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 Top 100 Tech Podcasters award.

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Debian Stretch Release Celebration

  • Episode 509
  • June 21, 2017
  • 4,816

Debian Stretch is the latest stable version of the famous Linux distribution and to celebrate, we'd like to introduce you to Linux, Debian and a suite of included free software.

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Sasha Can't Say Her Own Name

  • Episode 508
  • June 14, 2017
  • 35

If you think "Dirmeitis" is hard to say, you're not alone. During the live broadcast of Episode 508, even Sasha Dirmeitis herself stumbled on her name.

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

Top Stories for the Week of June 21, 2017

  • Episode 509
  • June 21, 2017
  • 1,607

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Carrier-locked phones are being outlawed in Canada, and providers must unlock phones for free. - Amazon is buying Whole Foods Market. - Tim Cook has confirmed Apple is working on a self-driving car system. - End-to-end encryption for online services may become law. - We finally have a release date for Star Trek: Discovery

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Upcoming Tech: Smart Air Lamp

  • Episode 507
  • June 7, 2017
  • 1,760

We all remember the Floating Light Bulb from Kickstarter, but now the company has taken what they've learned from their first version and have launched the Smart Air Lamp: a new and improved light that hovers in the air above its base.

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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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