Nicholas Deleon

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

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  • Bose In-ear Headphones Hands On

    Bose In-ear Headphones Hands On

    Let’s make this perfectly clear right from the beginning: Bose’s new $99 in-ear headphones do not cancel noise nor do they isolate your ears from the sounds of the outside world. They’re not intended to block the sounds of crying babies while on a cross-country flight nor are they intended to cut you off from the din of the office. Rather, Bose designed a pair of in-ear… Read More

  • "Wee for a Wii" Contest Returns, Blame Opie and Anthony

    "Wee for a Wii" Contest Returns, Blame Opie and Anthony

    Remember the “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest? It’s coming back, sort of, thanks to Opie and Anthony. Right now, we only know that it’ll involve lots of water and the winning of a still hard to find Wii. This story is developing as we speak (that is, they just announced it on their FreeFM show), so be gentle if the information is still a little raw. But kudos to the Opie… Read More

  • Amber Alert USB Drive

    Amber Alert USB Drive

    Concerned parents can now store all of their child’s biographical information and stats on a Kensington USB thumb drive, the Amber Alert Child ID Kit. This $30 512MB USB drive is password protected but stores info for only one kid per drive. The included software, which judging by the screenshots only works on Windows, organizes things like medical info and the contact information of… Read More

  • Real Life Star Trek Tricorder Developed

    Real Life Star Trek Tricorder Developed

    Star Trek fans (sorry, I’m not one of ‘em) should thank Purdue University researchers for developing a real life tricorder, the famous little device that analyzed and identified unknown substances. The device identifies substances based on their mass with the use of something called an ion tap. After putting the object inside, the device lets an item’s ions out one by one… Read More

  • Leica's C-LUX 2: 7.2 Megapixels in Your Pocket

    Leica's C-LUX 2: 7.2 Megapixels in Your Pocket

    Leica, the camera company you’ve never heard of, will release the C-LUX 2 this May. The 7.2-megapixel point-and-shoot has a 2.5-inch LCD and a 3.6x optical zoom, which isn’t bad at all. It also maintains the familiar Leica styling, which basically means it looks very metal-y. The only other thing worth mentioning is that Leica will implement intelligent ISO exposure control. All that… Read More

  • Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-G1 Is Company's First to Include WiFi

    Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-G1 Is Company's First to Include WiFi

    Sony’s finally adding Wi-Fi to one of its cameras. The six-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-G1 is able to tap into 802.11 b/g networks so that users can instantly upload their photos to the Internet, be it Flickr, Facebook or their completely unread personal blog. Better still, the camera can link up with other Digital Living Network Alliance (an industry group that strives to forge common standards… Read More

  • Zenum Organum Portable Media Player: Looks are Everything

    Zenum Organum Portable Media Player: Looks are Everything

    The Zenum Organum portable media player player makes up for its underwhelming stats and features with its overall aesthetic. In other words, it looks really good. Might you call it iPhone-inspired?. Those features? Try 2GB of storage, 1.8-inch screen and support MP3, ASF, WMA and WAV. Pretty basic stuff, which is why Zenum had to go out of its way to make it all shiny and pretty. It should be here… Read More

  • Sega Toys' mu-bot Headphones: Tiny Man-generated Music?

    Sega Toys' mu-bot Headphones: Tiny Man-generated Music?

    Believe it or not this here contraption is a pair of headphones. They go by the name of mu-bot (Japanese for “what the hell?”) and they’re scheduled to hit Japan late next month. I don’t speak a word of Japanese, but I’ll try to decipher what the product page’s hieroglyphics actually mean. For example, I’m pretty sure that right under “mu-bot”… Read More

  • Nokia Phone Updater Released: Bring on the Bricks!

    Nokia Phone Updater Released: Bring on the Bricks!

