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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  • Microsoft Launches More Gear Not For Noobs

    and, potentially a crash helmet. Then you have the Wireless Headset which will cut that dinky cable that connects to your controller for good. That’s $60. Finally, if you want to use any of this junk you’d better get the Wireless Gaming Receiver for $20. Consider it a tariff for using Microsoft’s airwaves. Microsoft Offers More Ways to Play Games for Windows and Xbox 360… Read More

  • CrunchedGear Contest Over: You're All Winners!

    , so you’re all winners. If you entered and I didn’t contact you about your prize, please drop me a line at john at crunchgear dot com. Stay tuned for the next hot contest. Read More

  • Apple, Dell, Lenovo Hold Battery Summit

    It’s not every day that you see three heavy-hitters get together to discuss something as mundane – and important – as laptop batteries. The three companies will hold a summit in San Jose next month to discuss the problem of batteries exploding on YouTube. The companies, which are part of OEM Critical Components Committee of the IPC-Association Connecting Electronics… Read More

  • TiVo to Rock Out With Its Cox Out

    Cox Cable subscribers can unclench their PVR muscles because TiVo is coming to their cable boxes in the form of a PVR software update that is completely seamless and will not require a hardware install or any trucks to roll. Very sneaky. This is a subscription service, but it looks like it’s not going to break the bank and its completely voluntary. It should be available in the first half… Read More

  • Crunch Crunch Britannia: Mike Launches TechCrunch UK

    I seriously don’t know how Michael does it, but there’s another Crunch-tastic site, TechCrunch UK, edited by Sam Sethi and boasting the updated CrunchDesign (TM) from Jeremey Baines. V.V. Cool. Announcing TechCrunch UK [TechCrunch] Read More

  • Fujifilm S9100: It's Not an SLR, But Who's Counting?

    Another camera? The S9100 is a 9-megapixel pseudo-SLR with 10.7x optical zoom and picture stabilization. The lens has an equivalent range of 28mm – 300mm includes a Real Photo, which adapts the flash and aperture to the ambient light and can also bracket shots, taking three shots using varying settings in just a few seconds. It has a 2.5-inch screen and will cost $599 in… Read More

  • Canon Launches Long-Awaited Rebel XT Follow-up: Rebel XTi

    Heavens to murgatroid! A new Rebel! The XT is pretty much the SLR of record in the prosumer market – no one else can really come close to their sales. Well, here’s the next generation, the XTi aka the Canon EOS 400D, a 10-megapixel SLR with new CMOS sensor, a 2.5-inch screen, and a self-cleaning system which vibrates the mirrors to dislodge dust, dirt, and chewed food. How much are… Read More

  • Nikon Pumps Out Five COOLPIX Point-and-Shoots

    What have we here? Five new Nikon cameras? Let’s go down the list: COOLPIX S10 – Shown above – 6.0-megapixels with 10x optical zoom. On board movie/image editing and 2.5-inch LCD with swivel. 16MB of on-board memory. Available in September for $399.95. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Who Needs a Terabyte? Edition

    Here are a few highlights from yesterday’s news. Maxtor Shared Storage II Hands On
    Onkyo Introduces D-TK10 Guitar Speaker
    Gulbransen Virtuoso Violin
    Lawnmower Roomba?
    Submersible Camera Bags
    Crystal Roc Introduces Swarovski-Studded Musical Instruments Read More

  • Maxtor Shared Storage II Hands On

    If you had told me a year ago that I’d have a terabyte of data hanging on my home network, I’d have probably laughed. First off, who needs 1 TB?! That’s just silly. And secondly, there’s nothing out there that can make that block of storage usable. After all, share drives are wonky and web-based applications are junk right? Well, I just got a 1 TB block of usable… Read More

  • TiVo Series 3 in the Wild

    I’ve been waiting for this moment most of my adult life. Since I excoriated the Series 2 DT, TiVo probably will never hold and kiss me again, but I’m so happy to see these spy shots of the Series 3 and maybe, just maybe, they’ll learn to love me again. Oh TiVo, you came and you stopped me from shaking… Anyway, here are some spy shots of the Series 3 with dual CableCARDs… Read More

  • ATI TV Wonder 650 OTA HDTV Tuner

    episodes. I guess my question is this: how valuable is OTA HD to people? Would you get a tuner card just to PVR some HD sports every weekend? Discuss. Product Page [ATI via HDBeat] Read More

  • Microsoft Habu Mouse

    go to advertising a shiny mouse, but who are we to judge? This sucker has 2000 DPI resolution, has 7 programmable buttons, and an always-on mode so the mouse doesn’t go to sleep just as you’re trying to turn over that last important card in FreeCell. No price, but it will be available in October. Product Page [NotforNoobs via Gizmodo via RazerZone] Read More

  • CrunchGear This Week is going strong and hopefully you’ll mosey on over to check out some hot gadget action. This week has been packed with news including a gaming mouse from Microsoft, the Habu and secret shots of the TiVo Series 3 that will make grown men cry. We also have a contest coming up… read all about it later today. We’ll be offering a Kodak V603 camera and a Motorola Q. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Cheap Wii Edition

    Here are some highlights from yesterday’s posts. MobiBLU Q-Bling
    Wii to Cost a Wii $170
    Water Level Battery-Status App For NTT DoCoMo In Japan
    HoMedics Release iCush
    Bower and Wilkins 800D Read More

  • CrunchedGear Semi-finals Reminder

    Another reminder to vote early and often for your favorite piece of Crunched Gear. Read More

  • 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

    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

    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