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 and G+ him here. Email him directly at john@techcrunch.com. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Nokia Quick Tour

    Took a run at the Nokia booth. One interesting little tidbit is the new hands-free car kit from Nokia, the CK-15W. It includes a mini screen that mounts to your dashboard and a scrolling wheel for browsing contacts and calls. The screen was very compact and very bright. Got some shots of the E61i and the N77 after the jump. Read More

  • CrunchGear @ 3GSM

    CrunchGear is attending 3GSM in Barcelona this year so head over to the site to see the latest in cellphones the U.S. won’t see for years and years. If you’re in town and want to talk tech, email me at john at crunchgear dot com and we can enjoy a fine Iberian jamon. Read More

  • Nokia N77


    The N77 isn’t much to look at — just a longish video phone with DVB-H satellite video and 20MB of storage with miniSD expansion. It has a 2.4-inch screen and works with most music and video formats. Flip it for side viewing and talk into it like the candybar it is. About $500 in Euro/Asia zones, $500+the cost of a full DVB-H roll-out (approx. $3.5 billion) in the U.S. Available… Read More

  • Nokia 6110, 3110: Plain Jane Phones With Some Interesting Features


    The $500 6110 is our first interesting phone and includes GPS and mapping software. It has 40MB storage along with HSDPA and assisted GPS, which relies on terrestrial signals allowing you to get a signal even if you’re out of satellite range. It supports miniSD and a 2-megapixel camera. Read More

  • Nokia: Now With YouTube!


    What’s all this, then? Nokia’s new Video Center offers RSS video feeds along with content directly from YouTube, no browser needed. Initially available on the N95, Nokia’s fattie media phone, it will be available for S60 phones including the N93i down the line. How is it integrated? Well, the Video Center looks sort of like Apple’s Front Row and offers YouTube… Read More

  • Nokia E-Series: E90, E65, E61i


    Communicator lovers rejoice. The E90 is a vast improvement over the fat Nokia Communicators of yore. This Quad-band beast has HSDPA, WiFi, and Bluetooth along with dual cameras and mapping apps and sync. There’s a nice fat keyboard and an internal screen. Best of all, it has mini-USB so you don’t have to use Nokia’s weird connectors on this one. $900 in Spring 2007. Read More

  • Windows Mobile 6 In the Wild

    Popped by the Microsoft booth before the official conference this afternoon to take a look at Windows Mobile 6. It looks like the major upgrade is in the messaging, which isn’t nearly enough to excite me this morning. However, it does have two editions now, Standard and Professional, and both of them will run MS Office Mobile and includes a mini MSSQL client along with an Exchange client. Read More

  • Moto RIZR Z8: Mulitmedia RIZR

    Just walked up to the show grounds this morning and what do I see? The MotoRIZR Z8, an updated RIZR with multimedia charm. From my brief examination it seems this is a 3G — HSPDA — GSM phone where the main draw is video and music. I’m headed over to Motorola’s booth right now, so you’ll get more info as I have it. It should be available in April in Europe… Read More

  • 3GSM 2007: CrunchGear in Barcelona

    Just settling in at 3GSM and we’re already spying secrets and strange launches. What, for example, is this amazing Motorola product we spied last night while grabbing press badges? And where can you buy Iberian jamon in New York because that stuff is great?
    Last night’s mystery. Read More

  • Blu-Ray Shafts Us? One Man's Conspiracy Theory


    Wayde Robson does these Ze Frank-esque videos on tech topics and this one is a doozy. It’s a wind-eyed rant against Blu-Ray involving beer, pee, and the idea the HD-DVD is a better format. He definitely has some good points — Sony made the format to support studios, not consumers — but you can say that about anything throughout history including the gramophone, the Super… Read More

  • Windows Mobile Crossbow: Look Who's All Grown Up!

    Geek.com has an incredibly detailed examination of Windows Mobile Crossbow along with enough screenshots to choke a monkey. Does it look better than WinMo 5? Absolutely. Does the rancid taste of WinMo 5 in the back of my mouth make me wary that this is much of an improvement? Yep. That said, go ahead and take a gander. First Impressions: Windows Mobile 6 [Geek.com] Read More

  • Windows 386: Dum Da DA DUM!

    Holy crap, this is bad. “I’m using Windows Windows Windows 386…” GAHAHHSHASHHF! The Most Ridiculous Windows Video Ever [Gizmodo] Read More

  • Mario Theme On Exotic Instruments

    While Communism may be a relegated to the dustbin of history, as this video shows, Eastern Europeans with little to do still walk among us. Click through to see the full collection of crazy Mario theme songs replayed on odd instruments. Super Mario Brothers Theme Song – Homemade Versions [FanTent via BoingBoing] Read More

  • Kodak Easyshare Printers: What's All the Fuss?

    I went to Kodak’s Easyshare Printer launch and walked in just as a group of nerds began playing Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet. Yes, real live nerds. Don’t ask me why. I’m as confused as you. See, they made the launch into an extended Saturday Night Live sketch and they ran the entire thing in NBC studios. Feel free to watch some highlights after the jump, but it’s… Read More

  • Amazon Unboxes Your TiVo: Answers to Some Burning Questions

    Big news this morning. Amazon and TiVo are in talks to supply Amazon Unbox digital content directly to TiVos. How, why, and when, you ask? Read on: Read More

  • Apple vs. The World: OS X or Vista?


    Mash-up Courtesy of MacThemesForums Comparing OS X to Windows Vista is a correlation fraught with peril. There is so much to like in each operating system that picking a winner in each category was difficult and bound to get me flamed. What follows is a non-exhaustive examination of OS X Tiger and Vista. Clearly, Leopard is on its way and will change the game considerably, but since Steve… Read More

  • Review of the Bathys 100 Fathoms Automatic Watch

    Just finished a quick review of the Bathys 100 Fathoms Automatic Watch at my watch porn site, WristWatchReview. This watch is made in Swizterland but was designed by John Patterson, surfer who hangs ten in Hawaii and wanted something that could survive the deepest depths and shark attacks. At $775, it’s fairly pricey but it’s quite handsome and comes with two removable straps… Read More

  • Apple Vs. The World: Brit Hates Macs, Our Freedom

    , has penned a delightful screed against Macs and the people who love them, saying: I hate Macs. I have always hated Macs. I hate people who use Macs. I even hate people who don’t use Macs but sometimes wish they did. Macs are glorified Fisher-Price activity centres for adults; computers for scaredy cats too nervous to learn how proper computers work; computers for people who… Read More

  • Apple vs. The World: Apple iPhone FAQ


    Reprinted from 1/10/2007 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

  • Apple vs. The World: Introduction


    This week’s set of features are about Apple. The world is pretty divided in its feelings toward Apple. Most CG staffers love it, but we know a lot of people who don’t feel the same way. Who’s right and, more importantly, how much is a refurbished iPod Video? This week we’ll take a closer look at the company we all love to hate. Vince will tell us how to switch while… Read More