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 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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  • Six Degrees of Crunchation: It's On Like A Chicken Bone

    OK. I got all kinds of hate mail from people who were getting pictures to me. I actually didn’t realize we had such a rabid following. If you are taking part, please comment after this post so we can see who/what is entering. Thanks! Sorry for the confusion. We’re equally confused. Read on for full rules. Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchation Contest at CrunchGear.com

    Sorry to horn in like this, but we have a little contest going on over at CrunchGear.com that you might enjoy. Here are the rules. The concept is pretty simple: take your picture holding up a sign with your own name or a sassy saying and then pass that sign to a friend and have them take their own picture THEN have that friend pass it on to one of their friends, ideally someone YOU… Read More

  • Built NY Electric Laptop Sleeves

    These laptop sleeves and gadget bags aren’t quite electric, but the stuff that goes inside them definitely is. Designed by Built NY, the Laptop sleeves come in 12″,15″ and 17″ models and cost about $39.99. The Pockets are little sacks that let you keep your gear close to your heart or hanging off of your other bags like a luggage tag. They cost about… Read More

  • Vista Beta for Free

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/or life, you'll have to tell Microsoft all about it. Otherwise, it's Vista season and your PC is a shotgun. Download [Microsoft via Inquirer] Read More

  • Motorola ROKR E2 in Asia


    Can’t quite tell if this is an Asia-only phone or not, but it seems the ROKR E2 is hitting the streets of Singapore and it’s ready to rumble. It uses a USB cable to load music into an SD card – maxmimum 2GB – and allows you to store up to 500 songs and even has an FM radio tuner when you run out of tunes. The E2 runs Linux, which probably means iTunes is right out in… Read More

  • Sigma SD14 Sneak Peek

    Sigma is a well-known high-end camerawell-known third party lens company and they appear to be teasing us with a pre-Photokina website tells little about the product but definitely generates a bit of excitement. It seems this new camera will have a Foveon image sensor and some new ways of processing RAW image data. Other than that scant information, we’re going to have to wait until… Read More

  • Panasonic D-Snap SD800N: Noise-Cancelling, Small


    This is a Japan-only product right now, but it was worth mentioning. The D-Snap SD800N is a noise-cancelling MP3 player that stores music on SD cards – did that ever work for people? – and is designed to work with Panasonic’s line of speakers and gear. While I think noise-cancelling is great in theory, in practice it might suck. Imagine: you stuff this into your bag and… Read More

  • PS3 Retail Unit Porn

    http://www.gametrailers.com/umremote310.swf You all may want to get an air sickness bag, because this video is so fawning and reverential that it may cause gagging and/or puking in your mouth a little. Man. PS3 better kick my ass and the asses of both my grandmas or else I’m giving up on this whole video gaming thing. Playstation 3: In-Depth Retail Review [GameTrailers] Read More

  • Treo 750: Blurry Pics, Feature List

    Earlier today, you read about some new pics of a purported Treo 750 caught in the wild. We can confirm that this is indeed a version the Treo 750, though it’s unclear if it’s the same 750 as the “Lennon” that is coming to Cingular in October, or if it’s the rumored 750v, which is the Euro-only version. The “Lennon” (likely to be named the 750w) we… Read More

  • Crunchgasm Day X: How Are We Doing?


    Well, it’s been about two weeks and we have quite a following, but I’d like to hear from you guys what we’re lacking. Yell at us in comments or drop me a line at john at crunchgear dot com. PR folks, please send all info to tips at crunchgear dot com. Read More

  • Dash.Net Briefing: Flocking Cellular/Wi-Fi GPS Devices

    and I’m actually quite enthused. The company’s current release is fairly lean on details, but Lego filled me in on some of the broader details of his company’s new product. Dash has actually been around for about three years and is now launching a consumer product for release in Summer, 2007. The company will be showing a sample at DEMOfall on September 26 and is also working… Read More

  • Bengal Boy Rocks the HTC Artemis/Trinity

    I know some folks have trouble with YouTube embeds, but this is the video age, man, and we have to keep up. For example, we have the Artemis, a smartphone from one of the most unsung OEMs in the world, HTC. The video is a little rough, friends, and Bengal Boy has a voice for newsprint, but it’s nice to see this thing in action. BengalBoy’s Divine Trinity! The HTC Trinity Pocket… Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchation Contest: No Entries = My Dog Gets the Q

    Well, friends, it’s Monday and I have exactly no “Six Degrees of Crunchation” contest entries. The concept is pretty simple: take your picture holding up a sign with your own name or a sassy saying and then pass that sign to a friend and have them take their own picture THEN have that friend pass it on to one of their friends, ideally someone YOU don’t know. Simply… Read More

  • Saitek Eclipse II Keyboard Exposed

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-8452436028992515657&hl=en The Saitek Eclipse II lights up in three fancy colors, red, blue, and purple, and still has room for media buttons including a volume dial and a few pre-set keys for track forward, reverse, and play/pause. The Eclipse II costs about $70.00 online. Saitek Eclipse II Gaming Keyboard Review [EverythingUSB] Read More