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John Biggs

Brooklyn, NY
East Coast Editor and Co-Host, TechCrunch Radio — TechCrunch

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Marchand Watches and racin’ — Rubbin' is Racin'. Tradin' Paint. American Racin' goes round and round with just left turns. F1. Bonneville Salt Flats. Watches and autos have gone together for as long as people have been pushing motorcars past the limits of good sense. Marchand is a relatively new brand, just preparing to release their first watch now.

Valentines Day Gift Guide, 2016; For the Ladies — Gentlemen, what do you have, 2 weeks until February 14? Are you still wondering what to get? Well, maybe I can give you a few suggestions with the 2016 edition of the Wrist Watch Review Valentines Day Gift Guide. In general, women's watches do not excite me.

The Gravy Helmet — I truly enjoyed playing a lot of the Vive games. The Vive let us forget we were in a basement and put us in strange worlds full of air and light and color. The primary tool for this transport is a face mask studded with small sensors and featuring two racquet-like paddles for interacting with your world.

Arrr! Bell & Ross releases three new nautically-themed watches — Avast, ye hearties! Prepare for your wrists to be boarded by these massive Bell & Ross mechanical watches. B&R is most famous for the aviation-themed pieces - all of them black and square with huge readable faces and handsome straps.

Dive! Dive! Bell & Ross goes all Captain Nemo on your wrist — Bell & Ross, everyone's favorite big square watch company, is making waves with their new Instrument De Marine series, a decidedly nautical set of watches including a standard three-hander that Captain Cook would strip off the body of a dead privateer and a tourbillon that would go great with an alternative-Victorian-history-sci-fi submarine.

Arduino unleashes a serious Internet of Things system for hardware hackers — Back in the old days hardware manufacturers felt safe in the knowledge that no mere hardware hacker could attempt to recreate their inventions. From Sony to Philips to LG to Samsung, the consumer electronics industry was locked up and no one could crack the case. Until those meddling Arduino kids came along...

Introducing the Armand Nicolet L15 — You would have thought that by this point in the year, I would not really have anything left from BaselWorld to talk about. Surprisingly enough, I do. While I had not heard of Armand Nicolet prior to them reaching out in the run-up to the show.

The Watch Video Rewind for July 17, 2016. — Thank you all for taking time out of your busy Sunday to pop in and check out the Watch Video Rewind for July 17, 2016. This week I have 4 watch videos that show off some really cool complications available in the stratosphere of high end watches.

The GoS Sarek, now for the ladies — If you recall from my prior write-ups, I've really, really been a big fan of the Damascus steel dials and cases that GoS have been producing. The last one I wrote about, the Sarek ( over at ABTW), is no exception to the rule, and I rather like the unintentional Star Trek reference.

Tactico Geomaster GMT, Spanish Infuences — It is not an every day occurrence, but more and more I am seeing established (albeit small) brands use crowd funding for the launch of a new product. Tactico is the latest to jump on this trend.
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RT @EvanHoffman: Imagine being 70, laying in bed being angry and tweeting at 3 am about something someone said about something you d…

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RT @paulg: This data from Mattermark shows something I constantly warn about. The initial drop shocks complacent founders.

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