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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  • MyFabrik: File Sharing and More

    MyFabrik: File Sharing and More

    MyFabrik, loosely related to Maxtor, is a new online data storing/sharing/organizing application that lets you manage files remotely with just a web browser. You can upload and download pictures, music, videos and documents privately or publicly, depending on what permissions you set. The Web 2.0-ness of the web-app comes from tagging, sharing with others, and the ability to quickly post the… Read More

  • Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision Webcam Hands-on

    Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision Webcam Hands-on

    http://static.filmloop.com/looplets/flash/v2/looplet.swf I just got in the QuickCam Ultra Vision and I was taken aback. It seemed pretty beefy, and once I took it out of the box, I discovered it was even beefier than I initially suspected. This is thing is big, but it’s nothing if it’s not well balanced. The main camera tube feels solid while the arm that holds it in… Read More

  • Pong Dress

    Bleep bloop yourself into her heart with this art project gone horribly wrong. Designed by Max Moswitzer and Margarete Jahrmann, the dress has a set of LEDs and two control pads for projecting your sexual aggression onto the bodies of passive females through the guise of electronic play. Clearly the person who wrote that last line a) hasn’t had their coffee this morning and b) has… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Baked Apples Edition

    Daily Crunch: Baked Apples Edition

    Here’s a selection of some of yesterday’s popular stories. Radiomann Kit
    Diamond BizView BV300 and BV200
    Microsoft Launches More Gear Not For Noobs
    Gateway Heads Fiery Batteries Off At Pass
    Apple, Dell, Lenovo Hold Battery Summit Read More

  • Gateway Heads Fiery Batteries Off At Pass

    , Gateway has announced that their laptop batteries are fine, thank you for asking, and that they won’t be exploding in your face any time soon. A quote, straight from the Gateway’s mouth: Gateway has extensive measures in place to ensure product safety. Based on available information and our suppliers’ input, we do not believe our systems are at risk for the same… Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchation Contest

    Six Degrees of Crunchation Contest

    This is a complex one, but this is a great pair of prizes so please bear with me.
    This, our final contest for August, involves creating chains of users. Up for grabs is an Motorola Q and a Kodak Easyshare V603. Here’s how to play… Read More

  • Bose Upgrades Flagship Products

    Bose Upgrades Flagship Products

    I should have rocked these yesterday, but I didn’t see the embargo date of – oh… yesterday. I got to see the latest Bose gear firsthand here in New York and was relatively impressed. First, there’s the Acoustic Wave Music System II, which is a digital version of the earlier systems with some interesting signal processing that can smooth out audio as its pumped… Read More

  • Nintendo: DS Lite is Great and Is Great in Two New Colors

    Nintendo: DS Lite is Great and Is Great in Two New Colors

    It’s a bit flak-tastic, but Nintendo issued a release discussing the magic of the DS lite (“The battery is great! It’s, like, selling 1 million units! It’s great!”) and the two new colors, Onyx and Coral Pink. The new colors will launch on September 13, much to fanboy delight, and that’s about it. We love us some hyperbole! NINTENDO LAUNCHES NEW DS LITE… Read More

  • When Verizon Chatbots Attack

    When Verizon Chatbots Attack


    A close friend of CrunchGear sent us this charming exchange he had with Verizon regarding his decision to pick up a nice new phone. Did he get many answers? No, but he did get frustrated enough to send me the chat log. All names have be redacted to protect the cyborgian. Read More

  • Commodore 64 Emulator in Flash 9

    Commodore 64 Emulator in Flash 9

    This is pretty damn cool. It’s a full C64 emulator built in Flash 9 and downloadable or runnable via the browsers. You can program in BASIC (Try:
    10 PRINT "BOOBS!";
    20 GOTO 10
    ) and there appear to be some game ROMS available as well. I have to download a Flash update to play with it, but it’s amazing that we’ve gotten to the point where the masturbatory haze of my teen… Read More

  • Microsoft Launches More Gear Not For Noobs

    and, potentially a crash helmet. Then you have the Wireless Headset which will cut that dinky cable that connects to your controller for good. That’s $60. Finally, if you want to use any of this junk you’d better get the Wireless Gaming Receiver for $20. Consider it a tariff for using Microsoft’s airwaves. Microsoft Offers More Ways to Play Games for Windows and Xbox 360… Read More

  • CrunchedGear Contest Over: You're All Winners!

