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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  • Samsung Black Carbon Hands On

    The ultra-slim Black Carbon from Samsung just winged its way to our FedEx box this morning, so I thought it might be nice to shoot a few photos before we do a formal review next week. I was very skeptical about this – the Trace was kind of silly – but the $399 Black Carbon, or Senor BC as we can call him, is very, very slim and very, very sexy. Read More

  • Smartphones Now: 10 Things I Hate About Smartphones

    is a special group of features by CrunchGear writers on the latest smartphones available or soon to be available in the US. In this installment, we froth at the mouth at the current crop of smartphones. 10. Proprietary Connectors and Software
    My wife wanted to sync her Nokia with a PC. We dug around a bit and discovered she needed a special cable. Search for the cable — uh-oh… Read More

  • CrunchPlug: Bryce Durbin, Artist

    Just a quick plug this evening for our resident designer, Bryce, creator of Squid Vicious, Little Green Guy, and just about every graphic element on the site. If you’re in charge of UI, branding, or marketing, please drop Bryce a line. He’s not just a creator of squids – he also does desktop publishing/layout, logo creation, and video editing/animation. BryceDurbin.com Read More

  • GMail Mobile: GMail, Mobile

    MobileCrunch got the scoop on GMail Mobile, a Java-based application for smartphones that gives direct access to your GMail inbox in a streamlined and quite attractive little package. To get it, visit gmail.com/app and rock out. It has dedicated keys for forwarding, replying to, and browsing messages, reducing the overall hunt and peck experience considerably. We’re busily installing… Read More

  • CrunchGear this Week

    Lots of mobile fun is brewing over at CrunchGear this week. We’re kicking off our feature packages with a look at the smartphone. Smartphones Now will be updated daily with reviews and discussions of all the latest smartphones and a few things to watch out for before you buy. We also got the inside scoop on the Shuffle 2, Helio’s new phones, and new multi-colored PSPs. Then we… Read More

  • Helio to Launch Two New Phones, We Add Two Cents

    Phonescoop and Engadget Mobile have some exciting news about Helio’s new handset, the Drift, along with an unnamed Pantech phone. Although I can neither confirm or deny this, the Drift, codenamed the Astropop by Samsung, is considerably smaller than the Kickflip and slides up. It’s actually about the size of Samsung’s Yepp line of MP3 players, making it a welcome addition to… Read More

  • iPod Shuffle 2 Hands On

    Our spies got their hands on a Shuffle 2, Apple’s diminutive teeny-tiny MP3 player. They report that it’s quite small and quite cool and that the guy who gave it to him pulled it out of his pocket like a joint. Very sneaky. Read More

  • Smartphones Now: A Look at the Current Crop

    The boys at CrunchGear are going through their junk drawers and picking out some of the latest and greatest smartphones of 2006 along with a bit of pithy commentary on the state of the industry. Read along by visiting Smartphones Now. They’ll be updating daily with articles on Palm OS, Windows Mobile, and other goodies. Read More

  • iLounge's 2007 iPod Buyers Guide

    iLounge just released their 2007 iPod Buyers Guide, a 180 page monster all about iPods, iPod accessories, iPod cleaning kids, iPod cases, iPod food, iPod grooming tips, iPod sexual aids, and clickwheel degreasers. Over 20 exclusive accessory debuts: See Etymotic’s new wireless Ety8 earphones, iPodMods’ incredible new iVue replacement casing for the iPod, Vaja’s new iVod… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Symbian

    Smartphones Now is a special group of features by CrunchGear writers on the latest smartphones available or soon to be available in the US. In this installment, we discuss smartphones running the Symbian Operating System. have also used Symbian. Read More

  • Smartphones Now: The Blackberry Pearl

    Smartphones Now is a special group of features by CrunchGear writers on the latest smartphones available – or soon to be available – in the US. In this installment, we review the T-Mobile Pearl. The BlackBerry Pearl is for the ladies. It’s slim, sexy, and cool. That’s not to say that boys might like it, but the Pearl, like the Sidekick 3, is designed to break down… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: The T-Mobile Dash

    Smartphones Now is a special group of features by CrunchGear writers on the latest smartphones available – or soon to be available – in the US. In this installment, we review the T-Mobile Dash.
    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… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Welcome

    Welcome to Smartphones Now, our first annual survey of the smartphone arena. This collection of articles, which will run from today until this Friday, touches on the major smartphone OSes along with some of our favorite selections from this year’s crop. One thing we’ve noticed this year is the mainstreaming of the smartphone market. Phones like the Blackberry Pearl and the Motorola… Read More

  • Wii Virtual Launch Line-up

    . Warning: exposure to these titles may cause acne, furtive masturbation, and weight gain. All of the games will be available online for Wii points, a currency that is pegged to the Yen and the Euro. Gamers will be able to download titles to their Wiis and play for hours, waiting patiently for prom to be over. Read More

  • GadgetTell Reloaded: Now with Prizes!


    Like the Internets, blogs have life-cycles. Gadgetell is now on version 2.0 and is offering up to $20,000 in prizes just for you to come buy and give them a good read. While we can’t condone making Gadgetell your number one web destination, it can be #3 after Stuff On My Cat and CG, in that order. Gadgetell v2 giveaway: Altec Lansing iM7 iPod speaker dock [Gadgetell] Read More

  • FairGame: Judo Moves on iMovie Strips iTunes DRM

    Seidai Software has created a free script called FairGame that strips DRM from your iTunes files. It apparently uses iMovie to create a clean, DRM-free copy of the file and looks about as easy as pie. Life, as they say, finds a way. Product Page [FairGame] Read More

  • Windows Media Player 11: URGE Ready

    I’m just reporting on this since I don’t run Windows in my home — I’m a dirty Linux/OS X whore and proud of it — however Windows Media Player 11 is out, it’s loud, and it’s proud. The UI is considerably updated and it has direct connectivity to MTV’s URGE video service. You remember URGE, right? From that same channel that used to play music… Read More

  • Microsoft Remakes Vista Packaging, Fewer Pictures of Happy Windows Users

    As we all recall, Microsoft has been famous for slapping all kinds of crazy crap on its product boxes. Well, that’s about to change, possibly because they can’t find any pictures of happy Vista users. What you see before you is an image of the new Vista box, encased in its own plastic coffin. MS Blogger Nick White writes: The packaging has been completely revised and, we hope… Read More

  • Lik-Sang.com: Pain, Suffering, Phishing

    , now some unscrupulous bastards are sending out Lik-Sang phishing emails. An eagle-eyed reader sent us an email pretending to be from Lik-Sang that includes a “link” to PayPal. Our records indicates you can retrieve an additional $ 9,99 USD refund in your PayPal account. In order to successfully retrieve the refund please confirm your existing PayPal account on this page [link… Read More

  • Phantom Lapboard and Alienware Entertainment Center in the Wild

    A CG fan Matt tipped me off to his interesting new work set-up consisting of a phat Alienware Entertainment Center – surround sound out, digital video, and a little glowing alien head included – along with the Phantom Lapboard. Read More