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  • Episode 634
  • November 27, 2019

Amazon Echo Flex Initial Setup and Unreal Tournament Turns 20

It's hard to believe, but Unreal Tournament GOTY is 20 years old. It holds a special place for Category5 since it was UT LAN parties where Robbie and Jeff got to know one another all those years ago. We'll also look at the Amazon Echo Flex - a brand new version of the popular Alexa smart home device that plugs directly into a wall socket and features USB modules to expand functionality of your smart home.

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  • Episode 633
  • November 20, 2019

2019 Broadcast System Build (i9 9900k)

Our viewer community came together to contribute toward a needed broadcast system replacement. With the added help of Kingston Technology, Gigabyte and NVIDIA, we're ready to build our shiny new i9 9900k PC to use for live broadcasting and editing the show for release. We can't thank you enough for pitching in! This week, we'll go through the build together.

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  • Episode 632
  • November 13, 2019

Industry Efficiency Through Solid Logistics

Dan Khasis, CEO of one of the world's biggest logistics software companies, Route4Me, joins us to discuss the technology that drives an industry that we don't always think about since it tends to happen behind the scenes: supply chain and fulfillment. We'll also look at an immensely powerful portable USB charger and a way to enjoy your Keurig without all the guilt about environmental impact.

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  • Episode 631
  • November 6, 2019

Headphone Showdown

Enjoying our music and videos depends a lot on finding the right set of headphones, but it's not always easy to know from an online shop which is going to be best suited for us. The Category5 team compare 5 sets of Bluetooth headphones and discuss their opinions of each to help you get an idea for which may be the one for you, or the person on your list.

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  • Episode 630
  • October 30, 2019

Soldering PCB Headers and Powering a Pi from Battery

Tired of your Raspberry Pi frying SD cards? Want your Pi-based server to keep running in a power outage or when unplugged? We'll look at what is perhaps the ultimate smart UPS for Raspberry Pi to solve these issues. And since we're soldering headers for the GPIO, we may as well learn a quick trick to make your soldering just a bit easier.

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  • Episode 629
  • October 23, 2019

Jeff Thinks He's So Hot, And Proves It

With a little soldering, we're prototyping a thermal imaging scanner which allows us to visualize thermal data. We'll be using it to see how various cases and coolers affect the thermal footprint of various single board computers, but the options are endless. With this device, you can see heat.

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  • Episode 628
  • October 9, 2019

THE ORVILLE Interview with Tom Costantino and Brooke Noska

This week, Tom Costantino (Co-Producer) and Brooke Noska (VFX Producer / Co-VFX Supervisor) from The Orville chat with us about the tech they use behind the scenes to make their TV magic, and how the evolution of technology has impacted the way sci-fi is produced.

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  • Episode 627
  • October 2, 2019

Amie DD - The Person Behind The Tesla RFID Implant Hack

By now, we've all heard of Amie DD's Tesla hack: she implanted her car's RFID chip in her arm. Category5 cuts deeper to find out just what makes Amie DD tick. Discover along with us that she's much more than just green hair and tattoos: Amie's a thoughtful and creative maker with the tools and skills to bring her visions to life. Whether cosplay, circuit design or 3D printing, she's always pushing tech and innovating new ways to use it, while simultaneously doing her part to help young women interested in pursuing careers in tech.

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  • Episode 626
  • September 25, 2019

Models Who Aren't People

Imagine stock images of models who aren't really people. We're not judging: we actually mean AI-generated fake people who can be used as stock images! We'll show you how to get your hands on 100,000 such images for your project. We'll also take a look at a USB temperature sensor that lets you measure the ambient or surface temperature, providing JSON output so you can program it to do whatever you like.

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