    , so you’re all winners. If you entered and I didn’t contact you about your prize, please drop me a line at john at crunchgear dot com. Stay tuned for the next hot contest. Read More

  • Apple, Dell, Lenovo Hold Battery Summit

    Apple, Dell, Lenovo Hold Battery Summit

    It’s not every day that you see three heavy-hitters get together to discuss something as mundane – and important – as laptop batteries. The three companies will hold a summit in San Jose next month to discuss the problem of batteries exploding on YouTube. The companies, which are part of OEM Critical Components Committee of the IPC-Association Connecting Electronics… Read More

  • TiVo to Rock Out With Its Cox Out

    TiVo to Rock Out With Its Cox Out

    Cox Cable subscribers can unclench their PVR muscles because TiVo is coming to their cable boxes in the form of a PVR software update that is completely seamless and will not require a hardware install or any trucks to roll. Very sneaky. This is a subscription service, but it looks like it’s not going to break the bank and its completely voluntary. It should be available in the first half… Read More

  • Crunch Crunch Britannia: Mike Launches TechCrunch UK

    Crunch Crunch Britannia: Mike Launches TechCrunch UK

    I seriously don’t know how Michael does it, but there’s another Crunch-tastic site, TechCrunch UK, edited by Sam Sethi and boasting the updated CrunchDesign (TM) from Jeremey Baines. V.V. Cool. Announcing TechCrunch UK [TechCrunch] Read More

  • Fujifilm S9100: It's Not an SLR, But Who's Counting?

    Fujifilm S9100: It's Not an SLR, But Who's Counting?

    Another camera? The S9100 is a 9-megapixel pseudo-SLR with 10.7x optical zoom and picture stabilization. The lens has an equivalent range of 28mm – 300mm includes a Real Photo, which adapts the flash and aperture to the ambient light and can also bracket shots, taking three shots using varying settings in just a few seconds. It has a 2.5-inch screen and will cost $599 in… Read More

  • Canon Launches Long-Awaited Rebel XT Follow-up: Rebel XTi

    Canon Launches Long-Awaited Rebel XT Follow-up: Rebel XTi

    Heavens to murgatroid! A new Rebel! The XT is pretty much the SLR of record in the prosumer market – no one else can really come close to their sales. Well, here’s the next generation, the XTi aka the Canon EOS 400D, a 10-megapixel SLR with new CMOS sensor, a 2.5-inch screen, and a self-cleaning system which vibrates the mirrors to dislodge dust, dirt, and chewed food. How much are… Read More

  • Nikon Pumps Out Five COOLPIX Point-and-Shoots

    Nikon Pumps Out Five COOLPIX Point-and-Shoots

    What have we here? Five new Nikon cameras? Let’s go down the list: COOLPIX S10 – Shown above – 6.0-megapixels with 10x optical zoom. On board movie/image editing and 2.5-inch LCD with swivel. 16MB of on-board memory. Available in September for $399.95. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Who Needs a Terabyte? Edition

    Daily Crunch: Who Needs a Terabyte? Edition

    Here are a few highlights from yesterday’s news. Maxtor Shared Storage II Hands On
    Onkyo Introduces D-TK10 Guitar Speaker
    Gulbransen Virtuoso Violin
    Lawnmower Roomba?
    Submersible Camera Bags
    Crystal Roc Introduces Swarovski-Studded Musical Instruments Read More

  • Maxtor Shared Storage II Hands On

    Maxtor Shared Storage II Hands On


    If you had told me a year ago that I’d have a terabyte of data hanging on my home network, I’d have probably laughed. First off, who needs 1 TB?! That’s just silly. And secondly, there’s nothing out there that can make that block of storage usable. After all, share drives are wonky and web-based applications are junk right? Well, I just got a 1 TB block of usable… Read More