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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  • Toshiba TDP-ET20U: Instant Theater

    Toshiba TDP-ET20U: Instant Theater

    The TDP-ET20U is an all-in-one projector with build-in DVD player as well as an HDMI port and component video. It can accept a 1080i HD source and can display a 9-foot image from a mere 3.9-feet from a wall or screenin 854×480 pixel resolution (480i). It has a 2000:1 contrast ratio at 1100 lumens and 16:9 aspect ration. It can even play CDs and supports just about every video CD and… Read More

  • Lenovo T60 With Cingular Connectivity

    Lenovo T60 With Cingular Connectivity

    Mmmm… two great tastes… Cingular and Lenovo just launched a Cingular-enabled ThinkPad T60 which means this is a Lenovo with a WWAN chip in there that accepts SIM cards. The laptop is compatible with With EDGE or GPRS data service and can roam to over 100 countries world-wide. It weighs a mere 4.8 pounds and includes a 14.1-inch TFT, 80GB hard drive, ATI Mobility Radeon X1300… Read More

  • InCharge Traveler

    and includes a wall wart as well as a car charger and an adapter for in-flight charging. Very basic and at $79.95 it’s fairly inexpensive. The InCharge Traveler is available now for pre-order. Product Page [XtremeMac] Read More

  • Wii to Cost a Wii $170

    Wii to Cost a Wii $170

    I saw a dev-kit for the Wii and I can honestly say it’s a pretty compelling platform, especially with all the funny motion stuff. Not a dream come true just yet – the games I saw were in pre-production – but it was an interesting idea. Anyway, EA agrees and basically spilled the beans on the Wii’s price – $170. Not too shabby. Speaking exclusively to… Read More

  • The CrunchGear Illustrator Unleashed

    The CrunchGear Illustrator Unleashed


    We’re proud to add Bryce Durbin as the official CrunchGear Illustrator-at-Large and general sub-cook and bottle washer. Bryce is a massively skilled designer and artist living in Boston, so if you need anything done, drop him a jingle. Read More

  • Logitech ChillStream Controller

    Logitech ChillStream Controller

    Chill… till the next episode. Logitech just launched the ChillStream controller for the PC, a $39.99 controller that circulates up to 3.41 cubic feet of air straight across your sweaty, sweaty palms. It’s also got some fancy system for the D-pad: The controller features Logitech’s patented floating D-pad,
    which uses four points of contact instead of a single pivot point… Read More

  • Cisco Working on Video-on-Demand

    , and is clearly planning on building infrastructure for the next stage of consumer-grade video-on-demand. Cisco, a networking giant that makes very unsexy gear, also acquired Scientific-Atlanta and is working on both software and hardware for the series of tubes that will soon carry on-demand PR()N to all of our homes and businesses. The major problems we’re facing right now are… Read More

  • CrunchedGear Semi-finals

    CrunchedGear Semi-finals

    Bad, bad readers… we only got 5 entries, so it looks like everyone is getting something this time and we’ll even have some Proporta gear left over to give away at parties and bar mitvahs. Here are the entries we got. Please click through to view the whole set and to vote for your faves. Thanks to all those who entered. I’m sure you guys will enjoy the next contest…… Read More

  • mini Goombah Rolling Bag Review

    mini Goombah Rolling Bag Review

    Naneu Pro Bags have been on our radar lately–nice blogger outreach, lots of cool multi-purpose bags with built-in laptop and camera slots, etc.–so we are stoked to see SlashGear’s review of the mini Goombah. Unfortunately, they had some initial trouble fitting a MacBook Pro in there, so we’ll have to wait a bit longer for a full review. However, we can suggest looking… Read More

  • Cisco Buys Arroyo Systems, Cements Video-on-Demand

    Cisco Buys Arroyo Systems, Cements Video-on-Demand

    Cisco purchased Arroyo Video Solutions for $92 million in an effort to expand its infrastructure offerings for the next stage of consumer-grade video-on-demand. “The platforms out there today will not scale to the degree that we envision,” said Paul Bosco, vice president of video and cable initiatives at Cisco. “The nature of on-demand programming is changing. Cable… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Network Error Edition

