John Biggs

John Biggs is a writer, consultant, programmer, and the East Coast Editor for TechCrunch and runs Freemit. 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.

John Biggs is currently East Coast Editor of TechCrunch.com and he runs the BWL family of blogs, SlushPile.net, Audiomonger, and WristWatchReview.com. He also runs the HourTime Podcast with Ariel Adams at hourtimeshow.com. Born in 1975, he currently resides in New York, N.Y.

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  • Scoble's Open Letter to Steve Jobs

    Oh, Scoble! You and your “talking back to power” jive. See, ever since Steve Jobs broke cover and told iPhone early adopters they could have $100, those selfsame early adopters have been pissed. I see the move as simple economics — the cellphone industry does this all the time. Take a look at the RAZR. When it first came out, you paid $500 for it and now they give them away… Read More

  • EU Trains to Get Broadband

    Lucky dirty hippies! Now all those with a EURail pass, courtesy of mom and dad in Connecticut, and raging herpes, courtesy of Paulo in Madrid, can hop on the train in Paris and surf, surf, surf all the way to Amsterdam on Thalys rail. The system uses GPRS and UMTS along with Wi-Fi to offer standard Internet connectivity, even at 300km/h (5,000,000 mph, in U.S. units.) Read More

  • HP's iPAQ 610 Video: Booring Sidney, Booring

    http://www.brightcove.com/playerswf HP’s Raj Bhavani shows off the iPAQ 610, which I’m posting here because I like the guys at notebooks.com and I am still stunned that HP thinks that any self-respecting road warrior would purchase a hunky iPAQ, even if it does come unlocked. I GUESS if your IT team passes these out you’d use them, but it has a 3-megapixel camera and no… Read More

  • Lulu Suing Hulu and We're Going Kuku!

    NBC and News Corp launched Hulu a few weeks ago and they’re already getting all kinds of static. First, their name translates to “cease and desist” in Swahili and how they get a C&D from Lulu, some other company that does some kind of digital stuff. Man! Can’t a rich media conglomerate get a break in this world? Read More

  • Amazon's Kindle and Google's Book Thing: More eBook Readers

    Please, companies, make a good, cheap eBook reader. I really don’t mind having it by my bedside if it cost maybe $100 and books cost about $25 or so, like books cost in “paper form” right now. However, by selling them for too much and then charging a premium for books AND assuming that we’re all trying to steal your eBooks and share them on the Interwebs, you’re… Read More

  • Vudu Video Serving Box Reviewed, Perhaps It Serves Up the Video?


    Vudu made quite a splash a little while ago when the announced a video device that hooks straight up to your TV and lets you buy video. While this device could be called a Media Center PC, a TiVo, or an Apple TV, it is in fact simply called the Vudu and is apparently easy to use and really glossy. Read More

  • Samsung Sentry Robot: Come and Get Me, Bastards!


    Hit X to Hack The time is nigh, people. When the shiznit hits the fazan, these robots will be your only solace and protection. As hordes of ravenous, mutated Moray eels begin roaring out of your plumbing, the Samsung sentry bot, patented but not yet available at Best Buy, will hold them off long enough for you to slit your own throat with a broken bottle and listen as they slither and… Read More

  • The Cavalcade of iPods

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf As many have been saying — lots of selection, no clear winner. This is probably a calculated move on Apple’s part but they’re really zeroing in on some sort of sweet spot device, which could be the Touch if the iPhone hadn’t stolen its thunder. I just pulled the trigger on an 8GB… Read More

  • iPod Touch Tour

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Read More

  • HP Launches Some Stuff, Some Kind of PC, Some Phones


    Something HP launched. It might be a phone or it might be some kind of shaver. Ummm…. yeah so HP launched some stuff. Like the Blackbird 002. And like some other stuff like a phone with in iPod wheel and like some laptops… what’s that? iPod Touch. Yeah. Not now. Ummm… so it has a touchscreen? Wow. Ummm… some laptops and the Blackbird which is like a $2500 gaming PC. Read More

  • CrunchGear Live: The September 5th Apple Announcement

    Thank you for watching us for your Mac coverage! More images and video coming soon.

    Is that an iPhone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me. Read More

  • 11 Movie Download Services Reviewed, But they Missed One


    The Last100 put up a fill list of movie download services, including international availability, pricing, and OS compatibility. I doubt that a lot of us are comparison shopping — and I doubt many of us have “bought” or “rented” video online with any intensity — but clearly it’s picking up. They even mention Bittorrent, but not in the way… Read More

  • Live Coverage from San Fran Coming Up

    Our intrepid reporter Mark will be reporting live from the Apple announcement tomorrow on the launch of the potential, soon-to-be-announce, coverflow-tastic Fat Nano. Watch this space at 10AM PDT/1PM EDT for our coverage. We will be taking down the dynamic portion of the site for that hour and updating only an HTML document, ensuring that you all will actually get to read our coverage rather… Read More

  • ThinkPad Reserve Edition


    If you’re rich and you like laptops, then feast your eyes on this $5,000 beast. Clad in rich Corinthian leather, the Reserve comes with 24/7 support at the touch of a button and includes Ultra Connect II for WAN support and and Intel Centrino Pro mobile CPU. There will only be 5,000 of these puppies made, so put your name on the list at ThinkPad Reserve. Or don’t. Read More

  • Archos 605 Wifi Review


    Archos’s bad-ass PMPs are constantly evolving towards the ultimate do-it-all gadget. The 605 WiFi actually comes close — all it needs is a phone, GPS, and espresso maker. Over-the-air downloads, Web surfing, and AV recording are certainly tantalizing features, but you’ll have to shell out some extra dough on top of the player’s base price. Our 30GB model will run… Read More

  • Live Coverage from San Fran Tomorrow

    Our intrepid reporter Mark will be reporting live from the Apple announcement tomorrow on the launch of the potential, soon-to-be-announce, coverflow-tastic Fat Nano. Watch this space at 10AM PDT/1PM EDT for our coverage. We will be taking down the dynamic portion of the site for that hour and updating only an HTML document, ensuring that you all will actually get to read our coverage rather… Read More

  • Girls Gone Wild: Shocking Taser Guns

    These girls sound like Chihuahuas in a blender. Product Page
    Shiny shiny via Giz Read More

  • Miley Cyrus on CrunchGear!


    For those of you not in the know, Miley Cyrus plays Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel is apparently posting comments on our Disney MySpace story. After a bit of forensics, I’ve discovered that it is not in fact Miley but is probably some 32-year-old from Virginia who likes little kids. To that end, I ask that Miley please find some Facebook users to stalk and to leave us alone. Read More

  • IWI Watches: Better Because It's British


    I see lots of watches, and have even had one stolen, so it’s hard to really perk up when I see a new, standard issue automatic piece. Luckily, IWI, a resurrected UK brand, has made something a little out of the ordinary. Based on aviator watches of yore, their line has a crown at 12 o’clock and a big, bold face that comes in multiple colors — their Mod is shown here. The… Read More

  • Tilt Hitting September 25th?


    Looks like we were lead astray by our AT&T mole. An alert reader dropped into the AT&T store and asked after the Tilt, which should have dropped today. Here’s what he found out: Read More