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 and G+ him here. Email him directly at john@techcrunch.com. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Question: Where Are You?

    Quick question: where are most of you located? I’m trying to plan our coverage and wanted to post the coolest stuff at the right time. [poll=8] Read More

  • Amanda Congdon on ABC: Travesty or Horror?

    Everyone in this crazy post-Web 2.0 world deserves a break, but please, people, explain to me Amanda Congdon’s draw and/or why this snippet of WTF is being hosted by ABC? I know my video reviews suck the donkey wang, but there’s an ABC News bug down in the corner there. I thought she’d have a budget. ABC++VIDEOCASTPAGEDOTCOML33T!
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  • Brando Eye Warmer: USB Device or Harbinger of the Apocalypse?

    When the Lamb broke the seventh seal, there was silence in John’s basement for about half an hour. And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a $15 Brando USB Eye Warmer for ; and much incense was given to him, so that he might add it to the prayers of all the geeks on the golden altar which… Read More

  • He Said, She Said, Vista Style

    So like Bill and Jim were emailing each other and Jim was all like “I got a new girlfriend,” and Bill is all like “No you didn’t.” And Jim was like “Yeah, it’s OS X. We were at a party and she was all over me.” And Bill is like “Listen, this is 2004 and Windows is stagnant. It’s understandable you’re looking around for… Read More

  • 2006 Holiday Buyer's Guide: Geek Watches

    . Therefore, I thought it fitting that I cover ten nice timepieces that you can pick up for the horolgy geek in your life. A few caveats, however. I’m a traditional watch geek, one who slobbers over mechanical watches in the $500-$100,000 range, so if we sat down to discuss this over a beer I’d tell you to buy a nice mechanical automatic watch instead of a quartz one. However… Read More

  • Steven Levy, Jupiter Research Gets in On Zune Bashing

    Who is a poor gadget guru to believe? Microsoft and Zune fans are saying that the Zune is so hot that it’s making babies with Angelina Jolie but Michael Gartenberg and Steven Levy, two gadget wonks with a high standing in the tech community, are saying it’s horrible. It’s enough to drive a body to drink! Gartenberg says that the Zune is ugly and should have used flash. Levy… Read More

  • Zune vs. iPod: I Smell Cease and Desist!

    How DARE some fans of the Zune create a mirthful, actually truthful commercial designed to make the iPod look bad. As absolute Apple fanboys, the members of CG – Blake excluded – hereby renounce this video and hope like hell that Steve pulls some big Bluetooth-enabled touchscreen iPod with vibrate feature out of his pants this MacWorld or else the Zune might start looking good… Read More

  • TokyoFlash Biohazard: They Live Among Us

    TokyoFlash sells some fancy watches, including a little something that our own little Raj wears around the house. Now, however, we’ve got one that can detect aliens even without having to slice their outer skins to get at the milky green skin underneath. A press of the button sends the watch into scan mode and the various panels & readouts animate as if scanning the area for life forms. Read More

  • Server Move Today

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/or Diggs we've been getting recently — an admittedly nice problem to have. We'll post when we've finally moved over, so please keep us posted if you see any unusual, frustrating, or nasty problems that pop up during our switch. Thanks to the folks at Media Temple and Blake, who stayed up all night to… Read More

  • WSJ Notices Unboxing, Reports On It, Readers Attempt Leveraged Buy-Out, Go to Dinner, Make Love to Lady Wives

    UPDATE – Can’t link straight to the video. Dumb WSJ! Friend of CG, Vincent Nguyen, gets his face all over the Wall Street Journal’s surprisingly slited videocast (apparently Dow Jones has the budget of a small Midwestern state school’s broadcast journalism program). The story, however, is fairly compelling and Vince gets about 80% of the video time on there.
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  • Video Sharing Sites: The Exhaust[ive/ing] List

    lets you upload movies of any length? I did not. And now I do. Web Video Cheat Sheet [LightReading] Read More

  • Holiday Decorations Futz with Wi-Fi

    I’m taking this breathless press release with a nice salty pretzel, a salt lassi, and a box of kosher salt, but apparently your fancy decorations — your Santa riding on an aardvark made out of lights, sparkles, and faux-fur, for example — can reduce your Wi-Fi quality by 25%. Granted, this was tested using AirMagnet’s Survey PRO and Laptop Analyzer, but let’s… Read More

  • James Kim Tribute

    The word hero gets bandied about these days with little value placed on its real meaning or importance. James Kim, however, was a hero – a man thrust into a dire situation who, in an effort to save his wife and two small children, laid down his life in hopes of saving theirs. He was one of ours, a technologist and a lover of technology, two very different things. Please give generously… Read More

  • K7 Klok Kit: Nixie Tubes for All

    We love Nixie tubes. They are vacuum tubes once used as readouts for old timey electronics like nuclear reactor control rooms and James Bond villian bombs. Now you can build your own Nixie clock with the K7 Klok Kit, a $129 kit with everything you need to rock out like Goldfinger. Product Page [via CoolHunting] Read More

  • BenQ Apologizes for Ummm… Being Jerks


    It’s a cold comfort, but BenQ has officially apologized for using 9/11 photos in their MusiQ advertising. While Gandhi and Einstein have been used to make us Think Different and absolute horrors — including this one — have been used to sell all manner of things, I think this might be a little too close to the bone for many markets. This is an MP3 player. I assure you… Read More

  • Keep Your Gadgets in Order

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Firewire hub that also comes with a fan. Yeah. A fan. Another pic after the jump. Read More

  • TrekStor Vibez Hands On

    It’s very rare for an MP3 player to get my mark of approbation. The iPod gets it because it “just works” and the Zune, grudgingly, gets it because “it might work soon.” However, the TrekStor Vibez gets it for having the stones to not go with a milquetoast aesthetic. Read More

  • Give Me HD DVD or Death

    I’m extremely skeptical about grassroots organizations pushing one standard over another, especially when they’re adamant about it and want to start a petition, but whatever. Let’s put the Internet hive mind to the test and take a close look at HDNowOnline, led by Edward Downer. Essentially Eddie wants HD DVD to win and is posting petitions all over the place to get folks… Read More

  • How to Download TiVo Content to Macs

    Get Boot Camp! Ha! No, seriously, folks, Dave Zatz has posted a detailed DIY on how to pull TiVo off of your machine and onto your Smackintosh. You basically begin by downloading video through TiVo’s web interface – found at https://%5Byour-tivo's-ip-address%5D – and then coverting it and viewing it with Mplayer. First, however, you have to download and… Read More

  • CrunchGear's Best of 2006

    CrunchGear’s editors searched far and wide for the best gadgets of 2006. We’ve included devices from our own pages and some things we picked up over the year that made us smile. Read on for everything we loved this year. Read More