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Robert S. Anthony: Tech Journalist & Travel Writer. Popular Pinterest Pinner & Consultant

Tweets, blogs and features by Robert S. Anthony. Veteran tech and travel writer and educator. Author of the Paper PC Picks hot tech board on Pinterest (www.paperpcpicks.com) with 1.3 million followers. Editor at Stadium Circle Features. Author of The Paper PC tech blog (www.paperpc.com). Twitter: @newyorkbob

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  • The NCL Breakaway, largest cruise ship ever to port in NYC

    09 May 2013

    The NCL Breakaway, the largest cruise ship ever to dock in New York, takes up residence next to the USS Growler submarine, where the accommodations aren't quite as fancy. The ship was christened May 8 and will depart New York for a Bermuda cruise May...

  • The New NewYork.com Launches

    29 May 2013

    The new NewYork.com, billed as "the ultimate resource for all things New York," launched May 29 with help from TV stars like Extra's Maria Menounos and 30 Rock's Jane Krakowski. The site is owned by Brett D. Reizen, CEO of Entertainment Benefits Group,...

  • Fuhgeddaboudit! Boro Prez Adds Brooklyn Swagger to MakerBot Factory Debut

    07 June 2013

    Fuhgeddaboudit! Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz added his low-key (not!) brand of hometown swagger to Friday’s grand opening of the new 55,000-square-foot MakerBot 3D printer factory in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park area. Markowitz, NYC Chief Digital...

  • HP Number One in Detroit

    04 June 2013

    HP Number One? Simon Pagenaud, driving the No. 77 car with the HP logo and colors, won the Detroit Grand Prix Sunday (top) after coming in eighth at the Indy 500 (other photos) May 26. The car has 350 sensors which track everything from tire pressure...

  • Hisense Sero 7 Pro tablet: All that for $150?

    23 May 2013

    Amazon, are you listening? A 7-inch Android tablet with a bright, HD display, a powerful quad-core Nvidia chip (great for games & videos), two cameras, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, a memory card slot, HDMI and USB ports for $150? That's what Hisense and Nvidia's...

  • Lucky Flash Drive? HP Indy Car Wins Detroit Grand Prix

    10 June 2013

    Lucky flash drive? HP gave the media flash drives shaped like Simon Pagenaud's No. 77 car after the Indy 500, where the car finished seventh. A week later the car, which carries the HP logo, was the winner of Detroit Grand Prix. Coincidence? Probably....

  • Samsung House comes to NYC

    13 June 2013

    Samsung House, a showcase of Samsung's newest home appliances, opens Saturday in New York's chic SoHo district. At a press preview, Hilary Farr, host of HGTV's "Love it or List It," joined Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America, and five...

  • Bose Headset Quiets Noise at Grand Central Station

    09 June 2013

    Bose used noisy Grand Central Terminal to launch the SoundLink Mini portable Bluetooth speaker (ready July 11; $200) and the truly noise-canceling QuietComfort 20 in-ear headset (summer; $300). Bose filled a small room with loud city noises like traffic...

  • No, that’s not Sheldon from TV’s Big Bang Theory, but...

    13 June 2013

    No, that’s not Sheldon from TV’s Big Bang Theory, but that was a real telepresence robot rolling around the W New York hotel June 13. Silicon Valley startup Double Robotics showed off the iPad-equipped Double (pre-order for $1,999) at the annual Edelman...

  • Tivoli Audio: Leather and lizard for the lounge

    04 June 2013

    Leather or lizard for the lounge? Tivoli Audio, known for its classic Model One radio (bottom), announced limited-run versions of its PAL BT Bluetooth Portable Radio wrapped in genuine leather or lizard. The AM/FM radios can wirelessly stream music from...

  • Canon Showcases PowerShot N1 Digital Camera in NYC

    16 May 2013

    Canon set up shop on New York's above-ground High Line Park to showcase its PowerShot line of Wi-Fi-enabled digital cameras. Instagram wiz Brian DiFeo (@Brian DiFeo Instagram: bridif) showed off the PowerShot N1, a 12-megapixel palm-size unit with 8X...

  • Cloudrobots Slug it Out at Toy Fair 2013 in New York

    11 February 2013

    At Toy Fair 2013 in New York, Hungary-based TTTech showed off Cloudrobot, a major step beyond the classic Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, now made by Mattel. Unlike the stiff, jerky movements of the Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Cloudrobot's movements are smoother...

