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The Techsperts: Google TV, iPad 3, Facebook Timeline

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.

And then there's everyone's favorite "free we-can't-live-without-it-but-we'll-complain-when-they-change-anything" service: Facebook. Are you ready for "timeline?"

Monday on Up to Date guest host Stephen Steigman welcomes the Techsperts, Dustin Jacobsen and Justin Parlette to discuss these items and other technology news and development.

Questions or comments for our Techsperts? You can post on this page or on KCUR's Facebook page, email uptodate@kcur.org, or Tweet us @KCURUptoDate.

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 ShakeGently.com and is on Twitter at@dustinj. Justin Parlette, support systems administrator at University of Missouri - Kansas City, is an Apple Certified Technician who provides support and advice to staff and faculty on campus, with an emphasis on Apple technology. Parlette is also the founder of Happy Underground Films, LLC, which has released the first season of the critically acclaimed webseries DEAD WAIT. The second season is currently in production and is expected to be released this year. Follow Parlette's adventures on Twitter -- just look for @jpar0.

After growing up on the east coast and spending his first professional years in classical music, Stephen moved to Kansas City in 1995 expecting to leave after a few years. (Clearly that didn't happen.) More than two decades and three kids later, he doesn't regret his decision to stick around. Stephen began his career in public radio as a classical music host. As the founding producer of Up to Date with Steve Kraske, he received a number of local and national awards for his work on the program. Since 2014 he's overseen KCUR's broadcast operations. When Stephen isn't at KCUR's studios, he's probably adding more stamps to his passport with his KU professor wife and their three kids. His son almost made him cry during a drive through the Rockies when he said at age 8: "Dad, can we listen to public radio?" Sniff sniff.