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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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Kickstarter Zoom Group Chat # 1 (Take 2)

  • Episode 646
  • March 18, 2020
  • 731

Having held our first Kickstarter Zoom group chat earlier that night, this is the followup conversation as the first one didn't record (supremely exclusive)! We're getting everything packed up, and it's coming along. We'll show you the difference in the size of Studio E, and talk about our insurance.

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The IFTTT Connection to Silence of The Lambs

  • Episode 622
  • August 21, 2019
  • 638

What happens when the news anchor asks how to pronounce IFTTT (If This Then That)? A Silence of the Lambs reference, but of course.

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Sasha is away in Whistler, BC

  • Episode 599
  • March 13, 2019
  • 729

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
  • 815

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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Google Hangout

  • Jun 18, 2013
  • 16

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

$59m Crypto Incinerated, Big Firefox DoH, Smart Pet Feeding is Stupid, All Music is Public Domain

  • Episode 644
  • February 26, 2020
  • 2,305

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A man hid the keys to $59M worth of Bitcoin with his fishing gear, which got thrown out and incinerated while he was in jail. - Firefox has turned on encrypted DNS by default to thwart snooping ISPs. - Automatic pet feeding systems could starve your pet in event of failure. - Musicians have algorithmically generated every possible melody and released them to the public domain. - Nasa mathematician Katherine Johnson has died at the age of 101. - SpaceX has their permit for a Starship rocket facility in the Los Angeles port. - A new algorithm could prevent autonomous vehicles from crashing. - ESET has uncovered a serious vulnerability in common WiFi chips.

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Community Emergency: Our Studio Is Closing! Help Us Open a New One!

  • Episode 645
  • March 4, 2020
  • 437

Hey LinuxTechShow subscribers! Thanks for being a part of what we do here at Category5 Technology TV. We love creating videos for you, covering a wide assortment of tech news, reviews, unboxings, interviews, and maker tech. This week is different though. We need your help. In a surprise turn of events, our landlord is re-claiming our rental space and has demanded we vacate effective at the end of the month. We never saw this coming, and it has caught us unprepared.

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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

Shelly Desilva

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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