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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  • mini Goombah Rolling Bag Review

    Naneu Pro Bags have been on our radar lately–nice blogger outreach, lots of cool multi-purpose bags with built-in laptop and camera slots, etc.–so we are stoked to see SlashGear’s review of the mini Goombah. Unfortunately, they had some initial trouble fitting a MacBook Pro in there, so we’ll have to wait a bit longer for a full review. However, we can suggest looking… Read More

  • Cisco Buys Arroyo Systems, Cements Video-on-Demand

    Cisco purchased Arroyo Video Solutions for $92 million in an effort to expand its infrastructure offerings for the next stage of consumer-grade video-on-demand. “The platforms out there today will not scale to the degree that we envision,” said Paul Bosco, vice president of video and cable initiatives at Cisco. “The nature of on-demand programming is changing. Cable… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Network Error Edition


    Just got back from Palo Alto where I spent the weekend with Michael Arrington and his band of chino-clad merry pranksters. Not quite counter-culture, but it was fun. In related news, I returned to Brooklyn to find my network completely dead. Le horror! Cell Phones of the Future!
    Sprint Treo 700wx Ad Brochure Leaked
    Samsung 70-inch LCD TV
    Pink PS2 Coming To the UK In November
    Onkyo Portable… Read More

  • Brain XP

    Livescience reports that the brain, when waking, will boot up like a computer. Nitric oxide seems to be the “on” switch of the brain, as when the person wakes it triggers certain functions that will set the scene for increasingly complex activities—such as going to the bathroom. Scientists have found that the thalamus might not be the primitive structure they had… Read More

  • AMD-based Dells

    Attention AMD fans, Dell announced today that it will be building desktops and 2P server with AMD processors. Reports have estimated that Dell will prepare between 1 million and 1.2 million new AMD based desktops, and 800,000 AMD based notebooks. This is a huge step for AMD, but rumor has it that it is a ploy by Dell to encourage Intel to lower their prices on processors and not an actual move… Read More

  • Quad-core is On the Way

    Thought Two Cores was enough? It isn’t. Really. Intel confirmed today that they will be releasing a 2.67 GHz quad-core Core 2 Extreme this holiday season. Drooling, yet? The processor is named Kentsfield and will host two dual-core Conroe cores on one package. The processor will be beefed up, increasing its L2 cache from 4MB to 8MB, which will serve to make multi-tasking much more seamless. Read More

  • Zune: Secrets and Lies

    iLounge has some hot dope on the Zune including a description of the UI and some of its fancy wireless features. Here’s some pithy info: Wi-Fi: Eh. Apparently you can use the Wi-fi feature to “loan” other Zune owners music for some short period (a day), giving them the opportunity to buy the tracks themselves from the Zune music store. While this is a cool idea, and could… Read More

  • Top 50 Mobile Phone Sites

    This is a pretty meta post, but it’s interesting news. It seems that Cingular is the most popular world cellphone website while ChinaMobile is #1 by a head, neck, and left shoulder. You then kind of peter out right around motorola. Mad4Mobile created the study and found that PhoneScoop – a personal favorite, is one of the better phone blogs out there. In this study we have picked… Read More

  • CrunchedGear Contest: Come On, People!

    : Proporta BlackBerry 8700 hard case Proporta screen protector Proporta 4-in-1 pen Proporta Tungsten T5 case Proporta in-car mount Here’s how to enter. Send a picture of the most destroyed, most beaten-up, and/or nastiest piece of technology you own and which item you’d like plus a second choice. We’ll pick five winners and send out their fancy, fancy gifts. All pictures… Read More

  • Candid Zune Pics Surface


    Zapruder-esque footage of the Zune is surfaced and Gizmodo seems to have dibs on all the goodness. It has magnetic earphones that stick together and comes in 150 different color combinations, which is why all of the images you’ll see will be in black and white until launch. No further info, but looks like the Gizzer has something up its sleeve later today. Exclusive Microsoft Zune… Read More

  • PS3 Development Kit and Screens

    http://gamevideos.com:80/swf/video.swf?plylst=http%3A%2F%2Fgamevideos.com%3A80/video/asx%3Ffileurl%3Dgv.com.SonyDevkitInfomercial2_320x180.flv%26videoid%3D5104%26usersubmitted%3Dfalse%26runtime%3D49&showlogo=false&playAuto=no
    Don’t worry – that’s not what the final product will look like. That’s the PS3 dev kit in all her mad-eyed glory. There are even some… Read More

  • NotForNoobs.com: More Viral Gimcrackery


    So, so silly. Gizmodo and others are positing that Microsoft’s latest hork-tastic viral marketing attempt – called NotForNoobs – is basically a way for them to sell high-end media hardware for the Zune. The key is that snake right there, which is the logo for Razer and which is working with Microsoft to rock out to some slow jams with their Razer keyboard with Zune dock. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Angelina in Hackers Edition


    Some highlights from yesterday’s posts. Little Phatty by Moog
    Glucose Metering Phone
    CrunchedGear Contest
    Wake Over Time
    Carbon Fiber Hats Read More

  • Logitech Launches iPod Speakers


    Quite a bit of news out of Logitech these past few days. First they have a cavalcade of headsets and now these two speakers. The $299.99 Logitech AudioStation includes a built-in AM/FM radio and has a backlit, touch sensitive control panel and LCD street. It works with any iPod and includes a nice DSP for 3D sound. Read More

  • Glucose Metering Phone

    Not much to report on this right now, but it looks like it’s going to drop in the next few months and might be just the thing for those suffering diabetes. The system connects directly to your phone – or a specific phone – and it sends glucose readings to a doctor and to the user’s own monitoring system. An excellent melding of technology, design, and usability. Read More

  • CrunchedGear Contest

    : Proporta BlackBerry 8700 hard case Proporta screen protector Proporta 4-in-1 pen Proporta Tungsten T5 case Proporta in-car mount Here’s how to enter. Send a picture of the most destroyed, most beaten-up, and/or nastiest piece of technology you own and which item you’d like plus a second choice. We’ll pick five winners and send out their fancy, fancy gifts. All pictures… Read More

  • Wake Over Time

    I, for one, am terrible at waking myself up in the morning. I know, I know, you’re probably saying, “Well get an alarm clock, Alex!” Well it’s not that simple. I do have one, but it’s rendered mute with a swift backhand every morning it’s supposed to blare. However, I think I’ve found the alarm clock that suits me. Hammacher Schlemmer has been retailing… Read More

  • Super Secret Remote

    and I think this might be a better deal, even though TBG was basically first to the party. Product Page [ThinkGeek] Read More

  • Google Circles Wagons, Will Not Launch Nationwide Wi-Fi

    It appears that Google’s plans for world domination are currently on hold as they’ve neglected to bid for any of the open Wi-Fi contracts nationwide. They will offer free Wi-Fi in Mountain View – so their cyborg monkey army can get messages from the mothership – and may launch in San Francisco in partnership with Earthlink, but they’re not planning unwiring any… Read More

  • Naneu Pro Military-Ops Sierra Review

    While “carrying an SLR and laptop” aren’t usually considered military ops, at least according to the marine I know (Hi Chris!), the Naneu Pro Sierra bag is quite an original. Designed to hold both a camera and a laptop, the bag is compact and well-proportioned, allowing a 12-inch Powerbook and my Rebel XT to cohabitate like college virgins discovering the first taste… Read More