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](http://twitter.com/johnbiggs) and [G+ him](https://plus.google.com/u/0/102814019596965765116/posts) here. Email him directly at john@techcrunch.com. CrunchBase profile →

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  • ESPN Mobile: First Half, Score 0-0

    ESPN Mobile: First Half, Score 0-0

    Looks like the world’s least popular MVNO is headed for some big changes. While there won’t be a massive layoff and shuttering, ESPN mobile will probably be sold or wound down and phased out. Experts expect it to sell in the $300-$400 million range – not to shabby for a MVNO with four subscribers, three of whom are the CEOs parents. MVNOs are a tough nut to crack because… Read More

  • Cellphone Accessories: Stop the Press!

    . If I left anything out, please add some comments describing your favorite smartphone gear and maybe we can create a meta-commenting thread on the already meta-roundup I wrote. Dressing Smartphones for Success [NYTimes] Read More

  • Name that Squid: Vote Time

    Name that Squid: Vote Time

    Squid-naming time is here, friends, and we encourage you to vote. We’re closing the polls on Friday, so that gives you plenty of time to try out the name and mull things over. Remember – the submitter of the winning name gets the T-Mobile Trace and our undying love. Just to be all legally, the name becomes property of CrunchGear, etc., so don’t go making a blue squid with… Read More

  • Jyngle: Let the World Know It's a Snow Day

    Jyngle: Let the World Know It's a Snow Day

    Got to get in touch with the folks from the bowling league? PTA? The BDSM Orgy Planning Committee? Why not give them a Jyngle. Jyngle is a mass SMS/event planning system that allows users to create and contact groups via cell phone. While most of the interface is web-based, there is some phone interaction. It also verifies all numbers before sending out mass-mailings to a group. Read More

  • CrunchGear New York/Digital Life Reader Meet-up

    CrunchGear New York/Digital Life Reader Meet-up

    Join us for our first reader meet-up! The event will coincide with Digital Life in New York and we’re planning giveaways, an open bar, and the chance to meet and kiss CrunchGear editors John, Blake, and Josh. When? October 13, 2006 – 7pm Where? Under the Volcano
    12 E 36TH St (Cross Street: 5th Avenue)
    Add your name to MollyGuard to reserve a spot. We’d like to get a… Read More

  • Sharp's Three-Way Monitor

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/harlots will stare at us as we pass on our way to pick up a nice, Armenian-made T-shirt. And no one wants that. See, the screen works like those weird hologram things where the lady stares out at you and winks when you move the card. Using a parallax system, the screen shows three different pictures from three different… Read More

  • CrunchGear this Week

    CrunchGear this Week

    While Marshall hits up DEMOFall, we’ve been treking around New York spotting the latest Nokia phones, the Sony Reader, and the latest in Internet tablets, the PepperPad 3. Need more? How about hybrid Blu-Ray/HD-DVDs, a music mug, and some hot rock and roll. Read More

  • Nokia 5300: This One's For the Music

    Nokia surprised us last night by launching a low-end music phone, the 5300, at a Gnarls Barkley concert they held at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square. This lumpkin, called the 5300 ExpressMusic phone, is a triband slider with a 1.3-megapixel camera, music control buttons next to the screen, FM tuner. The lower-end 5200, has only one music access key and a lower resolution camera. Both run… Read More

  • PepperPad 3 Pre-Happiness

    PepperPad 3 Pre-Happiness


    We got our hands on a PepperPad 3 last week and we just got the go-ahead to write about, so we decided to do a quick pre-review discussion and go into a full review later this week. The PepperPad 3 is an Internet tablet with Bluetooth, WiFi, a full QWERTY keyboard, and a Linux OS. It makes a great kitchen/living room computer and is excellent for web surfing and email.

    The reason… Read More

  • A Cavalcade of Nokias

    A Cavalcade of Nokias


    Just rolled in from this morning’s Nokia event where they unveiled a whole slew of phones. Many of them are retooled versions of the previous N-series – the N80i is an update N80 with better web software and the N91 8GB is an 8GB version of the 4GB N91 – but the rest of the phones are fairly compelling. BTW – Do not ask me what that Nokia car is about as I just took… Read More

  • Free Digital Life Tickets

    We’ve got some hot free tickets to the Digital Life in New York in October. If you’re in town, we’re planning a Meet-up for that week so we’ll keep you informed. Otherwise, visit this site and enter the code “INSIDER.” Please comment if you think you’d be interested in joining some CrunchGear editors for an evening of fun and frivolity in a Manhattan bar. Read More

  • WinXP As House: Discuss

    , only occasionally fires of a strongly worded column against a particularly egregious example of crapitude. That’s what makes this article in the WaPo especially interesting. It’s basically a recap of Windows XP that says: You can think of Windows XP as a house with a second floor built of spackle, wood filler and duct tape. Gua! He’s going to lose his access from… Read More

  • Joel Johnson Launches Dethroner

    and we insist that you add him as well – I personally consider him my blogging mentor and one of the funniest guys on the Internet. Read More

  • Name that Squid Update

    Name that Squid Update


    Crunchy The Calamari? Squidster? Those are pretty good, but can we do better? Let’s see some creativity, folks. Here are the specs: Thanks to the amazing Bryce Durbin, we’re lucky enough to have our own jolly mascot, the Blue Squid or Blue Goo or Whatever You Want to Call Him. However, the poor soul doesn’t have a name. In an effort to remedy that, we’re asking you… Read More

  • Apple Wants Yer Podseses

    nee iPodGarage and now PodReady.com. See, the name PodReady would make people think of iPods and that could lead to a .00098% loss of revenue for the Madison, Wisconsin Best Buy store between October 2 and October 3 of this year due to reduced iPod sales. Protect your IP. Protect your designs. Protect your content. But please, big companies, don’t make your shiz a household name and then… Read More

  • Samsung/T-Mobile Trace Party

    The inimitable Richard Blakely took some super footage of the T-Mobile Trace party. I think those are the Gym Class Heroes in the background. Great stuff. Read More

  • 1,100 Missing Gov't Laptops

    1,100 Missing Gov't Laptops

    I’m not sure if this is a case of “IT department losing stuff” or “someone ganking government laptops” but it looks like the Department of Commerce has lost 1,100 laptops since 2001, with 250 from the Census Bureau alone. These laptops contained sensitive information including names and Social Security numbers. While we all know what happened – Joe Blow took… Read More

  • Feel Free to Digg/Wist/Reddit/Whatever Us

    Feel Free to Digg/Wist/Reddit/Whatever Us

    We perform for you, please perform for us. In order to get some more traffic and to make us smile, feel free to use those annoying little buttons you see to [social content application name used as a verb here] us to your heart’s content. We’ll be eternally grateful and Raj will promise to play your prom if you do. Read More

  • Name that Squid: Do Better than Crunchface

    Name that Squid: Do Better than Crunchface


    We’ve gotten 18 entries for our Name that Squid contest including this incredible Flash toy. We’d love some more, so send us your best names for the Blue Goo. Creativity is a plus – write the proposed name on a birthday cake, on a shirt, or in the sky – or just email a list. We’ll go through to pick out the best on the winner will get the Samsung Trace we… Read More

  • Micro Mosquito

    We got to take a look at the ultra-cool Micro Mosquito from InterActiveToy on Wednesday and it was really neat. It’s a tiny little RC helicopter with two blades that can hover, making it perfect for Predator drone-like attacks on your fellow office-mates. It worked extremely well but, like all RC helicopters, traversing a New York apartment might be a bit of a challenge. If… Read More