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Weekly live digital TV show with Robbie Ferguson focused on topics of interest to tech minds. Ask your questions and get live answers. Recipient of 2014 and 2017 Top 100 Tech Podcasters award.

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Robbie Attempts to Fix a Dead Network Switch

  • Episode 604
  • April 17, 2019
  • 385

In his quest to become capable of performing his own electronics repair, Robbie has come a long way with his soldering abilities. This week, we'll tear down the dead network switch and see if it can be fixed for around $3.

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Sasha Can't Stop Laughing at Teleprompter Issues (Episode 587)

  • Episode 587
  • December 19, 2018
  • 684

Our teleprompter was playing up on us during Episode 587. Here is what ensued.

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Sasha is away in Whistler, BC

  • Episode 599
  • March 13, 2019
  • 182

Sasha is off this week, but checked in from the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada.

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Patron Hangout #1 - January 1, 2018

  • Episode 536
  • January 1, 2018
  • 511

Thanks to Bill, Shizu, Jeff, Sasha & Dave for joining me for our [small but mighty] first-ever Patron Exclusive Google Hangout! This will be a monthly event for Patrons who have opted for this reward. Looking forward to seeing it grow! And check out Bill's Raspberry Pi 3 cluster! WOOO!

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The Category5.TV Newsroom

A weekly tech-centric news broadcast with a Linux bias (Part of Category5 Technology TV).

Top Stories for the Week of April 10, 2019

  • Episode 603
  • April 10, 2019
  • 117

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A piece of malware has been found on both iOS and Android that has been stealing contacts, audio, location data and more for several years. - Sony has created a colossal 16K screen which will soon be on display in Japan. - A newly-discovered privilege-escalation flaw in the Apache web server allows malicious users to gain root access to the underlying OS. - Astronomers have revealed the first ever image of a black hole that exists in a galaxy called M87, 500 million trillion km away. - Microsoft has admitted that its Outlook.com security breach was worse than the company initially revealed.

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Kingston Data Center DC500 Enterprise SSD

  • Episode 601
  • March 27, 2019
  • 563

We're joined by Kingston's Sr. Technology Manager Cameron Crandall to talk about their new enterprise drives -- the DC500 -- and learn how Kingston is innovating in the data center, helping businesses to extend the useful life of existing hardware, improve overall performance and at the same time reduce the cost of operation.

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Our Hosts

Robbie Ferguson

Robbie founded The Category5 TV Network back in 2007. Originally it was just this one show: Category5 Technology TV, and it was built to provide free tech support to an audience over the Internet.

Well, things have grown since then, and Robbie not only hosts the tech show here, but also runs the technical aspects of the network—from video distribution to ensuring our web site is online and current.

Professionally, Robbie is a programmer focussed almost entirely on web-based solutions. He got his first computer (a Vic 20) when he was 4 years old, and has been a tinkerer (and breaker, and fixer) ever since.

His passion for tech comes together each week with his fun-loving care for people as he brings you another episode of his award-winning broadcast, Category5 Technology TV.

Robbie is married to author Bekah Ferguson, and together they have 3 wonderful children, a dog and a cat.

Sasha Dirmeitis

Sasha has been a part of the Cat5 team since season 5. Almost every single piece of tech knowledge she possesses is 100% thanks to being a part of the show.

Being a weekly addition to the team isn't all she does! Sasha also works full time at a very busy chiropractic clinic in Barrie... which is great, as her adjustments keep her healthy enough to enjoy her many pastimes: Walking, hiking, biking, rollerblading, badminton, and camping are a short list of the fun outdoor things Sasha loves most.

Want to know about her other passions? Playing PS4 games (Dark Souls especially) and watching Netflix documentaries with her soon-to-be husband, Dave.

There is nothing Sasha loves more than living life to the fullest every day, and that includes being a part of the Cat5 team!

Jeff Weston

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Kelsey Jensen

Kelsey was born on November 9th, 1996 in Langley, British Columbia and moved to Ontario when she was five with her family. She graduated from high school in 2014 then took an extra year because she had no idea what she wanted to do with her life. After finally choosing social work, she then left to pursue that career at the University of Windsor where she is in her second year and enjoying every minute of it. She loves reading, watching Netflix, sleeping, eating, and hanging out with her friends. She also enjoys sitting on shelves and making weird faces on air.

Erika Lalonde

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