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. Email him directly at john@techcrunch.com.

Disclosures: John is an unpaid advisor to Riffle, a social books platform. John is CEO of Freeport Mobile, Inc. Bre Pettis, formerly of Makerbot, is an investor.

CrunchBase profile →

Featured Picks from John Biggs


Latest from John Biggs

  • Oliver, A New Apartment-Finding App, Cuts Out The Middlemen

    Oliver, A New Apartment-Finding App, Cuts Out The Middlemen

    If you’ve ever tried to find an apartment in a popular city like San Francisco, New York, or Chillicothe you’re probably familiar with magical beings called brokers. These creatures take a cut of your rent while doing surprisingly little and it’s high time they are “disrupted.” How, you ask? Oliver. Oliver is the latest effort to cut out the middleman. The app… Read More

  • PragueCrunch IV Is Coming

    PragueCrunch IV Is Coming

    PragueCrunch IV is an annual celebration of all things central European and startupy and it’s coming back on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CEST). We’ll be holding the event on the terrace at Střelecký Ostrov. If you’ve been to any of the previous events you’ll know it’s a good time. We have special early-bird tickets available now right here so… Read More

  • Snag Your Ticket For PragueCrunch IV Now

    Snag Your Ticket For PragueCrunch IV Now

    PragueCrunch IV is almost here! This annual celebration of all things startup will take place on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CEST). We’ll be holding the event on the terrace at Střelecký Ostrov. If you’ve been to any of the previous events you’ll know it’s a good time. We have special early-bird tickets available now right here so get them… Read More

  • Watch Site Chrono24 Raises €21 Million To Build An Horological Juggernaut

    Watch Site Chrono24 Raises €21 Million To Build An Horological Juggernaut

    Because there exist only two kinds of watches – Apple Watches and all others – Chrono24 is addressing a pretty big market: high-end collectors of mechanical timepieces. The watch consignment and sales site just raised €21 million from Insight Ventures to open new offices in New York and Hong Kong and have even added a new feature called Trusted Checkout, a system that protects… Read More

  • Join Us At PragueCrunch IV: The Enpraguening

    Join Us At PragueCrunch IV: The Enpraguening

    Here it comes, Central Europe: PragueCrunch IV! This annual celebration of all things startup is coming to your town on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CEST). We’ll be holding the event on the terrace at Střelecký Ostrov. If you’ve been to any of the previous events you’ll know it’s a good time. We have special early-bird tickets available now right… Read More

  • Mobile Blog JKOnTheRun Is Reborn After The Fall Of Gigaom

    Mobile Blog JKOnTheRun Is Reborn After The Fall Of Gigaom

    Harken back with me to the heady days of 2004. The century was still young and we humans were yet unsullied by the great iPhoning of mobile technology. A young man, James Kendrick, hat in one hand and valise in the other, had just disembarked from the great ship HMS Mainstream Tech Media and begun writing on a website called JKOnTheRun. In those heady days tech blogs grew fat on the vine. Read More

  • Tron-Club Sends Circuits To Your Home In Jolly Packages

    Tron-Club Sends Circuits To Your Home In Jolly Packages

    While Tron-Club sounds more like a weekly meeting of Tron enthusiasts who enjoy dressing up in unitards and making whooshing sounds as they pretend to ride invisible Lightcycles, it’s actually a service that sends circuits to your home. Why? Because you should learn electronics, that’s why. As hardware becomes easier to build and understand, programmers are finding themselves at… Read More

  • Judge Throws Out Cybersquatting Claims For 16 Year Old Domain

    Judge Throws Out Cybersquatting Claims For 16 Year Old Domain

    In what has to be one of the best court transcripts about a domain name I’ve read, Judge Lewis Kaplan essentially eviscerated the attorney for Office Space Solutions, a company that was attempting to sue programmer Jason Kneen on the grounds of “warehousing” a domain for 16 years. You can read the back story here but, in short, Kneen, who lives in the UK, did not want to sell… Read More

  • The Commodore PET Has Been Reincarnated As A Phone

    The Commodore PET Has Been Reincarnated As A Phone

    The 1980s are back again! The guys who bought the Commodore name are releasing an Android smartphone for about $300. The price includes some bog standard specs but, most important, includes two emulators so you can play classic 1980s games right on your screen. The phone will appear in Europe first – including Italy and Poland – but if you remember programming guessing games in… Read More

  • Only Two Weeks Left Before Our TC Polish Meetup Tour

    Only Two Weeks Left Before Our TC Polish Meetup Tour

    Oj, śpieszmy, oj, śpieszmy, chłopaki na lewo! I will be rolling down Poland holding three exciting meetups in three exciting cities and I want to see you there. We are running the meetups from the July 28th until July 30th. Tickets are free and will sell out FAST so grab them quickly. July 28 – Gdynia Tickets
    July 29 – Warsaw Tickets – SOLD OUT
    July 30 – Krakow… Read More

