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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  • 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

  • Welcome David Ciccone's Latest Mobile Device, Rachel Julia Ciccone

    and a close friend of the CG team. All our best, David, Mommy, and the entire family. Product Page Read More

  • Favorites and Lemons of the Year?

    The Holiday Season (TM) is upon us and we’re getting our workshop ready for your perusal. However, you can help us out by sending in some of your favorite/least favorite gear of the year. Email us at tips at crunchgear dot com with the subject “HOLIDAYS” and we’ll enter you into a top secret holiday drawing. Read More

  • iPhone Patent Application: Ceramic Sasquatch Revealed

    gets hopped on ale and goofballs and spills the beans, bloggers have found the secret iPhone patent complete with the constipated phrasing that makes these such a joy to read. What do we learn from this massive document? 1. A portable computing device capable of wireless communications, the portable computing device comprising: an enclosure that surrounds and protects the internal… Read More

  • Matt/CG Shout-out on Geekbrief

    We’re huge fans of GeekBrief.tv with Cali Lewis and were thrilled – thrilled! – that our own Matt Hickey got a full-bore shout-out from the selfsame organization. Head on over and get their videocast. They’re great. In fact, a buddy of mine loves Cali so much he named one of his Jack Russells after her. Not sure what that’s supposed to suggest about the dog or… Read More

  • MacAppADay: A Mac App A Day

    , a site that’s giving away one new Mac app every day until January 1. After that, who knows WHAT they’re giving away. Maybe pork. Anyway, I just download TuneX from them, but supply is limited so head over right away. TuneX is pretty cool but it’s a bit intrusive. I haven’t really tried to tweak it, but it offers easy access to all your iTunes functions from the… Read More

  • Regal Cinema Hands Out Jerk Stoppers

    Sweet relief! I’ve all but given up going to the movies thanks to the delightful amalgam of oversold shows, jerks on cellphones, and poor projection quality. I can get better quality on my 56-inch JVC D-ILA and upconverting DVD player – with DVDs from NetFlix and the Interwebs – than I’ll ever get at the local movie dump. Regal Entertainment Group has heard my pleas… Read More

  • LumiGrams: For the Ladies

    because it looks like some madman designed their site. However, the catalog words and the bags cost about $400 on a good day, batteries not included. Catalog [LumiGram] Read More

  • Snap.com: We're Giving It a Try

    to create little thumbnails of the sites they’re linking to. We’ve decided to follow suit. Now, when you roll over an external link you’ll get a little Snap preview which will allow you to decide, at a moment’s notice, whether to leave the site for greener pastures or to keep clicking like a madman through CG stories. What say ye? Yay or nay? A poll post-jump. Read More

  • Seagate's CEO Is a Mr. Dirty Mouth

    I’ve always had an admiration for stalwarts like Seagate and Maxtor. They’ve been around since those halcyon days of 286es and DOS, so I feel kind of protective about the brand and their products. Luckily, they’re in good hands with Bill Watkins. I’ve never met the man, but apparently he’s a pip. Fortune is running selection of choice quotes including his opinion… Read More

  • CNET Editor James Kim and Family Missing

    CNET Senior Audio editor James Kim, his wife and two daughters are missing. They travelled to Seattle last week an were last seen at a hotel near Portland, Oregon. They are driving a Silver Saab Station wagon with the license plate “DOESF.” Contact the San Francisco PD at 415-558-5508 or 415-553-1071 if you have any information on their whereabouts. Missing Person Report Read More

  • Free BlackBerry Pearl

    , after rebate, for $0.00. You need to get a new service plan, but that’s a small price to pay for FREE. Product Page Read More

  • Insignia 2 GB Sport Quick Look

    We just got in the Insignia 2GB Sport video player. An interesting beast. It’s branded with Best Buy’s music store and plays MP3s and WMAs as well as some video formats – not DivX, apparently, because a movie I just dragged over didn’t play. I’ll take a closer look tonight. It also has and audio in jack and FM tuner and is considerably lighter – but not… Read More

  • Join Me in Welcoming…

    …Our latest CrunchGear reporters. Seth is a former Men’s Health writer who will be focusing on the future with a new column launching next week, Mike worked at PC Mag until they stopped caring about audio and he will now care about audio for us, and Peter Suciu is a gaming guru with enough pull at Nintendo to get his face superimposed on Bowser in Super Paper Mario 2. For reals! Read More

  • CrunchGear this Week

    We’re all about the holidays at CrunchGear this week. We have a full DSLR round-up as well as an amazing look at some high-end audio gear for those with a bit of cash to burn. We also take a look at the Nikon D40, the Helio Drift, and the Expresso S2 Exercise Bike for burning off those Thanksgiving calories. We’re also running a Commenter Appreciation contest for our loyal readers. Read More

  • Wii Sensor Bar Hacks

    It seems that the Wii Sensor Bar runs on 7.5 volts barreling out of the Wii console itself. Therefore, an industrious young man, if he put his mind to it, could add a DC adapter from Radio Shack. That’s just what the folks at AVSForums did, with mixed results. The problem is that the cable connected to the sensor bar is very thin and difficult to solder. Not impossible, mind you, but… Read More