Ask Rich: August Edition

Rich DeMuro

12:35 PM EDT, August 8, 2012


It's that time again for Ask Rich where we hit the streets to answer your burning tech questions. From the new iPhone to 3D TV if you have questions, I've got answers.

Let's start with one of the most popular questions ever.

"Hey Rich, when's the new iPhone coming out?"

iPhone, iPhone, iPhone, what a coveted little gadget. If you're waiting for Apple's latest edition, you're not alone. Since its launch in 2007, Apple has come out with a new model every year. The iPhone 5 is expected to be thinner, have a bigger screen and feature super fast 4G LTE internet.

A blog called iMore says Apple will reveal it on September 12 and you'll have it in hand September 21st. The blog has been right before, but take this rumor with a grain of salt. One thing's for sure: We'll see a new iPhone before the end of the year.

Concerned parent Neil Leventhal asks, "What's the thinking on video and TV screens for babies before they're two years old? Are they dangerous?"

With a one year old at home, this is something I struggle with too! Along with bath time, feeding and diapers of course.

Here's the official recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics. They say turn off the TV until age two and let your kids play and interact instead. After that, one or two TV hours a day should be fine. Interactive apps on tablets are probably okay at a younger age since they work the brain, but researches are still divided on that one.

With the latest movies featuring 3D technology, Erin Marrow couldn't help but ask, "Hey Rich, is 3D TV dead?"

Here's the issue with 3D. It's not dead, it's just not a necessity. Plus, the technology is still evolving, so we haven't really decided on one standard.

3D is a ton of fun for certain movies, but there isn't a lot of TV programming available in it. In the future, it will be just another feature on Tv's, kinda like color or stereo sound.

If you have more questions and would like to submit them for the next edition of ask rich, post it up on Facebook or twitter. You can even upload a video of your question on facebook.com/RichOnTech.