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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  • Beatles Potentially Might Just Want To Hold Your iPod


    The Beatles It seems Sir Paul may have finally decided to let the Beatles become the DigiBeatles. His current album, “Memory Almost Full,” will appear digitally when it is released by Starbucks’ Hear Music label on June 5. It will also appear on iTunes along with the rest of the Beatles’ extensive catalog. I’m not quite sure what all the fuss is about, though. I… Read More

  • Vonage May Skirt Patent Horrors

    Another day, another Vonage store. It seems that there are some workarounds that Vonage is planning on using to let users call landlines over VoIP. For those not in the know, Verizon has been hounding Vonage for infringing on a number of patents dealing with VoIP call transfers. The updates/improvements should be software based and sufficiently obtuse enough to ensure that judges become… Read More

  • But Sleep Won't Come the Whole Night Through/Your GPS Will Tell On You

    It’s about time that movie GPS technology has finally hit the mainstream. This odd little device uses 2 AAA batteries and captures GPS tracking data for up to 8 weeks on one charge. The device is great for catching cheating spouses, kids who say they’re going to the library when they’re really going to the malt shop, and Will Smith when government agents steal his identity. Read More

  • AllTell Launches JumpMusic to Transfer Music to Phones

    Jump Music is a piece of software designed by super-ninja design house frog design for AllTell phones. It’s essentially an iTunes alike and speeds up the transfer of music from your desktop to your “LG AX8600, MOTOKRZR K1m and MOTORAZR V3m, and the Samsung u520 as well as The Wafer by Samsung.” It has direct compatibility with eMusic, which is kind of cool. All of this… Read More

  • Feed Broken (??)


    I just got an email from a reader who is having problems with our RSS feed in Google Reader. Anyone else having issues? Our feeds are http://feeds.feedburner.com/crunchgear and http://feeds.feedburner.com/crunchgear/HOT. She says that all of the stories come at once and when I tried Google reader with the feed it was missing a few more recent stories. Read More

  • Bruce Sterling on Design

    BoingBoing is rocking the found content today. They found a good interview with SF superstar Bruce Sterling talking about Sci Fi and design. Watch through to about 1:30 where he starts talking about payphones, things he calls “little fortresses.” He gets kind of weird after that, but his point is clear: design has a narrative and sometimes that narrative is hostile. Good… Read More

  • Hardest Mario Level Ever, As Played By a Lying Cheater


    After we saw the Hardest Mario Level Ever we were fascinated and/or in awe. BoingBoing uncovered a walk through of the level along with three other hard levels and then uncovered that this is actually tool-assisted, which means someone basically slowed down the level to a crawl and bonked around like VV on ketamine. Feh. I moved the video under the jump because it seems to be auto-starting. Read More

  • Giving Up on Microsoft

    In another charming tale, we learn that developers are pretty upset with .NET 3.0 and they’re even jumping ship, taking their mad skillz with them to Linux and other platforms. Fair enough. Ahem… I’ve spent the bulk of the last fifteen years developing some amount of reputation and expertise in the Microsoft universe, having published dozens of books and hundreds of… Read More

  • Nokia Offers A Little Green Fairy That Tells You To Unplug Your Phone

    Ok, maybe it’s not a little green fairy, but it is a notification that tells you to unplug your phone when its charged. They’re basically saying that this little notification will save save “enough electricity to power 85,000 homes a year.” It will appear in the 1200, 1208, and 1650 and is targeting India, China, and Latin America. Us Americans can suck up all the energy… Read More

  • Life Without Google

    James Thomas decided he didn’t like what Google was doing to him — keeping track of his browsing habits, controlling his documents, threatening his family, peeing in his alley — so he decided to dump the company completely. The result? He discovered that Google is so amazingly ubiquitous — and resource unfriendly — that his productivity increase slightly but… Read More

  • Coconut 2.0 Video Review

    Awwww… Nicholas made me a beautiful birthday present! Read More

  • Zen Stone Video Review

    What do you get when you cross a Zen Stone with some Kenny G beats? Heck if I know, but this is what we have here. via GenerationMP3 Read More

  • Stupid Roomba Tricks

    Like Roombas? Want to see them singing and dancing? Hate your job and want to spend a few minutes watching videos? Yeah, thought you did. Feature: Top 5 Roomba Hacks [TechEBlog] Read More

  • Helio Ocean Quick Look

    I’m not feeling very well today but I wanted to slap together this video of the Ocean as compared to other smartphones I had around the house. Take a gander. Read More

  • Odd iPod Patent Shows Dual Screens, Rear Touchscreen

    The Interweb is all a’flutter about an odd iPod patent filed by Apple that describes a device with screens on both the front and the back of the player. An amalgam of Sprint’s UpStage and the iPhone, this patent describes an interface in which a rear touchscreen accepts input and reflects that input on the front screen. Confused yet? It works like this. Because a Nano-sized… Read More

  • CPC Strap: Potentially Better Than an Arab Strap

    Oh… my… God. We get stuff in our mailbox that causes us to pause, puke a little, and move on. But this, friends, will not allow us to move on. It screams at us from the depths — “POST ME! POST ME!” — and jibbers madly in our minds, filling our every waking moment with torment. What is it? It’s a strap for your phone. Read More

  • Mother's Day iPod Giveaway: The Entrants

    Thanks, guys, for coming through at the last minute. I’m going to pick two folks at random to save time but rest assured I appreciate the hard work some of you put into these cards. Funny stuff. Read More

  • Helio Ocean First Impressions

    Are you ready for some red hot unboxing action? I know you are. The Ocean from Helio hits the streets later this week but which girlish, excitable bloggers got it first? CG, that’s who. Here are some red hot photos after the jump and expect a video review tomorrow afternoon once we figure out what this monkey can do. Read More

  • Mother's Day iPod Giveaway: OMG Wow!

    Well, I didn’t expect it but it looks like you guys pulled it together at the last minute. We’re closing the entries at 12:00PM EST and I’ll post the entrants then, just for kicks, and pick two entrants at random so I can be sure to have these in your hands by Sunday. Here are the rules, to recap. Read More

  • MSN Live Messenger on XBox 360 Tomorrow

    Want to talk to everyone, all the time? Just turn on your 360 and start chatting away. As part of the XBox Spring Update, the 360 will be compatible with Live Messenger and will be able to chat with desktop and mobile Live users. You can use a USB keyboard or the 360 keypad add-on, which is hitting the streets “very soon.” When are you getting it? May 9, baby. Tomorrow. Product Page Read More