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.

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  • 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

  • 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