Nicholas Deleon

Nicholas Deleon

Nicholas likes video games, soccer, UFC, and astronomy–particularly the study of asteroids. He went to NYU.

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  • For Real, Apple TV Now Shipping


    Several users, including our own John Biggs, are reporting that their Apple TV orders have finally started shipping. The $299 media streaming device, which was first unveiled last summer, should have already been in people’s hands by now (indeed, some of us were getting quite antsy), but last-minute delays kept all of them at Steve Jobs’ house, which is apparently in Shenzen… Read More

  • nVidia's Next Top of The Line GPU To Appear Next Week: Just an Overclocked 8800 GTX?

    Graphics card specialist nVidia will launch a host of new video cards next month, with what appears to be an overclocked 8800 GTX leading the charge. “Sources” said that nVidia will call its new top of the line card the 8800 Ultra and is intended to one-up AMD’s yet to be released Direct X 10 graphics card. (That card was supposedly to be unveiled last week, but AMD got cold… Read More

  • Technovision's 205-inch LCD TV: How Big is Too Big?

    TV obsessives take note: the fine folks at Technovision unveiled a 205-inch Luxio LCD TV at CeBIT. (And to think people were drooling over 108-inch TVs at CES earlier this year.) You may well need to move into a bigger house just to be able to fit all 8.3 x 15 feet of the TV. The Italian manufacturer didn’t specify how much the TV would cost, but I’m gonna take a wild guess and… Read More

  • Toshiba Gigabeat U101 and U201 DAPs Directly Encode MP3s

    Yes, we all know that the iPod is the undisputed king of DAPs, but that doesn’t mean companies shouldn’t be allowed to sink untold sums into R&D trying to dethrone it. What sets these tiny Gigabeats — the U101 and U201—apart from other “me, too” DAPs it the ability to encode directly into MP3 format from any audio source. Handy, yes, but hardly what… Read More

  • The Evolution of the Computer Mouse: As Excting As It Sounds

    Programmers may have no need for the computer mouse, but the rest of us do. Wired went through the trouble of going back in time some 45 years to see how the mouse has evolved from this hulking wooden device to an LCD-laden modern day clicker. Look for future mouse innovations like motion sensitivity (à la the Wiimote) and automatic color changing. The Evolution of the Computer… Read More

  • Matchbox Concept Cellphone is Creator's Revenge Against Boring Phone Design

    The designer of this matchbox concept cellphone hates “hi-tech, hi-solution, colorful, sleek, pretty…” cellphones, but admits that he can’t just not use a cellphone. So, rather than complain until he’s blue in the face, he threw together this odd looking cellphone. Its name derives from the way it opens: rather than flip open like so many others, it slides open… Read More

  • Migilia TVMax+ Lets You Record Right to Apple TV, iPod

    If and when Apple TV ever comes out, you might want to consider hooking it up to the Miglia TVMax+. Sure, the name is kinda redundant (Max plus? Is max just not good enough?) but it lets you record juicy content right onto your 5G iPod, Mac or Apple TV. It’s also a digital TV tuner. Think TiVo-like capabilities. Supported video codes include MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and Divx; h.264 isn’t… Read More

  • Cingular Forced to Refund Customers To the Tune of $18.5 Million

    Thousands of California Cingular customers can look forward to receiving a $160 check in the mail thanks to a recent settlement. You see, back between 2000 and 2002, Cingular’s network stunk on ice because of a rapid increase in the number of customers it served. Many of those customers canceled their accounts as a result of the shoddy service only to see Cingular impose early… Read More

  • Mickey Mouse iPod nano

    Walt Disney may have been a nut, but he sure did love making children happy with his cartoons, especially good ol’ Mickey Mouse. That’s why we so thoroughly enjoy this Mickey Mouse-engraved iPod nano from Japan’s Run-at. It’s the standard issue 2GB nano, but with the famous mouse etched into the back. It also comes with a svelte leather case. Only around 500 were made… Read More

  • Mio C320, C520 and C520T Widescreen GPS Units

    Mio makes, like, a lot of GPS devices of various shapes and sizes and just showed off three hot little numbers at CeBIT. There’s the C320, C520 and C520T, all of which have a 4.3-inch widescreen, touchscreen display and the latest Tele Atlas maps. Awesome. Mio’s also quite proud of its new split screen interface, which supposedly helps show more information on the screen than… Read More

