John Biggs

Biggs is a contributor for TechCrunch. He 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).

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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  • iPod Touch Tour

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Read More

  • HP Launches Some Stuff, Some Kind of PC, Some Phones


    Something HP launched. It might be a phone or it might be some kind of shaver. Ummm…. yeah so HP launched some stuff. Like the Blackbird 002. And like some other stuff like a phone with in iPod wheel and like some laptops… what’s that? iPod Touch. Yeah. Not now. Ummm… so it has a touchscreen? Wow. Ummm… some laptops and the Blackbird which is like a $2500 gaming PC. Read More

  • CrunchGear Live: The September 5th Apple Announcement

    Thank you for watching us for your Mac coverage! More images and video coming soon.

    Is that an iPhone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me. Read More

  • 11 Movie Download Services Reviewed, But they Missed One


    The Last100 put up a fill list of movie download services, including international availability, pricing, and OS compatibility. I doubt that a lot of us are comparison shopping — and I doubt many of us have “bought” or “rented” video online with any intensity — but clearly it’s picking up. They even mention Bittorrent, but not in the way… Read More

  • Live Coverage from San Fran Coming Up

    Our intrepid reporter Mark will be reporting live from the Apple announcement tomorrow on the launch of the potential, soon-to-be-announce, coverflow-tastic Fat Nano. Watch this space at 10AM PDT/1PM EDT for our coverage. We will be taking down the dynamic portion of the site for that hour and updating only an HTML document, ensuring that you all will actually get to read our coverage rather… Read More

  • ThinkPad Reserve Edition


    If you’re rich and you like laptops, then feast your eyes on this $5,000 beast. Clad in rich Corinthian leather, the Reserve comes with 24/7 support at the touch of a button and includes Ultra Connect II for WAN support and and Intel Centrino Pro mobile CPU. There will only be 5,000 of these puppies made, so put your name on the list at ThinkPad Reserve. Or don’t. Read More

  • Archos 605 Wifi Review


    Archos’s bad-ass PMPs are constantly evolving towards the ultimate do-it-all gadget. The 605 WiFi actually comes close — all it needs is a phone, GPS, and espresso maker. Over-the-air downloads, Web surfing, and AV recording are certainly tantalizing features, but you’ll have to shell out some extra dough on top of the player’s base price. Our 30GB model will run… Read More

  • Live Coverage from San Fran Tomorrow

    Our intrepid reporter Mark will be reporting live from the Apple announcement tomorrow on the launch of the potential, soon-to-be-announce, coverflow-tastic Fat Nano. Watch this space at 10AM PDT/1PM EDT for our coverage. We will be taking down the dynamic portion of the site for that hour and updating only an HTML document, ensuring that you all will actually get to read our coverage rather… Read More

  • Girls Gone Wild: Shocking Taser Guns

    These girls sound like Chihuahuas in a blender. Product Page
    Shiny shiny via Giz Read More

  • Miley Cyrus on CrunchGear!


    For those of you not in the know, Miley Cyrus plays Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel is apparently posting comments on our Disney MySpace story. After a bit of forensics, I’ve discovered that it is not in fact Miley but is probably some 32-year-old from Virginia who likes little kids. To that end, I ask that Miley please find some Facebook users to stalk and to leave us alone. Read More

  • IWI Watches: Better Because It's British


    I see lots of watches, and have even had one stolen, so it’s hard to really perk up when I see a new, standard issue automatic piece. Luckily, IWI, a resurrected UK brand, has made something a little out of the ordinary. Based on aviator watches of yore, their line has a crown at 12 o’clock and a big, bold face that comes in multiple colors — their Mod is shown here. The… Read More

  • Tilt Hitting September 25th?


    Looks like we were lead astray by our AT&T mole. An alert reader dropped into the AT&T store and asked after the Tilt, which should have dropped today. Here’s what he found out: Read More

  • Where Did the Zodiac Killer Get His Name?

    The movie Zodiac glossed over this point — here is a scene that shows the police examining his watch. However, I think it’s an interesting enough story to bore you with here. A site called Watchismo did an excellent write up which I’ll paraphrase here, but I suggest you drop by and read it. The Zodiac killer was originally known as the “killer,” he later… Read More

  • Which Lume is Right For You


    Here’s a quick bit of watch geekery. There are a few types of watch lume, the stuff you paint on dials to make them glow. Some companies use little vials of tritium and some just use a luminous paint that holds a “charge” for a few hours. Here is a guy who ran a test on a three watches, a Luminox, a Seiko, and a Ball. The Seiko and the Ball use tritium while the Seiko uses… Read More

  • ScottEVest Evolution Jacket: They Just Keep Getting Better

    I’m a SeV fiend. I wear SeV shirts when I travel because it wicks away sweat and nastiness and they can be washed in a hotel sink without much trouble. I also wore an SeV jacket and pullover last winter and I’m glad to announce that they have a new version, the Evolution, coming out in October. You can pre-order it now for $120 and if you like gadgets, you might want to take a look. Read More

  • How Not to Drive a Forklift

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Found this odd German forklift training video that half-way reminds me of those old Army comics they used to put out and maybe Day of the Dead. I would love to work at this place, though. All that blood. Kinda NSFW, as well. Happy Labor Day! Read More

  • Nokia N81: A Love Song

    Someone owes me some burned-out retinas. via Giz Read More

  • Apple Kicks NBC to the Curb


    Damn. Apple just gave NBC walking papers. NBC declined to continue their contract and Apple basically said cyabye. That’s some serious hard ball. I guess I’ll have to torrent my Heroes from now on. “We are disappointed to see NBC leave iTunes because we would not agree to their dramatic price increase,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. “We… Read More

  • Brush and Rinse ToothBrush

    When humankind first climbed out of the primordial sludge, they had a lot to do. They had to make the wheel, the breathstrip, and the airplane almost immediately, not to mention the codification of thoughts and actions through the written word and the codification of hotness through porn and Grey’s Anatomy. In all honesty, we haven’t had much time between now and then to make a… Read More

  • HP to Sell Red Hat Linux Boxen

    HP’s new dx2250 desktop — and AMD-based workstation — will come pre-loaded with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The PC, which will cost about $500, is currently available in Australia because, as we all know, kangaroos live there. Read More