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. 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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  • Teddy The Guardian, The Protective Plushie, Gets $400K In Seed Investment

    Teddy The Guardian, The Protective Plushie, Gets $400K In Seed Investment

    Teddy the Guardian, unlike his animatronic cousin, Teddy Ruxpin, will not terrify your children. Teddy is actually a vital signs sensor that allows parents to check a child’s temperature and heart rate with a single tap of the bear’s paw. Because it’s also a beloved toy, the child won’t be frightened and doctors and parents can see the results inside a mobile app in… Read More

  • Boy Is Presented 3D-Printed Storm Trooper Prosthetic From The 501st, Vader’s Own Legion

    Boy Is Presented 3D-Printed Storm Trooper Prosthetic From The 501st, Vader’s Own Legion

    In part infinity in our continuing series of heart-warming 3D-printing events, we present Liam and his amazing 3D-printed Clone Trooper arm. A cool dude named John Peterson printed the arm for Liam after learning about E-Nable, a group of volunteers who print arms and hands for kids. Liam’s arm, for example, is a RIT model that works with kids with an elbow but no forearm. Peterson built… Read More

  • John Biggs Interviews Karolina Boladz

    A Look Inside The World Of European Hardware Funding

    Karolina Boladz is the COO of Zortrax, a 3D printer company in Poland. Her company grew out of a Kickstarter project that ballooned and is now in the running to be one of the largest and most popular printers in Europe. However, unlike her competitors, Zortrax had a hard road to funding and ended up issuing bonds in lieu of raising an A Round. The result? A strong company that is opening… Read More

  • Some Of The Best Video From CES 2015

    Some Of The Best Video From CES 2015

    CES is a huge show. While we focused on Hardware Battlefield, in truth we covered miles of convention center and shot hours of film. And we want you to watch some of the best of it. While you can enjoy all of our video over here, I’ve picked out a few of our favorite clips to show the madness, the dronelove, and the magic of CES. It’s a massive event and it’s loads of fun… Read More

  • The Lizard Squad’s “Lizard Stresser” Service Runs On Hacked Routers

    The Lizard Squad’s “Lizard Stresser” Service Runs On Hacked Routers

    Security expert Brian Krebs has analyzed the Lizard Stresser, an attack tool created by the so-called Lizard Squad hacker collective and touted as a test for webmins who needed to see what happens to their services under duress. His discovery? The network of attack computers actually consists of insecure and compromised home routers. This is the network used to take down the Playstation… Read More

  • John Biggs Talks to James Park of Fitbit

    Fitbit CEO James Park Talks About Wearables And The Apple Watch

    Fitbit recently announced a new smart devices, the Surge and the Charge and took to CES to show just how cool they were. I got the chance to sit down with CEO James Park to talk wearables, heart rate monitors, and his expectations for the Apple Watch. See, Fitbit isn’t afraid and I’m not sure they should be. While a true popular wearable will cut into some fashion and tech… Read More

  • PYOD Lets Your Print Your Own D

    PYOD Lets Your Print Your Own D

    Ahem. We begin this post by noting that the forthcoming material relates to human sexuality and should be construed as NSFW if you work at a retirement home for men or women of the cloth. The rest of y’all, hop on in! So PYOD is a product that aims to allow you to print your own dildo. The service wants to become your one stop shop for custom dildonics in that you can design the contour… Read More

  • Oku Skin Care Sensor

    Oku Warns You Before You Get The Pizza Face

    If you’re like me, your face is a pock-marked mess, oozing with pus and fluids and endlessly painful. But there is hope for people like me. There is Oku. This little sensor can see through your skin to give you advice on skin care and can even tell you when your pimples are about to settle down and disappear. It costs $299 and connects to an iPhone app to assess your skin health. The… Read More

  • Introducing The Hardware Battlefield Finalists For 2015: Fogo Digital, Looksee, Peeple, Sutro, Voltera

    Introducing The Hardware Battlefield Finalists For 2015: Fogo Digital, Looksee, Peeple, Sutro, Voltera

    It’s been a long, hard battle here deep in the deserts of Las Vegas but the judges have chosen and we are ready to rock and roll. We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 Hardware Battlefield in Las Vegas where 15 amazing companies vied for $50,000 and the coveted Metal Man statue. All the Hardware Battlefield companies did an amazing job and the judges were endlessly impressed. Read More

  • Slingshot Down the Strip with SCOTTYeVEST | CES 2015

    A Ride With The Pocket Man

    Scott Jordan has been a tech fixture for almost a decade. His company, ScotteVest, makes clothing for gadget lovers, feature pockets for almost everything including tablets, phones, water bottles, and even passports. Now he’s taking on a new persona, Pocket Man, and trying to help people follow their passion. While his adventure is a little self-promotional, he means well. He’s… Read More

