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Until recently, we felt pretty secure using credit cards at major retailers. But with breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and now maybe Michael’s, should we rethink the technology that’s supposed to keep our data secure?

On Monday's Up to Date, our Techsperts delve into this tech issues and others. Could supermarket Wi-Fi be the key to keeping customers shopping longer? Will wearable technology that tracks your health become the norm?
 

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If you're always losing your keys or you're concerned about the efficiency of your driving habits, well, there's an app for that. 

In the second part of Monday's Up to Date, the Techsperts offer their gift guide for the newest gadgets, perfect for your favorite techie.

Techsperts: Social Media and Home Technologies

Jul 8, 2013
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Change your home thermostat setting while you’re shopping at the grocery store. Lock the back door after you’ve backed out of the driveway.

On Tuesday's Up to Date, our Techsperts return to talk with Steve Kraske about the future of home automation systems and how these new technologies will change daily life. 

And, did you just get used to Twitter? The tech gurus will also look at the growing rise of new, trendy social media platforms that have a photo and video emphasis. 

Internet pirates are hiding on college computer networks, despite the schools’ efforts to get rid of them. Arrrgh. 

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Do you love having a "connected" car; one with GPS, Bluetooth, even a vehicle-immobilization system?  Would you love it as much if you knew hackers could access your automobile through any one of those or other electronic features?

Now that Disney and Nintendo have decided to offer free WiFi, can we expect to find it throughout the land?

Last week Apple unveiled its 3rd generation iPad, the aptly-named "the new iPad." (a.k.a. "iPad 3.") Is it worth the upgrade?

Around the same time Google Fiber applied for permission to sell TV services in the Kansas City area; is this a sign that they'll offer up TV services to its Google Fiber customers - in direct competition with providers Time Warner, SureWest,  and AT&T? And will Google know what you want to watch before you've even turned on the TV? 

Probably.

The Techsperts' 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

Dec 7, 2011

The holidays are all about tradition, and one of our very favorites is unveiling the Techsperts' Holiday Gift Guide. Wondering what to get the geek in your family who's already got everything? From know-it-all to noob, this list's got something for everyone.

The tablet computer is one of the most popular tech gifts this holiday season, and according to a new survey, within three years, there will be 89.5 million tablet owners in the United States. That's right: nearly one in three web-connected Americans will own one.