John Biggs

John Biggs is a writer, consultant, programmer, former East Coast Editor and current contributing writer for TechCrunch. He writes mainly about technology, security, gadgets, gear, wristwatches, and the internet. After spending four years as an IT programmer, he switched his profession and became a full-time journalist. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Laptop, PC Upgrade, Surge, Gizmodo, Men’s Health, InSync, Linux Journal, Popular Science, Sync, and he has written a book called Black Hat: Misfits, Criminals, and Scammers in the Internet Age.

He builds products, writes books, and consults with startups to help them make cool things.

John Biggs runs the BWL family of blogs,, Audiomonger, and He also runs the HourTime Podcast with Ariel Adams at Born in 1975, he currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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  • CG's CES Highlights: Getting the Stiff Arm from LG

    This is an actual photo of the watches or, rather, some guy’s hand protecting them. I thought this sort of stuff was over thanks to the rise of immediate, online journalism/kvetching, but I stopped by the LG booth to take a look at their watch/phone prototype and was quite indelicately turned away. I won’t bother describing the product here because it’s basically the… Read More

  • Jook embiggens the common man

    A tampon or the voice of God?
    In the darkness of flight, many a thought has come to the refugees streaming across the borders of civil and worldwide strife. In the hours before morning, when the moon is covered o’er by clouds and the guard dog is alert and ready, the victims of war dream of one thing. It is not a clean bed and a bowl of good soup. It is not the sad-eyed embrace of a… Read More

  • CG Live at CES 2008: Bill Gates Keynote

    Click through to see the full liveblog replay. Read More

  • Gateway makes affordable gaming laptops, PCs

    These FX-edition laptops and PCs from Gateway come in black and brown. The gaming laptop, for example, features high-end Intel processors and NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS 512MB GDDR3. It has HDMI out. The laptop is priced at about $3,000 and will be available next month. The flagship model, the Gateway P-171XL FX Edition, comes with an Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900 processor, NVIDIA® GeForce™… Read More

  • Linksys CES cavalcade

    [photopress:IMG_0346.JPG,full,center] Who wants 802.11n? Linksys has a full selection of new routers and bridges for the N generation including a $99 switch that looks like an alien spaceship. Take the Linksys Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N Gigabit Router for example. It has 802.11n and Gigabit Ethernet and should hit the $100 mark when it’s released. Read More

  • Linksys' new network interface, EasyLink Advisor Linksys’ new interface is probably the most useful I’ve seen in a network peripheral. Each items pops up as a little icon and shows full information including IP address and potential problems. The system also allows unattended updates. Read More

  • CG's CES 2008 Keynote liveblog: Relive the magic

    Click through to see the full liveblog replay. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson W760

    Product Name: Sony Ericsson W760
    Description: Tri-band HSDPA and GPS make this a good traveling phone while the gaming features make it good for play. It even picks out music depending on your mood. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Walkman Phones: You know, for music

    Product Name: Sony Ericsson Z555
    Description: Sony is focusing on the music with their new Walkman phone. The W350 has a flip design with TrackID (hold it up to a radio and ID the song that’s playing) and a number of classy colors. It also has stereo Bluetooth streaming. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Z555

    Product Name: Sony Ericsson Z555
    Description: A fashion flip phone that you shake in a way that could remind one of a Polaroid picture. The big draw here is Gesture Control, which lets to flip back and forth between call and mute and you can even sweep your hand over the phone to turn off the alarm. As Sony says, it’s magic! Read More

  • WinMo 7: Shake it!

    So Windows Mobile 7 leaked all over CES like a nice, fresh Brie and boy are we hap-hap-happy. Finally, Windows Mobile looks barely like something that someone somewhere would actually potentially purchase or use. David at Mobility Today has a nice write up complete with photos. Check out this little picture of a shaky shaky phone playing music. Please let this be the release that makes me go… Read More

  • CrunchGear @ CES 2008: Bill Gates' Keynote Live

    The CG boys are live inside the Sands at the Bill Gates CES 2008 Keynote and we’re covering it live using, oddly enough, Check it out at and check out our extensive and exhausting CES coverage. Read More

  • CES 2008: Love in the BLOLGER lounge

    See Peter blog. Blog Peter, blog. See Matt Hickey code video. Transcode, Matt, transcode. See Mike Kobrin get made fun of for his name. Cry, Mike Korbin, cry. Feel John’s scratchy meat beard. Funny John! You can’t eat all the cookies at once! Read More

  • JVC Everio G Series Camcorders

    Product Name: JVC Everio G Series Camcorder
    Description: The new Everio camcorders will come in blue, red, silver, and black and include 30- or 60GB hard drives. It has a 7-megapixel CCD and includes a 2.7-inch LCD with unique touch sensitive bezel. Read More

  • Qosmio G45AV690 HD DVD playing notebook

    Image ganked from UberGizmo Product Name: Toshiba Qosmio G45-AV690
    Description: This 2.5-GHz Core 2 Duo laptop includes HD DVD playback, for what that’s worth these days. It plays back in full 1080p and includes a mini webcam and GeForce 8600M graphics card. It also supports HDMI-CEC out. Read More

  • JVC P-Series LCD TVs with TeleDock

    Product Name: JVC P-Series LCD TVs with TeleDock
    Description: This line of LCD TVs include a fold down iPod dock. The new JVC P-Series includes the 32-inch LT-32P679, 42-inch LT-42P789, 47-inch LT-47P789 and the 52-inch LT-52P789. The LT-32P679 is a 768p model, while the others offer 1080p resolution. When an iPod is docked, a menu appears on the TV screen for selecting music, music shuffle… Read More

  • JVC NX-PN7 Dual iPod Dock

    Product Name: JVC NX-PN7 Dual iPod Dock
    Description: A dual ipod dock that holds two iPods. That’s right. Two iPods. Let’s say it again: Two. i. Pods. Read More

  • CG's Best of CES… so far

    It’s unofficially day two of the magical time of year they call CES. I’ve decreed that I will be happy and not bitter today and so far it’s working, except that I’m slowly getting a migraine. Anyway, we’ve seen a few interesting things and one clinker, the 9mm Pioneer Kuro TV which is just a concept and, therefore, dead to us. Here are a few choice tidbits so… Read More

  • NetGear CES cavalcade: Wire-line and hotter Wireless

    [photopress:Hi_Res_ReadyNAS_DUO_front_1_2_3.jpg,full,pp_image] NetGear release a heady 8 products today including a new home storage NAS with redundant drives and wireless devices with improved HD streaming over WiFi complete with increased range. Read More

  • Not at CES: Perpetual Motion!

    Dimly lit room? Check! Old man’s voice? Check! Magnets? Check! Fakery? You betcha. Bonus: Check out the Digg thread to watch the nerdery pick this mess apart. Read More