  • Sphero Shows Off Early Version of Nyan Cat Augmented Reality App

    14 December 2012

    During the store-opening party for the Nyan Cat popup store in New York on Dec. 13, Sphero, a Boulder, Colorado-based maker of a robotic ball-based gaming system previewed an early version of a Nyan Cat augmented reality game. The Sphero polycarbonate...

  • Motorola Droid RAZR HD: Demo of HD Video Playback Capabilities

    06 September 2012

    A Motorola Mobility representative demonstrates the video playback capability of the new Motorola Droid RAZR HD Android smartphone. The unit will go on sale later this year. More on this new phone as well as the new Droid HD MAXX and Droid RAZR M at The...

  • Sphero Shows Off Nyan Cat Space City App at Opening of Nyan Cat Pop-Up Store in NYC

    14 December 2012

    During the Dec. 13 opening party for the first-ever Nyan Cat popup store, Sphero, a Boulder, Colorado-based maker of a robotic ball-based gaming system, released Nyan Cat Space Party, a new Android and iOS smartphone app. The Sphero polycarbonate robotic...

  • MakerBot Founder Bre Pettis Shows Off 3D Heads Made with 3D Photo Booth at MakerBot Store

    27 November 2012

    If you're the type who lets a little fame go to your head, the 3D Photo Booth at the new MakerBot Store in New York might be just what you need. Step into the 3D Photo Booth for a few minutes, get a 3D scan of your face and the folks at MakerBot will...

  • Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 Takes a Bath

    12 November 2012

    The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 is made with clumsy office workers and peanut-butter-fingered children in mind. In case of spilled coffee the $40 keyboard can be cleaned by dunking it in soapy water and rinsing it under a faucet. It even comes with...

  • A Few Moments of Silence on the Eve of Sept. 11, 2012

    10 September 2012

    A field of flags flutter in New York's Battery Park in front of The Sphere, a badly damaged but still recognizable sculpture which was once the centerpiece of the pedestrian plaza between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Video Copyright 2012,...

  • Demonstration of S Pen on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet

    20 August 2012

    The S Pen stylus that comes with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet can detect more than a thousand levels of pen pressure. Combined with the tablet's high-resolution digitizer, the S Pen can create lines of varying widths based on the amount of...

  • NBA Legend Kenny Smith Demos NBA Baller Beats Xbox 360 Kinect Game at NYC Press Conference

    24 July 2012

    UPDATE: NBA Baller Beats available in stores Sept. 11, 2012: tinyurl.com Former NBA star and current TNT basketball announcer Kenny "The Jet" Smith demonstrates NBA Baller Beats, a new Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect motion-sensing game from Majesco Entertainment....

  • Sony and LL Cool J Rap It Up with FutureSounds MyConnect Studio music collaboration package

    21 June 2012

    Dr. Dre may have his Beats brand, but LL Cool J was aiming not to miss a single one as he took the wraps off Future Sounds My Connect Studio, a software and laptop bundle that allows musicians in two different locations to mix and collaborate on the same...

  • Angry Birds Are Real! Red Bird Takes Flight at 2012 Toy Fair in New York

    13 February 2012

    No, it wasn't the black bomb bird or the one that poops explosive charges, but the sight of a red Angry Bird patrolling the skies at the 2012 Toy Fair was jarring just the same even as it generated smiles by the dozen. William Mark Corp., which markets...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Previewed at 2012 International CES

    20 February 2012

    Today, Feb. 21, is the day BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 becomes available as a free over-the-air download. If you were lucky enough to preview PlayBook OS 2.0 at the International CES in Las Vegas in January, you already know that this upgrade is a must...

  • TheO Lets You Roll Your Own Phone... Safely - 2012 Toy Fair

    13 February 2012

    If the thought of rolling your $200 smartphone on your living room floor like it was a bowling ball or bouncing it off the carpet sounds less than wise, don't worry. TheO has everything covered—literally. TheO, a smartphone entertainment package from...

  • Range Rover Evoque Convertible concept SUV unveiled at 2012 New York International Auto Show

    05 April 2012

    The Range Rover Evoque concept convertible, billed by Jaguar Land Rover as the world's first premium SUV convertible, was unveiled April 4 at the 2012 New York International Auto Show. Only time will tell if the model will actually make it to the production...

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