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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  • Polymer Vision Readius


    I finally found the Polymer Vision Readius nestled quite close to the press room. This is the rollable display everyone has been talking about and it’s actually quite cool. The device is about as big as a flashlight and has a 5-inch greyscale, 16 “color” screen that updates in about a second. This is more like the Sony Reader than anything else and it doesn’t appear to… Read More

  • Windows Mobile 6 In Excruciating Detail

    I hate long video, but this was basically the only way to show you all what WinMo 6 would look like and include. Take a gander if you dare. The real meat is in the beginning, but it’s interesting to see all the improvements. Read More

  • Windows Mobile 6: The Straight Dope

    What do we know about Windows Mobile 6? For starters, it’s coming to the T-Mobile Dash before it comes to anything else in the U.S. and it’s also coming to Cingular, but there is definitely no real information on which handsets will run it. Read More

  • NeoNode: Little, Black, Different

    Got a chance to look at the NeoNode, an odd little device that is essentially a GSM cellphone designed solely for media. It has an optical touchscreen and runs Windows CE under a massively overhauled shell. It can play back video and music and is quite small, about 2 inches by 2 inches. No U.S. availability but it looks like it will hit Europe in May. I talked to the CEO of the company and… Read More

  • Motorola Q9 Hands On

    Where are Qs 2 through 8? I asked Motorola this and they weren’t quite sure. The Q9 is quite peppy – much faster than the Q1 — and will (unofficially) run WinMo 6. Read More

  • Motorola Z8 Hands On

    Got some quality time with the Z8. It’s quite similar to the RIZR but it has this little kink in it that folds it over when you open it. The OS, which is Symbian, is much improved over the standard RAZR garbage. Is this the phone to bring Moto out of their doldrums? Potentially. It’s interesting and improved enough to be contender. Read More

  • Nokia Quick Tour

    Took a run at the Nokia booth. One interesting little tidbit is the new hands-free car kit from Nokia, the CK-15W. It includes a mini screen that mounts to your dashboard and a scrolling wheel for browsing contacts and calls. The screen was very compact and very bright. Got some shots of the E61i and the N77 after the jump. Read More

  • CrunchGear @ 3GSM

    CrunchGear is attending 3GSM in Barcelona this year so head over to the site to see the latest in cellphones the U.S. won’t see for years and years. If you’re in town and want to talk tech, email me at john at crunchgear dot com and we can enjoy a fine Iberian jamon. Read More

  • Nokia N77


    The N77 isn’t much to look at — just a longish video phone with DVB-H satellite video and 20MB of storage with miniSD expansion. It has a 2.4-inch screen and works with most music and video formats. Flip it for side viewing and talk into it like the candybar it is. About $500 in Euro/Asia zones, $500+the cost of a full DVB-H roll-out (approx. $3.5 billion) in the U.S. Available… Read More

  • Nokia 6110, 3110: Plain Jane Phones With Some Interesting Features


    The $500 6110 is our first interesting phone and includes GPS and mapping software. It has 40MB storage along with HSDPA and assisted GPS, which relies on terrestrial signals allowing you to get a signal even if you’re out of satellite range. It supports miniSD and a 2-megapixel camera. Read More

  • Nokia: Now With YouTube!


    What’s all this, then? Nokia’s new Video Center offers RSS video feeds along with content directly from YouTube, no browser needed. Initially available on the N95, Nokia’s fattie media phone, it will be available for S60 phones including the N93i down the line. How is it integrated? Well, the Video Center looks sort of like Apple’s Front Row and offers YouTube… Read More

  • Nokia E-Series: E90, E65, E61i


    Communicator lovers rejoice. The E90 is a vast improvement over the fat Nokia Communicators of yore. This Quad-band beast has HSDPA, WiFi, and Bluetooth along with dual cameras and mapping apps and sync. There’s a nice fat keyboard and an internal screen. Best of all, it has mini-USB so you don’t have to use Nokia’s weird connectors on this one. $900 in Spring 2007. Read More

  • Windows Mobile 6 In the Wild

    Popped by the Microsoft booth before the official conference this afternoon to take a look at Windows Mobile 6. It looks like the major upgrade is in the messaging, which isn’t nearly enough to excite me this morning. However, it does have two editions now, Standard and Professional, and both of them will run MS Office Mobile and includes a mini MSSQL client along with an Exchange client. Read More

  • Moto RIZR Z8: Mulitmedia RIZR

    Just walked up to the show grounds this morning and what do I see? The MotoRIZR Z8, an updated RIZR with multimedia charm. From my brief examination it seems this is a 3G — HSPDA — GSM phone where the main draw is video and music. I’m headed over to Motorola’s booth right now, so you’ll get more info as I have it. It should be available in April in Europe… Read More

  • 3GSM 2007: CrunchGear in Barcelona

    Just settling in at 3GSM and we’re already spying secrets and strange launches. What, for example, is this amazing Motorola product we spied last night while grabbing press badges? And where can you buy Iberian jamon in New York because that stuff is great?
    Last night’s mystery. Read More

  • Blu-Ray Shafts Us? One Man's Conspiracy Theory


    Wayde Robson does these Ze Frank-esque videos on tech topics and this one is a doozy. It’s a wind-eyed rant against Blu-Ray involving beer, pee, and the idea the HD-DVD is a better format. He definitely has some good points — Sony made the format to support studios, not consumers — but you can say that about anything throughout history including the gramophone, the Super… Read More

  • Windows Mobile Crossbow: Look Who's All Grown Up!

    Geek.com has an incredibly detailed examination of Windows Mobile Crossbow along with enough screenshots to choke a monkey. Does it look better than WinMo 5? Absolutely. Does the rancid taste of WinMo 5 in the back of my mouth make me wary that this is much of an improvement? Yep. That said, go ahead and take a gander. First Impressions: Windows Mobile 6 [Geek.com] Read More

  • Windows 386: Dum Da DA DUM!

    Holy crap, this is bad. “I’m using Windows Windows Windows 386…” GAHAHHSHASHHF! The Most Ridiculous Windows Video Ever [Gizmodo] Read More

  • Mario Theme On Exotic Instruments

    While Communism may be a relegated to the dustbin of history, as this video shows, Eastern Europeans with little to do still walk among us. Click through to see the full collection of crazy Mario theme songs replayed on odd instruments. Super Mario Brothers Theme Song – Homemade Versions [FanTent via BoingBoing] Read More

  • Kodak Easyshare Printers: What's All the Fuss?

    I went to Kodak’s Easyshare Printer launch and walked in just as a group of nerds began playing Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet. Yes, real live nerds. Don’t ask me why. I’m as confused as you. See, they made the launch into an extended Saturday Night Live sketch and they ran the entire thing in NBC studios. Feel free to watch some highlights after the jump, but it’s… Read More