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 and lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. You can [Tweet him here]( Email him directly at

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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  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaway: Red Sprint Upstage by Samsung

    Uh oh! We’re coming nearly to the end of our little adventure and we still have so much to give away. We’ll start off today with a Red Sprint Upstage from our friends at Samsung. We might close it off with something that takes pictures, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Read More

  • What Starts With 'i' and Rhymes with Smack?

    Hello, Mr. Fedex man! What’s in that big box. Oh my! Just put it down here by the couch. It’s certainly big! Let me open it up. Read More

  • Mossberg on iWork, Numbers Uncle Walt did a video review of iWork, pointing out that Apple makes fun of the PC’s “expertise with spreadsheets” and then they go and make their own spreadsheet app. I’ve been trying a trial version of iWork for the past week and I may just switch once i figure out all of the features, but so far… Read More

  • Submit Software to Download Sites, Win Valuable Prizes

    Andy at created a piece of software that he submitted to a number of download sites. He was immediately bombarded by “Five Star Awards” from a number of the shadier ones in what essentially became a linkback spam attempt. In order to test his hypothesis — that these awards are bogus — he created an app called “awardmestars.” He… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Givaway: Winners So Far

    The contest marches on and we only have a few days left before the HUGENORMOUS GIVEAWAY on Monday. Remember — NY CG fans can visit us at Red Sky on Monday and share piece of cake and a beer or three. We’ll have some great giveaways on site, as well, so if you didn’t RSVP you’d better get cracking. DocuPen – mp
    Fujifilm Green Z10fd – Samir
    Nokia 6126 … Read More

  • Helio Fin Quick Look

    A quick look at the Helio Fin. It’s really hot in the basement so I’m fairly non-plussed in the video, but the phone is very cool. It’s very slim and has all of the messaging features of the Ocean in a much more compact package. Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaway: Audiovox D7000XP Portable DVD Player

    On your way from point B to point A? Why not bring all your DVDs with you to watch while you drive! Audiovox was kind enough send us the Audiovox D7000XP portable DVD player with 7-inch LCD. Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear: The Cavalcade of Readers

    It’s not often that we get to see our readers in the flesh, but thanks to our first contest we got quite a few pictures of the folks who visit us on a daily basis. Here they are, in no particular order. Thanks for reading, people. We appreciate it. Read More

  • Confirmed: Sprint's WiMAX Solution is "Xohm"

    Photo via Engadget Are you ready to rock and xohm? Are you and your family xohmin’? Are you xohming like a… homing pigeon? If you answered any of these questions with a resounding “Xyes” then Sprint Nextel has something special for you. Enter Xohm, their WiMAX solution which should be announced later today. It xounds like “home” but with a z and the… Read More

  • Guitar Hero Makes Kids Go to Eleven

    Farhad at Salon’s Machinis wrote a great piece on the effect of Guitar Hero on the popularity of guitar music. In my humble opinion, playing Hero has as much to do with playing the guitar as pounding on a bucket has to do with playing the xylophone, but Farhad points out that … “Guitar Hero” instills two important guitar-playing fundamentals: sensitivity to rhythm as… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaways: Verbatim Storage Goodness

    Now that people are getting their winnings, it’s time to drop a few smaller — but not less impressive — items on your heads. How about a 12GB mini hard drive, the USB Store N Go HD from Verbatim? Not good enough for you? How about one of three 2GB Store N Go Flash Drives? Oh, you like that, don’t you, you dirty storage lovers? Read More

  • The Bloom is Off the Muni Wi-Fi Rose

    Sorry, Milwaukee, your municipal Wi-Fi is on hold. It seems that during the mad rush to announce municipal Wi-Fi implementations, people forgot one thing: muni Wi-Fi is really expensive. Companies like AT&T and Earthlink have partnered with a number of cities to blanket denizens in a warm, downy coating of wireless Internet. However, because most cities can’t convince their citizens… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear: Birthday Party Cheesecake

    Just a reminder: our red hot Red Sky party is still on. We’ll be meeting on the 20th at 7pm and we’ll have some great giveaways. If you’ve sent an RSVP to either or on the Facebook group, then you and all your guests are accounted on the list and you’ll be entered in the giveaway drawings. Click through to read the specifics. Read More

  • Dragon's Lair for HD DVD Now Available

    Dragon’s Lair was a frustrating game that was far ahead of its time. Now you can play it on a frustrating disk format that is far ahead of its time. That’s right: everyone’s favorite laserdisc game is coming out on HD DVD and will let you send drink spiraling into the ether or get him smashed by rolling balls all from the comfort of your couch. The game is completely… Read More

  • NetVibes for iPhone

    I like Netvibes. It’s a great idea and generally a little more user friendly than Google Homepage and they even made us a cool universe that offers a glimpse into the twisted mind of a certain CG editor. It’s like reading my diary! Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaway: Fujifilm Z10fd

    Bloops. Sorry. The Samsung L74 wide wasn’t ready to go yet but I’ve got something better for you. How about a Fujifilm Z10fd. This little beastie has face detection so your grandma will be in focus and her cat won’t. Unless her cat has a human face. Read More

  • SCO Doesn't Own Linux Or "What Happens To Patent Trolls"

    Since 2003, SCO has been fighting bigger and bigger enemies in hopes of enforcing its UNIX patents. Well, a judge has just decided the SCO has no hold on UNIX patents and that Novell owns all of them. The graph you see here is what happened to their stock price when the news hit. SCO makes and sells nothing of any interest. Their M.O. thus far has been simple — enforce dubious patents… Read More

  • Why the Leopard Dock Eats It and How to Fix It

    Folks have been complaining about the visual clutter of the upcoming Leopard dock and one man has decided to do something about it. The dock, as it stands now, offers two odd reflections and some perspective issues, knocking the elegance of OS X icons into the gutter and confusing art nerds everywhere. ThinkMac is proposing the dock above, which is resizable, separates document short-cuts… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaways: Today's Winners

    Four lucky winners today. The contest is still rolling, our Facebook group is still winning goodies, and you guys just might get lucky. Motorola Red RAZR from Sprint – Clyde H
    Nokia BH-800 Headsets – Jason K
    Andrew H
    Hangtimer – P Raja
    Read More

  • Zork for the iPhone: You Were Eaten By a Grue

    I don’t want to turn CG into, but this is too good to pass up. They’ve ported Frotz to the iPhone so now you can “GO EAST” and “PICK UP SWORD” all from the comfort of your glossy touchscreen. Read More