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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  • Dvorak Uses a Mac, Frogs Fall From the Sky Over Indiana, End of World Nigh

    John C. Dvorak is tech commentator from when I was still running around in diapers. The man has literally been “blogging” in print since before most of use knew how to type “10 PRINT ‘HELLO WORLD'” Trust me. The guy’s a legend. But he doesn’t like Apple’s hype. So when he finally admitted yesterday that he actually uses and likes Macs, my… Read More

  • Senators Propose Internet Filtering Legislation

    Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) and Ted “The Tube” Stevens (R-Alaska) have proposed a bipartisan bill to add Internet filtering and monitoring to the… ummm… Internet? While the plan is all but impossible, their goal is simple: to think of the children. To that end, Msrs. Stevens and Inouye will each stand at one end of the Internet tube and keep bad stuff from going in and… Read More

  • CrunchGear Meet-up: Poland

    The Polish iPhone Come on, Polska! I got about 80 replies and only a about 20 folks came by — not a bad turn-out, I guess. The folks that came were part of and a few other local start-ups and they were all — in theory — pretty excited to see the iPhone. Oh well. Read More

  • Logitech Wave Keyboard Sure Is Awful Pretty

    This keyboard is like water, a hammock, and a sleepy woman. Logitech just launched the Wave keyboard, a keyboard that “conforms to you” in the same way that the stock photography used on the Logitech site conforms to the concept of objects conforming to your body. The keyboard itself is wireless and aimed at Vista users but also works in OS X. They’ve added some ergnomic… Read More

  • Tarzay Selling Blu-Ray

    tTarget will start selling Blu-ray disks and players in October, popping another nail in the HD DVD coffin. It looks like the PS3 is finally giving BR some traction in the market, as evidenced by yesterday’s report of Blu-ray thievery. Are the format wars over? Nah. But people are definitely picking sides. Target to Promote Blu-Ray DVD Format [AP] Read More

  • Apple Third Quarter Results and Some Musings

    As we all know, Apple announced 73% increase in earnings this quarter sending shares up to $150 or so. They sold 9,815,000 iPods and 1,764,000 computers, which amounts to about 30% growth in both product lines. Not too shabby. What, however, does this say about Apple and the state of the computer industry? Clearly, Apple is A #1 when it comes to MP3 players. That’s a given. But what… Read More

  • Seagate to Stop Selling the IDE, Maybe a Little SATA You Would Like?

    Photo via Jason Dunn Seagate, the company that I think I bought my first hard drive from, will stop selling IDE drives by year’s end, focusing exclusively on SATA. SATA currently is currently found in more than half of total desktops sold this year and 44 percent of laptops sold. Don’t expect IDE to go the way of the Dodo, however. Like all good standards (when’s the last… Read More

  • The Format War Is Over: 9 Out of 10 Thieves Prefer Blu-Ray

    Thieves broke into Silver Platters, a Seattle video store, and made off with their entire Blu-ray selection. That’s right. They ignored the HD-DVD stuff completely. That’s basically the entire story (“Theives prefer Blu-ray.”), but I wonder why this is? Maybe because the PS3 is a subsidized Blu-ray player? I mean if you’re ganking DVDs you’re probably also… Read More

  • CrunchGear Meet-up: Warsaw

    Warsaw Readers: We’ll be having the Poland meet-up tomorrow, Thursday, July 26 at 19:00 in Pub Lolek in Pole Mokotowskie. A lot of you have already emailed/commented and I hope we can organize this around one big table and just talk. I know Lolek is often crowded, so let’s try to meet in the outside area (wasn’t there a playground there?). Click through to see what I look like. Read More

  • Microsoft WGA Busts Chinese Microsoft Counterfeiting Ring, Five Million More to Go

    Dear Friend do you know what is 0EM soft ware? The FBI and Chinese authorities busted a $500 million piracy ring Guangdong province after Windows Genuine Advantage, Microsoft’s authenticity thingie, informed purchasers of “OEM software” that they were trying to activate fake copies of Vista. The resulting forensic evidence led authorities to the pirate’s lair where… Read More

