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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  • Oots Oots Oots: You Gotta Believe the Equalizer BPM Helps You Raise The Roof

    Hey, funboys! Get a room! And while you’re at it, get an Equalizer BPM watch from Tokyoflash. This watch measures the audible BPM of any sound source — they’re saying it works as a heart rate monitor as well, but I doubt it — but for $65 you really can’t go wrong. It even has a little flashlight for picking out your next track. Hmmm… Dancing Queen or… Read More

  • The Toy Polaris Sub Revealed

    As a child of the early seventies, I grew up in a time between the scams on the Interwebs and scams on the backs of comic books. My parents were fairly savvy when it came to this kind of stuff, but on this one point they were dead wrong: the Polaris Sub, once available for a mere $6.98, kicked major ass. Look at this kid. Happy, submarining, just waiting for dirty commies to roll up on him. Read More

  • Pater Obsoletis: VOTE TIME

    We didn’t get very many entries, but the entries we did get were great. Hit the jump for the videos and to vote for the best and technologically dullest Pater in existence. We’ll close voting on Friday at 12pm EST so the winner can tell Pops the good news. Read More

  • Seth Porges Ha8s on the iPhone on Attack of the Show

    Hey, Seth, angry much about technology that EVERYONE LOVES AND YOU ARE TOTALLY WRONG ABOUT? Sorry. Just kidding. Seth was on G4TV on Tuesday and he kicked that Dummies book guy in the pooper. Hi-res version Read More

  • Spartan DX: Come for the DNA Testing, Stay for the iPod Nano

    DNA testers have historically been clunky devices saddled with heavy instruction manuals and even heavier price tags. I had a girlfriend who used to run DNA tests things and it looked like she was making espresso with one of those eagle-topped coffee makers. So what would you say about a standalone device that looks like a VHS tape rewinder and costs $15K? If you’re a biochemist… Read More

  • Pater Obsoletis: You Guys Came Through and Dads Everywhere Are Happier

    We didn’t get very many entries, but the entries we did get were great. Hit the jump for the videos and to vote for the best and technologically dullest Pater in existence. We’ll close voting on Friday at 12pm EST so the winner can tell Pops the good news. Read More

  • Happy Birthday, TechCrunch


    Our godfather site, TechCrunch, is two years old and we here at CG want to thank Don Arringtono for making this one of the best ALMOST years — we’re one in August — of our lives. We may not always show it, but his hard work and trust in this little team makes us all feel great and it’s an honor to work under such a respected overseer. Thanks, Mike. Happy Second… Read More

  • Viral Marketing How-To-Not: Sony

    SCENE: Two Sony marketing folks in a conference room. One is languidly stroking a PS3. “Hey, Frank. We need to make some viral video. You know, to support Blu-Ray.”
    “I hear the director for our new commercials got really drunk and kept the cameras rolling. Most of the footage is garbage.”
    “That sounds great. Kids love crappy video.”
    “Ok, but the… Read More

  • Safari's Porn Mode

    TUAW just dug up “private mode” in the new Safari 3 beta, a feature that deletes downloaded files, keeps no cookies, and doesn’t hold onto passwords or personal info. As someone who enjoys certain types of sites now and again — OK, every 15 minutes — it’s nice to know this is out there. It will definitely save on lawyer bills during the divorce… Read More

  • Win a 42-Inch Plasma: 24-Hours Until Contest Is Over

    Is anyone entering this contest? Are you all really that busy? Contest Info Read More

  • WTF IS UP WITH WINDOWS SAFARI!!! FONT RENDERING!

    WHO LET THIS GARBAGE LEAVE CUPERTINO! LOOK AT THOSE FONTS ABOVE! THE TOP IS FROM SAFARI AND THE OTHER IS FROM IE7 WTF IS GOING ON AT APPPLE ARE THEY ON CRACK WHA! COPME ON! JEFF ATWOOD IS SAYING: It looks like they’ve skewed the contrast of the fonts to an absurdly low level. YOU”RE DAMN RIGHT THEY DID, JEFF! WHAT A MESS! THIS LOOKS LIKE A DOG PUKED ON A COPY OF THE FOUNTAINHEAD! Read More

  • Contest: End The Scourge of Pater Obsoletis, Win a 42-Inch TV

    UPDATE: We’re now voting here for the winner. Please visit and vote! Get out your Sally Struthers wigs, readers, because we’re going to end a major blight on our fair land: Pater Obsoletis. Pater Obsoletis is a wasting brain disease that encourages fathers, fathers to be, and men in general to own, purchase, and use devices which are vastly out of date. We want to bring this problem… Read More

  • Post-WWDC Interview With Matt Hickey: LIVE!

    http://operator11.com/swf/o11player.swf Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Dropping Four New Phones on June 14th


    Looks like S-E is finally releasing the Sofia and the Shinobu, along with two others, in an effort to sew up the musicphone market. I’m going to say “boooring, Sidney, boooring” to this, but someone out there I’m sure cares. Read More

  • Salon On iPhone's 3rd Party Apps: More Questions Than Answers


    “Any questions?” “Yeah, aren’t these just tarted-up Widgets?” “Ummm…” Farhad Manjoo at Salon posted a fairly cogent analysis of the Web 2.0/Safari/No SDK style of programming that the iPhone and, presumably OS X, will now support. He’s basically asking all the pertinent questions, but probably won’t get answers until October: Could… Read More

  • OpenDNS Now Keeps Babies Safe From Boobies

    Fans of OpenDNS — everyone at CG uses it, I know that much — will now be able to block pornographic sites with the click of a button. The service uses St. Bernard’s iGuard, a service that apparently scours the web for PR()N so you don’t have to. While this might rankle some folks at work, it could be a great way to make sure junior stops with the underpants party at… Read More

  • Fifty Percent Off Mophie Gear for WWDC

    From 1 to 5 PM EST, Mophie will take 50% off of everything on their online store. What does Mophie sell? They have the Bevy, for one, that odd little Shuffle case with the bottle opener on it. It’s pretty good of them to honor us Mac geeks like that. Check them out. Product Page Read More

  • WWDC 2007 Hype Update: How to Read Our Coverage


    Jack… there’s another island. Our own Matt Hickey is now entering the building with the rest of the Macinworld at the Moscone Center. As his reports stream in, we will turn off the main page and show only our WWDC 2007 page during the conference. Once the conference is over, we’ll switch back to the regular format and post the coverage to another dynamic page. If this… Read More

  • Rumor: Touchscreens Gone for All But High-end Palms

    , we receive another tid-bit from the Palm rumor bin. It seems that the company is phasing out touchscreens for all but their highest-end Treos. This means the Gandolf and a whole set of new Treos, launching this and next year, will be without touchscreens. How this will work is anyone’s guess, but we suspect it’s a cost-cutting measure and also suggests the Palm OS will become… Read More

  • Oral B Takes Umbrage at Suggestion that Toothbrushes Can Make You Happy


    LoveHoney is a UK company that sells odd little self-pleasuring devices. For example, they sell something called the Brush Bunny that can fit on top of an electric toothbrush and turns said toothbrush into a masturbation device. Fair enough. No harm, no foul. But LoveHoney suggested that the cap fits on Oral B electric toothbrushes and, as a result, makes Proctor & Gamble lawyers think… Read More