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](http://twitter.com/johnbiggs) and [G+ him](https://plus.google.com/u/0/102814019596965765116/posts) here. Email him directly at john@techcrunch.com. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Cingular Blackjack Review

    Cingular Blackjack Review

    I might as well just give up. As I’ve made clear before, I don’t like Windows Mobile. It’s an aesthetic choice as much as technical one, but what the hell do I know. I’m just a blogger. So with that in mind, I present the inestimable Cingular Blackjack, a feature-rich super-slim Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphone for the masses. Read More

  • Windows Vista: Cracked for Your Protection

    Windows Vista: Cracked for Your Protection

    Vista is now gold and shipping to happy OEMs who are merrily installing it into new machines and then handing it off to their pirate friends in deepest Asia and Eastern Europe who have already succeeding cracking the bugger. It’s not quite a crack — they’re just using parts of the Beta releases to ensure that the cracked Vista ignores most of the licensing requirements… Read More

  • First Dash Contest Entrant

    Amazing. Our first entry in the Dash giveaway is from Jango Fett, who suggest that if I pick up a cellphone he’ll blast me. Thanks, dude. I feel much better now. Just to recap: I am not allowed to use a cellphone for one month. I need you to hop on your web cam and record a one minute video telling me to be strong. Or if you’re sadistic like Blake, feel free to taunt me with some… Read More

  • Computer Beach Party

    Computer Beach Party


    Oh. My. God. This has to be the best movie ever. According to the box it involves teens “Using their hardware to attract software, they have created a whole new version of The Data Game!” and the big finale involves death metal and the PC Jr. Sweet mother of PET: has anyone seen this movie? Can you give us a recap? Describe when/how/why you viewed it? Product Page [Amazon via Wired] Read More

  • ScottEVest Secret Sale

    ScottEVest Secret Sale

    I’m a fan of SeV stuff. Scott essentially makes clothing with lots of pockets for carrying almost anything imaginable. I have one of his jackets, for example, and I’ve carried bottles of J&B Whiskey and laptops without making myself too conspicuous. That said, pop on over to his newly redesigned site and enter the coupon code SITEYES if you like his new site or SITENO if… Read More

  • Polywell Poly i680SLI Reviewed

    , they feature multiple graphics cards and processors forged in the the very bowels of Hell herself. That said, meet the devil’s right hand. The Polywell i680SLI, made by one of the better-known tweaker’s PC manufacturers, has a quad core CPU and 10,000-rpm drives and runs nVidia’s GeForce 8800TX graphics card, the latest in the land. While this PC is definitely aimed at… Read More

  • Belkin, NetGear Skype Phone Test: Two Phones Enter, One Phone Leaves

    Belkin, NetGear Skype Phone Test: Two Phones Enter, One Phone Leaves

    While we won’t spoil the surprise on this review, I can say from experience that the Netgear phone is really nice and works extremely well in almost any WiFi environment. Clearly this tips the Laptop hand but both these Skype phones are extremely compact, extremely useful, and very cool. Now slap some Skype into my cellphone, guys, and I will love you forever. Skype Face Off: Belkin vs. Read More

  • Xbox 360 HD-DVD Drive Unveiling

    Xbox 360 HD-DVD Drive Unveiling

    Kotaku got their hands on a HD-DVD and a few titles and apparently they’re going to way for Britney Rears 5: K-Flo Comes Home in HD-DVD before he tries it out. This, if you didn’t notice, is the first major shot fired in the HD wars this year. The noise about the Samsung/Toshiba versions were just the coda. This is the real deal. If this takes off – and it probably will… Read More

  • EA, Playa Hater

    lying open at just past the denouement while she gets up to stretch and check her old school Palm V which she’s had for years because “newer PDAs have so much accreted junk in the OS, you know?” He then used the comparison of a nice looking girl you might see in a bar and go up and talk to, “And if she’s smart enough, that’s the gameplay. Gears of War… Read More

  • Your Mom, ESA Is Very Upset

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/kill for the world's children. Kotaku's response, to their credit, was go to hell. The letter is reproduced below, just to get in a little extra blog juice Read More

