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 and lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. You can [Tweet him here]( and [G+ him]( here. Email him directly at CrunchBase profile →

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  • Kia Hybrid Spotted

    Kia Hybrid Spotted

    Kia, the little car maker that might not, is launching a retooled Rio Pride with a hybrid engine. Not much information right now, but this high-tech dashboard shot makes it look like Luke’s land speeder. It’s very interesting watching hybrids take off even in traditionally “fossil fuels or bust” areas. Anecdotally, the Toyota dealer down the street here in the heart… Read More

  • Crunchgasm Day 1: How Are We Doing?

    Crunchgasm Day 1: How Are We Doing?

    It’s been quite a day – lots of food, folks, and fun – and we’d like to take a moment to ask what you guys are looking for. More pictures of scantily clad rhesus monkeys? A discussion of various types of pressed, salted fish? More cellphone coverage? Drop me a line at john at crunchgear dot com – it’s all working now. PR folks, please send all info to tips… Read More

  • Wii vs. PS3: Round 1! Fight!

    Might not be very safe for work and it definitely doesn’t make much sense – Wii is for kids, right? Right? – but this video of the Wii and the PS3 a la Honest John Hodgman vs. Whiny Justin Long Apple ads. Read More

  • NXT Announces New iPod Dock Equipped Systems

    NXT Announces New iPod Dock Equipped Systems

    NXT has announced today the debut of two new ultra-thin hi-fi systems, both sporting an iPod dock. These two new products (CD-X10i and MC-DX22i) utilize the profound SurfaceSound technology that will deliver full sound out of a pair of thin speakers. The systems have a multi-functional LCD display with backlight and a clock with timer and sleep modes. The speakers and main unit are… Read More

  • Cellphone Talk Time in the Real World

    Cellphone Talk Time in the Real World

    Cellphone purveyors quote lots of appealing talk time specs, but we want to know the truth about how much time you can get in the real world. Now after months of testing, Norwegian website amobil has the goods on 45 of their favorite phones, with telling results: “Not surprisingly, there were huge differences from phone to phone. The winning phone let you chat away for two-and-a-half… Read More

  • Verizon V640 EVDO ExpressCard Reviewed

    Verizon V640 EVDO ExpressCard Reviewed

    If you have an ExpressCard port in your laptop rather than the good old workhorse PC Card, you might be wondering if all the various hardware makers are going wake up and create cards for your early-adopting self. Now some have jumped into the fray, including Verizon Wireless, providing a Novatel V-640 ExpressCard for its EVDO connectivity, and the GearLive crew tested one for our reading… Read More

  • Space Groovin'

    Space Groovin'

    Ever wish you could listen to your satellite radio anywhere? Well, MusicDock’s new service will allow you to do so from your mobile device. Their service includes real-time song information with album art, as well as seamless access on both your mobile and desktop. No special software is required – you just need a paid up satellite service account. How much does it cost? Read More

  • Mind-Controlled Wheelchairs

    Mind-Controlled Wheelchairs

    The University of Electro-Communications has developed a prototype electric wheelchair that will respond to the user’s thoughts. Now before we all fake injuries, we will need a strap on skullcap outfitted with sensors that will interpret our brain’s waves and allow us to manipulate the chair. The sensors will interpret our thoughts with 80% accuracy, so 20% of the time we’ll… Read More

  • Kid Rock Slumming With AV Geeks

    Kid Rock Slumming With AV Geeks

    I’m all for “branching out” and reaching “the kids” when it comes to tech marketing, but this is a bit much. Kid Richie Rock-Anderson will be performing at the CEDIA trade show in Denver on Saturday, September 16. For those not in the know: CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for… Read More

  • $80,173.00 Turbo SD Card

    $80,173.00 Turbo SD Card

    ZipZoomFly has an excellent deal on a MyFlash Turbo SD card – a mere $80,173.00 after a $20 rebate. Remember – 20 per customer, so act fast! Product Page [ZipZoomFly] Read More

