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Techsperts: Carhacking, Good Enough For Govt Work & Top Gadgets

Sep 3, 2012

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?

That's just one of the topics Up to Date guest host Brian Ellison talks about on Monday with the Techsperts.  They also look at what it takes for a mobile technology device to win the government's stamp of approval, explain why passwords are weaker than ever, check in on the latest from the social networks, and give you their picks for cool gadgets under $50.

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Dustin Jacobsen, Chief Strategy Officer at Flat Square Technology Group, leads the practice on mobile, social and emerging technology projects. Jacobsen holds a BS from Iowa State University and an MBA, magna cum laude, from Baker University. He blogs about all things marketing and technology at and is on Twitter at@dustinj.

Justin Parlette is an Apple Certified technician who has supported Apple products for over 15 years. Trained by Apple as part of their crack group of technicians (you call them "Geniuses"), he now works for UMKC as their resident Apple expert. Parlette also writes and directs the critically acclaimed web series "Dead Wait," a zombie story set in Kansas City which unfolds at Follow his escapades on Twitter at @jpar0.