Nicholas Deleon

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

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  • Sony XDV-100 Portable TV, AM/FM Radio: Limited Use Outside of Japan

    Sony XDV-100 Portable TV, AM/FM Radio: Limited Use Outside of Japan

    Sony’s XDV-100 portable TV might only interest those of you in Japan because it uses the 1Seg TV standard, something that’s only available over there. Shame, because the 2.8-inch QVGA screen looks pretty decent. (Then again, Sony’s no straggler when it comes to producing fine screens.) It does support AM/FM radio, but how many of you actually listen to the radio anymore other… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson W660: A Music Phone That Doesn't Look Like a Toy

    Sony Ericsson W660: A Music Phone That Doesn't Look Like a Toy

    The Sony Ericsson W660 represents the latest fusion between a digital audio player and a cellphone, which seems to be all the rage nowadays. The 3G candybar has a 2-megapixel camera, FM radio support, Java 2.0 (hello, third-party apps!) and a battery life that’s rated to last 25 hours while listening to music. It also has a music identification feature, which attempts to identify a… Read More

  • Columino Almost Floaty Speakers

    Columino Almost Floaty Speakers

    Wow, you thought yesterday’s speakers dazzled, check these out. They’re from Audio-Technica and look like they’re floating in mid-air! (But they’re really just held by a string. Boo.) “Columino,” available in both black and white, also feature a built-in blue LED on the base, giving the speakers so much more personality. The speakers only output 1.7 watts each… Read More

  • Intel's Quad-Core CPUs, Now With 60 Percet Less Power Consumption

    Intel's Quad-Core CPUs, Now With 60 Percet Less Power Consumption

    Intel’s imagineers have developed two quad core CPUs that consume 35 to 60 percent less power than the quad-cores that are already on the market. The quad core CPUs that Intel previously released consume some 80 and 120 watts of power while the new guys consume just 50 watts. Yes, it’s technical mumbo jumbo, but it could eventually mean a lot for consumers. Right now, these quad core… Read More

  • Viacom to Sue Google and YouTube for $1 Billion for Copyright Infringement

    Viacom to Sue Google and YouTube for $1 Billion for Copyright Infringement

    Viacom, owner of fine media outlets like MTV and Comedy Central, will sue Google and YouTube for $1 billion for failing to prevent “massive intentional copyright infringement.” (Can Google counter-sue Viacom for producing base drivel?) Viacom isn’t happy that Google hasn’t taken “proactive” steps to prevent the unauthorized use of its content. Never mind that it… Read More

  • MP3 Player Vest: Eliminate Those Pesky Wires While On-The-Go

    MP3 Player Vest: Eliminate Those Pesky Wires While On-The-Go

    Summertime’s just around the corner and nothing screams gutterpunk St. Marks Place raver quite like this Soundwalk MP3 player vest. You wear just like any other vest, but it has two surround sound speakers built into the shoulder straps. Since the MP3 player hooks up to the vest’s speakers there’s no more getting tangled in wires while you sashay around town. To me, $70 seems a… Read More

  • iPhone Ad Spotted on Fifth Avenue Apple Store

    iPhone Ad Spotted on Fifth Avenue Apple Store

    Photo by Matthew Yohe We’re about three months away from the launch of the iPhone and Apple is already well on its way to annoying the hell out of us with it. Apple plastered its Fifth Avenue store (you know, that dumb cube) in New York yesterday with a gigantic picture of the iPhone with the words “Introducing iPhone. Apple reinvents the phone.” (Apparently it disappeared later… Read More

  • Bracelet Phone Design Concept: Who Says Phones Aren't Fashion Accessories?

    Bracelet Phone Design Concept: Who Says Phones Aren't Fashion Accessories?

    Design concepts rule. They remind you of how derivative current phone designs are. Unofficially known as the bracelet phone, this one stays on your wrist and vibrates during an incoming call. To speak, you unclip it and hold it to your ear. It’s got a few other perks as well, such as its ability to play MP3s. Of course, “got” is highly subjective since it’s just a concept… Read More

  • Half-Life 2 via Jobs' Fever Dreams

    http://www.trendhure.com/wp-content/plugins/flvplayer.swf What if Apple designed Half-Life 2 instead of Valve? We’re guessing the adverts would look something like this. Love that beat. Half Life 2 vs iPod | Video [Trendhure.com via Digg] Read More

  • Sonicum Speakers: Now With a Special Something

    Sonicum Speakers: Now With a Special Something

    PC speakers typically have no design aesthetic to speak of — box, woofer, tweeter, wires. NEXT! Sonicum’s soon to be released speakers at least have a personality. The 15-watt speakers, which should be available this May for around $120 (or for $80 if you buy ‘em before April 6), resemble a speaker icon when viewed from the side. Now, they’re just PC speakers, so… Read More

