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 and G+ him here. Email him directly at john@techcrunch.com. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Six Degrees of Crunchation: Democracy in Action Reminder


    Click through to view our three finalists in the creativity portion of the contest. We’ll leave voting open until Noon PST on TODAY since most U.S. folks are probably home for the long weekend by now… Read More

  • MacBook Nastiness

    Ooof… Maybe Intel is infecting these things with some latent Windows virii because everyone we know is having MacBook troubles. Take the famed Dave Winer, por ejemplo: I continue to have problems with all three of my Macs. The new black MacBook shuts down on its own in the middle of my work. The original G4 laptop is still blue-screening, and my dual CPU desktop G4 is blue-screening… Read More

  • Happy Labor Day Weekend, Y'all

    team who brought this blog from 0 to 60 in about 2.5 seconds. Also, special thanks to you, our readers, for putting up with contest mix-ups and growing pains. I hope we’re keeping you happy. Read More

  • 6 Degrees of Crunchation Creativity-Off


    Click through to view our three finalists in the creativity portion of the contest. We’ll leave voting open until Noon PST on Tuesday since most US folks are probably home for the long weekend by now… Read More

  • Maxtor Fusion Drive: First Impressions


    I’m just getting around to opening the Maxtor Fusion drive we received this week and I can honestly say that it’s an incredible device. It’s the perfect mix between media server and network storage device and despite its staid exterior it’s definitely a home and small office winner. I’ll be doing an in-depth review next week, but here are some first impressions: Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchation: Motorola Q Winner

    OK. This wasn’t hard at all. Even the folks who sent in a bunch of fake photos (*cough* *cough*) – which I did not specifically prohibit, by the way – couldn’t touch the tenacity of one young man and his camera. Now to process the creative photos for the winner of the Kodak v603… I’m thinking we won’t even vote, but to be fair I think we will. Read More

  • 6 Degrees: Soon, My Pets

    My entire team is MIA today, so I’m busy editing up these entries so they’ll be acceptable. Until then, I offer you this potentially NSFW selection from the collection. Click through to view… Read More

  • Wha-what? Apple Special Event on September 12?

    in LA, which could also mean the launch of an iPhone, but I’m not holding my breath. Reports: Apple to hold special event on September 12th [iLounge] Read More

  • iTunes Movie Store Coming

    is reporting that Apple will be adding $14.99 new releases and $9.99 back catalog movie downloads to their already hep and happening iTunes service… and it’s happening this month. A little bird also told us that a major player, either Sony or Universal, is now ripping their entire back catalog – from 1999 onwards – to digital. The compression algorithm is a huge secret… Read More

  • Six Degrees Update: They're All In

    I’m going to go through them right now and figure out the winner of the Q. Then we’ll vote on some of the more creative ones. Read More

  • CrunchGear's Back to School Cheat Sheet

    September is here and maybe you or someone in your household–you know, the kid upstairs with the headphones who listens to that demon hippity-hop music?–might be in the market for some back to school technology. Here’s a quick rundown of our favorite picks from the past few months. Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchation: Houston, Problem

    If you’re having a problem emailing me your photos, please post them somewhere – Photobucket, your own site, etc. – and email a link to john at crunchgear dot com or AIM me the link at johnbiggsny if you’re still having trouble. Thanks, guys. Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchation Contest: Almost Over

    Get those entries in, kids. We’ll hold the floodgates open until 6pm PST. Read More

  • OriginalSignal: Gadget Sites Galore

    I spoke with Tako Steinz of Stillpoint Media who just launched Gadgets.OriginalSignal, a beta aggregator for gadget websites. Right now it trolls fifteen major sites – including Crunchgear – and reports when new items appear every time you visit the page. Think of it as a NASA “big-board” style system that isn’t NetVibes. Tako and his 5-person team wanted a very… Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchation Contest: An Hour Left

    Ok. It’s Crunch time. We’re closing our contest at 12 noon, PST and we’ve got one entry so far. If I were in this contest, I’d definitely like those odds – that means one person, as of right now, will get both a Moto Q and a Kodak v603… unless I start seeing some entries! Read on for full rules. Read More

  • World's First Wireless Ultra Wideband Hub

    The age of Aquarius is finally over and now it’s time for the age of ubiquitous wireless. Y-E Data Inc., a Japanese company, is launching one of the first wireless UWB hubs in the world that turns any formerly wired device into a wireless USB device. The hub has four standard USB ports and uses a dongle to connect to the hub. The estimated speed is about 100Mbps, which should fall… Read More

  • Dreamcast Watch

    I have thus far let my perverse love of timepieces go unquenched on these pages, but no longer. Here is a fancy Dreamcast Watch that opens up just like the original Dreamcast to reveal the time. Practical? No. Geek-tastic? Yes. It’s available now for pre-order for $129 and will ship September 29. If it was every your goal to have a portable Dreamcast, this is probably about the… Read More

  • MotionDSP Improves Grainy Video for Military, You

    While many of us try to take video and images with our cameraphones or webcams, the resulting footage is rarely usable and suffers from a great deal of anti-aliasing and generally messy pixels. MotionDSP has solved that problem by using special algorithms to “recreate” lost data in real time, thereby bringing almost useless low-light and compressed video into tight… Read More

  • RAZR Breaks, Motorola Gets Trounced

    Consumerist has a great exchange between the owner of a broken RAZR v3i and the Argentinean tech support team shuts her down immediately, offering to only replace it for the low-low fee of $175 – until she takes her case to the FCC, the FTC, and the Florida Attorney General’s office. The result? A new phone at no extra charge and a great AIM conversation with Consumerist’s… Read More

  • ViewScore.com: Review Aggregator

    makes a lot of sense. . The site then crawls the web – namely a few major review sites – and grabs the pertinent scores and information.
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