New Media in Cottage Country

  • Episode 254
  • July 31, 2012
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Silver Beach hosts Category5 for the Cottage Country Special, with a live performance by Eric Kidd and in-studio audience.

This episode is sponsored in part by: Silver Beach Developments, LEI Electronics Inc., Eco Alkalines, LiquidImage Canada, Pivos, Freeplay Canada, Cordery Electric and Netflix.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd present from the model home at Silver Beach Developments in Haliburton, Ontario.
  • Eric's BlackBerry device granted Robbie's iPod wifi access from the cottage.
  • Something unique from cottage country: maple syrup based wine from Moon Shadows Estate Winery.
  • Category5 Technology TV featured in the Haliburton County Echo newspaper.
  • {play 7:40}Viewer Questions.
  • Viewer Comment: What a beautiful web site Category5 team! I find the anti-idiot method of proving you're a human on the "Ask a Question" page.
  • Greetings to viewers from all around the world.
  • Viewer Comment: I haven't been able to find the viewer points on the new Category5.TV web site. Are they gone forever?
  • Viewer Question: What is the Linux equivelent of Windows' hosts file?
  • Viewer Comment: You mentioned something about barbecues, and I thought I'd share this picture with you and the viewers. It's the front of an old car of mine that I converted into a barbecue.
  • Viewer Question: In regards to your segment about what people do to backup their data in Episode 253, can you make a recommendation of how to backup my VHS tapes to my computer?
  • Viewer Question: I'm running VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04 and I can't seem to get the most up-to-date version. It continually asks to install the new version, even though Synaptic says I have the latest version.
  • What VirtualBox offers its users, for free.
  • Viewer Comment: Robbie got my name correct; swissandi. Thank you for your help on installing the WhatPulse Linux script. Big thanks for your great show.
  • Viewer Comment: I'd like to plug a new show on TWiT.TV called Know How with Leo Laporte which airs every Thursday at 3pm Pacific.
  • {play 26:34}Silver Beach Developments - a closer look at Haliburton's lakeside urban-style community.
  • {play 30:40}The brand new Pivos Xios DS Mediaplay set-top device: the next generation HTPC powered by Android.
  • The Xios DS Mediaplay supports XDMC with the free firmware update!
  • The Xios DS Mediaplay supports Netflix out of the box.
  • In-Studio Viewer Question: I have a wifi Internet service which sometimes has poor bandwidth. How does Netflix handle this type of issue?
  • {play 43:18}Prizes, prizes and prizes.
  • {play 46:44}Eric performs a couple songs as prizes are drawn for the in-studio audience.

Links to Relevant Web Sites:

  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Eric Kidd

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