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). Email him directly at john@techcrunch.com.

Disclosures: John is an unpaid advisor to Riffle, a social books platform. John is CEO of Freeport Mobile, Inc. Bre Pettis, formerly of Makerbot, is an investor.

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  • Vincent The Cat Gets 3D-Printed Legs

    Vincent The Cat Gets 3D-Printed Legs

    Vincent the cat was born without rear tibias, a deformation that could have spelt death for the wee kitten if some folks hadn’t found him at a campsite. Instead of giving up on Vincent, Dr. Mary Sarah Bergh at Iowa State University built the cat a pair of usable legs using 3D modeling and printing. Dr. Bergh couldn’t quite figure out how to help Vincent until she worked with… Read More

  • Tag Heuer Is Ramping Up Smartwatch Production From 1,200 To 2,000 Pieces Per Week

    Tag Heuer Is Ramping Up Smartwatch Production From 1,200 To 2,000 Pieces Per Week

    Tag Heuer’s chairman Jean-Claude Biver announced that the company is ramping up weekly production of their Carrera Connected Smart Watch from 1,200 to 2,000 pieces. The watch costs $1,500 and features a nice titanium case and Android Wear. Buyers get the option to upgrade to a limited edition mechanical watch for another $1,500. Biver is also trying to move sales away from the web to… Read More

  • Jompeame Wants To Reduce Poverty In South America Through Crowdfunding

    Jompeame Wants To Reduce Poverty In South America Through Crowdfunding

    Jompeame (Jumpstartme in Spanish) is a new crowdfunding site aimed at helping the impoverished in Latin America. “Our mission initially is to change the lives of at least 5 people in this condition every week, in every country we expand to,” said co-founder and CEO Katherine Motyka. The site is currently raising money to launch formally but they’ve already raised $25,000… Read More

  • A New Service Called CoinCube Can Help Manage Your BTC

    A New Service Called CoinCube Can Help Manage Your BTC

    In the future, all currencies will be crypto. And you’ll need someone to manage all that crypto cash. That’s what CoinCube is trying to do: a way to manage cryptocurrency investments intelligently. Created by Robert Allen, Eric Kittell, Jibben Nee and Giovanni Meacci, the system is still in its relative infancy. They have about a 100 users with $430,000 in assets under management… Read More

  • Cruise.me Sets Sail To Make Young Folks Like Cruises

    Cruise.me Sets Sail To Make Young Folks Like Cruises

    Cruises, for the uninitiated, are trips on a boat where you eat too much, watch an Abba musical, and get the stomach flu. But they can be so much more and that’s why Cruise.me launched: to prove that cruising isn’t just for old folks and masochists. The creators, Stephen Chip and Nindy Dhiens, first built AbbeyLabs in South Florida. The team realized that a) South Florida is a… Read More

  • Skriware Wants To Make An Easy-To-Use 3D Printer For All

    Skriware Wants To Make An Easy-To-Use 3D Printer For All

    First I encourage you to watch the video below. By mixing a vague misunderstanding of the English language with a guy who sounds like the guy who voices trailers for action films, you’ve created one of the finest examples of the Kickstarter video oeuvre I’ve seen in a while. But let’s not pick nits. Skriware is a Polish 3D printer created by a team of designers and engineers… Read More

  • Wiivv Raises $3.5 Milllion To Bring 3D-Printed IInsoles To The Maasses

    As we approach the inevitable melding of man and machine, we’re going to need a lot more consonants and vowels. That’s why Wiivv is on the case. Wiivv, a company so disruptive that you can’t type its name without autocorrect kicking in, makes 3D printed insoles using scans made in your home and they’ve raised $3 million in seed to make your feet feel better. Shamil… Read More

  • Apple’s Swift Programming Language Is Now Open Source

    Apple’s Swift Programming Language Is Now Open Source

    Swift, Apple’s programming language aimed at OS X and iOS developers, has gone open source under the Apache License. This means all of the source code, including the code for a new package manager, will be available to edit and compile and programs can be created without attribution. Apple is also revealing further plans for the language on their new site, swift.org (the site is down at… Read More

  • The Formlabs Form 2 Brings The 3D-Printing Magic (Again)

    The Formlabs Form 2 Brings The 3D-Printing Magic (Again)

    Home 3D printing has grown by leaps and bounds over the past half decade. While some of the fluff and excitement has gone out of the technology, it is still the closest thing to magic we have in our world. The idea that we can apparate objects out of thin air, that we can convert bits to atoms is wonderfully heady stuff. When Formlabs first launched their Form 1 it was a true hack. Designed… Read More

