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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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Plex on a Raspberry Pi 3 (In 2018)

  • Episode 544
  • February 21, 2018
  • 131

Almost two years have passed since we last showed how to setup Plex Media Server on a Raspberry Pi 3, and a lot has changed in that time - including Debian/Raspbian upgrading to Stretch. So it is high time for us to show the process again since some of the steps have changed. Not only that, but we'll share with you our latest Raspberry Pi image, PlexPi, which gets you up and running with Plex on a Raspberry Pi 3 in just a few minutes.

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Raspberry Pi 3 vs. Odroid XU4Q

  • Feb 14, 2018
  • 2,551

Open Banking

  • Feb 7, 2018
  • 1,565

Category5 on Kodi (Take 2)

  • Jan 31, 2018
  • 10,629

[Yet More] Viewer Questions

  • Jan 24, 2018
  • 6,429

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Robbie's Fat Cam And A Great Workout

  • Episode 530
  • November 15, 2017
  • 169

After the show, Robbie finally realized his camera was making him look "slightly obese." But never fear: Sasha has a workout regime that Robbie masters instantly.

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Patron Hangout #1 - January 1, 2018

  • Episode 536
  • January 1, 2018
  • 85

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 February 14, 2018

  • Episode 543
  • February 14, 2018
  • 206

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Is Amazon planning to track its employees? A patent has been granted for an ultrasonic wristband that can monitor a worker's every move. - Data on soldiers’ running patterns, captured by fitness app Strava, has been discovered to detail the secret whereabouts of military bases. - Best Buy has informed music companies that it will stop selling CDs this July. - YouTube is developing new policies to protect itself from the fallout caused by creators that are posting inappropriate content.

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ODROID XU4 vs Raspberry Pi 3 - htop Quick Comparison

  • Episode 543
  • February 14, 2018
  • 263

Let's take a quick look at what htop shows for a Raspberry Pi 3 vs an ODROID XU4Q as we prepare to do some side-by-side testing of these two single board computers.

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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!

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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.

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