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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  • Lego PC: A Guided Tour

    Ari Levine, a very well-spoken young man, walks us through his water-cooled Lego PC. The video is a bit dark, but he shows us all we need to know. Read More

  • CrunchGear in Korea: Samsung Anycall Studio

    This is really the only cool footage I grabbed this trip – most of the time we were in a conference room, van, or an off-limits area *SNIFF* – but it was fun to wander through Samsung’s techno wonderland/store. That strange glowing table halfway through is very Minority Report. You move the window over a character on the screen and you get a close up of that character in action. Read More

  • CrunchGear in Korea: Heading Home

    carrier will be launching it in the next few weeks, maybe the one that starts with T and rhymes with “noble.” It’s a cool Windows Mobile 5.0 – gah! – smartphone with a great form factor, so you all will be first to know when it hits the stores. I’m also going to write a bit on the void between Eastern tech and Western tech. I can honestly say that the… Read More

  • CrunchGear in Korea: OMG C00l! L33T Phonez and Computerz!

    CrunchGear in Korea: OMG C00l! L33T Phonez and Computerz!


    Oh, South Korea, why do you taunt us so. Here are some highlights from today’s trip to Samsung HQ and the tech mart in downtown Seoul. Not much to say except that I want a CE-looking Media Center PC mit der blinkenlights running MCE for my own home like the Samsung Magic Station, above. I’m late, said the White Rabbit. The YP-W3L MP3-player pocket watch. Another MCE monster… Read More

  • Samsung D900 aka Black Carbon Hands On

    Samsung D900 aka Black Carbon Hands On

    is another Ultra model – the D900 is an extremely slim slider with 3-megapixel camera and a unique UI designed in conjunction with Adobe. The Samsung folks didn’t mention a timeframe, but it should be hitting our shores very soon for about $350-400. Read More

  • Sony Bravia Ad: Paint-tastic

    Sony Bravia Ad: Paint-tastic

    This is Jonathan Glazer’s Sony Bravia ad, a paint spectacular using massive quantities of paint and 250 to mix and film. The paint was completely water soluble and apparently edible and I have absolutely no idea what is going on except that the denizens of that Soviet-style block must be pissed. Video Page [Sony] Read More

  • CrunchGear in Korea

    CrunchGear in Korea

    Attention Seoul TC readers: CrunchGear’s John Biggs is in South Korea this week and would love to meet up with you all to discuss the state of Web 2.0 and tech in the land of the Hyundai. You can reach John at john at crunchgear dot com or call his cell, 010 3143 5699. Be sure to visit CrunchGear often for updates, pics, and video. Read More

  • CrunchGear in Korea: Hello from Sunny Seoul

    CrunchGear in Korea: Hello from Sunny Seoul

    Just landed an hour ago. I’m here with Samsung suckling on the sweet teat of junket whoredom. In all honesty, this should be a pretty cool trip as we’re going to see WiMAX in action, their Mobile TV solutions, and visit KES 2006, which is kind of like CES but Korean. To whet your appetites, I’ve got some pictures of the R-MCA-05-0038 phone – the June? – with… Read More

  • Slingbox to Hit Symbian This Year

    Slingbox to Hit Symbian This Year

    Nokia and Sony Ericsson fans have been clamoring for Symbian Slingbox support and now their cries of anguish have been heard. Zatz is reporting that a Slingbox client will for S60 and UIQ phones will hit Europe and Asia this year and the US next year. Sling Media writes: The new SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian OS software package will enable users to transform their supported Symbian… Read More

  • CrunchGear Meet Up Update: Know Your Editors

    CrunchGear Meet Up Update: Know Your Editors


    John “The Weblo” Biggs
    Ragin’ Blake Robinson
    Josh “Whole Milk” Goldman More info? Click here. Read More

