John lives in Brooklyn, NY and writes about technology, security, gadgets, gear, wristwatches, and the Internet. After spending four years as an IT programmer, he switched gears and became a full-time journalist. John’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Laptop, PC Upgrade, Surge, Gizmodo, Men’s Health, InSync, Linux Journal, Popular Science, Sync, The Stir and he’s written Black Hat: Misfits, Criminals, and Scammers in the Internet Age and Bloggers Boot Camp. John is also a speaker and consultant. His forthcoming book is about Marie Antoinette’s watch as well as a YA fiction book, Mytro.
John is currently the East Coast Editor of TechCrunch.com and runs the BWL family of blogs, SlushPile.net and WristWatchReview.com. He also records the HourTime Podcast with Ariel Adams. For goofy stuff you can visit biggs.cc and for most of his serious content head over to TechCrunch.