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John Biggs

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  • CoinDesk
  • TechCrunch
  • Business Insider

Past articles by John:

AirTags Are the Perfect Dog-Tracking Device—With the Right Accessory

From Etsy shops to 3D printers, here's how to find the right way to convince your dog to sport an AirTag. → Read More

A New 3D Printer Can Produce On-Demand Batteries

The Sakuu Corporation, a California-based company backed by Musashi Seimitsu, has announced a new 3D printing system that can print large electric vehicle batteries on demand. The system uses new techniques to create solid-state batteries that are lighter and smaller than traditional lithium-ion batteries. → Read More

CAPTCHAs May Soon Go Extinct

Are you a human? It’s an age-old question made more pressing by the ability for millions of computers to shut down websites or snipe auctions out from under regular, non-robotic buyers. What’s more, proving you’re a human reduces spam, abuse, and even theft. → Read More

The Fender Mustang Micro Puts a Tiny Amp In Your Pocket

This affordable device is a solid entry point for guitar effects. → Read More

This Indoor Garden Will Feed You Greens Year-Round

The Click & Grow 25, which is currently available through Kickstarter, costs $399 for early birds and consists of a frame, containers, and lights. → Read More

Arduino's New DIY Kit Makes It Easy to Build Smart Home Gadgets

This board lets you engineer your own IoT hardware. → Read More

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Is Racing Back to Earth With a Scoop of Asteroid

OSIRIS-REx, a NASA spacecraft tasked with collecting rocks and dust from a nearby asteroid named Bennu, is coming back home after almost five years away. → Read More

A New Printer Uses Sawdust to Print Wooden Objects

A new printer called Forust is using scrap wood to 3D print wooden objects that are as structurally sound as regular carved wood. → Read More

Citizen Releases New Star Wars Watches for the Discerning Jawa

Citizen has hopped aboard the Star Wars spacetrain with a new set of themed Ana-Digi Temp watches. → Read More

Hardware Hacker Breaks the DRM on a Mini Dishwasher

In what amounts to a very clever bit of hardware hacking, developer dekuNukem has detailed a methodology for refilling the DRM-protected detergent cassettes for a $486 portable dishwasher called Bob. Trust me, it’s more interesting than it sounds. → Read More

Print Books Are Still Outselling eBooks, Study Finds

According to a study by Statista’s Advertising & Media Outlook, ebook sales are still trailing physical book sales globally, especially during the dog days of the covid-19 pandemic. → Read More

U.S. Court Says Ghost Gun Blueprints Can Stay Online

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has ruled that posting plans for so-called “ghost guns”—homemade firearms and firearm parts designed to route around gun regulations—is technically legal, affirming a Trump administration rule. → Read More

Etsy-Owned Music Sales Site Reverb Hit With Data Breach

Last week, security consultant Bob Diachenko found an unsecured database run by the Etsy-owned music marketplace Reverb. An estimated 5.6 million Reverb customers may be impacted. → Read More

Maybe We Don't Need an In-Person CES?

CES 2022 in Las Vegas is happening. But do we really need to meet in Vegas to see a new laptop? As the covid-19 lockdowns have shown us, there's no need to meet in person at an event anymore. The show must go on, but its lifetime may be limited. → Read More

The Benefits of BenQ's Latest Photography Monitor Are Crystal Clear

This monitor has a very specific use case, but it's worth the money if you need it. → Read More

Watchmakers of the Future, Don Your Cyberloupes

While a “cyberloupe” sounds like a tube Elon Musk would run ugly trucks through, it’s actually a jewelers loupe from the future made by watch company IWC. → Read More

Montblanc's Summit Lite Finally Comes to the U.S.

Montblanc's Summit Lite luxury smartwatch runs Google’s Wear OS on a Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor and sports a 1.19-inch AMOLED screen. It has GPS built-in but no cellular connectivity and can survive in up to 50 meters of water. → Read More

Pioneer's Studio Speakers Won't Fit On Your Desk, but They Sure Sound Amazing

Pioneer's new speakers are designed more for music production than WFH. → Read More

Tetris-OS Is an 'OS' That Only Plays Tetris

Try to compile and install Tetris-OS, an “operating system” by YouTuber and programmer Jdah that lets you play Tetris at the very heart of your machine. → Read More

This DIY Wireless Ball Cap Lets You Control Death Itself

When it comes to facing your own mortality there are few things better than a grinning skull with creepy eyeballs. And when it comes to really freaking you out, the only way to make a grinning skull worse is to connect it to a computer and make it jerk around. → Read More