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Weekly Video Release Views (Last 6 Months)

Important Note: These are specific, unique video views per week for videos released that week. If a particular show did not have a video released that week, it will show views as 0. This is not to say people are not watching videos in that series, just that there was no video that week, so no views are attributed to it.

Total Views: 313,445 Average Views Per Week: 11,609 Average Videos Released Per Week: 4 Average Views Per Video: 2,774

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128 Videos Being Viewed

  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 495
  • March 15, 2017
  • 2,187 Views and counting

Favorite Tech: Garmin Vivofit 2

Jared presents his favorite piece of tech: the Garmin Vivofit 2 activity tracker.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 511
  • July 5, 2017
  • 2,053 Views and counting

Using LAME to Re-Encode MP3 Files on Linux (and save space!)

A viewer question prompted Robbie to show how to use LAME to re-encode MP3 files, giving you smaller files with similar or even perceptively identical sound quality.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 394
  • April 7, 2015
  • 580,841 Views and counting

Three Viewer Questions

What happens when a Viewer Question Extravaganza turns into three detailed and informative answers? Episode 394 happens! Join us as we tackle a question about Linux installers, what lib-notify is, and how to use $_GET in PHP.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 553
  • April 25, 2018
  • 1,888 Views and counting

Blockchain - It's More Than Just Bitcoin!

Founder of eXeBlock, Jonathan Bahai joins us to discuss the Blockchain and what it can be used for other than cryptocurrency. An overview of how the Blockchain works that simplifies a very complex system.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 2
  • April 24, 2015
  • 278,532 Views and counting

The Word of God

Let's talk about the relevancy of the Bible, our Bible reading habits and how we get to know God through the study of His word.

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  • Behind The Scenes of New Every Day
  • From Episode 43
  • January 29, 2016
  • 200 Views and counting

Our Vacation Travel Overview (2016)

Google Earth provides a nice overview of our vacation travel. Here is the full, unedited satellite view of our vacation destinations.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 566
  • July 25, 2018
  • 9,756 Views and counting

Unboxing PowerLocus Bluetooth 4.2+EDR Headphones with SD Card Playback and FM Radio for Under $30

We set out to find a great pair of Bluetooth headphones at a very affordable price, and PowerLocus pulled through for us with not just a great set of Bluetooth 4.2+EDR headphones for under $30, but they included a built-in SD card reader for playback without a device, and even an FM tuner! Oh, and they threw in a hard case too! This is a must-have deal for the frugal audiophile.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 493
  • March 1, 2017
  • 1,865 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of March 1, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Air-gapped computers can have data stolen by a nearby drone. - Cloudflare had a bad data leak. - We might as well get used to it; yet another web-connected children's toy has leaked a ton of data. - The NextGEN Gallery plugin for WordPress is our next big exploit. Time to upgrade!

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 412
  • August 11, 2015
  • 374,099 Views and counting

Recovering a Lost root User Password on Linux

One of the worst things that can happen to a sysadmin is losing or forgetting their root password. The feeling of powerlessness alone can cause feelings of extreme confusion. Robbie will show you an easy way to recover your root account even if you can't remember the password.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 413
  • August 18, 2015
  • 370,364 Views and counting

Google Analytics Fundamentals - Part 1

Robbie and Erika introduce our series on Google Analytics, and how to use it to track web site visitors and generate helpful reports. This data can be used to show you where you're going wrong (or right) with your web site, and help you focus who your web site reaches and cater to your vistors better.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 415
  • September 1, 2015
  • 375,065 Views and counting

Converting a Laptop Hard Drive into an External Hard Drive

Robbie removes the hard drive from a broken laptop and turns it into a USB 3.0/eSATA external hard drive with a simple, affordable enclosure. Learn some of the basics of the internal components of your laptop computer, and how to remove, replace or reuse the built-in hard drive.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 331
  • January 21, 2014
  • 306,525 Views and counting

Viewer Question Extravaganza

The mailbag is full, and you control the show. We launch the Merch Store and answer questions about Linux on servers and laptops, vishing, bash script memory leaks, WYSIWYG web site editing on Linux, getting a job, the coldest day of the year and a new Linux flavor to replace Windows XP.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 25
  • October 2, 2015
  • 319,251 Views and counting

An Ordinary Day: Surrender

Radically change the way you are living. Jenn shares how God revealed himself by placing a seemingly random scripture on her heart, and through this passage, she has been challenged to surrender her thoughts, fears and insecurities to the Lord and evaluate her integrity.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 577
  • October 10, 2018
  • 1,280 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of October 10, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - The US federal government has just authorized its staff to shoot down any drone they consider a threat. - Google+ is shutting down after it was revealed that Google covered up a data-exposing bug. - Default passwords such as "admin" and "password" will be illegal for electronics firms to use in California from 2020. - Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc. unveiled its first full-scale passenger capsule, offering the world a peek at the future of travel.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 417
  • September 15, 2015
  • 368,368 Views and counting

