By Jessica BerardinoBy Mike Pintek

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – So what’s new in the world of technology? Are you interested in the latest electronics, but just aren’t sure which brand to buy? Well, your prayers are answered! Mike Pintek is joined in studio by Dr. Frank Viggiano, Professor Emeritus, and the go-to gadget guy to talk about what’s new.

The Loksak is a hermetically sealed, absolutely airtight sealed bag the size of a zip lock bag. The bags are dust proof and water tight, preventing any air and micro-organisms from getting in. The bags can fit a range of phones, MP3 players and tablets.

The Shieldsak helps prevent against the hacking, tracking and scanning of your electronics.

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All TVs are created differently, but they call can affect our vision if we sit too close. Dr. Frank recommends standing up and walking around after a few hours of watching television.

“Well, there’s a formula that the industry uses basically they came out of the projection industry,” said Dr. Frank. “But you don’t want to be any further back than one and a half times the size of the diagonal. So if you’re 60 inches, you don’t want to be any further back than 60 plus 30 because then you no longer participate in the visual experience.”

The iPhone 6 is bringing a new look along with new technology. Although Dr. Frank wouldn’t get too specific with the details, he’s confident that we will see the new phone soon enough.

The Eton Boost Turbine 2000 helps you make your own power to recharge your phone. This is a rechargeable USB battery pack with a hand turbine generator. The rechargeable 200mAh lithium battery needs to be cranked for one minute to produce enough power for a 30 second call or a few text messages.


The Damson Twist Bluetooth Speakers are designed to deliver a full range of audio with a serious bass system! There are minimal design features with just a twist to play your music. The built in battery lasts up to nine hours of playback time. The device will pair with almost any device, if it has a 3.5mm jack it will work!


Have questions about what tablets to buy? Have laptops been surpassed by tablets? Dr. Frank uses both and thinks that there is a need for both of them. He explains that some people need the keys and others aren’t really writing much. But he agrees that the desk tops are a thing of the past.

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