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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  • 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

  • Dash Navigation to Potentially Rock You Like a Hurricane

    No screenshots yet, but Dash Navigation is offering to change the way we drive to work by offering… hold on, where’s that press release… “Dash saves drivers significant time and enables them to find and explore new destinations. Dash will not only deliver real-time and relevant information to the car, but also create a network of drivers who help each other avoid… Read More

  • Radius 320 Seamless Display

    Wall Street Types take note: this is perfect for bringing up your trade sheets, the Drudge Report, and maybe a game of FreeCell or twelve. Best of all, this 50-inch panel from SeamlessDisplay consists of three 20.1″ panels stuck together seamlessly, allowing for some cool left to right window dragging action. What’s the catch? You need a card – or cards – that… Read More

  • Keyspan VoIP Phone

    Priced at $79 and powered by AAA batteries, the Keyspan VoIP Phone is pretty basic yet compelling enough to take a second look. It connects to Skype directly and, best of all, it is compatible with both Macs and PCs. It’s pretty bare bones, but for less than a Benjamin and the fact that it’s completely cordless should make up for any deficiencies in the UI side. Product Page [Keyspan] Read More

  • Logitech Z-10 Interactive 2.0: Those Are Some Speakers

    Logitech is really firing on all cylinders these days, at least in terms of industrial design and usability. These Z-10 speakers look way cooler than almost anything else I’ve seen out there and, if past experience is any guide, should sound halfway decent as well. The speakers have a touch sensitive surface and reverse LED that is compatible with iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp… Read More

  • Google Apps Break on Through

    I personally love me some disembodied web apps and Google is set to deliver us all from the horror of the thick client. Their service, Google Apps for Your Domain, will include Gmail, Talk, Calendar, and Page Creator under your own personal domain, allowing you to offload most major PIM tasks and maybe one basic webdev task to Google’s own overburdened – yet surprisingly… Read More

  • SkyTone USB Phone

    aka the RST102 is made by Radian Technologies and connects via USB to any laptop. Drop in a CD, turn on Skype, and away you go. In the mini review by Marc “The Sharc” Orchant we link below, it’s notable that a Skype handset “feels funny.” Think about it: we either use Skype with a headset or a webcam with microphone and speakers. We rarely hold something up to… Read More

  • Windows Vista Start-up Sound Sucks, Is Holy

    in defense of Big Bill, informing us that: Microsoft’s Steve Ball gave Robert Scoble some reasons for the startup sound, which as of current planning cannot be turned off: 1) “A spiritual side of the branding experience. A short, brief, positive confirmation that your machine is now conscious and ready to react”; 2) “The startup sound is designed to help you calibrate… Read More

  • Plextor Working on Wafer-thin DVD Burner

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/RWs at 24x. No pricing or availability and it seems like a bit of a niche product. It's powered by USB only, so there won't be an ugly wall wart to worry about. I have a Gateway ultralight , the NX100 with only one “spindle” – that’s marketing talk for any disk drive, which, in this case, is… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Dead Skin and the Dirty Ground Edition

    Here is a selection of stories from yesterday’s news. Pioneer + Bluetooth + iPod Meetup Rumored
    Philips Lumalive
    OLPC Children’s Machine Inches Closer
    More Canon: LV7575PR Projector
    DSILO: Dead Skin In/Lint Out Read More