Robert S. AnthonyContributor, TechHive

Robert S. Anthony is a New York-based technology journalist. He writes a tech blog called The Paper PC.

BMW has a dweeby kid: all-electric i3 will embarrass and outsmart entire family starting in 2014

Built from the ground up to be all-electric and super-connected, the new i3 is like no other BMW you've seen before. And we're still figuring out how we feel about that.

Look but don't touch: displays defy distraction at New York Auto Show

Car tech keeps coming, but the displays popping up on everyone's dashboards aren't as touchy-feely as you might expect.

Nyan Cat spews rainbows over New York, is coming to a store near you

If you’re one of the few Web surfers able to avoid the cute, but time-chewing, rainbow-streaming Nyan Cat, your days of blissful ignorance and quiet are numbered: Nyan Cat now has its own popup store and may soon be musically mewing its way into your head at a store near you.

MakerBot opens New York store with a 3D photo booth

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.

NBA Baller Beats for Kinect can make you a better basketball player

Billed as the first Xbox 360 Kinect game to track something other than your body, NBA Baller Beats promises to improve your basketball-handling long as you can keep up with the beat of the music.

Sony and LL Cool J Rap It Up with Web-Based Music Collaboration Bundle

LL Cool J, Sony, and Boomdizzle Networks unveil Future Sounds My Connect Studio, a laptop-software-headphone package that lets distant musicians collaborate in real time--and never miss a beat.


Tablets Get In the Game at Toy Fair 2012

There were enough iPad add-ons, kiddie tablets and smartphone accessories shown at Toy Fair 2012 to keep your kids--and your wallet--in stiches for a long time.

Angry Birds Are Real, Take Flight at 2012 Toy Fair

It’s bad enough when squawking Angry Birds turn up on smartphones and tablets as you commute to work, but things have gone too far when one drops from above and bumps into your head as you walk the floor at the 2012 Toy Fair.

TheO Lets You Play Ball With Your Phone… Safely

It looks like the world’s goofiest-looking phone protector, but TheO combines a foam ball that wraps around your phone with apps that take advantage of its motion sensor to let you play with your smartphone like it was a toy.

Boomz Audio Mini Speaker: A Pocket-Sized Boombox for Your Smartphone

Nestled in a quiet corner at the 2012 CES was a small, colorful and muscular mini speaker that can fill up a small room with quality audio from an iPod or smartphone.


MultiTaction 55-inch Multi-Touch Display Can Track Hundreds of Fingers

This giant multitouch display can follow hundreds of hands and fingers are doing to it at the same time--and it may be coming to a museum near you.

Boost Case Hybrid Two-Piece Extended iPhone Battery Keeps Things Light

This extended battery comes in two pieces, allowing you to keep a lightweight protective shell on your iPhone 4 or 4S all the time and keep the weight and bulk of the battery out of your pocket until you need the extra power.

HzO Nanotechnology Seal Keeps Smartphones from Drowning

New nanotechnology from Salt Lake City-based HzO protects electronic devices with a micro-thin vapor coating that makes them impervious to water damage.

Polaroid Goes Retro With Z340 Instant Digital Camera

It’s not your father’s Polaroid, but the new 14-megapixel digital camera with a built-in photo printer harkens back to the popular Polaroid Spectra of the 1980s.


Touchscreen Digital Watch Arrives From Sweden With Style

What started as a bright idea for a vibrating wrist band has arrived in the US as the Mutewatch, a stylish and pricey touchscreen digital watch with an all-touch interface and, yes, a vibrating wristband.