  • Video of Our High Tech Military Might in Action

    Our brave men and women are fighting “over there” and they’re using some pretty advanced equipment to bring freedom to a desperate people. This video delivers eight glorious minutes of our bravest detailing the technology they use to spread democracy around the world. Lots of awesome explosions and guns in this one. My favorite is the eyepiece the soldiers use to check Google… Read More

  • False Alarm: Beatles Still Not on Online Music Stores

    False Alarm: Beatles Still Not on Online Music Stores

    The Beatles will not appear on an online music store any time soon. Wippit, some small potatoes online store, just “announced” that they secured the rights to sell Beatles songs online. Except they were lying. EMI, the company that owns the rights to the Beatles’ music, told them to remove the inaccurate press release or they’d unleash hell. Frankly, I don’t see why… Read More

  • Express' Play List Jacket: Is That an iPod in Your Pocket?

    Express' Play List Jacket: Is That an iPod in Your Pocket?

    Pseudo fashion clothier Express will release the iPod-compatible Play List Jacket later this month. Just like every other iPod-compatible article of clothing, it has a slot to fit your music player and built-in buttons to control the tunes. And of course, the jacket is “contemporary” and “elegant.” Fancy iPod man jackets cost $248. Awesome, you already dress like a tool, so… Read More

  • Viewsonic PJ258D: First Projector to Feature an iPod Dock

    Viewsonic PJ258D: First Projector to Feature an iPod Dock

    The Viewsonic PJ258D, the first projector to include a built-in iPod dock, will please both men in suits and everyday users. Laptop Magazine just gave it a thorough look-see and only had a few problems. First, while it’s cool and all that it includes an iPod dock to play your videos, the projector’s menu interface is pretty bad. Since part of the reason why the iPod is so popular is… Read More

  • Samsung Q1P UMPC Gets Vista Certification

    Samsung Q1P UMPC Gets Vista Certification

    Samsung’s Q1P ultra mobile PC (UMPC) is the first such device to receive Windows Vista certification. Now that it’s Vista certified, it can sit at the cool kids’ lunch table at school. UMPCs haven’t exactly lit the world on fire (just look at the price—$1,300? No thanks), but it’s good to see more and more devices support Microsoft’s version of OS X. The… Read More

  • BlackBerry Pearl Gets AT&T Branding, Red Coat of Paint (So Does The Treo 680)

    BlackBerry Pearl Gets AT&T Branding, Red Coat of Paint (So Does The Treo 680)

    Cingular—oh excuse me, I mean AT&T—just announced red editions of the BlackBerry Pearl and the Treo 680. (The Treo is officially “crimson.”) Both are available immediately. That in and of itself shouldn’t grab any headlines, but the Pearl is the first device that’s been given the full AT&T branding, dumb all lowercase logo and all. That, on the other… Read More

  • Solar Powered Talking Bible: Portable, Instant Deliverance

    Solar Powered Talking Bible: Portable, Instant Deliverance

    For the righteous and pure of heart comes a solar powered, electronic talking Bible. God’s warriors can listen to both the Old and New Testament, switching between chapters and verses with the push of a button. (My favorites include Leviticus 18:22 and Austin 3:16.) Becoming a member of the flock in the 21st century costs $100, but your soul will be eternally virtuous. Product Page [Shop.com… Read More

  • Apple Store Spotted in Second Life

    Some do-gooder constructed a frighteningly accurate model of Apple’s 5th Avenue store in Second Life. This video shows hip, Apple chic Second Life avatars walking around the store, playing the keyboard, harassing the geniuses at the bar and dancing all wily nilly to Wolfmother. If I didn’t have such powerful hatred for all thing Second Life I’d probably be more impressed. As it… Read More

  • Electronic USB Wind Instrument: Go Ahead, Pretend You're a Real Musician

    Electronic USB Wind Instrument: Go Ahead, Pretend You're a Real Musician

    The electronic wind instrument USB is a testament to the human inventive spirit. It looks to be a cross between a flute and a clarinet and plugs into your PC’s USB port. There, software instruments let you “rock out” (with a flute?), creating musical pieces that I’m sure Mozart would be envious of. All of the keys on the flute are touch-sensitive, so you won’t have to… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson's Touchscreen Smartphone: What, Apple Worry?

    Sony Ericsson's Touchscreen Smartphone: What, Apple Worry?

    Sony Ericsson will come out with a touchscreen smartphone of its own, signaling the entrance of yet another such device following Apple’s massive wad-blowing event two months ago. Now, the source of this “information” is some shady Chinese Web site, which means we have to rely on machine translation to decipher the information, not that there is any. Just some blurry shots of… Read More