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From 3D printing to Linux and open source, Minecraft to maker tech, Category5 Technology TV provides a blend of programming centered around what is of interest to tech-minded individuals.

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Pinecraft Installer 2.6 is out, and we've made a ton of user-suggested improvements since our first release just 3 months ago! From being able to select between server versions (Paper, Fabric, Spigot, Cuberite or Vanilla), game modes (Survival or Creative) and even select a level seed or create your own, Pinecraft Installer 2.6 is a game changer for self-hosted Minecraft Java servers.

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AR Game Changer: Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 Augmented Reality Glasses

  • March 8, 2021
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Chip manufacturer Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon XR1 AR Smart Viewer Reference Design, and it's a game changer. Delivering high-performance, immersive experiences with lower power consumption, the XR1 is significantly less bulky than similar products coming to market, looking more like a pair of sunglasses than a big VR head mount. The XR1 taps into the performance capabilities of a compatible device such as a smartphone or Windows PC, being tethered by a single USB-C cable and controlled by gestures.

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Weekly news from the blockchain with Robert Koenig.

The toxic Crypto Industry: I am right, you are wrong!

  • February 23, 2021
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The crypto-industry is a toxic industry. Similar to politics, people are polarizing by trying to convince everybody else that their point of view is the right one. Especially in a bull market this attitude is not helpful and confuses all those that are joining this industry. Robert Koenig’s recommendation: build your own opinion and try not to listen to people that polarize.

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Join other Category5 community members, with the occasional visit from our cast and crew, for a live Zoom meeting hosted by bp9. Discuss the week's show, tech that has you excited, or other topics of interest to the community.

Our next Coffee Break is Sunday April 18 at 12 noon Eastern. [Click Here] to participate in the Coffee Break. Meeting ID: 960 4266 1716 Meeting Password: 625045

Please Note: When you set up your Zoom app, choose a nick you don't mind being shared publicly as the name you choose will be mentioned and included in the show notes.

Coffee Break - March 28, 2021

  • March 28, 2021
  • 28:47
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bp9 is back on his phone but different headset because there is nowhere to plug in his regular headset. The laptop is on its way back to Dell after much messing around with support. We sing Happy Birthday to Peter since Solbu notes the copyright is lapsed now. GeezerGeek is very busy for Easter, being a Pastor. Stormy is building an Android app that is like taskwarrior and timewarrior for a college project. Solbu and bp9 talk about postfix and dovecot. Peter is fixing faults on RF synthesizer board. bp9 is joined by Solbu, Doug, Peter, Brian Murray, GeezerGeek and Stormy.

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