  • Nokia E61, Never Again

    Nokia E61, Never Again

    It seems that Nokia’s E61 smart phone doesn’t perform up to Blackberry standards and our friend at ideagroup truly felt the burn. The E61 exhibits slow dialing from contact lists, slowed down his overall productivity, and apparently the WiFi connectivity was less than spectacular. It was so bad that he just felt like throwing the bugger out and it’s now apparently hanging… Read More

  • Cornice: 12GB Per Inch

    Cornice: 12GB Per Inch

    Cornice has announced its fifth generation small form factor (SFF) hard disk. Only measuring an inch in length, it holds twelve gigabytes and has a wide variety of potential applications. Not only does this drive have a spectacular capacity for its size, it also has low power consumption and will only use 5% of the battery in the average MP3 player. Now, now, I know what you’re all… Read More

  • XOFTspy Portable Anti-Spyware Drive

    XOFTspy Portable Anti-Spyware Drive

    Any world traveller worth their salt knows to pack a few important things – a towel, a guidebook, and protection. That’s why ParetoLogic created the XOFTspy, a USB key that protects you from spyware on the road. Just pop it in an you’ve got instant-anti-web-herpes cleaning in a flash. The program can detect and kill most mal- and spyware applications and even has an… Read More

  • CrunchGear in Iraq

    CrunchGear in Iraq

    While we get ourselves back up to speed, we thought we’d share one of the early entries in our Welcome Wagon contest – Bryan rocking out to hot chicks in the Green Zone. Thanks! Read More

  • Crunchgasm Aftermath: Housekeeping

    Crunchgasm Aftermath: Housekeeping

    Hey, guyzes and girlzes. Just wanted to mention that my john at crunchgear email address isn’t working right now, so if you’ve tried to send me something important, forward it to crunchgear at gmail dot com. Or you can AIM me. Also, we’re having some minor issues with the DB today, it seems. Maybe because the server is so fresh it hasn’t yet built up a resistance to… Read More

  • Sony E-Reader 20 Questions

    Sony E-Reader 20 Questions

    The folks at Mobileread asked the “Sony Reader Team” to talk about their as-of-yet-unavailable handheld ebook system. He was pretty straightforward in answering the questions and there are some hot features including MP3 and AAC playback as well as some sort of DRM-sharing system so you and six of your closest friends can share books. Best of all? It uses Sony’s excellent… Read More

  • CrunchGear Welcome Wagon

    CrunchGear Welcome Wagon

    Howdy, pardners! As a special treat, we’re going to offer some delightful giveaways in the next few days, culminating in a massive Motorola Q blow-out. This first contest is fairly simple. I need to prove to Mike that people are reading so I’d like you to bring it up on your monitor and have someone take a picture of you deep in thought over one of my pithy, yet… Read More

  • Sony's Blu-Ray Drive Won't Play Blu-Ray Movies

    Sony's Blu-Ray Drive Won't Play Blu-Ray Movies

    Ah, Blu-Ray, your mysteries are manifold. Your high-resolution video promises to tickle our media bones and your extras – oh the extras – will warm us through those long winter nights. Then, when we’re good and ready to watch a heavy-duty Blu-Ray disk on our PCs, Sony’s got us covered, right? Right? Wrong. Sony’s first PC Blu-Ray drive, the BWU-100A, won’t… Read More

  • Welcome to

    Welcome to

    Hello, and welcome to the latest CrunchNetwork blog,, a daily journal of all things gadget-tastic. Our goal is to take a long, hard look at the daily gadget grind and separate the wheat – the gear we will actually buy and will actually reach our shores – from the chaff. Every day we hope to bring a digest of the hottest tech stories and intelligent and informed… Read More

  • Sony VAIO UX Series Micro PC Unwires With Cingular

    Sony VAIO UX Series Micro PC Unwires With Cingular

    The Origami hype has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean the Ultraportable PC won’t pass muster with us CrunchGearheads. The VGN-UX180P is a 1.2 pound mini-PC with an Intel Core Solo chip and 30GB of hard drive space. For wireless you’ve got Cingular’s EDGE network, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or wired Ethernet and it looks to be selling for Amazon for a mere $1,749.99. Read More