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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  • Wrist Supporting Cleavage

    Wrist Supporting Cleavage

    Boobies! Yes, that’s right folks, we at Crunchgear have finally found a mouse pad for all those fellows, or ladies, who need to cop a feel during the daily grind. Racing girl has put out a mouse pad that supports the user’s wrist with foam cleavage. We feel dirty now. Naughty Racing Girls mouse pad [Slashgear] Read More

  • Cavalcade of CrunchGear Stars – You!

    Cavalcade of CrunchGear Stars – You!

    Friends, it’s time to see the true faces behind our success – the sysadmins, the programmers, the guys walking around in a towel at noon, the real heroes that make us wake up every morning. Click through to view a video of you all in action and to see the winner of our first contest. Read More

  • SMSJock: Your Disc Jockey Connection

    SMSJock: Your Disc Jockey Connection

    Those disc jockeys are in for it now! A new technology has been released that will enable listeners to message the disc jockey directly, for a nominal fee of course. Now listeners can badger and pester the jockey into playing whatever they want. Utilizing any mobile phone with SMS functionality, the listeners can use this web-based service, called, unfortunately, SMSJock, to text directly to… Read More

  • More Buttons by Logitech

    Logitech announced additions to their Cordless Desktop line-up. These new models will streamline the use of searching applications, images, and internet phone calls. The Logitech EasyCall Desktop will enable the user to effectively take internet phone calls at the PC without extra hardware. Utilizing a speakerphone and headset, this package reduces echoes and unwanted noise from the… Read More

  • Asus P525 Gets FCC Hugs

    . Asus has had it hard lately while trying to break into the US market, so this might be the boost it needs to gain an HTC-like following of die-hard smartphone fans.
    Product Page [Asus]
    Asus P525 Got FCC Approved [Slashphone] Read More

  • GoBook XR-1: Ruggedized Ruggedness

    GoBook XR-1: Ruggedized Ruggedness


    Itronix makes military grade hardware for heavy-duty missions and the GoBook XR-1 is no exception. This monster has up to three wireless systems including WWAN, built-in GPS, and “meets MIL STD 810F (military standard) ratings for drop/shock and vibration and the IP54 (ingress protection),” which I suspect means it’s hard to break unless the military does something with… Read More

  • Modded XBox360 in the Wild

    Modded XBox360 in the Wild

    A buddy of mine, who shall remain nameless, has apparently completed a real XBox 360 mod. He’s at work right now, so he could discuss much, but he’s jiggered the laser to read cheaper media, flashed the firmware, and can now back up – ahem – his 360 games with reckless abandon. Apparently he used information from a certain website after purchasing 30 hardware mod chips… Read More

  • OS X Leopard: Does 64-bit Like a Champ

    With all the talk of cute new Spotlight visualizations and fancy Desktop Widgets, only the Inquirer decided to hold forth on Leopard’s 64-bit systems. Vista, it seems, will support 64-bit processing only in a highly specialized versions of the OS which will emulate 32-bit processing in software. Called Window on Windows or WOW, this layer will run older XP applications but not older drivers. Read More

  • Homebrew XBox Apps: The YouTube of Games

    Homebrew XBox Apps: The YouTube of Games

    The Interweb is atwitter at Microsoft’s decision to launch a low-end version of its XNA programming framework for making XBox games. The product, called the XNA Game Studio Express, costs $99 per year and allows students and amateurs to play in the XBox sandbox and share games and code with other programmers around the world. They’re trying to compare the service to YouTube, but… Read More

  • 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