Author: John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.

In Review: The Grid 4S

                                                       

As an older nerd, the Grid 4S hits all kinds of sweet spots. Created by Grid Studios, the Grid 4S is part of their Grid Tech series which consists of framed gadgets that have been blown up to show all…

In Review: Blazy Susan Rolling Papers

                                                       

When it comes to smoking paraphernalia there are two aesthetics. The first is He-Man Zippo Soldier gear that looks like part of the Terminator’s spleen and the other is hippie-infused, patchouli stuff that looks like it’s part of Jerry Garcia’s…

In Review: Dóttir In-Ears

                                                       

Dóttir Audio is an Icelandic headphone company on a mission. Created by Katrin Davidsdottir and Annie Thorisdottir, the headphones have built-in noise cancelling and over ear hooks. They’re sweat proof and designed for endurance training, something the two dóttirs know…

New security breach could affect 40% of phones

                                                       

A new security flaw discovered by researchers at the University of California San Diego could allow hackers to identify specific devices by using errors or imperfections in the Bluetooth signals sent out by some devices. “These applications require frequent and constant…

In Review: The Cherry MX Board 3.0S

                                                       

The beautiful, bold Cherry MX Board 3.0S is a mechanical keyboard with one special feature: it won’t drive everyone crazy. It uses Gold Crosspoint precision switches for all keys which are clicky without being overtly loud and the entire package…

Just Released: The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W

                                                       

The teeny-tiny Raspberry Pi Zero first made waves when it began selling for a mere $5. This simple computer on a chip could do everything your average Linux machine could do and cost less than a latte. Now the company…

Bury me inside this Terminator 2 arcade machine

                                                       

Arcade 1UP, makers of home arcade gear that ranges from the small to the extremely huge, has just announced the release of a Terminator 2 arcade machine complete with light gun and amazingly stylized cabinet that features Ah-nold in all…

Look into my Orb

                                                       

This post comes from my newsletter, Startup Strategies. Startups, at their core, are hypothesis testing machines. You have an idea—Fitbit for dogs—and you build a prototype. It flops and you pivot, maybe creating a health monitor for pooches. Pivot. Then…