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.

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  • CrunchGear This Week

    Hola, Amigos. It’s been a while since we talked ‘atcha. We’ve been busy at CES and MacWorld and generally posting all sorts of exciting stuff. This week we’re giving away a Samsung T629 phone and discovering that the iPhone will come with free service and will be available in Canada. We also learn that Vista comes with free T-Mobile hotspot access, Las Vegas will become… Read More

  • Nokia N800 Quick Look

    I take a gander at the Nokia N800, their latest N-Series Internet tablet. Much cooler than the 770 but I’m still not convinced it’s a total must-have. UPDATE – Improved the audio a bit. Product Page Read More

  • XP To Live Until 2010

    is already on its way but that doesn’t mean XP will go away without a fight. Microsoft will support XP Home until about 2010, which means you can spyware that baby up for a full three years before Microsoft stops taking your calls. It is going to be significantly extended” [Darren Huston, president of Microsoft’s Japan unit] said in an interview with Kyodo News. “When I… Read More

  • iBoy: iPod + GameBoy

    Upset that your old-school GameBoy can’t play music and that your iPod doesn’t look like an old-school GameBoy? Well, one clever bloke went out and did something about it. Behold the iBoy, a strange mash-up of iPod and GameBoy that just barely makes sense, in a cosmic way. There are full pics of the process if you’d like to recreate it yourself, but I wouldn’t suggest it. Read More

  • Make Your Own Squid Vicious iPod Cosy

    Hokey smokes! Someone out there is stalking CG editors because they apparently know two things about us — we love squids and Vince loves to knit! Make magazine just found an amazing how-to that lets you make your very own blue squid iPod cosy complete with horrible, all-seeing eyes and dangerous stingy stingers. Project Page [Craftster via Make] Read More

  • HD DVD to Fail, PS3 Bites Back, and Big TVs For Cheap: CNET Predicts

    David Carnoy, fairly well-known guy who is aware of technology, dropped a list of seven predictions for 2007. He seems just about spot on about some of them — 60-inch plasma for $2,000, digital photo frames being the next smash consumer product — but it will be interesting to see how some of his more controversial opinions pan out. First, he believes that HD-DVD is dead and… Read More

  • Nokia N800 Hands On

    Got the N800 yesterday and I can’t say I’m blown away. I liked the N770 — a lot of folks didn’t — and this is an impressive upgrade but it’s not currently a must have. One interesting little thing? There’s an ingenious stalk webcam that pops out of the side. Maemo is just about the same, with few improvements, but the overall experience seems much… Read More

  • Vista Service Pack 1: A Band-Aid for a Baby

    Sure, Vista is a but a wee bairn but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve a major service pack. We can expect the software to roll out in the Fall with a few fixes for “high-impact issues” including fixes in security, deployment, and stability. Why should we care? Because this promises to break a few things down the line and means the Vista is really hitting the… Read More

  • Free iPhone*

    …and by offering up all of your private information you can get one! All you have to do is click ad spam on one of thousands of websites. Remember, however, you probably won’t get one because it’s all based on availability and the fact that skeezy outfits like this are preying on your ignorance. Fulfillment may be delayed based on availability. Once you have completed the… Read More

  • It's Official: Blu-Ray DRM Cracked

    , Janvitos has decrypted a full Blu-Ray movie without even owning any Blu-Ray equipment. This is very embarrassing. Full DVD decryption took a few years, at least in any usable form. This took… oh… a few weekends. This isn’t a formal crack, but it’s more of a proof-of-concept. There’s no telling what they’re going to do with the keys once folks start… Read More

  • TellMe: A Robot Does the Searching, You Do the Swearing

    Oliver at MobileCrunch and Mike at TC got to test out the latest version of TellMe, a voice-enabled search service that lets you tell a robot what you’re looking for. The robot then sends you a map, if necessary, and lets you call the locaation or SMS directions to friends. TellMe requires a tiny standalone app for the mapping and it seems to be free right now, so it’s a… Read More

  • Toast 8: TiVo-Tastic

    Just got the boxed version of Toast Titanium 8 in and I’m quite confused, yet happy, yet trepidatious. I’ve always liked Toast — it’s simple, straightforward, and it burns solid disks with little fanfare. But what’s all this TiVo stuff then? Read More

  • Reality Bedding Viral Video

    1 minute and 4 seconds of your life you will never get back. Ever. Product Page Read More

  • NY Times: "Hoo Hoos and Ta Tas Look Bad in HD"

    I’m all for progress, but perhaps we’re reaching a stage in our evolution where the fruits of our intellect are surpassing our ability to keep down our Chef Boyardee. It seems that someone — we know who you are — is complaining that HD porn is getting really nasty. Public Enemy #1? Razor burn, friends. That’s right. Jenna’s stubble looks like a truck… Read More

  • Review of the Scorpion Watch Company Reef Diver

    Some nice lazy Saturday reading. I posted a review of the SWC Reef Diver, a beefy automatic $799 diver’s watch, over at WristWatchReview. I’m a big watch-head but I really liked it and loved the homebrew feel of the entire tiny company. Give it a read. That’s why I was so excited to see Scorpion Watch Company, really a pair of guys out in Denver, were creating a watch brand. Read More

  • Wristwatch Piercing: OMG OMG OMG

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  • How Can We Help You?

    http://www.polldaddy.com/crunchGear.swf PollDaddy just made us a fancy custom skin so I think it’s a good opportunity to try it out and ask a quick question on what you guys like most in terms of our coverage. Go ahead and flame us in the comments as well. Thanks, PollDaddy! Read More

  • Be An Apple 2-Dollar 802.11n WiFinnaire!


    We originally thought Apple’s 802.11n would cost $5 but Apple will now only charge $1.99 to pop in a little patch to enable 802.11n in current AirPort cards and routers. Purchasers of the $179 Airport Extreme Base Station ,AKA the thing that looks like Apple TV, get the patch for free. Why are they charging anything at all? So they can can keep up with Generally Accepted Accounting… Read More

  • Nokia Shows Off Near Field Communication

    The big boys have been talking about NFC (basically RFID) for years now and it will probably never hit a cellphone near you but PhoneScoop did their due diligence and took a tour of the wonders of “putting your phone next to a picture of your best gal and having it call her.” Why not just put her on speed dial? PhoneScoop via RingNokia Read More

  • MobileCrunch's Take on Nokia N800

    Oliver at MobileCrunch got his mitts on a Nokia N800 for a whole month and wrote a fairly detailed and expository review of the Internet tablet that would be king. His final assessment? All in all I love this device. I love the convenience, I love the size, I love the instant on/off capability. I think it does many things well and the excitement that I feel when engaged with the… Read More