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.

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  • New Shuffle Ad


    Here’s a funny thing. As I was writing this post I headlined it “New Shuffle Video.” Seriously. This isn’t a video. It’s a commercial. Yet I was drawn to type “Video” like it was the latest single from the Flaming Monkey Lips on MTV 3: The Channel With Some Videos and Mostly Laguna Beach Reruns. I’m reading Stephen Levy’s The Perfect… Read More

  • Giving Thanks Giveaway

    Happy pre-Turkey Day! Proporta makes cases and accessories for portable devices. They’ve been kind enough to offer a nice accessory package for one of our lucky readers. Here’s how to enter: send an email with the subject “THANKS PROPORTA” describing the portable device you’re most thankful for and why. It can be a camera, an iPod, a Zune, a pocket jet… Read More

  • Free PC or Tacos for Life in Exchange for a PS3

    You say you wouldn’t trade your PlayStation 3 for anything? How about a super fast gaming PC or tacos for life? Mmmmhmm… thought so. Those are just two of the strange offers we’ve heard about so far. Ok. The tacos. Since gamers can be a hungry bunch, Taco Bell was betting someone would take them up on their offer of tacos for life in exchange for a PS3. All they had to do was… Read More

  • Wii Teardown

    Semiconductor Insights tore up their Wii and offered a delightful voice-over describing the consoles various goodnesses. Read More

  • CrunchGear Dash Contest Vote-Off

    The Dash Detox Contest is officially over and here are our six entries made by five entrants. Here’s how we’ll do this. You will vote on each entrant, not their specific entries. Judge on humor, creativity, and usefulness. Who, in this case, is your favorite director. Gaming the system is prohibited, but if you want to get your friends to vote en masse, go ahead. This is supposed to… Read More

  • Upgrade Your Zune to 40GB

    iPodMods has published a helpful guide to cracking open your Zune case and Zune-Online took the next logical step — they propose stuffing a 40GB Toshiba ZIF drive in there. Apparently the 40GB model works in the Zune but the 60- and 80GB models will not, mostly due to size constraints. Is it worth cracking the bugger open for an extra 40GB? Sure. We wholly support endangering your… Read More

  • PS3 and the Ladies: Slightly NSFW But Funny

    , this short bit of cinema verite shows the lengths some PS3 sellers will go to to — ahem — sell their wares. Video post jump for so you PRUDES don’t get OFFENDED. No nudity, just cleavage. And music. Read More

  • New Dash Entry: Another from rGoodwin

    In this short, rGoodwin puts his phone in the closet, where it belongs. Remember: just a few more hours to submit your entries. Here’s what to do: Grab a webcam or video camera. Shoot a one minute video of you telling me to stay strong and your best advice for helping me rid my bloodstream of the mad-eyed toxin we call cellphones. Remind me that carrying around four cellphones is… Read More

  • PS3 Shortage Solved: Some Jerk Bought 200

    Looks like we’ve found all the missing PS3s — some eBay punk bought up 200 and is selling them at probably 200% profit. Way to screw with babies, dude. Why not go to a day care and steal a bunch of blankies. Then beat up a kid for his Pokemon cards. These appear to be overseas models, so who knows what that means for buyers in the U.S. PlayStation 3 Shortages [DavidCiccone] Read More

  • Wii Unboxing

    Vincent over at SlashGear fought off a sick kid and his mom to get a Nintendo Wii. Marvel at his amazement. Be amazed at his marvelment. Unboxing [SlashGear] Read More

  • iPhone Story on CNBC: Meh

    A fairly nebulous story on the iPhone. Looks like the MSM is picking up on rumors. Read More

  • Live from New York, It's Wii

    Throngs of rabid fans in Times Square is nothing new. With the MTV studios across the street this is practically a daily happening. But it wasn’t the latest hip-hop artist, boy band or even Britney that brought out the masses. The crowds this time were at the world’s largest Toy R Us. And what brought them out on this chilly November evening? Read More

  • Get Thee to a PS3-ery! Costco.Com

    A wee bird told us that Costco is currently flush with PS3s and just waiting for you to come on over and join the Sony-cial. Interestingly enough, Costco’s website is currently hosed. Site Read More

  • Dash Entrant #3: The Blair Dash Product

    Looks like this is a three horse race, kids. We just got this in from rgoodwin, a charming young man recreating a famous scene from a film I actually paid to watch way back when and now regret. Remember: view these videos early and often and we’ll pick a winner on Monday. Nagging Wife
    Jango Read on for the rules… Read More

  • New York TechCrunch Meet-up: Guys and Dolls

    Blake and I got to bask in the beatific glory of Mr. Web 2.0 himself, Michael Arrington. He got a bobble head doll from Compete.com and we started taking orders from it until we found out it was drunk. Read More

  • Helio Drift Gets a Close-up

    We got our hands on a Helio Drift last night and snapped a few grainy, Zapruder-esque photos for you all. The phone is very small — quite refreshing from a company famous for its brick-like super-phones — and apparently the GPS integration is much better, allowing developers to create truly location-based features. Should be available in the next month or so and expect a few… Read More

  • TC 8: The Bobble-Head

    It appears our mighty leader has finally turned from a real boy into a puppet. Compete.com awarded young Michael this charming doll last night at TC 8 in New York. I’ve been assured more pictures are forthcoming. Read More

  • Amazon to Sell Wii This Sunday: Camp-Out in Your Bed


    Just FYI, kiddies. The Wii will be available for purchase on Amazon this Sunday morning. First come, first served, one per family, blah dee blah. Click through for the full email. Special thanks to Eagle-Eye David for sending this along. NOTE:
    we anticipate that we will sell through our inventory very quickly as we’ve received 100 times more Wii email sign-ups than consoles… Read More

  • Dash Contest Last Gasp

    Clearly we ask too much of our dear readers in regards to video production. Two folks entered the Dash contest and it looks like two folks will win it – I have two of them lying around here, so those boys are doubly lucky. If you’d still like to enter, feel free, but we’re closing the contest next Monday morning.
    Read on for the rules… Read More

  • Pink, Orange Zunes On the Horizon Plus Next Gen Specs

    No sooner are we welcomed to the social that a little bird tells us that orange and pink first gen Zunes might be ready for us all around the holidays AND that one-point-five gen Zune specs are finalized and that there are prototypes circulating at Zune-quarters in Seattle. The new colors are already in the grimey hands of those who worked on the Zune project. The new models will be the same… Read More