  • Petnet Feeder For Pets

    Petnet Ensures Your Beasts Are Well-Fed

    Robotic pet-food dispensers are nothing new, but what happens when your robotic pet food dispenser is smarter than your pet. Petnet can help you find out. The system dispenses food automatically based on your preset schedule. You can even tell it which foods you’re serving Fido or Fidette, and it will dispense according to the animal’s diet. Read More

  • The Voltera V-One Makes Circuit Boards In Minutes

    The Voltera V-One Makes Circuit Boards In Minutes

    Building circuit boards is fun but difficult. While you could do it at home with a some etchant and some clear plastic, Voltera hopes to make the entire process much easier with their V-One circuit printer. The creators, James Pickard, Jesus Zozaya, and Alroy Almeida all studied Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo and got together to solve the problem of rapid… Read More

  • Indiegogo Launches InDemand, A Way To Sell On The Site After Crowdfunding Stops

    Indiegogo Launches InDemand, A Way To Sell On The Site After Crowdfunding Stops

    Indiegogo has just announced their InDemand feature, a sort of web shop for funded projects that allows creators to sell their wares after crowdfunding is complete. Essentially the platform allows users to sell pre-orders after crowdfunding and manage customers using the site’s platform. The service allows creators to raise additional funding and manage customer orders. It also uses… Read More

  • Quardio

    Qardio Releases A Connected Scale And Blood Pressure Cuff

    Qardio started out building medical heart sensors to improve health. Now they’re branching out into more accessible territory including connected scales and blood pressure cuffs. Called the QardioBase and QardioArm, the devices are designed to take your vital measurements and report on your health. The Base, thankfully, can even be put into “happy” mode that displays a happy… Read More

  • 3doodler Launches New 3D Drawing Pen

    The New 3Doodler 2.0 Is A Streamlined Plastic Squirting Machine

    When the first 3Doodler came out it was almost an instant hit. The pen-like plastic extruding system let anyone with a little creativity make fun 3D objects. Now the product just got better. The company has just announced a new version of the device, called the 3Doodler 2.0, on Kickstarter and they’ve already far surpassed their $30,000 goal. Read More

  • Watch This Man Fire His 3D-Printed Cornstarch Flamethrower

    Watch This Man Fire His 3D-Printed Cornstarch Flamethrower

    Ivan Owen is usually more of a pacifist. He’s well known for making prosthetics for kids but now he’s back with something slightly less cool but far more fun. He built his own 3D-printed cornstarch flamethrower using a battery-powered leaf blower, a hopper, and a propane torch. Called the The Conflagulator, it blows a cloud of cornstarch at the torch which lights it, turning it into… Read More

  • Philips Announces Multi-Room Speakers That Connect To Spotify

    Philips Announces Multi-Room Speakers That Connect To Spotify

    Don’t tell Taylor Swift! Philips has announced a set of speakers that connect directly to Spotify and allow you to move your queue to the speakers from your mobile device. The system also supports an adapter, pictured, that lets you use your own speakers to get some dulcet tones out of your Spotify queue. How does it work? Well, there’s a single button to bring up Spotify content. Read More

  • Garmin’s Fenix 3 Sports Watch Just Might Look Good With A Suit

    Garmin’s Fenix 3 Sports Watch Just Might Look Good With A Suit

    Garmin’s Fenix line is dark, brooding, and, in a way, beautiful. Their latest watch, the Fenix 3, joins that rebellious lineage with three new styles including a “Sapphire” model with real sapphire crystal face. The multi-sport device can record running and swimming as well as almost any outdoor activity including hiking and skiing. It has a large GPS antenna in the bezel… Read More

  • Join TechCrunch’s Big CES Adventure

    Join TechCrunch’s Big CES Adventure

    If you’re attending the show we want to see you. As in year’s past, TechCrunch will have a large broadcast tent in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center. You can’t miss it. There are LED panels all over it. Twice a day we will hold Hardware Battlefield where 15 startups will compete for $50,000 and the Metal Man trophy. You can watch the show live at the booth or here… Read More

  • U.K. Police Arrest Alleged Lizard Squad Hacker

    U.K. Police Arrest Alleged Lizard Squad Hacker

    Vinnie Omari, alleged member of the Lizard Squad, the hacking crew that took down both Xbox Live and the Playstation Network on Christmas, was arrested in Twickenham on December 31. Omari provided details to the Daily Dot regarding the arrest and the police issued a press release announcing the raid. From the release: The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) has arrested a… Read More

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