  • Transmit TV Signals Through Electrical Wires

    A mighty German company has figured out a way to transmit television signals through the same wires that handle electricity. Devolvo demoed its creation a CeBIT, though for now the technology can only transmit one TV signal at a time. The technology is still in its infancy (even though companies have had ways to share a network connection via the very same wires for a while now) and uses IP… Read More

  • Griffin Radio Shark 2: Like TiVo For Radio, Now Better Sound Quality

    Griffin’s radio Shark, a TiVo-like device that records AM/FM radio onto your computer’s hard drive, has been ever so slightly updated and is now the Radio Shark 2. An included antenna and improved radio chip — which should lead to better sound quality, natch — are the reasons they’re calling this “2” as opposed to “a new Radio Shark.”… Read More

  • GrandCentral: Replace Your Many Phone Numbers With Just One

    GrandCentral aims to solve the problem of having too many phone numbers. You’ve got your home phone number, the cell, the office, the other cell, etc. Surely this is madness, right? GrandCentral, which is in the final stages of beta testing, replaces all those phone numbers with a single, unified one. (The New York Times’ David Pogue calls it a “uninumber.” Genius.)… Read More

  • Dell, Alienware Ship Systems With One Terabyte Drives

    Dell and Alienware are the first PC manufacturers to include an internal 1TB (that’s one terabyte, or 1,000 gigabytes) hard drive as a build-to-order options on their systems. You’ll find this hulking hard drive on “select” XPS, Aurora and Area 51 boxes. Adding 1TB of space will cost you just a little bit, somewhere in the neighborhood of $540 (at least for the XPS setup). Read More

  • Toshiba External USB 2.0 HD DVD Drive, Blu-ray Camp Jealous

    Seemingly out of nowhere, Toshiba has started shipping the PA3530U-1HD1, an external USB 2.0 HD DVD drive. It’s not even all that expensive, either, appearing on online stores like Newegg for $370. (Yes, the 360’s external HD DVD drive is only $200, but that pigeonholes you into watching high def movies on the 360. You have more of a choice of where to watch with this one.)… Read More

  • Hitachi and LG's GGW-H10N: First PC Drive That Reads Both Blu-ray and HD DVD

    Hitachi and LG join forces to bring us the GGW-H10N, the world’s first! PC drive that can read both Blu-ray and HD DVD discs. (Who could forget the first player that could read both Blu-ray and HD DVD, the Super Mulit Blue Mega FunTime Happy Player that LG unveiled at CES in Janurary?) It can read and write CDs, single layer DVDs and Blu-ray discs, filling up an entire, single layer… Read More

  • Viacom's Lawsuit Against YouTube Has No Chance of Succeeding

    When Viacom announced that it was going to sue YouTube and Google, plenty of folks on the Web did that whole, “you’ll never beat YouTube, YouTube forever, etc” schtick. Turns out these silly geese may have a point. Read More

  • Samsung Shows Off Tulip, Q Line of HDTVs Ahead of Cebit

    Samsung just showed off three new HDTV models in London on the eve of CeBIT. The Tulip line of LCDs comes in 37-, 40-, 46- and 52-inch sizes and fully supports 1080p. They’ll be the successor to the Bordeaux line that tore up the LCD charts last year. The Tulips all have three HDMI ports (two in the back, one on the side), while the three largest ones also feature a 15,000:1 contrast… Read More

  • Samsung Coming Out With Robot Gun To Protect Its South Korean Homeland

    Samsung now makes guns and butter. The company will produce sentry robot guns that will be stationed along the Korean Demilitarized Zone. The SGR-A1, which was funded by the South Korean government, will make its debut along the most exciting border in the world sometime this year. The sentry gun uses a system of cameras and special software to differentiate between actual, evil North Koreans… Read More

  • Id's CEO Says Piracy Killing PC Gaming Industry

    The CEO of Id Software says that rampant piracy threatens to kill the PC gaming industry. Todd Hollenshead, speaking at the Game Developers Conference, said that more and more PC game developers are turning to home consoles for additional revenue and to offset the losses that piracy creates for them. He even gave a few frightening statistics to back up his claims: in the U.S., up to 50 percent… Read More