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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  • Color A4 E-Paper: Porn Just Got Even Portable-er

    LG and Philips just announced that they’ve created the first A4-sized sheet of color e-paper, a massive step forward in the future of portable reading matter and/or pornography. Trust me — the first color e-paper device will not be used to deliver an illustrated version of As I Lay Dying to the masses. The sheet is completely flexible and uses power only to redraw the screen during… Read More

  • CrunchGear's Essential Guide to Piracy

    Vince at CrunchGear has written a layperson’s guide to piracy, explaining the scene, the tools, and the mindset of bored teens and organized criminals alike. While you won’t be able to download Spiderman 3 with the information he provides, it’s a fascinating look at one of the most divisive topics in computing today. Help Key: The Essential Guide to Piracy Read More

  • Happy Mother's Day, Ladies



    Here are our two winners for the iPod contest. Perhaps a little of their love will rub off through the screen onto you.
    There’s a great runner-up after the jump. I think mom should have told us all not to wear the shorts with the pale legs. Read More

  • Mini-Apple Stores In Best Buy: Joe Six Pack's Got Himself OS X

    Best Buy has been selling Apples for quite a while, but now they’re opening official mini-stores within their computer sales area. There are apparently no official Apple Store employees on staff — just the regular Best Buy folks — and you probably won’t be picking up Mac Pro uber-desktops but it’s nice to know now everyone has the chance to drool over a bunch… Read More

  • Beatles Potentially Might Just Want To Hold Your iPod


    The Beatles It seems Sir Paul may have finally decided to let the Beatles become the DigiBeatles. His current album, “Memory Almost Full,” will appear digitally when it is released by Starbucks’ Hear Music label on June 5. It will also appear on iTunes along with the rest of the Beatles’ extensive catalog. I’m not quite sure what all the fuss is about, though. I… Read More

  • Vonage May Skirt Patent Horrors

    Another day, another Vonage store. It seems that there are some workarounds that Vonage is planning on using to let users call landlines over VoIP. For those not in the know, Verizon has been hounding Vonage for infringing on a number of patents dealing with VoIP call transfers. The updates/improvements should be software based and sufficiently obtuse enough to ensure that judges become… Read More

  • But Sleep Won't Come the Whole Night Through/Your GPS Will Tell On You

    It’s about time that movie GPS technology has finally hit the mainstream. This odd little device uses 2 AAA batteries and captures GPS tracking data for up to 8 weeks on one charge. The device is great for catching cheating spouses, kids who say they’re going to the library when they’re really going to the malt shop, and Will Smith when government agents steal his identity. Read More

  • AllTell Launches JumpMusic to Transfer Music to Phones

    Jump Music is a piece of software designed by super-ninja design house frog design for AllTell phones. It’s essentially an iTunes alike and speeds up the transfer of music from your desktop to your “LG AX8600, MOTOKRZR K1m and MOTORAZR V3m, and the Samsung u520 as well as The Wafer by Samsung.” It has direct compatibility with eMusic, which is kind of cool. All of this… Read More

  • Feed Broken (??)


    I just got an email from a reader who is having problems with our RSS feed in Google Reader. Anyone else having issues? Our feeds are http://feeds.feedburner.com/crunchgear and http://feeds.feedburner.com/crunchgear/HOT. She says that all of the stories come at once and when I tried Google reader with the feed it was missing a few more recent stories. Read More

  • Bruce Sterling on Design

    BoingBoing is rocking the found content today. They found a good interview with SF superstar Bruce Sterling talking about Sci Fi and design. Watch through to about 1:30 where he starts talking about payphones, things he calls “little fortresses.” He gets kind of weird after that, but his point is clear: design has a narrative and sometimes that narrative is hostile. Good… Read More

  • Hardest Mario Level Ever, As Played By a Lying Cheater


    After we saw the Hardest Mario Level Ever we were fascinated and/or in awe. BoingBoing uncovered a walk through of the level along with three other hard levels and then uncovered that this is actually tool-assisted, which means someone basically slowed down the level to a crawl and bonked around like VV on ketamine. Feh. I moved the video under the jump because it seems to be auto-starting. Read More

  • Giving Up on Microsoft

    In another charming tale, we learn that developers are pretty upset with .NET 3.0 and they’re even jumping ship, taking their mad skillz with them to Linux and other platforms. Fair enough. Ahem… I’ve spent the bulk of the last fifteen years developing some amount of reputation and expertise in the Microsoft universe, having published dozens of books and hundreds of… Read More

  • Nokia Offers A Little Green Fairy That Tells You To Unplug Your Phone

    Ok, maybe it’s not a little green fairy, but it is a notification that tells you to unplug your phone when its charged. They’re basically saying that this little notification will save save “enough electricity to power 85,000 homes a year.” It will appear in the 1200, 1208, and 1650 and is targeting India, China, and Latin America. Us Americans can suck up all the energy… Read More

  • Life Without Google

    James Thomas decided he didn’t like what Google was doing to him — keeping track of his browsing habits, controlling his documents, threatening his family, peeing in his alley — so he decided to dump the company completely. The result? He discovered that Google is so amazingly ubiquitous — and resource unfriendly — that his productivity increase slightly but… Read More

  • Coconut 2.0 Video Review

    Awwww… Nicholas made me a beautiful birthday present! Read More

  • Zen Stone Video Review

    What do you get when you cross a Zen Stone with some Kenny G beats? Heck if I know, but this is what we have here. via GenerationMP3 Read More

  • Stupid Roomba Tricks

    Like Roombas? Want to see them singing and dancing? Hate your job and want to spend a few minutes watching videos? Yeah, thought you did. Feature: Top 5 Roomba Hacks [TechEBlog] Read More

  • Helio Ocean Quick Look

    I’m not feeling very well today but I wanted to slap together this video of the Ocean as compared to other smartphones I had around the house. Take a gander. Read More

  • Odd iPod Patent Shows Dual Screens, Rear Touchscreen

    The Interweb is all a’flutter about an odd iPod patent filed by Apple that describes a device with screens on both the front and the back of the player. An amalgam of Sprint’s UpStage and the iPhone, this patent describes an interface in which a rear touchscreen accepts input and reflects that input on the front screen. Confused yet? It works like this. Because a Nano-sized… Read More

  • CPC Strap: Potentially Better Than an Arab Strap

    Oh… my… God. We get stuff in our mailbox that causes us to pause, puke a little, and move on. But this, friends, will not allow us to move on. It screams at us from the depths — “POST ME! POST ME!” — and jibbers madly in our minds, filling our every waking moment with torment. What is it? It’s a strap for your phone. Read More