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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  • Commenting Issues

    Commenting Issues

    If you’re posting comments and they’re not showing up, do not panic. They might have hit the moderation queue were one of the crack editors will free it into the wild shortly. This is to avoid “hot sexy russians ladies” from appearing on the sidebar over on the right. Read More

  • V for Vista, Baby: David Pogue is a Cheeky Monkey

    V for Vista, Baby: David Pogue is a Cheeky Monkey

    David Pogue is going to get a nasty letter from Microsoft PR on Monday! He’s a bad, bad man for suggesting that Vista and OS X have glaring similarities. I’d embed the video here, but the New York Times is very Web 0.5, so go ahead and visit David’s little travelogue of the specific points where Vista and OS X diverge. Good stuff. Video Read More

  • $920 Pink Zune On eBay

    $920 Pink Zune On eBay


    David Ciccone found a fancy pink Zune on eBay. Fair enough — some underfed member of the Zune design team needs a little extra money so he/she decided to sell their Microsoft Billmas present. But get this: it’s now selling for $920 on the ‘Bay. Clearly the invisible hand of the market is at work here. Brown, black and white are so passe at this point that only pink will do. Read More

  • Find Your Wii

    . I wrote a little shell script that would do this for me automatically at certain intervals, but this seems considerably better. For example: Gamestop: Nintendo Wii Most Wanted Bundle is sold out at 2006-12-15 13:05:17
    EB Games: Nintendo Wii Most Wanted Bundle is sold out at 2006-12-15 13:05:15
    Gamestop: Nintendo Wii Most Wanted Bundle is in stock at 2006-12-15 13:03:43
    EB Games: Nintendo… Read More

  • A Tasty Game of Carcassonne

    A Tasty Game of Carcassonne

    I love Carcassonne. It’s a great board game, kind of like Civilization, that lets you build little cities, farm them, and simulate a medieval zoning board. Don’t get the Princess and the Dragon expansion pack, BTW, but everything else is cool. That said, cthulhia created an edible Carcassonne game for her own personal edification. The resulting boardgame was eaten almost… Read More

  • FujiFilm FinePix S6000fd Hands On

    FujiFilm FinePix S6000fd Hands On


    You’re past that awkward point and shoot stage but you’re not yet ready to pull the trigger on a full DSLR. What’s a poor photo buff to do? What you need is a super-zoom camera, something like a DSLR and something like a point and shoot but with a powerful zoom lens and some high-end features. What you need is the FinePix S6000fd from FujiFilm. Read More

  • Hangman Hands On

    Hangman Hands On

    Just got a Hangman iPod thingie in the mail and I strapped it to the boy for a full test. This thing is actually a tiny plastic connector that fits right into the iPod port. You unclick by pressing a little button and attach it by bending the plastic underneath the hasp away. It survived a few minutes of tugging and pulling by a curious and strong baby, so I figure it will survive a day out on… Read More

  • Some Minor Improvements

    Some Minor Improvements


    Just a quick note to mention a few things I’ve added to the page. First, I’ve decided to show the tags. These tags are essentially tiny feeds, so if you like iPod stuff subscribe to http://crunchgear.com/category/gear/ipod/feed (note the “feed” at the end of the URL). You can do this with authors as well. Next, there is a tiny recent comments box on the side. That… Read More

  • Video of the Etching Laser in Action

    Phil Torrone is really the only guy I know who does what everybody else dreams of doing — playing with lasers, making rockets and jetting around the world telling people how to build stuff. Here is some video of the etching laser in action. One more after the jump… Read More

  • CrunchGear This Week

    CrunchGear This Week

    The week started out with a roar as Matt broke the news that American Airlines would be offering free wi-fi on its flights. It turned out not to be true (costs 10 bucks), but it was big. If you’re reading this on a Macbook with a tiny hard drive, Peter’s got you figured out – it turns out it’s not that hard to replace the HDD with a more spacious one. I ruffled some… Read More

  • Samsung "Butterfly" Mini-PC Quick Look

    There are a few other wee ones in there, but the real draw is the P9000, a WiMax mini-PC with built-in phone. Drool. Read More

  • IE Crash?

    IE Crash?

    Dear Readers: Are you getting an error in IE when you view CG? Email us at tips at crunchgear dot com. Also, why are you still using IE? Read More

  • The Wii Watch

    The Wii Watch


    Can’t find a Wii this Christmas? Spend 200 GBP on a Wii watch! This classy, hastily-made steel sports watch has a quartz movement and definitely does none of the cool things a Wii can do including but not limited to: make fat kids pant, break TVs, and excite the young with boobies. It appears that is was made as a gift to European journos. Auction [eBay via WWR] Read More

  • Chris Pirillo and Wife Read Vows From UMPCs

    Chris Pirillo and Wife Read Vows From UMPCs


    It seems Blog Ninja Chris Pirillo and his lady wife dediced to read their vows off of two UMPCs. I really don’t know what to think. It seems like a logical idea — geeks in love, etc. — but why didn’t they get an HD projector and scroll the vows on the back wall of the church, U2 style. That would have been geeking out. Anyway, congrats, kids. A Tablet PC Wedding… Read More

  • Admit You Have a Zune, Win A Vaja Zune Case

    Admit You Have a Zune, Win A Vaja Zune Case


    We have a winner! Tricia popped up in our random drawing. Bought a Zune? Need a case? Drop a comment under the post describing why you love your Zune SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much and we’ll send one lucky commenter a handsome Vaja Balance Zune case. The case is really very nice. It’s made of thin leather and has a great feel to it, so you’ll be pleased. It comes with these… Read More

  • Question: Where Are You?

    Quick question: where are most of you located? I’m trying to plan our coverage and wanted to post the coolest stuff at the right time. [poll=8] Read More

  • Amanda Congdon on ABC: Travesty or Horror?

    Amanda Congdon on ABC: Travesty or Horror?

    Everyone in this crazy post-Web 2.0 world deserves a break, but please, people, explain to me Amanda Congdon’s draw and/or why this snippet of WTF is being hosted by ABC? I know my video reviews suck the donkey wang, but there’s an ABC News bug down in the corner there. I thought she’d have a budget. ABC++VIDEOCASTPAGEDOTCOML33T!
    Amanda Congdon’s Webcasts Are Real… Read More

  • Brando Eye Warmer: USB Device or Harbinger of the Apocalypse?

    Brando Eye Warmer: USB Device or Harbinger of the Apocalypse?

    When the Lamb broke the seventh seal, there was silence in John’s basement for about half an hour. And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a $15 Brando USB Eye Warmer for ; and much incense was given to him, so that he might add it to the prayers of all the geeks on the golden altar which… Read More

  • He Said, She Said, Vista Style

    He Said, She Said, Vista Style

    So like Bill and Jim were emailing each other and Jim was all like “I got a new girlfriend,” and Bill is all like “No you didn’t.” And Jim was like “Yeah, it’s OS X. We were at a party and she was all over me.” And Bill is like “Listen, this is 2004 and Windows is stagnant. It’s understandable you’re looking around for… Read More

  • 2006 Holiday Buyer's Guide: Geek Watches

    2006 Holiday Buyer's Guide: Geek Watches

    . Therefore, I thought it fitting that I cover ten nice timepieces that you can pick up for the horolgy geek in your life. A few caveats, however. I’m a traditional watch geek, one who slobbers over mechanical watches in the $500-$100,000 range, so if we sat down to discuss this over a beer I’d tell you to buy a nice mechanical automatic watch instead of a quartz one. However… Read More