  • CrunchGear Says Wake Up

    Update: If you live in Seattle you can win a Zune on CrunchGear. At some point during the next 24 hours, CrunchGear is going to have something very special for our Seattle-area readers and for our readers in the world at large. We can’t say what it is yet, but you will like it. Tell your friends to check, too. Tell your girlfriends, boyfriends, neighbors, band mates, drinking buddies… Read More

  • Full Zune Walk Through

    The sound is a little rough on this one, but it’s a good effort and you get to see the Zune in her native environment – the sweaty palms of PR people. Read More

  • Linksys Yahoo! Messenger CIT310 Phone Hands On

    Linksys Yahoo! Messenger CIT310 Phone Hands On

    Cordless phones and instant messaging. Two great tastes that taste great together? Yahoo! has teamed up with Linksys to offer a DECT (Digital Enchanced Cordless Telecommunications – essentially a cordless standard that doesn’t interfere with WiFi) phone with Yahoo! Messenger features. The catch? The phone has to be tether to a running PC to send and receive Yahoo! voice calls. Read More

  • Two New Feeds: Video and Hot

    Two New Feeds: Video and Hot

    Too busy to read the entire CG feed? Too bored? Too lonely? Repulsed by full RSS feeds? Try these two hot RSS feeds for your browsing pleasure:
    Video – Feed dedicated to all of our posts containing video. This includes our Video Reviews and our Content Stolen from Legitimate Sources. Hot – The hottest stories handpicked by your editorial staff. Consider this the “Staff… Read More

  • Jabra BT-Series Headsets: The BT Stands for Bluetooth Quality

    Jabra BT-Series Headsets: The BT Stands for Bluetooth Quality

    Here we present the BT8010, a stereo Bluetooth headset that streams audio from a cellphone and or an MP3 player alongside the BT 325s and the 320s. All of them connect to Bluetooth phones and all offer stereo audio from either a Bluetooth enabled MP3 player or a headphone jack. The 8010 actually consists of a “mono” headset that turns into a stereo headset by connecting the two… Read More

  • Philips amBX Blows You

    Philips amBX Blows You

    Strangely enough, this is the first chance I’ve gotten to see Philips amBX system, an add-on that creates ambient environments for PC gaming. It consists of three lights, two on the side and one “splash light” on the back of the laptop/PC. Then there are two fans and a rumble strip on the keyboard. The result is a refreshing blast of fresh air when you’re flying around… Read More

  • Samsung GX-10 DSLR Hands On

    Samsung GX-10 DSLR Hands On

    Got a chance to fondle Samsung’s latest DSLR, the GX-10. This hefty camera uses D-XENON lenses and it’s about the size and shape of the Canon Digital Rebel XTi. The body is quite heavy but this unit wasn’t taking pictures so I couldn’t get a good handle on its capabilities. We do know it has a 10-megapixel monster 2.5″ LCD and more. Read More

  • Like.com: Be Like Anyone

    Like.com: Be Like Anyone

    This is an interesting way to shop. Riya has just launched Like.com, an image search system that lets you tag images and then find other things online that look like those images. For example, you apparently can grab a still of Paris Hilton in action, select her video camera, and then find similar night vision cameras on the market. Here’s what our drunken uncles at TechCrunch have… Read More

  • Skype 3.0 Beta Released

    Skype 3.0 Beta Released


    Skype got an extreme makeover and is now available in Windows beta for those so inclined. New features include direct access to SkypeCasts, which are cool if, um, useless at this juncture as well as some UI tweaks and file sharing extras. You can also creat public chats and invite the world to talk with/at you about any topic. It comes with banning services for trolls. No word on a Mac… Read More

  • Zune File Transfer in Action

    Gizmodo has some hot video video of one Zune sending another Zune a song. It takes about 30 seconds for a 2 minute song, which isn’t bad at all. Too bad it’s three play/three day DRM nonsense, folks, or else this would be Zune’s iPod-killing feature. MS says they’ll be improving on this in time, so we’ll see. Zune File Transfer Race [Gizmodo] Read More