A Camera Quadcopter Drone for Under $100

Get started in drone flight with some great suggestions from the Category5 team! The sub-$100 option we look at this week features a 720p video camera and flies like a dream.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 590
  • January 9, 2019
  • 1,446 Views and counting

Editing 4K to 720p Multi Cam Video in PowerDirector

Working with a 4K camera can be challenging in the editing room. Robbie will demonstrate how to create several HD shots from a single 4K camera, and then how to use those shots in your editor to give the appearance of a multi-camera production. The process also means being able to edit your 4K footage in realtime--even on old hardware!

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 507
  • June 7, 2017
  • 7,566 Views and counting

DIY Proxy Service on Linux Using Built-In Tools

Ever need a proxy service to bypass a firewall or access a private network from another country? We'll use SSH to create a SOCKS tunnel on Linux.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 484
  • December 28, 2016
  • 320,032 Views and counting

Rip Copy-Protected DVDs with Free Software for Windows 10, Mac OS X or Linux

If you're like Robbie, you may not have a DVD/BluRay player connected to your TVs, but have connected devices that allow you to play video files through software such as Plex. This week we'll show you how to import your video DVDs into MP4 files so you can watch your owned DVDs once again on next-gen devices such as Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 590
  • January 9, 2019
  • 1,568 Views and counting

$25 Smart Home Surveillance - Unboxing Wyze Cam v2 and Pan

The smart home is evolving and surveillance cameras are the latest addition. But could the Wyze Cam at only $25 really be a good option? This week we'll get into the box of their two models: the v2 1080p stationary smart camera and the Pan 1080p PTZ smart camera.

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  • Backstage Pass
  • From Episode 546
  • March 7, 2018
  • 590 Views and counting

Sasha's Joke of the Week

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

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 33
  • November 27, 2015
  • 259,768 Views and counting

Just a Pile of Rocks

This week, we focus on those reminders of what God has done in your life. We ask, what are the signs that remind you of God's faithfulness? For some in the Bible, it was just a pile of rocks. For the Israelites it was lamb's blood on the doorpost. Find what helps you reflect or remember God's faithfulness and spend some time with that.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 550
  • April 4, 2018
  • 8,052 Views and counting

Pi vs Pi - Is the Pi 3 B+ Really Worth it? Raspberry Pi 3, 3 B+ and 2 Head To Head

With the new release of the Raspberry Pi 3 B+, is it it really worth upgrading? Let's put the Pi 3 against the Pi 3 Model B+, and even include a Pi 2 just to show how far they've come. What kind of performance gains can we expect from the brand new Raspberry Pi we've all waited two years for? The results are going to surprise you.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 531
  • November 22, 2017
  • 19,025 Views and counting

The World's Best Bluetooth Earbuds

As we move further down the list of things you'll want to add to yours, we take a look at our favorite wireless earbuds and a plastic welder that Robbie feels should be in everyone's stocking (especially the makers on your list).

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 526
  • October 18, 2017
  • 2,019 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week Of October 18, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - An airplane flying nearly half a kilometer in the air was hit by a drone in Canada. - It's easy to hack Subaru door locks using a Raspberry Pi. - Windows 10 is under fire by the Dutch data protection authority. - Android ransomware DoubleLocker encrypts data and changes PINs. - In security news, WPA2 has been cracked, and you need to hear about this if you use WiFi.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 451
  • May 10, 2016
  • 213,999 Views and counting

Breathing New Life Into Old Hardware: HDD vs SSD

This week we fire back up the old Laptop we installed Ubuntu Mate on, but this time we test it with a Kingston HyperX Savage SSD in place of the stock 5400RPM hard drive. The results? Nothing short of astonishing.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 536
  • December 27, 2017
  • 11,548 Views and counting

An Introduction to GIMP

The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a feature-packed image editor that is absolutely free. Let's look at some very basic usage to get you started: rotate, crop, resize and save an image.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 453
  • May 24, 2016
  • 207,363 Views and counting

Your Smartphone May Be Spying On You

Dave Jevans, VP of Mobile Security at Proofpoint joins Robbie and Jeff to discuss the state of the Android and iOS marketplaces and how malicious code is finding its way into even seemingly legitimate applications.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 454
  • May 31, 2016
  • 198,093 Views and counting

