shell? Still living in the ’80s? Feeling like you and Splinter need to have a heart-to-heart about his mutating goo abuse? Turn on your XBox tomorrow morning and download the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This version includes co-op play, leaderboards, and voice support. It’s 400 points, but that’s not too much to pay for FUN is it? Read More

  • Mapping the Wordosphere

    A little off-topic, but it’s quite cool. Matthew Gray mashed up the publication dates and locations for thousands of titles in Google Books. He then mapped them over time, showing the spread of modern publishing from Europe into the Americas and Southeast Asia. Shown here are the early 1800s. Earth viewed from books [Booksearch] Read More

  • Twirl-a-Squirrel

    This is even better than my neighbor’s bug zapper on a July evening. The squirrel’s weight activates the motor, batteries do the rest. Product Page via The Boing Read More