  • Dyson Root 6 Puts Its Root Down

    Dyson Root 6 Puts Its Root Down

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/IMG_3460.jpg&quot; class="center"
    I'm going to write this thing up in a bit more detail when I have a mess to clean up – Blake is spending the week here for tonight's event, so I'll clean up his wood shavings when he leaves – but here's a quick look at the Dyson Root 6, the… Read More

  • CrunchGear Meet Up: Sponsor Line-Up

    CrunchGear Meet Up: Sponsor Line-Up

    Special thanks and love to all those who approached us at the last minute and extra special thanks to the Crunch Network ad and business folken who went out of their way to make this event a potential success. If you’ve RSVPed, please arrive at about 7pm – first come first booze – and check in with John, Josh, or Blake as we’ll have a bit of fun and some giveaways for… Read More

  • Spam Cartoons

    A nice little tidbit for you all this morning. The Bros. McLoed created a cartoon featuring dialogue from spam emails. The resulting Elizabethan prose is quite funny and I wish it were longer. Spamland [ColdHardFlash via BoingBoing] Read More

  • Red RAZR, Red RAZR

    <img class="right" src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/AIDS in Africa. The phone will be available this month and some proceeds will go to the Global Fund, led by Bono and Bobby Shriver. The phone itself will cost $304.99 or $64.99 with a two year contract. Standard fare in this red MOTORAZR: MicroSD slot, GPS, Bluetooth, and speakerphone. Product… Read More

  • Dyson Root 6: Robo-Sucker

    Dyson Root 6: Robo-Sucker

    Looks like Dyson has done it again. Their new Root 6 uses the same air chamber design as their vacuums and doesn’t lose suction when filled with filth and muck – I can attest to this, as we’ve had the Dyson Ball for a while after picking it up for a song at Best Buy. The name and shape are kind of creepy, but it looks like it’s all sucking all the time with this… Read More

  • CrunchGear Reader Meet Up: It's On

    CrunchGear Reader Meet Up: It's On



    Thanks to some excellent backdoor maneuvering by our crack ad team, we’ve lined up some excellent sponsors, including SoonR, an Ajax-tastic mobile desktop system that gives you full access to your Outlook email and desktop from any phone browser. So that means we’re on for tomorrow at 7pm. Here’s a post re-cap. Join us for our first reader meet-up! The event will coincide… Read More

  • What About Zune?

    What About Zune?

    Daniel Eran at RoughlyDrafted performs surgery on the idea that MS is actually as strong a player as we all think they are. He focuses on two aspects of their business that can be considered failures — Windows Mobile and WMA — and kind of shows that the Zune is doomed to failure, or worse, the bargain bin at Odd Lots. The big secret they missed is that Microsoft hasn’t… Read More

  • Cingular Stands Up for the Little Man

    Cingular Stands Up for the Little Man

    Cingular took three telemarketers to court yesterday for making calls to their customer’s cellphones and for making their customer’s calling records private through “pretexting.” Cingular said Sebell conspired with a Dominican Republic business Florida Vacation Corporation, to make the calls in June and July 2006. Its second lawsuit alleges American Broadcast Systems Inc. Read More

  • RealityBedding: Half-Naked Girls on Your Bed

    RealityBedding: Half-Naked Girls on Your Bed

    The real draw here isn’t the ladies in their undies kissing — it’s the in-material printing process used on these fancy comforters. Apparently you can wash these things until your fingers bleed and the image won’t rub off or fade. Hey. Are you paying attention? Eyes down here. Listen. Material printing. It won’t rub off… Fine. Stare at the girls… Read More

  • Google AdWords: Screwing Us Every Which Way?

    Google AdWords: Screwing Us Every Which Way?

    Back when I was on the buying end of Google AdWords, I discovered how draconian the company was when you tried to buy certain terms. Your website had to match certain requirements – no pop-ups, for example – and then you were charged an arm and a leg for intermittent rotation and you liked it. Well, it seems the bloom is off the rose and any punk with a domain name and a dream… Read More