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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  • Our Seth Porges on Cash Cab

    What do you get when you put a super-genius in a cab? Cash Cab with Seth Porges. Our own Seth will be on the show a 5pm EST tomorrow, May 9. Watch as he answers question after question on his ride through Midtown Manhattan. Read More

  • Blackjack WinMo6 Update In June

    Rumor has it that Cingular is pushing out Blackjack updates in June which will allow Samsung’s slim smartphone to run Windows Live and all the other goodies that WinMo 6 has to offer. I’ve already installed 6 here at CG labs — my basement — so expect a full report this week. Otherwise, Blackjack users stay vigilant. Or maybe find some hacked WinMo 6 out there and install… Read More

  • Epoq MPEG4 Watch: Wow, Cool


    I’ve heard of MP3 playing watches. I’ve heard of TV watches. Wasn’t it just a matter of time until they stuck the two together and created an MPEG4 watch with OLED screen? It looks kind of vaporwarey, but I’d wear a big honking watch with 2GB of storage ($169.95) that plays back MPEG4 video. A 4GB version is also in the works. Read More

  • Mother's Day Gift Trade Up Contest: Win One of 2 iPod 4GB Nanos

    OK, guys. It’s six days until Mother’s Day and you don’t have anything for your mom. How about an iPod Nano and some chocolates, courtesy of Best Buy. Here’s what’s going to happen. I have two iPods lying around here and, in order to ensure they go out in time for Mom to get one, I need entries by 12:00 PM EST Wednesday, May 9 and we’ll vote until 12:00PM… Read More

  • Zonbu Networked Linux PC: Hack-in-box?

    A company called Zonbu is offering a paperback-thin desktop PC for $99 that runs Gentoo Linux on 4GB of internal flash. Where are all your files stored? On Zonbu’s $12.95 a month servers, that’s where. Made by some of the same folks who built the Vudu, I’m 100% certain this will become a nicely subsidized hacker’s toy in the first two months its available. Once the… Read More

  • Vista: Switching Back Is Easy To Do

    Nik Cubrilovic, a contributor to TC, recently had a blow-out with his Mac and started using Windows Vista full time. The terrible part? He really, really likes it! Surprisingly, I tend to agree with him. I was very pleased with Vista’s performance on an older machine I have here at home and I now look forward to booting up Windows rather than dreading it. Granted there’s no way… Read More

  • Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC: Huh. Ok.

    Another day, another UMPC. The Samsung Q1 was the hottest thing since sliced bread about two years ago, but now that they’ve released the super Ultra version, I’m pretty sure we’re all yawning a bit. I mean they didn’t even call it the Q1. They just stuck an Ultra on there and called it a day. It’s got a split QWERTY keyboard, thumb buttons, and a $799 price tag… Read More

  • Reminder: ScottEVest Savings

    Oyez, oyez. ScottEVest, purveyors of all clothes technological, is offering CrunchGear readers a special deal until May 14 on Performance Polo and Performance Pullover shirts. Type in the coupon code 2SAVE20 and get 20% off those items. I can personally vouch for SeV’s cooltasticness. I wear the Performance shirts on almost all the flights I take and the Tactical jacket I got a few years… Read More

  • Mother's Day Gift Trade Up Contest: Win One of 2 iPod 4GB Nanos

    OK, guys. It’s six days until Mother’s Day and you don’t have anything for your mom. How about an iPod Nano and some chocolates, courtesy of Best Buy. Here’s what’s going to happen. I have two iPods lying around here and, in order to ensure they go out in time for Mom to get one, I need entries by 12:00 PM EST Wednesday, May 9 and we’ll vote until 12:00PM… Read More

  • Lime.com Podcast is Up and It's Fabulous

    Our own Seth Porges saved the day last Wednesday when he chatted with Karen Salmansohn of Be Happy, Dammit. He went through some of our latest and greatest from our Fittness by Crunchgear week. Podcast Page Read More

  • Spiderman 3 Available Online: The Snake Eats Itself

    Quick, bittorrenters! To your battle stations! A cam of Spiderman 3 is currently available, recorded in what can only be described as colon-o-vision. Apparently the whole movie is out there, floating on the aether, but the quality is so poor its not even worth downloading. However, if you hate going to the cinema yet still enjoy watching people get up and go to the potty during long movies… Read More

  • Joost, She Is Dying

    I know, I know: I owe you guys Joost invites. I’ll try to put something together next week, but as we’re learning today the service is massively overburdened. According to Liz over at NewTeeVee, they’ve been having all sorts of trouble on their Intel Macs and that Joost is looking into the problems as we speak. I tried Joost for a little while last week and I found fairly… Read More

  • Give Your Momma A Zune Contest Is Over

    It looks like IK, with his tale of motherly lurve is the winner of our little pink Zune for momma contest. Special thanks to Cesar at ZuneInsider for hooking us up. He’s good people. {democracy:12} Read More

  • ScottEVest Savings on the Performance Series

    Oyez, oyez. ScottEVest, purveyors of all clothes technological, is offering CrunchGear readers a special deal until May 14 on Performance Polo and Performance Pullover shirts. Type in the coupon code 2SAVE20 and get 20% off those items. I can personally vouch for SeV’s cooltasticness. I wear the Performance shirts on almost all the flights I take and the Tactical jacket I got a few years… Read More

  • Cali Lewis Fights the Power

    Cali Lewis of GeekBrief.tv posted a cute video to Geoff Smith’s HD DVD code song featuring the lady herself hanging with Diggsters and then flipping out the magic numbers one at a time like a sporty, nerd-friendly Bob Dylan. It would have been great if they could have gotten Rose to hang out, Allen Ginsberg-like, in the background, but we get so little closure in our lives. Digg the… Read More

  • Robot Chicken: Star Wars

    How much joy can a few guys with toys and a good camera give the world? OMG like SOOOO much. This special airs June 17. Read More

  • Samsung Super TVs

    Samung’s new TV line comes in sizes that range from 37- to 52 inches and can play back 1080p video at full resolution, a feat that was once only available – at least at a price that humans could comprehend – to DLPs. The TVs, the M87, R87, and Q97 will be about $3000 when and if they hit these shores. That said, it’s currently UK-only and just now shipping, so get on… Read More

  • 3D Widget Dashboards Could Make Leopard Even Easier to Use When Browsing Widgets

    I’m usually pretty excited to hear Apple news but this interests me to the level of 0.0. It seems Apple is working on a cube-like spinning system that will presumably allow you to add multiple pages of widgets to your Dashboard instead of just one panel. If you use widgets, more power to you. However, if you’re like me and hit the Dashboard for a little quick calculator action… Read More

  • Why You Can't Just Go Ahead and Post "09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0"


    Fred von Lohmann at the EFF posted a very interesting article on why you can’t just go around posting “09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0” on every public website in the world and hold “09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0” parties in your home, office, or school. Essentially, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act states that you cannot… Read More

  • Skype Slashes SMS Prices

    Do you use Skype? Do you SMS people with Skype? No? Didn’t think so. Well, now there’s a bit more reason to give it a go. From May 2 to May 8 — which is the week of Saint Erasmus, the martyred patron saint of digital communications popular in Asia and Europe but not so popular in the United States — SMSes through Skype will be 50% off. What does that translate into… Read More