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.

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  • Makerclub Helps You Learn 3D-Printed Robotics

    Makerclub Helps You Learn 3D-Printed Robotics

    Want to make a giant 3D-printed spider robot? A humanoid help-mate? A robotic scorpion with a powerful, electrified tail? Makerclub can probably help. Created as a place for makers to come together and discuss 3D printed robotics, the service is now part commerce site, part repository, and part educational resource. Interestingly, the service is also offering a hardware brain on Indiegogo to… Read More

  • Mikme Is A Portable, Multitrack Recording Rig For Your Cool Band

    Mikme Is A Portable, Multitrack Recording Rig For Your Cool Band

    If you got your first real six string at the Five and Dime and you and you and some guys from school got together to record some songs primarily during and around the summer of 1969, you probably could have used the Mikme. The Mikme is a box-shaped microphone that can sit anywhere in the room and record, the creator claims, audiophile-quality sound wirelessly. It connects to a phone or tablet… Read More

  • Incoming MakerBot CEO Is Focused on Perfecting Their Ecosystem

    Makerbot CEO Jenny Lawton On Ramping Up A Fast-Moving Company

    3D printer company Makerbot experienced almost exponential growth. After a few years in a cramped Brooklyn warehouse, the team grew from 20 to 600 in a few short years and the company was bought by Stratasys, a major player in the professional printing space. Makerbot’s new CEO, Jenny Lawton, sat down with us to talk a bit about what it meant to be a global company and how it felt… Read More

  • Seed Lab Creates A Seamless Connection Between You And Your Kettle

    Seed Lab Creates A Seamless Connection Between You And Your Kettle

    A few months ago, the guys at Seed Labs showed me an Internet of things product that piqued my interest. While the product isn’t quite fully-baked, it was essentially a low power Bluetooth chip that could fit into any device – a lightbulb, a kettle, a toaster – and report, without pairing, to a cellphone. In other words you could simply plug in a lamp and your phone would… Read More

  • The Don’t-Leave-Home-Without-It Machine Ensures You Do As It Says

    The Don’t-Leave-Home-Without-It Machine Ensures You Do As It Says

    In one of the greatest examples of LittleBits engineering I’ve seen in a while, maker Sean Ragan made a little box that reminds you to take objects when you leave the house. You can place anything inside it – glasses, a wallet, your pills, the skull of a marmot – and it will ring a bell if you pass by it without taking the item out. ´┐╝Nowadays we’ve got more stuff… Read More

  • Yes, Ashton, There Are Journalists

    Yes, Ashton, There Are Journalists

    Ashton Kutcher, actor and occasional Disrupt participant, has something to say about journalism. Yesterday he Tweeted, apropos of Uber: What is so wrong about digging up dirt on shady journalist? @pando @TechCrunch @Uber — ashton kutcher (@aplusk) November 19, 2014 This created a hand-wringing media storm that caused journalists to chuckle and shrug. He was schooled in multiple venues… Read More

  • Senator Al Franken Asks Uber’s CEO Tough Questions On User Privacy

    Senator Al Franken Asks Uber’s CEO Tough Questions On User Privacy

    Senator Al Franken, Chairman of the Subcommittee On Privacy, Technology, and the Law, has posted a public letter to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick in which he addresses many of the claims made over the past few days that the company has consistently compromised user privacy as a matter of course. “I am especially troubled because there appears to be evidence of practices inconsistent with… Read More

  • Researchers Train Computers To Make Up Magic Tricks

    Researchers Train Computers To Make Up Magic Tricks

    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic but what if the technology actually creates magic? A group of researchers at the Queen Mary University of London have trained a computer to create magic tricks using puzzle pieces and cards that are reproducible by humans. This isn’t HAL sawing a woman in half, however. The tricks are very basic mathematical… Read More

  • PacketSled Secures Your Network With An Easy-To-Understand War Room

    PacketSled Secures Your Network With An Easy-To-Understand War Room

    In my years as a programmer and network manager (I still kind of do that stuff when I handle my own servers) I’ve discovered that the tools used have been far from intuitive. While powerful, command-line and web-based systems tend to be confusing, apocryphal, or messy. That’s why Packetsled piqued my interest. This startup has produced a network monitoring tool that uses an… Read More

  • Smart Pipe Just Might Be The Best Waste-Based Startup Video Ever

    Smart Pipe Just Might Be The Best Waste-Based Startup Video Ever

    Have you been concerned about your waste? Is it full of enough protein? Full of too much weird stuff like metal shavings or cat hair? Now there’s Smart Pipe. The system connects to your plumbing and allows you to sense all of the good stuff leaving your body. It socializes feces. The product seems to be ready to ship and is about to Disrupt! your waste stream. Amazing stuff from an… Read More

