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The Techsperts: Free WiFi (Everwhere!), Laptop Lookout & Google Drive


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

There are two people who can only be happy with that prospect, Up to Date's Techsperts, Dustin Jacobsen and Justin Parlette, who join Steve Kraske on Tuesday's program to give us their predictions.

And, if you’re looking to buy a laptop but are overwhelmed by all the models available, they have some suggestions to help narrow the field

Plus, Google has joined the cloud with its online storage service.  We’ll ask the Techsperts if Google Drive is everything a techie could want.

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, 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.

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC.
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.