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. CrunchBase profile →

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  • CES 2007: First Day Jitters


    All the boys are at meetings right now so I’m posting a few random photos that you all might enjoy. First, Vince calls in a story on the Motorola BNNR. It’s a 3G EVDO smartphone with extra potassium. Read More

  • Nokia N800: Uber-Brief Hands On

    Sorry about the size of this video, but we lost some of the footage so all we have is Blake fondling the N800. We have a meeting with the Nokia folks a little later so we’ll get a nicer look then. Until then, drool, baby, drool. Read More

  • What Does Markoff Know?


    Just saw an article by John Markoff on a potential “mobile computer” to be announced “tomorrow” by “Apple” at “MacWorld.” He’s couched it in so much mystery that it almost seems that he knows something — but then again. What say ye? Industry executives and competitors believe that Apple has developed the first of a new generation… Read More

  • OQO 02 Video Hands-On

    A quick look at the OQO’s 02 handtop Vista PC. Compelling? Quite. Read More

  • Scoble, Others, Visit With Bill Gates, Vista Begins to Kick Ass

    http://www.podtech.net/player/podtech-player.swf?bc=3F34K2L1 Lots of Vista/Microsoft news today including the addition of IPTV to the XBox Dashboard and the launch of Windows Home Server along with technology like SideShow which adds Media Center functionality to small devices like remote controls. We’re going to try to track down a few hotnesses for you in the next few hours, but it… Read More

  • OQO 02: It's Alive

    So the OQO 01 didn’t float your boat… how about EVDO + wireless and a new design and keyboard. Add on Vista and potentially we have a winner. It’s still pretty expensive — $2,000 for a basic configuration — but it runs quite quickly and is extremely attractive. Here’s Dynamism’s take: As everyone was sort of expecting, the much anticipated OQO 02 has… Read More

  • Pharos GPS Phone 600 Hands-On

    We got a close look at the GPS Phone 600, the latest unlocked phone from GPS maker Pharos. The mapping software was quite exact — it placed us in the Nevada desert, apparently — and the phone was actually slim and well-made. An interesting addition to this year’s GPS phone line-up. Read More

  • Zoom!: And We're Off To CES 2007

    Blake is winging his way to Las Vegas right now and we’ll be staying in the beautiful — and pyramidoid — Hotel Exclusive Luxor. For all of our CES 2007 coverage, just click on over to our CES 2007 coverage page. If you’d like to stop the CG crew for a drink or a delicious $5 steak dinner, AIM me at johnbiggsny or email tips at crunchgear dotcom. Read More

  • Windows Mobile Crossbow In Action

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=5404987844605210971&hl=en David at MobilityToday turned us on to this video of Crossbow in action. Anything, I suspect, is better than WinMo 5.0. Crossbow Video [MobilityToday] Read More

  • Nokia N800 (nee N870) Unearthed

    The Nokia N770 is probably one of the most unsung devices out there. I love mine — it’s a tiny, handy Internet tablet with brains. The N800, it seems, is 10 times better. The fellow at RingNokia got his hands on one and shares some of his unboxing pictures. Strangely enough, it’s missing the expected “870” designation. I tried to create another gallery and… Read More

  • Scorpion Watch Reef Diver Photo Gallery

    I got the Reef Diver in, which I talked about a bit before, and I took a few photos to test CG’s PopUpGallery installation. Feast your eyes. Product Page
    UPDATE – Let me know if this gallery works on your browser in comments. It’s acting strange on OSX and Firefox. Read More

  • Wicked Lasers: MobileCrunch Says They're Wicked

    Perhaps this is what Paul Simon was talking about when he sang about “lasers in the the jungle” — a crazy-powerful 95 milliwatt green laser from Wicked Lasers. I’ve seen these things before and my neighbor even shot mine up at a passing helicopter, causing us all to scamper into the house and cower in the basement. However, Oliver at MobileCrunch did no such thing… Read More

  • We'll Tell Off CE Makers So You Don't Have To

    OK, guys. We’re headed to CES on Saturday and will be jet-lagged, hung-over and pissed off. Let’s channel that anger into a little constructive criticism. In the comments, please tell us all your pet peeves about consumer electronics — the price, the size, the ease-of-use — and we’ll put those questions to as many bigwigs as we can, including Michael Dell. We… Read More

  • FujiFilm Drops Three Digicams

    . They’ve just added three more to their line up, all of which should be available by March. We begin with the entry-level Finepix F40fd which will cost about $299 and includes and xD/SD Compatible slot (whew), face-detection, image stabilization and good low-light handling. It has an 8-megapixel sensor. Read More

  • Why It'll Be An iPhone (??)

    David Sobotta knows Apple. He worked there for 20 years and has been in countless meetings with the Steve. Therefore, let’s give him a listen. What he’s basically saying is that a Mac Tablet is almost out of the question while the Apple Phone is almost 99% certain. Read More

  • VistaBloggerLaptopGate: An Interesting Perspective

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Edelman laptop debacle. Here's what he says: Think about this: Microsoft dropped about $1500/laptop * 90 laptops + shipping (my rough estimate puts that at a little less than $150,000) to get some positive digital ink. That’s a fairly expensive campaign for the blogosphere, and by comparison if we assume that… Read More

  • Japanese Live-Action Pac-Man Skit

    http://embed.break.com/MjAzNDAy Ummm… Hi, Japan. WTF? via Aeropause Read More

  • MacWorld Rumor Poll: What Say Ye?

    ? A bottle of air? You decide! [poll=10] Read More

  • Tag Heuer Phone (??)

    , makers of fancy watches, is releasing a cellphone designed by ModeLabs, a French company that designs phones companies MTV and Virgin Mobile. The phone will be made of stainless steel and take design cues from the other watches in the Tag line-up. This appears to be a direct shot at Nokia’s Vertu line, which means someone at LVMH, Heuer’s parent company, must have woken up from… Read More