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500 Episodes of Category5 Technology TV

  • Episode 500
  • April 19, 2017
  • 6,482

We've had a lot of fun over the past 500 weeks! We've welcomed great guests on the show and shared some exciting technologies! This week we'll take a look back at a few standouts, including the first appearance of Jeff, Sasha and Henry, as we celebrate 500 Episodes of Category5 Technology TV.

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Robbie Takes A Break

  • Apr 5, 2017
  • 6,862

Passing The Human Check

  • Mar 22, 2017
  • 3,348

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Episode 498 - Live in 5!

  • Episode 498
  • April 5, 2017
  • 54

Something's different about this week's show... what could it be?

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

Tops Stories for the Week of April 12, 2017

  • Episode 499
  • April 12, 2017
  • 1,268

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A new consumer system from Microsoft boasts speeds of over six teraflops. - A hacker set off all the warning sirens in Dallas. - Hackers can use a simple javascript code to get your smartphone's pin from sensor data. - Mark Shuttleworth is shaking things up in the Ubuntu world, putting an immediate halt to Unity and switching Ubunto to GNOME.

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Maker Series - Introduction: The Kit and Tools You'll Need

  • Episode 499
  • April 12, 2017
  • 1,311

As we launch into our new Maker Series, it's important to start out with the hardware you'll need to participate. From a kit that gets you started on the path to becoming a Maker, to the companion guidebook and the tools we'll need, join Robbie and Henry as they introduce our new series.

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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.

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