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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  • CrunchGear Meet Up Update: Know Your Editors


    John “The Weblo” Biggs
    Ragin’ Blake Robinson
    Josh “Whole Milk” Goldman More info? Click here. Read More

  • Dyson Root 6 Puts Its Root Down

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    I'm going to write this thing up in a bit more detail when I have a mess to clean up – Blake is spending the week here for tonight's event, so I'll clean up his wood shavings when he leaves – but here's a quick look at the Dyson Root 6, the… Read More

  • CrunchGear Meet Up: Sponsor Line-Up

    Special thanks and love to all those who approached us at the last minute and extra special thanks to the Crunch Network ad and business folken who went out of their way to make this event a potential success. If you’ve RSVPed, please arrive at about 7pm – first come first booze – and check in with John, Josh, or Blake as we’ll have a bit of fun and some giveaways for… Read More

  • Spam Cartoons

    A nice little tidbit for you all this morning. The Bros. McLoed created a cartoon featuring dialogue from spam emails. The resulting Elizabethan prose is quite funny and I wish it were longer. Spamland [ColdHardFlash via BoingBoing] Read More

  • Red RAZR, Red RAZR

    <img class="right" src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/AIDS in Africa. The phone will be available this month and some proceeds will go to the Global Fund, led by Bono and Bobby Shriver. The phone itself will cost $304.99 or $64.99 with a two year contract. Standard fare in this red MOTORAZR: MicroSD slot, GPS, Bluetooth, and speakerphone. Product… Read More

  • Dyson Root 6: Robo-Sucker

    Looks like Dyson has done it again. Their new Root 6 uses the same air chamber design as their vacuums and doesn’t lose suction when filled with filth and muck – I can attest to this, as we’ve had the Dyson Ball for a while after picking it up for a song at Best Buy. The name and shape are kind of creepy, but it looks like it’s all sucking all the time with this… Read More

  • CrunchGear Reader Meet Up: It's On



    Thanks to some excellent backdoor maneuvering by our crack ad team, we’ve lined up some excellent sponsors, including SoonR, an Ajax-tastic mobile desktop system that gives you full access to your Outlook email and desktop from any phone browser. So that means we’re on for tomorrow at 7pm. Here’s a post re-cap. Join us for our first reader meet-up! The event will coincide… Read More

  • What About Zune?

    Daniel Eran at RoughlyDrafted performs surgery on the idea that MS is actually as strong a player as we all think they are. He focuses on two aspects of their business that can be considered failures — Windows Mobile and WMA — and kind of shows that the Zune is doomed to failure, or worse, the bargain bin at Odd Lots. The big secret they missed is that Microsoft hasn’t… Read More

  • Cingular Stands Up for the Little Man

    Cingular took three telemarketers to court yesterday for making calls to their customer’s cellphones and for making their customer’s calling records private through “pretexting.” Cingular said Sebell conspired with a Dominican Republic business Florida Vacation Corporation, to make the calls in June and July 2006. Its second lawsuit alleges American Broadcast Systems Inc. Read More

  • RealityBedding: Half-Naked Girls on Your Bed

    The real draw here isn’t the ladies in their undies kissing — it’s the in-material printing process used on these fancy comforters. Apparently you can wash these things until your fingers bleed and the image won’t rub off or fade. Hey. Are you paying attention? Eyes down here. Listen. Material printing. It won’t rub off… Fine. Stare at the girls… Read More

  • Google AdWords: Screwing Us Every Which Way?

    Back when I was on the buying end of Google AdWords, I discovered how draconian the company was when you tried to buy certain terms. Your website had to match certain requirements – no pop-ups, for example – and then you were charged an arm and a leg for intermittent rotation and you liked it. Well, it seems the bloom is off the rose and any punk with a domain name and a dream… Read More

  • CrunchGear This Week


    We open today with our in-depth review of the T-Mobile Dash, a Windows smartphone for the masses along with lots of PS3 griping as GameSpot and other retailers have already sold out their pre-orders within seconds. Our Meet Up is in jeopardy because we don’t have any sponsors, so feel free to tip your editors if you intend to attend. Would your company like to advertise on CG and get… Read More

  • CrunchGear Meet Up: Pass the Hat

    Because of extenuating circumstances, we were unable to secure a sponsor for the Meet Up. Therefore, if you wish to attend, please consider popping a fiver into this PayPal account and if we hit $3,000 by tomorrow, we’re golden. Otherwise, we’ll send back the donations. Deal? Read More

  • T-Mobile Dash Hands On


    As smartphones make their way into the mainstream, we’re reminded why they were long relegated to the hip holsters of Road Warriors and the hopelessly email-obsessed. Their operating systems, with rare exceptions, were too overpowered for the average consumer, their set-up screens were convoluted, and their price tags were stratospheric when compared to the average clamshell. T-Mobile… Read More

  • Meet Up Struggles: A Plea for Help, Manufacturers

    We’ve got the event. We’ve got the venue. We’ve got the prizes. But we don’t have the sponsors. Dear readers, we need about $3,000 to make this thing work on Friday and still haven’t lined up hardware sponsors. I’d like to make an open plea to all you cool cats out there to sponsor our little fete this Friday. Here’s how it will go down. A $1,500… Read More

  • iMage USB Mac Webcam

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/3 the price of a new iSight. It's available now on-line. Product Page [eCamm] Read More

  • LED Rat Throwie

    I think there are a few signs of the coming apocalypse — nukes in North Korea, Katie Couric, and now this. This is a rat throwie that sticks to any metal surface and has two glowing eyes. Best of all? It’s made from a real rat, and you can make one for yourself with only some rats, some magnets, and a sense that you are far superior to anything on this earth and that it puts the… Read More

  • Belkin Notebook Expansion Dock

    Expansion docks get short shrift from most manufacturers and I’ve maybe seen them actually used once or twice in my lifetime. However, Belkin believes that an intelligently made one might turn a few heads. This $199 dock includes: VGA and DVI ports 5.1 surround sound 5 USB ports Ethernet ExpressCard support The device simply accepts all of the notebook’s outputs – headphone… Read More

  • PS3 Pre-Orders Begin: It's Clobberin' Time

    EB Games and GameStop just started PS3 pre-orders and we’re almost positive they’re already sold out as you read this. Each store has about 10 consoles and requires a $100 deposit, but give your local shop a call before heading down. GameStop and EB Games will begin accepting limited pre-orders for the PlayStation 3 console on Tuesday, October 10, on a first come, first served basis. Read More

  • Apple's Masked Blogger a Brit

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/or sues bloggers. That's the first rule of blogging. Therefore, it's strange that the Masked Blogger, apparently a UK-based Apple employee, decided to create a tell-all — OK, fairly tame and boot-licking — expose of the dirty laundry sequestered in the back rooms of Cupertino's golden children. Folks… Read More