  • 3D Systems Releases New Filament That Dissolves In Water

    3D Systems Releases New Filament That Dissolves In Water

    Moisture, as they say, is the essence of wetness. It’s now also a great way to remove support material from 3D-printed objects. Printing complex objects requires rafts and supports. These hold the pieces in place and, in theory, are supposed be easily removable with a little tugging. In reality, however, support material can make a mess of your project. With this filament, however… Read More

  • Experts Find A Third Hacking Team Flash Exploit, Call For An End To The Madness

    Experts Find A Third Hacking Team Flash Exploit, Call For An End To The Madness

    TrendMicro has posted yet another 0day AKA urgent Flash hole that could put your data at risk. The Hacking Team, a group of professional hackers who supplied governments with hacking tools and whose entire information database was recently leaked, used this exploit to attack computers without the user’s knowledge. The new vulnerability, CVE-2015-5123, follows two other 0day exploits. Read More

  • BudapestCrunch II Was A Great Success

    BudapestCrunch II Was A Great Success

    I got to Budapest after a massive storm had gone from northern Europe through to the Central hills and plains. Trees were downed and it had cooled off considerably and I thanked the meet-up gods for ensuring that I wouldn’t sweat through my clothes. I also realized that we were truly celebrating BudapestCrunch II, not one. The inaugural Budapest event happened way back in 2007 when I… Read More

  • The MB&F MusicMachine 3 Is A Rich Nerd’s Dream

    The MB&F MusicMachine 3 Is A Rich Nerd’s Dream

    As we approach Peak Star Wars at last week’s Comic-Con, I’d like to present something so inexplicable yet potentially beguiling that it seems on the verge of exploding into a supernova of rich nerd lust. It is the MusicMachine 3, a music box shaped like an Imperial TIE Fighter. In fact the MusicMachine 3 contains two mechanical music playback systems, hidden in the rear of the fighter. Read More

  • Maker Creates A 3D-Printed “Poison Dart Gun”

    Maker Creates A 3D-Printed “Poison Dart Gun”

    Maker Peter Alaric DeSimone has created a 3D-printed dart pistol that shoots 40mm blowgun darts using a piston system. The entire gun takes about eight hours to build and features rubber bands to bring the piston down and reset the trigger. DeSimone made a point to note that the gun is completely legal and is a direct reaction to proposed regulation that could make all gun blueprints –… Read More

  • Watch Adam Savage And Chris Hadfield Walk Comic-Con Floor In Some Amazing Space Suits

    Watch Adam Savage And Chris Hadfield Walk Comic-Con Floor In Some Amazing Space Suits

    Adam Savage is one of our most beloved makers and real astronaut Chris Hadfield is a modern Earth hero. Together they make one of the funnest sets of fake astronauts in all of San Diego. Every year Savage dresses up as Adam Incognito and walks the show floor at Comic-Con. Hiding inside complex costumes, Savage is nearly unrecognizable until he takes off his mask or helmet. This year, to muddy… Read More

  • Microsoft Shows The Augmented Future Of HoloLens

    Microsoft Shows The Augmented Future Of HoloLens

    Microsoft has posted a bit of CG describing what it will feel like to use the HoloLens, their augmented reality helmet, in real life. The resulting video, shot at Case Western Reserve University, shows doctors examining bodies as they float in midair, creating a new way to teach anatomy. The resulting interaction – pinching to hide images, swiping through musculature – is… Read More

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Block Size And Price Spikes

    This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Block Size And Price Spikes

    TCBTC, TechCrunch’s premier bitcoin podcast, is back. After a brief hiatus, John Biggs and myself are here to make yet another hash out of bitcoin. Biggs is in Poland, making this among our first multi-continent shows. (We’ll be back in the TechCrunch studio live, on video, in about a month. But for now, we’re Skypin’.) We hit on the block size debate, Greece and… Read More

  • Michael Casey, Bitcoin Reporter, Is Heading To The MIT Media Lab

    Michael Casey, Bitcoin Reporter, Is Heading To The MIT Media Lab

    Michael Casey, the co-author of The Age Of Cryptocurrency is leaving a senior columnist position at the Wall Street Journal to work at MIT Media Lab as Senior Advisor at the Digital Currency Initiative. Why? “This was just too exciting an opportunity to pass up,” he said. “I sincerely believe that this is one of those moments in which a new technological platform has the… Read More

  • Barnes & Noble Closes International Nook Store

    Barnes & Noble Closes International Nook Store

    The Digital Reader found an interesting email sent to international Nook users about the Nook app for Windows. Essentially it informs international Nook users outside the US or the UK that their content will be removed from Windows machines and their money refunded. “We recently announced that Barnes & Noble and Microsoft have agreed to terminate their commercial… Read More

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. ...