Support Us on Patreon

Become a Patron for as little as $1 to gain access to exclusive video features, behind the scenes and Patron-only contests.

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.

Watch The Show

Battle of the Home Automation Assistants

  • Episode 586
  • December 12, 2018
  • 77

Between the Google Home Mini and the latest Amazon Echo Dot, the price and promoted features are pretty similar. This week, we'll try to figure out which one is the best virtual assistant by putting the two smart home devices head-to-head.

Watch Now

Backstage Pass

Backstage Pass -

Sasha's Joke of the Week

  • Episode 546
  • March 7, 2018
  • 475

Sasha often drops a groaner for the live viewers, and this week is no exception.

Watch Now

Special Feature -

Turtle Typhoon Live Stream

  • Episode 546
  • March 9, 2018
  • 414

On March 9, 2018 a Turtle Typhoon took place, raining Turtlecoin (TRTL) on all the participants. 98shiraz and JeffW hosted the live stream, and this is the recording.

Watch Now

Google+ Hangouts

Google+ Hangout from

Patron Hangout #1 - January 1, 2018

  • Episode 536
  • January 1, 2018
  • 400

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!

Watch Now

Google Hangout

  • Jun 18, 2013
  • 11

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 December 12, 2018

  • Episode 586
  • December 12, 2018
  • 26

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Google's parent company, Alphabet, will test its drone delivery service in Finland next year. - Microsoft Edge is Dead. Seriously. Microsoft is building its own Chromium browser to replace the default on Windows 10. - For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. - Google is Expediting the Closure of Google+ After Another Security Bug

Watch Now

Category5 Technology TV (Clips)

Clips from Category5 Technology TV

Alexa vs. Okay, Google: Which Smart Home Device Is Best in December 2018?

  • Episode 587
  • December 12, 2018
  • 29

Smart home devices from Google and Amazon are priced roughly the same. So which is better? Is Amazon only about shopping? Is Google only about searching the web? Let's put the Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) up against Google Home Mini. It's an unbiased test of Alexa vs. Okay, Google. Who has the most accurate responses? Who is the best to work with? That's what we set out to find out.

Watch Now

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

Advertisement

Technology TV
Episode 587 Live:

Advertisement

Being Watched

Twitter Posts

Login to Category5

Error message here!

Hide Error message here!

Forgot your password?

Register on Category5

Error message here!

Error message here!

Hide Error message here!

Lost your password? Please enter your email address. You will receive a link to create a new password.

Error message here!

Back to log-in

Close