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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  • iTunes 7.0: Apple Gives Will Wheaton Back His iTunes Music

    It appears Star Trek is a very popular show. Actor Will Wheaton – who played Jean Luc La Forge on Star Trek: The Voyage Out of Your Parents’ Basement – complained that all of his purchased music disappeared from his iPod after upgrading to iTunes 7.0. Apple quickly called him and helped him out of his jam, but if you’ve never sucked face with a Klingon then I doubt… Read More

  • Bathys Automatic Watches


    I’m a watch freak so I decided to share this with you all. This is a Bathys Automatic, designed by John Patterson in Kaua’i. This guy is a surfer and wanted to make a watch that could withstand a heavy pounding on some of the island’s amazing beaches. He designed his first watch last year, sold out all of his quartz models, and went to Switzerland to have automatics made. Read More

  • Race to 2000 Update: 1500

    Remember, friends, only 500 comments stand between you and a black iPod. Read more about the contest here. Read More

  • Inkling: The Invisible Hand Says Cubs May Win It

    Inkling is a fantasy stock market that predicts outcomes based on the free market. It works like this: users create questions and potential outcomes (“Will it rain tomorrow?”, “At which major technology conference will Bill Gates shed his human skin and reveal his angelic beauty high above Mount Rainier?”) and other users buy and sell shares based on their belief that… Read More

  • Inkling: The Invisible Hand Predicts iPods, Other Stuff

    is a fantasy stock market that predicts outcomes based on the free market. It works like this: users create questions and potential outcomes (“Will it rain tomorrow?”, “At which major technology conference will Bill Gates shed his human skin and reveal his angelic beauty high above Mount Rainier?”) and other users buy and sell shares based on their belief that a… Read More

  • We Leika the Leica Line-Up


    Just had to use a pun this morning. Anyway, Leica is launching four digital cameras this October at Photokina in Cologne and we got a chance to play with them a few weeks ago. We sat on the news until today but we’re happy to report that if you liked the film Leica line, you’ll like these cameras. We begin with the M8, which – if you’ve ever seen Eurotrip or pictures… Read More

  • Zune Promises MySpace-like Connectivity

    Just got off the phone with Microsoft about the new Zune and the magic therein. It’s a 30GB player that comes in three colors – black, white, and brown – and plays back most major file formats. That much you can read over at CrunchGear so head over there if you want the specs. Of specific interest to TC readers, however, is the social sharing system. The Zune has 802.11… Read More

  • CrunchGear and the Race to 2000 Update

    Looks like we’re hovering at 1,345 comments today. Remember, friends: the commentor to post the 2,000 comment gets a special black iPod Nano… OK, not so special, but it’s still a Nano. More info here. Read More

  • Samsung IP-830w Confirmed

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/GSM smartphone with Windows Mobile and EVDO. It's pretty hefty, but it's a real world phone and includes a Sprint SIM card that has roaming agreements with multiple international GSM carriers. Read More

  • CTIA 2006 Coverage: Morons – FIGHT!

    For your enjoyment, a recreation of the noble and traditional art of Japanese Sumo as performed by two drunken fools. Read More

  • State of the CTIA Union

    Hidey Ho. It’s about 3pm in LA right now and we’re winding down from a whirlwind of meetings that started early this morning. Add in the Apple announcements – meh except for the iTV – and the Crunchsters are beat! Read More

  • QuickPlayer Update – Mmmm… Video

    QuickPlayer Update – Mmmm… Video Quick update on QuickPlayer. The service should be supporting VGA video streaming in the next few months with interestin content from major players including most news channels and ESPN, MTV, and E! Networks. The audiocast quality was quite good but they weren’t ready to show off the video yet. They will roll out streaming video along the… Read More

  • Panasonic Toughbook Line With WAN

    Just got a good look at the Toughbook line from Panasonic. I’ve always liked these things – nice round touchpad, great materials, excellent battery life – but take a look at this monster. This is the T5 ($1,899), an ultralight toughbook with touchscreen and – get this – a hand strap. You hold it like a book and rather than having a swivel screen, you just tap on… Read More

  • Palm 750 Unveiled

    Palm just unveiled the 750, a new smartphone, in Europe for sale from Vodaphone. We’ll have exclusive video and images of it in an hour. Today, Palm unveiled the first of those devices. The 750v, which looks like a slicker, antenna-less version of its predecessors, will run on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile platform and will only be sold to Vodafone wireless subscribers in Europe. Read More

  • CTIA In, What Some Would Consider, Da' House


    Howdy. I’m just heading out for the show, trying to make it out to a Palm announcement at 10am and still give you guys some liveblogging. If you’re at the show, AIM me at johnbiggsny or email at john @t crunchgear dooter com.
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  • Rub Your Belly Three Times to Pre-Order The Wii

    I’m goint to say this is basically a way for Lik-sang to drive some traffic, but it looks like they’re letting you pre-order the Wii. Feel free to send me your address as well – Lik-sang isn’t requiring a credit card, so I won’t either – and maybe I’ll send you a Wii, as well. Or maybe I’ll just get eveyone excited over nothing. Wiiii! Pre-Order… Read More

  • CrunchGear and the Race to 2000: We Broke 1000

    That was fast. We just broke 1000 comments. Click here for more info on the contest. Read More

  • EBay is Decadent and Depraved

    – so I’m going to come out and say it: eBay is now useless, especially for selling electronics. You might be OK if you’re selling a pot-holder shaped like a monkey, but trying to put a laptop, phone, or MP3 on there or attempting to purchase any of those items is fraught with danger and idiocy. Case in point: I tried to sell a phone that I have lying around here, fairly… Read More

  • Maxtor Fusion Hands-On


    As promised, I dug a little deeper into the Maxtor Fusion 500GB drive and I can report that as far as I’ve experienced, it’s one of the easiest ways to get your images and videos on the web. Aside from online services like PhotoBucket or .Mac, publishing content to the web has thus far been fraught with mystery and confusion. I love that I can publish my photos and video… Read More

  • Vista Offers Audio Upgrade

    Finally, some good news coming out of Vista-world. It seems that Vista will have quite a few high-end audio features including volume equalization and speaker tuning. For example, Vista will support microphone arrays for better speech recognition and will also add Bass Boost and surround-sound simulation for laptop users. Most of these functions were once offloaded to hardware or run by… Read More