    Nokia’s been working on a program for about a year that lets consumers update their own cellphones without having to visit the local authorized Nokia store. It’s now finally ready to download. The Windows-based program (beat it, Mac users) works only on certain Nokia cellphones, but if yours is on the list, the process seems to be painless. Just plug a USB cable into the phone and into… Read More

  • Amazon Unbox Now Live on TiVo

    Amazon Unbox Now Live on TiVo

    Amazon’s Unbox downloadable video service now works on TiVo. The video library leaves a lot to be desired right now. (The Illusionist and Prison Break? Yeah, no thanks.) You’ll get no deal on the prices, either: $9.99 to buy a movie and $1.99 per one-month rental, though you should expect to pay more for “hits.” For example, that feel-good dark comedy Little Miss Sunshine… Read More

  • Seven Ways To Fight Back at Cingular

    Seven Ways To Fight Back at Cingular

    The Consumerist, that 21st century version of The Jungle, has come up with seven ways to stick it to Cingular. Many of them are benign (“make the brick and mortar store compete against the Web site in order to get a better deal”), but one tip looks to be fairly pretty substantial: buying a $20 mediaMAX data plan will get you unlimited Internet access, regardless of what type of device… Read More

  • iSoundSpa iPod Dock: Wake Up to Sounds of the Ocean

    iSoundSpa iPod Dock: Wake Up to Sounds of the Ocean

    iSoundSpa represents the next evolution of iPod docks, that is, the unholy combination of an iPod dock and an alarm clock. Yes, it will charge your iPod while it’s plugged in. Yes, it has a built-in radio. No, it won’t dismantle the Taliban. It does, however, have six “soothing” nature songs that you can wake yourself up to, including “ocean” and… Read More

  • Home Theater Watch: Where a 1.5-inch Screen Means "Theater"

    Home Theater Watch: Where a 1.5-inch Screen Means "Theater"

    The Home Theater Watch holds a whopping 2GB of memory, which you can fill with MP3s, WMAs and proprietary video files. That’s right, don’t go thinking you can just load up any ol’ Xvid on here. No, sir. Included software converts video files (granted, from the most popular formats like AVI, MPEG and WMV) into the format used by the watch. No word on if this magical software works… Read More

  • ImageExpo Mega Phone: Man-Sized Phone, Man-Sized Fun

    ImageExpo Mega Phone: Man-Sized Phone, Man-Sized Fun

    Here we have the ImageExpo Mega Phone, a fully functional cellphone that’s as tall as a man. Rock! I even recognize its interface, having just seen in it in the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic. I’m sure you’re asking yourself, what purpose does this gift from Satan serve? Well, I mean, it’s a big cellphone, what can’t you do with it? Why not install it in the office or open an… Read More

  • Olympus E-510: How Much Is Image Stabilization Worth to You?

    Olympus E-510: How Much Is Image Stabilization Worth to You?

    The Olympus E 510 differs in one major way from the earlier discussed E 410: it has a built-in mechanical image stabilizer. Now, who’s willing to pay $100 more for image stabilization? (Yes, the E 510 will set you back an extra $100 compared to the E 410.) Sure, you’ll still get all the relatively impressive features of the E 410, like a 10-megapixel image sensor and the Live View LCD… Read More

  • Olympus Stylus 780: Basic 7.1-megapixel Point-and-Shoot

    Olympus Stylus 780: Basic 7.1-megapixel Point-and-Shoot

    Olympus’ latest point-and-shoot digital camera, the “all weather” Stylus 780, keeps many of the same basic features from last fall’s Stylus 750 (7.1-megapixel image sensor, 2.5-inch LCD and 5X optical zoom) while adding a few that are intended to squeeze every last drop of goodness out of the camera. It incorporates the TruePic III image sensor (just like its more advanced… Read More

  • Olympus E-410 Digital SLR: For Pros and Joes

    Olympus E-410 Digital SLR: For Pros and Joes

    Olympus’ E-410 10-megapixel digital SLR is aimed at both photography beginners and professionals, with a few unique features that separate it from the rest of the crowd. Beginners will appreciate the 176-dgeree viewing angle Live View LCD. The logic here is that people who’ve never used a digital SLR before won’t be comfortable using an optical viewfinder, so Olympus has taken… Read More

  • InTouch: Medical Advice Via Cellphone

    Now whenever you have access to a cellphone you’ll have access to Mayo Clinic-approved medical advice. Digital Cyclone has developed InTouch, an application for cellphones that stores all sorts of useful, everyday medical tips, such as where to find the newest medical care facility to how to treat minor injuries. The application costs $2.99 per month and works on Verizon, Cingular (AT&T… Read More