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.

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  • Samsung NV11

    Samsung’s NV11 features a 10.1-megapixel sensor, 5X optical zoom Schneider lens, a 2.7-inch display and face recognition. But its innovative menu interface is what really makes it a compact camera worth checking out. Read More

  • Canon EOS-1D Mark III Raspberry

    When an older gentlemen in a suit giggles like a schoolboy, you know something either made a fart noise or something cool happened. In this video, we witness both of those things. The Canon EOS-1D Mark III can apparently take 5 million pictures a second and sounds like a poot. PMA 07: Canon EOS-1D Mark III Snapping Off Frames Like a House Afire [The Giz] Read More

  • AT&T, Yahoo Partnership in Peril

    Ruh-Roh, iPhone! The partnership that was supposed to make email on the iPhone sweeter than a kiss from a small Jack Russell puppy covered in sugar is now in jeopardy as the company-soon- to-be-known- as-the-company-formerly-known-as-Cingular and its parent company pare down the partnerships. The news is pretty tepid, but it was enough to drive down Yahoo stock and make us wonder if the… Read More

  • Neuromancer Graphic Novel Online


    Speaking of florid cyberpunkian prose, how about a great way to spend a Friday? I saw this graphic novel in a comic books shop (Monkey’s Retreat in Columbus, Ohio) back in high school. I haven’t been able to find it until BoingBoing dug it up. I’m kind of afraid of reading because, as far as I remember, it was so cool that I had to go get some cash and come back for it but… Read More

  • Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The GooglePhone Knows

    A patent attributed to Google describes a phone application that pre-emptively hunts down what you’re looking for. The phone or device will take into consideration your past habits and patterns and make suggestions and prepare maps based on your current location, predilections, and the decisions about the past searches. The result is a phone that knows you like Chinese food, will send you… Read More

  • Palm Hires iPod/Finder Programmer


    High on a desert plateau, Apple’s headquarters bristles with sensors and weapons systems. They let scientists in but they don’t let them out. Turner is a mercenary, a corporate extraction specialist who was recently put back together after getting hit by a slamhound. His memory is intact, but he’s a different person – cold, mechanical, and in it only for the… Read More

  • T-Mobile Tips: Unlock Your Phone


    Well, we have the quadfecta, friends. A T-Mobile rep just spilled the beans on the inside secrets. One of the most interesting tricks to asking for a rebate both at the store and online. The T-Mo system is apparently not up to the tracking task and will accept both attempts as legitimate. Another tip: “T-Mobile has a policy that they do not advertise that is called a price match guarantee. Read More

  • Booq Vyper Exo: A Laptop Case

    Some guys get off on cars, some guys like wine or women. Brian at Spungle likes laptop cases. How do we know? Why else would a grown man make pee over a heavy duty laptop case with plenty of pockets but little that would encourage erotic or even platonic love. That said, head over for the full review and you can even win a Vyper if you’re careful. Booq Vyper Exo (Verdict: Perfect… Read More

  • Mario Galaxy: A Little Less OMG

    http://gamevideos.com:80/swf/gamevideos11.swf?embedded=1&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&src=http://gamevideos.com:80/video/videoListXML%3Fid%3D9890%26ordinal%3D1173393229698%26adPlay%3Dfalse Galaxy is a little aged by now but it still looks hot. I still feel a little funny over Paper Mario, though, like my pants are too tight. Read More

  • The New AT&T's First Smartphone: SMT5700


    The SMT5700 is the AT&T’s first smartphone, hearkening back to the dark ages of the SMT5600 which was considered one of the best smartphones in the Americas before it disappeared. Looks like this new model is running WinMo 5 and has a 2-megapixel camera. Not sure if this is a contender in the WinMo6 landscape, but we shall see. Big changes afoot at Cingular/AT&T… Read More

  • Shock Ball: What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Funner


    So you and your buds are baked and looking for something that will remind you all that you have hands. Why not throw a ball around that will shock you? Simply plug in and recharge the ball and begin throwing. Switch on the timer and one of you gets a mean shock. Not as bad as a Taser to the heart, but just as fun! Available now for a mere $40. Product Page Read More

  • Super Paper Mario: OMG

    http://gamevideos.com:80/swf/gamevideos11.swf?embedded=1&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&src=http://gamevideos.com:80/video/videoListXML%3Fid%3D9856%26ordinal%3D1173339884823%26adPlay%3Dfalse Seriously. This is amazing stuff. Wii, I’m re-in love with you. via TechEBlog Read More

  • Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=17614 Straight outta GDC we have an odd new Zelda game for the DS. The Phantom Hourglass includes multi-player game play with some basic capture-the-flag action. I’m not amazed, but I do like me some Zelda. Via GameTrailers Read More

  • Super Mario Doom 64

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?umid=11564 Well, if Sony can mash-up Sims, Second-Life, and Nintendo’s Mii Parade, why can’t a bunch of Peruvians make Super Mario Doom? via GameTrailers Read More

  • Elderly Couple Almost in the Pokey for Running Veggie Oil Car


    The man in that picture, 79-year-old David Wetzel, drives a 1986 Volkswagen Golf powered by used vegetable oil he gets for free from a dining hall. Everything was going fine until the Illinois Department of Revenue knocked on his door and accused him of ducking a motor fuel tax and operating a fuel business without a license. The Wentzels, who are on a fixed income, are facing fines and… Read More

  • Sprint Contract Tips: Move to the Mojave


    The Consumerist just popped the Sprint wall of silence with some great tips of getting into a cheap contract and then getting out of it. It looks like all that’s left is getting into the secrets of T-Mobile. I could use some cheap airtime as my T-Mo bill tops out at $120 each month now. 6 Confessions Of A Former Sprint Sales Rep [Consumerist] Read More

  • How To Be a Fanboy


    As we all know, fanboys are a breed apart, a group of rabid, half-human chimeras that will violently defend their opinions to the death, usually in broken English. To that end, Lore Sj√∂berg at Wired wrote a guide to being — and fighting off — fanboys. His advice is priceless and very applicable. So how can you bear the proud mantle of fanboy? The first step is to pick a video… Read More

  • iScape: Viral Douchery


    I was about to go snarkstorm on this product, which is some sort of video player. Now that I look at it, however, it’s abundantly clear that it’s a bit of viral frippery. The real value, I think, is the video which involves a set of dirty, ugly hippies getting all coked up and pressing buttons. Don’t go watch it, however, because, as I’ll explain, that’s exactly… Read More

  • Free Scramby, Porn

    Made you look! The folks at Scramby offered us three free copies of Scramby as well as its suite of audio applications. The first three people who email me at contest at crunchgear dot com with the subject “SCRAMBY” get the download key. Previously: Let Out The Voices In Your Head With Scramby UPDATE – All three are gone. Thanks for entering! Read More

  • Palm to Release WiMAX Phone, Its Shareholders from Debtors Prison?


    Engadget is publishing rumor and innuendo regarding Palm’s efforts at creating an ultra-thin WiMAX phone that will run in the Sprint network. No other information, but this is valuable in that we’re definitely going to see a new breed of handset hit the streets in the next few months and if Palm doesn’t pull this off, they’re nigh on screwed. What say ye? Can Palm… Read More