John Biggs

Biggs is a contributor for TechCrunch. He 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](http://twitter.com/johnbiggs).

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.

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  • iPhone in Europe in Time for Förder Chröstmas-tide

    The Financial Times is reporting that the iPhone will be available in Germany, France and the UK under T-Mobile, Orange, and O2, respectively. This odd move — choosing to go with three different operators — is an example of the oddly fractured nature of European cell providers. Read More

  • Poppet: Not A Small Child From the Victorian Era, Is Actually Useful

    We here at CrunchGear fear the elderly and their strange powers, and so we revel in anything that will turn their gimlet eyes from our soft, tasty underbellies and back onto their daily pill ration. To wit: the Poppet, a solution to a fairly big problem. Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaway: The Final Prizes Until the Final Countdown


    OK. Just got a chance to go through all the entries and here are the winners of the final prizes. Special thanks to ALL of the sponsors and extra special love and kisses to Blast Media for sponsoring our party. Great fun was had by all and sundry. For more coverage take a look at TheSocial on CNET. Anyone else post about the event? Remember: the main event is still going on. We require a… Read More

  • CrunchGear 1st Birthday Bash Recap and Photos


    We at one of the “other” Crunch blogs celebrated our first birthday last night and we have a plethora of pictures featuring some of the New York tech scene. It wasn’t quite a bunch of tanned, attractive people partying under a fading Palo Alto sunset, but was still a party. Special thanks to all the sponsors and Blast Media for allowing us to give out great prizes —… Read More

  • When Woz Wuz Young

    Not sure what to make of this commercial featuring the Woz and his fancy new Datsun, but it sure makes me want to buy… I’m not sure what. Apples? Datsuns? via Macenstein Read More

  • "Call Center From Hell:" Disgruntled Call Center Employee Spills All

    Not sure what to make of this missive I found in our comments, but it makes for an interesting read. This guy apparently worked at Audatex Ann Arbor in Michigan and hated every minute of it. The most interesting thing? He was a French speaker and therefore couldn’t go to lunch with the other French speaker because then they would totally blow out the “bi-lingual” calling… Read More

  • Cloudprint: When 50 Internet Cafes in Goa Aren't Enough

    HP has unveiled a new printing technology, called CloudPrint, that allows you to upload documents to HP’s servers in PDF format and then print them anywhere in the world. You send the file through the free service and receive an SMS with a “pick-up” code. You can then go to any Cloudprint printer — HP provides a handy map — and type in the code to print your… Read More

  • Hey, Ladies! Hey, What? I Will Track You Using Satellite Technology

    It isn’t April, so this can’t be a joke, but the Aphrodite Project looks pretty darn odd. It is some sort of shoe — a platform pump, I believe they call it — that contains a GPS tracker and little compartment for money, mace, and pictures of Mama, is sleeping on the Russian steppes, far, far from this horrible nightclub. Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear: Last Call for Birthday Fun

    Just a reminder: our red hot Red Sky party is still on. We’ll be meeting on the 20th at 7pm and we’ll have some great giveaways. If you’ve sent an RSVP to either party@crunchgear.com or on the Facebook group, then you and all your guests are accounted on the list and you’ll be entered in the giveaway drawings. Click through to read the specifics. IF YOU RECEIVED AN… Read More

  • Amazon Leaks Canon 40D Specs

    Looks like Amazon pulled another blooper with the Canon EOS 40D. Eagle-eyed shoppers found a page stating that the camera would drop September 20th for $1,299 (body only). It still has a 10-megapixel sensor but they’ve also found out that it will have a 3-inch display and a new 802.11b/g transmitter add-on called the WFT-E3A. Full specs after the jump. Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaway: Pinnacle PCTV To Go Wireless


    It’s down to the wire now and we still how some red-hot prize to give away. It’s a Sunday, so lets drop a quick Pinnacle PCTV To Go Wireless on y’all and call it a day. What is it? Simply plug Pinnacle PCTV To Go into your video, satellite or digital cable TV source—run the set-up wizard and you are ready to watch your favorite TV shows, sporting events, movies, news… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaway: Sony ICF-C1iP Clock Radio

    Wake Up Wake Up/On a saturday night/Could be New York/Maybe Hollywood and Vine/London, Paris maybe Tokyo/There’s something going on anywhere I go Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaway: Sony Ericsson W850i


    What do you think this is? eBay? I’m not giving away this great quad-band unlocked GSM Sony Ericsson W850i Walkman phone. I’m keeping it for myself. Read More

  • Phillipe Starck Watches: Cantelievered For Her Pleasure

    No word on price or availability, but these oddly designed Phillipe Starck watches just might make me turn back into a Fossil lover. The movement is inside that little chunk in the middle and the hands are set at tangets to the central pivot, adding a little extra to the entire design. Cool stuff. Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaway: Red Sprint Upstage by Samsung


    Uh oh! We’re coming nearly to the end of our little adventure and we still have so much to give away. We’ll start off today with a Red Sprint Upstage from our friends at Samsung. We might close it off with something that takes pictures, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Read More

  • What Starts With 'i' and Rhymes with Smack?

    Hello, Mr. Fedex man! What’s in that big box. Oh my! Just put it down here by the couch. It’s certainly big! Let me open it up. Read More

  • Mossberg on iWork, Numbers

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/452319854 Uncle Walt did a video review of iWork, pointing out that Apple makes fun of the PC’s “expertise with spreadsheets” and then they go and make their own spreadsheet app. I’ve been trying a trial version of iWork for the past week and I may just switch once i figure out all of the features, but so far… Read More

  • Submit Software to Download Sites, Win Valuable Prizes

    Andy at SuccessfulSoftware.net created a piece of software that he submitted to a number of download sites. He was immediately bombarded by “Five Star Awards” from a number of the shadier ones in what essentially became a linkback spam attempt. In order to test his hypothesis — that these awards are bogus — he created an app called “awardmestars.” He… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Givaway: Winners So Far

    The contest marches on and we only have a few days left before the HUGENORMOUS GIVEAWAY on Monday. Remember — NY CG fans can visit us at Red Sky on Monday and share piece of cake and a beer or three. We’ll have some great giveaways on site, as well, so if you didn’t RSVP you’d better get cracking. DocuPen – mp
    Fujifilm Green Z10fd – Samir
    Nokia 6126 … Read More

  • Helio Fin Quick Look

    A quick look at the Helio Fin. It’s really hot in the basement so I’m fairly non-plussed in the video, but the phone is very cool. It’s very slim and has all of the messaging features of the Ocean in a much more compact package. Read More