    Daily Crunch: Network Error Edition


    Just got back from Palo Alto where I spent the weekend with Michael Arrington and his band of chino-clad merry pranksters. Not quite counter-culture, but it was fun. In related news, I returned to Brooklyn to find my network completely dead. Le horror! Cell Phones of the Future!
    Sprint Treo 700wx Ad Brochure Leaked
    Samsung 70-inch LCD TV
    Pink PS2 Coming To the UK In November
    Onkyo Portable… Read More

  • Brain XP

    Brain XP

    Livescience reports that the brain, when waking, will boot up like a computer. Nitric oxide seems to be the “on” switch of the brain, as when the person wakes it triggers certain functions that will set the scene for increasingly complex activities—such as going to the bathroom. Scientists have found that the thalamus might not be the primitive structure they had… Read More

  • AMD-based Dells

    AMD-based Dells

    Attention AMD fans, Dell announced today that it will be building desktops and 2P server with AMD processors. Reports have estimated that Dell will prepare between 1 million and 1.2 million new AMD based desktops, and 800,000 AMD based notebooks. This is a huge step for AMD, but rumor has it that it is a ploy by Dell to encourage Intel to lower their prices on processors and not an actual move… Read More

  • Quad-core is On the Way

    Quad-core is On the Way

    Thought Two Cores was enough? It isn’t. Really. Intel confirmed today that they will be releasing a 2.67 GHz quad-core Core 2 Extreme this holiday season. Drooling, yet? The processor is named Kentsfield and will host two dual-core Conroe cores on one package. The processor will be beefed up, increasing its L2 cache from 4MB to 8MB, which will serve to make multi-tasking much more seamless. Read More

  • Zune: Secrets and Lies

    Zune: Secrets and Lies

    iLounge has some hot dope on the Zune including a description of the UI and some of its fancy wireless features. Here’s some pithy info: Wi-Fi: Eh. Apparently you can use the Wi-fi feature to “loan” other Zune owners music for some short period (a day), giving them the opportunity to buy the tracks themselves from the Zune music store. While this is a cool idea, and could… Read More

  • Top 50 Mobile Phone Sites

    This is a pretty meta post, but it’s interesting news. It seems that Cingular is the most popular world cellphone website while ChinaMobile is #1 by a head, neck, and left shoulder. You then kind of peter out right around motorola. Mad4Mobile created the study and found that PhoneScoop – a personal favorite, is one of the better phone blogs out there. In this study we have picked… Read More

  • CrunchedGear Contest: Come On, People!

    : Proporta BlackBerry 8700 hard case Proporta screen protector Proporta 4-in-1 pen Proporta Tungsten T5 case Proporta in-car mount Here’s how to enter. Send a picture of the most destroyed, most beaten-up, and/or nastiest piece of technology you own and which item you’d like plus a second choice. We’ll pick five winners and send out their fancy, fancy gifts. All pictures… Read More

  • Candid Zune Pics Surface

    Candid Zune Pics Surface


    Zapruder-esque footage of the Zune is surfaced and Gizmodo seems to have dibs on all the goodness. It has magnetic earphones that stick together and comes in 150 different color combinations, which is why all of the images you’ll see will be in black and white until launch. No further info, but looks like the Gizzer has something up its sleeve later today. Exclusive Microsoft Zune… Read More

  • PS3 Development Kit and Screens

    http://gamevideos.com:80/swf/video.swf?plylst=http%3A%2F%2Fgamevideos.com%3A80/video/asx%3Ffileurl%3Dgv.com.SonyDevkitInfomercial2_320x180.flv%26videoid%3D5104%26usersubmitted%3Dfalse%26runtime%3D49&showlogo=false&playAuto=no
    Don’t worry – that’s not what the final product will look like. That’s the PS3 dev kit in all her mad-eyed glory. There are even some… Read More

  • NotForNoobs.com: More Viral Gimcrackery

    NotForNoobs.com: More Viral Gimcrackery


    So, so silly. Gizmodo and others are positing that Microsoft’s latest hork-tastic viral marketing attempt – called NotForNoobs – is basically a way for them to sell high-end media hardware for the Zune. The key is that snake right there, which is the logo for Razer and which is working with Microsoft to rock out to some slow jams with their Razer keyboard with Zune dock. Read More