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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  • Mysterious Apple Multi-Functional Device

    Mysterious Apple Multi-Functional Device

    What is it? It might be a warp field generator! Or a phone! Or a device that gives worms to ex-girlfriends! Is it what Steve will be holding up on September 12? There’s no telling! MacNN dug up an Apple patent, filed September 7, for a multi-functional device that appears to be a cross between a phone, a PDA, and a music player. Let’s call it a Treo, for sake of argument. This… Read More

  • BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Hands-On

    BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Hands-On

    I got to see the Pearl firsthand last night and I was pleased. This is probably the first BlackBerry that someone with some sense of fashion would consider using. Rather than looking like a lump of blue putty with a keyboard, the pearl is an ultra-slim, ultra-light smartphone that happens to use RIMs email client. No QWERTY keyboard on this bad boy – just a SureType numeric keypad with… Read More

  • Pink XM Inno for Breast Cancer

    Pink XM Inno for Breast Cancer

    Nothing earth-shatterng, but we like it when people do good deeds, especially if those selfsame deeds involve electronics. XM is selling a Pioneer Inno in pink and proceeds, up to $150,000, will go to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The pink Inno will be available on September 10 for $349.99 at Circuit City and on the XM Website. For every Inno sold and activated, XM and Circuit… Read More

  • HTC Moving Into Multimedia Smart(er)Phones

    HTC Moving Into Multimedia Smart(er)Phones

    HTC has announced that they’re moving away from infrared transmission on their phones – big whoop – and will be adding more multimedia and music functions to all of their phones. HTC is one of the biggest names in cellular technology you’ve never heard of so if they’re moving in one direction, expect many major U.S. carriers to follow suit. The makers of devices… Read More

  • Sprint to Offer Full-Length Movies

    Sprint to Offer Full-Length Movies

    Sprint is offering full-length movie downloads from a number of studios including Sony Pictures and Buena Vista VOD. Sprint already has mSpot, which is a TV and video download service which costs $6.95 a month. However, Sprint Movies will cost between $3.99 and $5.99 and will be available for a few days a time. “Extensions” on the films will cost 99 cents per 24-hour… Read More

  • Radar.net: Moblogging for Friends, Family

    Radar.net: Moblogging for Friends, Family

    , a beta mobile photo system that is designed for sharing photos and comments with friends and family rather than with bored exhibitionist couples in deepest Wisconsin. <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/the inside of a pocket. Phone cams were useful little toys, fun for a moment or two and then forgotten. Radar, however, seems to be changing that equation. Read More

  • Mac Ads Feature Giselle, Therapy

    Mac Ads Feature Giselle, Therapy

    Nick Starr has a very nice write up about the latest Mac ads featuring, in order, Giselle Bundchen, the PC gagging on something, and the two systems in therapy. The Giselle one, seen here, should be pretty hi-larious considering that John “PC” Hodgman’s girlfriend seems to be a guy I went to college with – yes, he wore a dress all the time, then, as well. With Nokia… Read More

  • CrunchGear this Week

    CrunchGear this Week

    The Six Degrees of Crunchation Contest is over and we gave away a Motorola Q and a Kodak V603 to two lucky winners. Drop in to see some of the entries. In upcoming news, Apple has announced that they’ll be holding a super-secret press conference on September 12 and CrunchGear will be there, liveblogging like fiends. Finally, two CrunchGear editors will be at CTIA next week so drop them… Read More

  • Pantech Launches Satellite DMB Phone, U.S. Not Invited

    Pantech Launches Satellite DMB Phone, U.S. Not Invited

    It’s always nice to see what we can’t have sometimes. Take this little DMB phone for example. It flips open like a Sidekick so you can watch DMB video through satellite connections and maybe do a little long form texting. While we’ll never see this here, it’s a pretty cool – if derivative – design. The LCD display is designed to pop up automatically at a… Read More

  • HP Beats Down Boardroom Leaker

    , to hire an outside electronic security firm to “mine” HP’s phone records to figure out who on her board made or received calls to CNET reporters. They found the culprit, but the resulting brouhaha will probably make tomorrow’s front page and there are probably going to be some heads rolling in Palo Alto come morning. We’ll keep you updated. Phone-Records Scandal… Read More