  • Dick Costolo Joins The Patreon Board

    Dick Costolo Joins The Patreon Board

    Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has joined the Patreon Board of Directors, a move that aims to bring operational skills to the funding site. Patreon allows creators – podcasters, artists, gamers, etc. – to get paid for what they create. It currently hosts 17,000 projects. “Dick is a master operator and tells it like it is. He’s already had an immeasurable impact on… Read More

  • 11 Great Family Board Games To Get The Kids (And You) Off Of The iPad

    We all pretend to love board games but when it comes to sitting down and playing them most of us are remiss. The solution? Pick up any of these fun games for the family and see eyes light up, spirits rise, and iPads get shunted to the side. While we can’t promise there won’t be fights, you will be able to spend a few good hours with the little ones thanks to these games. Read More

  • Revols Announces In-Ear Headphones That Mold To The Contours Of Your Disgusting Body

    Revols Announces In-Ear Headphones That Mold To The Contours Of Your Disgusting Body

    As if it weren’t bad enough that all of us contain a skeleton, Revols reminds us that we also have ears. This Montreal-based custom headphone company has created a very unique custom earbud system that allows you to create soft, sound-isolated headphones in a minute using a mobile app. Plus they’ve teamed with Onkyo to offer some of the most interesting industrial design… Read More

  • Goodbye To Holga, The Wacky Camera Blast From The Past

    Goodbye To Holga, The Wacky Camera Blast From The Past

    The Holga is a medium format mechanical toy camera that became a fan favorite when it was launched in 1981. Now, thirty-four years later, the company that currently makes the camera has closed up shop and has thrown away all of the tooling. “There is nothing available for sale,” said the manufacturer. Freestyle Photograph Services announced the death in a blog… Read More

  • Toymaker VTech Leaks Millions Of Parent Emails And Child Photos In Latest Massive Breach

    Toymaker VTech Leaks Millions Of Parent Emails And Child Photos In Latest Massive Breach

    In the first breach that seems to have hit both adults and children at the same time, interactive toy maker VTech has confirmed hackers have accessed private data including names, email addresses, and passwords as well as some mailing addresses and download history. The company claims that no credit card data was stolen but it seems that multiple headshots of parents and children are now in… Read More

  • Swatch Is Teaming With Visa To Offer Payments From Your Wrist

    Swatch Is Teaming With Visa To Offer Payments From Your Wrist

    Swatch and Visa have announced a partnership to enable NFC financial transactions using the the Swatch Bellamy wristwatch. The watches, which Swatch announced in October, are arguably minimalist and are named in honor of American author Edward Bellamy who foresaw credit and debit cards in 1888. The system is already working in Asia thanks to a partnership with China UnionPay and Bank of… Read More

  • Start Up Services Snake Oil

    Start Up Services Snake Oil

    I’ve been so well entrenched in the journalistic world of entrepreneurship that I haven’t lifted my head out of the mess of funding stories and launch posts to actually pay attention to what is happening in the world of startups. Here’s the rub: when you’re starting a company it’s almost impossible to get good people. You can ask your cousin to make a few PSDs… Read More

  • Romain Jerome Creates A Watch For True Mario Fans

    Romain Jerome Creates A Watch For True Mario Fans

    Do you like Nintendo? Do you have $19,000? I think we found you a watch. The Romain Jerome Super Mario Bros. the watchmaker’s take on good old Mario and his mushroom-induced adventures and is aimed at collectors who aren’t afraid to drop twenty grand on nostalgia. The watch is RJ’s third arcade-themed piece and joins his Pac Man watch as well as his Space Invaders piece. Read More

  • 4 Great Drones That Won’t Crash Immediately (And One That Will)

    Soon even Santa will start delivering presents by drone so it pays to learn how the big man is going to get it done. Here are four good flyers (and one not so good one) that will be great way to get some air after the holidays. We’ve tested all of these and are comfortable in recommending even the low end Sky Viper model below. Read More

  • Steve Wildstrom, Tech Journalist, Dies After Battle With Brain Cancer

    Steve Wildstrom, Tech Journalist, Dies After Battle With Brain Cancer

    Steve Wildstrom, a long time Business Week columnist and one of the first journalists to focus primarily on technology, died on November 24 of brain cancer. Wildstrom wrote the Technology & You for Business Week from 1994 to 2009. He was a larger-than-life figure in the world of journalism and, more specifically, tech journalism. His wife confirmed his death via Facebook. Born in… Read More

  • Designer Releases A 3D-Printed Revolver

    Designer Releases A 3D-Printed Revolver

    Engineering student James Patrick has built a working 3D-printable revolver that uses a rubber band and a nail to fire .22 bullets. The revolver can hold six or eight bullets and moves the cylinder from position to position after each shot. Patrick has built in a protective system that keeps the gun from firing when dropped. His last project, called the Songbird, a single shot model, is… Read More

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