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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  • iPhone Vulnerabilities: The Password is "Dottie"

    Hackers and security researchers have already found a nice collection of vulnerabilities in the iPhone, including an overflow issue in Safari that could allow unsigned code to infect the phone. The best vulnerabilities, however, are the two passwords found in the firmware that let applications run as root: Among the advances made to date, hackers have discovered the password the iPhone requires… Read More

  • GrandCentral Acquired By Google: Please Don't Take Away My Free Really Good Voicemail!

    My family is a GrandCentral family. We’re all like “Hey, honey, GrandCentral me!” and my wife is all like “I just GrandCentralled your mother. And your son just GrandCentralled in his diaper.” That’s how we roll. We love the service, which is part secretary, part answering machine, and part forwarding service. Check it out. When I signed up, they were giving… Read More

  • iPhone Madness Decoded: It's All Very Freudian

    Like many of you, I was reading lots of iPhone coverage over the weekend and I hoped for death. However, if you’d like to see the truth behind the coverage, feel free to use our Freudian Decoder to figure out what the reviewers/writers/pundits/Macbois are really saying. Yes, friends, sometimes a cigar isn’t just a cigar. iPhone Decoder Read More

  • Lindsay Lohan Has an iPhone

    Your obsession has been justified. Hot, potentially drunk women like the iPhone. Please use this information to your advantage.
    [Thanks, Aric!] via Perez Hilton Read More

  • Nokia N76 Review


    It used to be that you could get Nokia phones in any color as long as it was dark blue. Now, however, Nokia has decided to add a little color to their staid line-up with the N76, an odd little clamshell with a beautiful 2.4-inch screen and dedicated music controls. Read More

  • The Great Outdoors: A Bright, Scary Place

    It’s been three days since iDay and it’s time we all got some sun. Whether you’re ensconced in soggy, hyper-humid climes or settled comfortably in a Global Warming heat wave, we encourage you to slap on some sunscreen, read some of our outdoor gadget features, and then try to enter the great outdoors yourself. This week we’ll talk about watery fun, campingy fun, and… Read More

  • Bloops! First Anti-iPhone Rants Rolling In

    After months of hype and our own iPhone Love Parade AKA last Friday night, the first iPhonian complaints are starting to hit our tips box. First up, Mike: Hello and good afternoon, I just thought you might find it interesting that on the day after one of their biggest product releases Apple has decided to make unavailable their entire technical support department. I was wondering why they chose… Read More

  • AT&T Hangs Up on Business Customers

    Reader Jaci writes: I have eagerly awaited the release of the iphone. Read every article, watched the tv spots…waited with great anticipation for the new gadget that was going to be the most revolutionary product ever. As a loyal PC user for years, it is only through the ipod that I have come to accept Apple products in my life. I made sure to be on of the first people buying an… Read More

  • Solar Panel Tips


    Now that we’re all burning up coal trying to watch pictures of people standing in line for iPhones, it’s important to remember that there are better ways of generating electricy but not all of them are created equal. Bay Area orgo-aniacs will enjoy this article by Bruce Karney who tells us all you’ll need to know about installing solar panels on your split-level out in… Read More

  • iPorn fer Yer iPhone

    Playboy, always at the forefront of high technology and commerce, has created some special wallpapers for your iPhone. Not much skin in these — they want you to “buy” their “magazine” to see boobs — but it’s important that people understand that even in the dusty halls of Playboy, behind a vaseline-stained skrim and rolls of gauzy curtain material… Read More

  • Steven Levy Is Asked "What's the Frequency, Kenneth"

    http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/3TxsFhtGmlPvPgZrn Newsweek’s Steven Levy gets manhandled by someone who apparently wanted his mic on Fox News today. Levy, the lucky dog, actually had an iPhone and speculation was rife that he was getting his stuff stoled. Read More

  • WebShell: An Ajax App for Admins


    Now this is an interesting little bugger. It’s an SSH application for the iPhone written in Ajax and available for download onto your favorite servers. Back when I used to be a sysadmin I always looked for SSH implementations for my portable devices. Not having one was usually a dealbreaker. I wouldn’t call this an ideal solution — it could be rife with insecurity &mdash… Read More

  • Get a Free iPhone Condom if You Have an iPhone

    Did you just get your iPhone? Want to put it in a little cozy? Wrappers has 50 of their little iPod condom thingies to give away provided you have proof of iPhone ownership. Wrappers’ covers are designed for using your Apple iPhone in its natural state. To use your iPhone, you remove the cover. Read More

  • iPhone Third Leg In Apple Chair, Apple Chair Sucks to Sit On

    Dave at MobileCrunch dug up an interesting comment by his Steve-ness about the iPhone being the third leg in the Apple chair, next to iPod and Mac. During the internal Jobs-note, however, an employee asked if the iPhone would cannibalize the iPod, to which Jobs responded that he’d rather see Apple cannibalize it’s own gear rather than someone else. So, as Dave points out, that chair… Read More

  • iPhone Overload at CrunchGear

    Our intrepid intern Ilya is down at the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan shooting live video of people waiting in line. Watch as he watches the folks watching for the iPhone (click “more” below to see the stream). For our complete coverage, click here. Only a few hours left before this news-cycle hog dissipates and we can all go back to thinking about more important stuff. Read More

  • AT&T Speedier Because of Something That Starts With i?

    Late last night some AT&T geeks started benchmarking their network speed. Suddenly, after months of sub-standard EDGE speeds, they noticed 200+kbps during most trials, suggesting that someone out there has been tweaking things to make iPhone browsing a little less like pulling teeth. Read More

  • Geeking Up the Huffington Post

    A few months ago some of the CG crew were offered a spot on the Huffington Post, which is essentially a big free-for-all that includes work by Henry Rollins and a few other cultural luminaries along with a bunch of media schlubs like me. I decided to talk to their audience about the iPhone, explaining in no uncertain terms that they’d better get their noses out of their Kafka and pay… Read More

  • For Your Refreshment: "The Nothing to Do With iPhone" Tag

    Tired of iPhone coverage? Want a safe haven? Click here to read stories with nothing to do with the iPhone. CrunchGear: Always Thinking of You, Our Dearest, Cutest, Little Reader. Read More

  • IT Ads Throughout History (OK, Just the 1980s)

    ComputerWorld has rounded up a number of old-timey computer ads touting $12K 80MB disk systems and some sort of new thing called E-Mail. “Your mailbox is the terminal on your desk. Punch a key and today’s correspondence and messages are displayed instantly.” Wow-mazing! It’s been years since I’ve really enjoyed a technology ad — probably not since the Viao… Read More

  • Verizon Knows Where You'll Be Friday Night


    Verizon: Come to our party or we’ll shoot this dog. You’ll be standing in line for the new LG VX 9400 multimedia and TV phone plus some kind of music kit with 2GB memory card for only $99, right? That’s why all of the New York area Verizon stores will be open late on Friday night in anticipation of the hordes who will be beating down their doors hunting for a phone that is… Read More