  • Add Ringtones to Your iPhone… Sorry, XP/Vista Only

    David at MobilityToday is selling a cool new app that appears to take advantage of the jailbreak hack to add new ringtones to your iPhone. Vista only, kids. Sucks to be a Mac user! Click through to MobilityToday to pick up a copy. via MobilityToday Read More

  • CrunchGear Meet-up: Budapest

    Yes, there were women there. I took the train from Warsaw to Budapest — fourteen hours in a Polish sleeper car made in that halcyon time between WWII and the fall of the Berlin Wall — and I was groggy, delirious, and hot as I walked down a street called Rottenbiller AKA Billy Rotten into the university district. I organized the event with Matt of who told me to meet… Read More

  • CrunchGear Meet-up Report: Budapest

    Just posted some images of the CG Meet-up in Budapest. Special thanks to Matt for helping find the spot. Remember — the Warsaw Meet-up is tomorrow at 7pm at Lolek. Read More

  • CrunchGear Meetup Final Update: Budapest is Go!

    I will be rolling into town on Monday morning and we will be meeting at 19:00 at Maghaz, Rottenbiller u. 32 in Budapest on Monday, July 23, 2007. Please drop me a line at john at crunchgear dot com or post a note in the comments if you plan on attending. I look forward to meeting CG/TC readers. My Grand Central # is +16468270591 or you should be able to call me using this widget (if you have… Read More

  • Nokia Cooler Than Motorola, My Mom

    BusinessWeek has a fairly long article about the magic of Nokia. The lede is actually pretty cool: Pop singer Alicia Keys and Ramkishen Pyarelal, proprieter of a Mumbai tea stall, may not have a lot in common. But they both carry Nokia mobile phones. That basically sums up Nokia in a few words. Nokia has always known its market. It sells the low-end and the high-end and essentially keeps… Read More

  • iPhone Toolchain Created: Hello World

    This is not the iPhone “Hello World” App NightWatch at the Free iPhone project has compiled and run the first “Hello World” application for the iPhone, a move that could mean homebrew and third party apps for the iPhone in the next few weeks. They keep saying their server is too slow to handle lots of linking, so we won’t link. Just look for… Read More

  • CrunchGear Meet-up: Budapest and Warsaw

    The iPhone is here and it’s fabulous. I will be rolling into town on Monday morning and we will be meeting at 19:00 at Maghaz, Rottenbiller u. 32 in Budapest on Monday, July 23, 2007. Please drop me a line at john at crunchgear dot com or drop a note in the comments if you plan on attending. I look forward to meeting CG/TC readers. Special thanks to! Warsaw Readers… Read More

  • Rumor: Metal Gear Solid 4 for XBox 360

    PS3’s killer app might also become XBox 360’s killer app. XBox 360 is reporting that OXM says that MSG4 might come to the 360, but they’re not sure. MSG4 is probably going to be the defining game for the platform, the PS3’s Gears of War as it were. However, if it comes out on 360 later, it could hurt Sony’s bottom line and no one wants that. This is all rumor… Read More

  • Destroy Your Landline Contest: One Weekend Left

    One weekend left, guys and gals. To recap, T-Mobile dropped me a line last week offering: A HotSpot-enabled phone (Nokia 6086 or Samsung t409), T-Mobile HotSpot @Home Wi-Fi router (D-Link or Linksys brands) and one year of free T-Mobile HotSpot @Home service that includes (per month) unlimited calls to your myFaves contacts, 2000 nationwide WHENEVER Minutes®, unlimited… Read More

  • Class Action Suit Against Microsoft Alleges XBox 360 Skwatches Disks, Makes Baby Saaad!

    InformationWeek is reporting that two California residents, Christine Moskowitz and Dan Wood, are seeking over $5 million in damages for XBox 360 owners. They allege that the big bad game machines scratch expensive disks and that the 360 was manufactured incorrectly. Read More