  • A Gift Guide For The Novice 3D Printer

    A Gift Guide For The Novice 3D Printer

    This is the year you and yours should take up 3D printing. Why? Because it’s cool, because 3D printing is the future, and machines have fallen in price and risen in quality. In short, 2015 will be the year of 3D printing. Here are some amazing printers to help you ring it in in style. Zortrax An inexpensive, European-made 3D printer? Yes, please. I reviewed this model this year and found… Read More

  • Nearly Half Of The Operation Onymous Takedowns Were Scam Or Clone Sites

    Nearly Half Of The Operation Onymous Takedowns Were Scam Or Clone Sites

    While the FBI was able to take down a number of popular Dark Web sites including the Silk Road 2, it seems the wide-ranging attacks targeted mostly fake sites. Friend of TC Nik Cubrilovic has taken a closer look at the sites the FBI attacked and found that 153 of the 276 them were spam sites or clones. “Of the 153 clone or scam sites, 133 were clones and 20 were scam or phishing… Read More

  • Roadie Tuner | Hands On

    Hands On With The Amazing Roadie Tuner

    Most guitars sound far better when properly tuned. As a novice guitarist, I’m rarely in the position to do this correctly and, as a result, my endless renditions of No Woman No Cry sound awful. Thankfully, the $99 Roadie is here. We started talking about the Roadie last year and the product recently completed a Kickstarter that rocketed it into reality. The resulting product looks a… Read More

  • Students Build Objects With Metal Using A MIG Welder And An Off-The-Shelf 3D Printer

    Students Build Objects With Metal Using A MIG Welder And An Off-The-Shelf 3D Printer

    Today in the Department of Overkill Department we present students from the University of Delft who have built a metal printer using a basic Prusa 3D printer – essentially a hobbyist printer – and a MIG welder. The system extrudes and melts a length of wire which is then laid down just like it is in plastic printers. The resulting objects, while far from pretty, prove that 3D… Read More

  • SourceLair Lets You Code Right In Your Browser

    SourceLair Lets You Code Right In Your Browser

    Editing code isn’t that hard. A terminal, a little Vim, a little PHP, some beer, and maybe a few Google searches and you’re off and running. But what if you want to work on a project without compromising your personal server or don’t really have an environment for coding? SourceLair is one answer. The freemium service lets you build projects right in your browser. It… Read More

  • The T Machine Swipes All The Tinders

    The T Machine Swipes All The Tinders

    Human interaction is hard. Humans are weird animals, covered in hair and full of blood and stuff and getting to know one or two for the purposes of procreation or whatever is really hard. But not if you have Tinder! It’s a dating app that lets you pick people based on appearance. But what if you really can’t tell if a human is pretty? That’s a stumper but finally, there’s… Read More

  • The Point Will Watch Your House While You’re Away

    The Point Will Watch Your House While You’re Away

    When you leave home, who makes sure all of your newspapers, back issues of TV Guide, and take-out containers are safe? If all goes according to plan, the Point has got your back. The point is essentially a simple sensor that listens for loud noises – glass breaking, doors opening – and senses motion. If anything happens you’ll receive a notification, allowing you to… Read More

  • William Gibson Talks Life on "The Peripheral"

    An Interview With William Gibson, Author Of The Future

    William Gibson didn’t invent the Web but he gave us the language we use to describe it. His original Sprawl trilogy defined the buzz of the dot-com days and led the futurist charge in media including inspiring Wired, Mondo 2000, and much of the Matrix trilogy. Fast forward to his Bridge trilogy and you see the beginnings of a strange new San Francisco peopled with hackers, murderers… Read More

  • Sintratec Is Going To Build The First Sintering Desktop 3D Printer

    Sintratec Is Going To Build The First Sintering Desktop 3D Printer

    A Swiss company called Sintratec is planning to release the world’s first sintering 3D printer for the desktop. Sintering, which is the process of building a 3D object by shooting lasers at a layer of nylon powder, is one of the best ways to make high resolution objects that are completely solid. The company is planning to launch the product on Indiegogo soon and will charge $4,000 for… Read More

  • Hachette And Amazon Reach Pricing Agreement

    Hachette And Amazon Reach Pricing Agreement

    Merry pre-Christmas. The war is over. Amazon and the Hachette Book Group have agreed on a new, “multi-year” agreement for ebook and print sales. The agreement allows Hachette to set all pricing for its ebooks and will receive “better terms when it delivers lower prices for readers.” In other words, Hachette can set its own prices but it will be rewarded for not… Read More

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