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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  • Bloops Part Deux

    We’re still running on some sort of hobbled server — the front end is slow as whatever and the back end is peppy as a Jack Russell on crank. Very weird. Apparently our boys are looking into it and will be moving us to a new server come sundown, so hopefully we’ll be up and ready to rock for CTIA next week. Is anyone seeing any performance anomalies i.e. amazing performance in… Read More

  • CG/CTIA Smack Down

    on their site. The site offers a limited number of products at a deep discount. The Smack Auction reduces the price over time, but only until supplies run out. If you don’t buy before they’re out, you’re stuck. The key is to time it and buy just before you hit that magic, hidden number. The fine folks at Jellyfish are planning to offer phones and laptops at a considerable… Read More

  • Apple TV is T3H 8om6


    To break the surly bonds of TiVo and touch the face of Jobs. Not to be a fawning Macindouche or anything, but Apple TV is seriously a kick-ass product. I got mine today after days of ceaseless waiting and I can unequivocally state that no matter what you say about DIY media centers and super hot XBox 360 video stuff, the Apple TV has those beat, especially for anyone with an iPod. Read More

  • Funky Downtimes

    Something is up with our MediaTemple server so you’re going to get intermittent outages today. I’m working with our crack team of Serbian Hackers/Interior Decorators to solve the mystery. Read More

  • Hackers Hack Hacked Apple TV to Play DivX


    What if I told you that somewhere on this island there’s a very small box that can play DivX video? Clever clever hackers! Some clever folks have opened up their Apple TVs, taken out the hard drive, and installed an SSH client as well as some video playing codecs. The result? An Apple TV that plays DivX, albeit with some difficulty. They’ve also discovered that the device runs… Read More

  • OS X Leopard Still Not Ready, Programmers Still Figuring Out Linked Lists

    Poor Leopard. Even though everyone is all excited that the new OS X version will launch this April, the rumor tree is budding with grumblings that it won’t be available for a long time and that the programmers themselves are sick of being pushed by Apple’s evil Persian sword-armed team lead. To those who say that Leopard is ready to go and that people are just lying, the Apple… Read More

  • Pink Zune Confirmed, Just in Time for the 61st Anniversary of the Pilbara Strike of Indigenous Australians


    All your dreams, My Little Pony Fans, have come to fruition. What better way to prove that you and Butterscotch really like your tunes than with a fancy pink Zune for $249 from EB Games. ClicZune dug up the news by apparently visiting the EB Games site, which is definitely a sly bit of newsgathering, and discovered the Pink Zune should drop on May 1, 2007. The Pink Zune, or Pinkie, is a… Read More

  • Motorola RIZR Z3 Hands On Redux

    T-Mobile sent me the RIZR in a plain envelope with no note or box. I slid it out and half-expected Morpheus to call me and warn me of impending Agent encroachment. No such luck. What I did find out, however, is that Motorola still hasn’t lost its mojo and can still pump out a cool phone. Read More

  • WatchMyWrist: Watch Geekery Alert

    If you’ve read any of my ramblings, you’ll know I’m a big watch geek. Therefore, I’m actually quite interested in this new service, WatchMyWrist. It’s a watch rental system. You pick out a watch, rent it for a few weeks, and send it back. It’s very similar to all of those purse rental services for the ladies, but this is for manly men who like them some watches. Read More

  • Seven Minutes in Apple TV Heaven

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/452319854 Clearly someone just learned to turn on the video camera over at Mossberg central. Now if only they could figure out how to turn it off. This 7-minute paean to the Apple TV is thorough but Kate and Walt should have thrown up some jazz hands or something because I was asleep half way through. I guess I’m not the… Read More

  • This WoW Thing Is Big With the Kids

    http://www.g4tv.com/lv/15576 Minesweeper MMO? Excel MMO? Cats? What wonders will the folks in the gaming industry offer us next? G4 took MMO mania to its next logical level. Clip: Excel the MMO [Kotaku] Read More

  • Motorola Z3 RIZR on T-Mobile Hands On

    http://s86.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid86.photobucket.com/albums/k90/crunchgear/March%202007/81132388.flv Well, it’s official. The Motorola RIZR, the company’s diminutive RAZR-alike, is out on T-Mobile and it’s pretty cool. I’ve been using it for the past week and I’m pleased to say it’s quite a phone with a very solid fit and finish, great… Read More

  • Cali Lewis

    or whoever sponsors her. Rarely, if ever, will it give you cancer. NOTE: The audio issues were my fault because I was a big gimp and didn’t record my side right. GBTV | John Biggs from CrunchGear.com [GeekBrief] Read More

  • On Vista UAC: Come On, Already! Be Nice! Gosh!

    Lies! Lies! Lies! George Ou of ZDNet is sick — sick! — of those commercials where John Hodgman, playing a PC with Vista, has to “Cancel or Allow” everything. He’s disgusted. In fact, Vista’s User Account Control is great and anyone who says any different doesn’t understand that Vista is great. Read More

  • Treo 750 Running WinMo6

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=7772038415366662699&hl=en I’m really feeling diminishing returns on all the the WinMo6 coverage — I want a smartphone OS that works, damn it, and nothing seems to be on the horizon. Even WinMo6 seems to be more of the same. However, Mobility Today has a hands on with the Treo 750 running Microsoft’s latest and it looks… Read More

  • Microsoft WiLD Keyboard Set


    Are you ready to get WILD, Microsoft fans? Well, the $79.95 Wireless Laser Desktop 4000 is ready to get WiLD with you — get it? Wirless Laser Desktop? Wi L D? Funny, right? This keyboard/mouse combo features a Comfort Curve keyboard — for the comfort — a Zoom slider, a wireless optical mouse, and three Windows buttons including Gadget and Live Call. It’s available… Read More

  • EMoze: Push Email For Free

    Emoze is a dream come true for business folk out there who are still holding out and refusing to accept that corporate issued Blackberry. Emoze claims the free push email service will work on any mobile phone that has email functionality. It even works behind corporate firewalls, has military-grade encryption and its been designed to support all cellular and wireless networks. So how does it work? Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Final Vote

    Ok, folks. We’re down to the wire here. These are our five entries emailed last week and today. Please read through them and pick the best one. We’ll hold open voting until noon EST tomorrow. 1. Flame On
    2. MacBook Hell
    3. Bloops
    4. Rock and Crunch
    5. UMPC Train Pain Vote after the jump. Read More

  • Kajeet: You Know, For Kids


    The Sanyo Katana – Could a kid step on it and break it? Mine almost did! I just got in a phone from an interesting MVNO, Kajeet. The service is aimed at kids and their parents and offers a few basic features that Mr. or Ms. Mom and Dad might like. Read the rest at MobileCrunch… Read More

  • Jellyfish/CTIA Smack Off

    on their site. The site offers a limited number of products at a deep discount. The Smack Auction reduces the price over time, but only until supplies run out. If you don’t buy before they’re out, you’re stuck. The key is to time it and buy just before you hit that magic, hidden number. The fine folks at Jellyfish are planning to offer phones and laptops at a considerable… Read More