  • Nokia New York Store Sneak Peek

    Nokia New York Store Sneak Peek

    I usually don’t like the “stores” some companies open which are essentially advertising spaces that flog one brand or another. The Nokia store, strangely enough, is very different and very refreshing. First off, you can actually buy stuff there. All of the phones are available and there’s even a fancy Vertu lounge where Finnish podiatrists massage your instep while… Read More

  • HP iPAQ rx4000 Mobile Media Companion: A PMP By Any Other Name…

    HP iPAQ rx4000 Mobile Media Companion: A PMP By Any Other Name…

    Oh boy. HP made a PMP. The iPaq rx4000 has a 2.8-inch screen and uses Windows Mobile 5.0 to play back MP3s and video. It’s also compatible with many VOIP apps so you can use it as a wee phone around the house over WiFi. Finally, you can hook up your phone with Bluetooth. Best of all? There’s a scroll wheel. Yeah. I know. Another mylo/Nokia 770-alike. Sorry. HP iPAQ rx4000 Mobile… Read More

  • Q1 UMPC Accessories Hands-On

    Q1 UMPC Accessories Hands-On

    Slashgear got their hands on all of the fancy-pants accessories for the Samsung Q1 UMPC including a fancy keyboard that folds out of a delicate-looking faux-leather as well as an external optical drive. The overall opinion is that UMPCs are pretty cool but you might as well pick up a USB keyboard and optical drive if you’re not planning on going very portable with this thin. Samsung Q1… Read More

  • Canon EOS 40D Info Leaked

    Canon EOS 40D Info Leaked


    Canon is allegedly upgrading the EOS series to 40D on September 26th. The new camera will potentially have a 10.1-megapixel sensor, a 2.5-inch LCD and that anti-dust feature. Not much else right now, but we can assume the 30D will go down about $100 – just like with the Rebel XT – and this one will be priced at 30D levels, about $1,300. The image, BTW, is a mock-up. UPDATE… Read More

  • Sony UX-280P UMPC

    Sony UX-280P UMPC

    When not building exploding batteries, the busy bees at Sony are creating teeny-tiny computers for everyone to buy, be bored with, and then buy again. Case in point: the UX-280P. The original UX model, the 180P, came out eight weeks ago to much rejoicing. However, if you bought a 180P, you may want to fire up the old EBay because the 280P is quite a bit better. * Ultra-portable design… Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchation: Democracy in Action Reminder

    Six Degrees of Crunchation: Democracy in Action Reminder


    Click through to view our three finalists in the creativity portion of the contest. We’ll leave voting open until Noon PST on TODAY since most U.S. folks are probably home for the long weekend by now… Read More

  • MacBook Nastiness

    MacBook Nastiness

    Ooof… Maybe Intel is infecting these things with some latent Windows virii because everyone we know is having MacBook troubles. Take the famed Dave Winer, por ejemplo: I continue to have problems with all three of my Macs. The new black MacBook shuts down on its own in the middle of my work. The original G4 laptop is still blue-screening, and my dual CPU desktop G4 is blue-screening… Read More

  • Happy Labor Day Weekend, Y'all

    team who brought this blog from 0 to 60 in about 2.5 seconds. Also, special thanks to you, our readers, for putting up with contest mix-ups and growing pains. I hope we’re keeping you happy. Read More

  • 6 Degrees of Crunchation Creativity-Off

    6 Degrees of Crunchation Creativity-Off


    Click through to view our three finalists in the creativity portion of the contest. We’ll leave voting open until Noon PST on Tuesday since most US folks are probably home for the long weekend by now… Read More

  • Maxtor Fusion Drive: First Impressions

    Maxtor Fusion Drive: First Impressions


    I’m just getting around to opening the Maxtor Fusion drive we received this week and I can honestly say that it’s an incredible device. It’s the perfect mix between media server and network storage device and despite its staid exterior it’s definitely a home and small office winner. I’ll be doing an in-depth review next week, but here are some first impressions: Read More