The Non-Volatile SSH Connection

Have you ever been working on a system over SSH and then lost your connection? It can be a tough situation to recover from, especially if you were in the midst of a large I/O intensive task. Robbie demonstrates a Linux tool that resolves this potential issue by allowing you to re-connect to any number of terminal sessions and pick up where you left off.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 456
  • June 14, 2016
  • 219,969 Views and counting

LVM Snapshots - Alternative to Windows Volume Shadow Copy for Linux

Let's continue to learn Linux Logical Volume Management with perhaps one of the most exciting features of LVM: Snapshots. We'll teach you what it does, how it does it, and how you can utilize LVM Snapshots for your own on-the-fly backups ala Hotcopy or Volume Shadow Copy.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 505
  • May 24, 2017
  • 34,517 Views and counting

Linux Commands That Make Jeff Laugh Uncontrollably

As Robbie sets out to teach us how to encrypt a storage device in the Linux terminal, Jeff loses all control and can't stop laughing at the command line. We talk about robots, DIY arcade games and what's changed with WannaCry over the past week.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 290
  • April 9, 2013
  • 364,865 Views and counting

Point Linux: Bringing Back Classic Linux

Are you a Gnome 2 or Compiz fan? Not a big fan of Unity or Gnome 3? We have the distro for you. It's called Point Linux, and on this episode we officially announce the release and talk to its developer.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 298
  • June 4, 2013
  • 407,866 Views and counting

DSLR Cameras for Broadcasting with Wirecast

Is it possible to save some money and use a DSLR as an HD video source for Telestream Wirecast? Robbie and Sasha set out to find out on this episode of Category5 TV.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 497
  • March 29, 2017
  • 1,827 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week Of March 29, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A major blow in the fight for privacy: The US Senate plans to allow ISPs to sell your browser history to advertisers. - 30% of jobs in the UK are at risk of robot takeover. - Microsoft appears to be purposefully crippling OneDrive's performance on non-Windows systems such as Linux. - FedEx is offering customers $5 USD to enable Adobe Flash in their browsers. - An autonomous Uber car crash in Arizona has led the company to pull autonomous vehicles from the road.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 515
  • August 2, 2017
  • 43,229 Views and counting

AGPTek Mini HD Media Player - Play from USB/SD to any HDMI / Composite / S/PDIF Device

Possibly the easiest solution for playing video files, image slideshows and music on any TV, this little low-powered device is ideal for the rec room, cottage, church or business lobby, wedding reception, or anywhere else you need to play videos or slideshows without interruption or complicated setup.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 574
  • September 19, 2018
  • 8,069 Views and counting

An Early Look At The Rock64 Single Board Computer

This week, Robbie, Sasha and Jeff look at a new (came out a couple months back) Rock64 single board computer from Pine64. We've installed Ayufan's Ubuntu 18.04 with LXDE, and we'll see if it's usable ... yet.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 490
  • February 8, 2017
  • 41,671 Views and counting

How To Make Sure Your Hard Drive Is Okay

When Jeff's young child dropped their PlayStation 3 from 6-feet, he wisely decided to have it looked at before trying to boot it up again. Don't risk it even if it boots: we'll show you how to use ddrescue first to not only create an image of your hard drive, but also to see if there are errors with it.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 575
  • September 26, 2018
  • 13,385 Views and counting

Linux in Windows and Stage 9 Needs Our Help

Microsoft has been working with the open source community to bring Ubuntu Linux to Windows 10, and we'll see how easy it is to get up and going in what unintentionally became part 1 of a 2-part series. We've also got some sad news for Star Trek fans with regards to the Stage 9 VR project, but let's do something about it.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 491
  • February 15, 2017
  • 16,840 Views and counting

Viewing Your Hard Drive's SMART Report on Linux

We dive into the mailbag this week and answer your questions. Now that we've learned to image our hard drive to a file or other drive, it's time to learn what the next step is if ddrescue shows errors: the SMART report, which tells us if the drive is thought to be failing.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 576
  • October 3, 2018
  • 9,818 Views and counting

Wireless Mics, Discord and Ubuntu in Hyper-V (Part 2)

Thanks to our local music shop, we've got wireless mics this week! We've also launched another way for our viewers to interact, and thanks to our amazing community, we've figured out why our Ubuntu deployment was giving us nothing but a blue screen on Windows 10.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 492
  • February 22, 2017
  • 10,063 Views and counting

2FA Is Not Enough

This week we again welcome Robert Capps from NuData Security to discuss the technological and educational gap currently experienced by not only consumers, but by the companies they use.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 493
  • March 1, 2017
  • 30,545 Views and counting

How LIDAR Technology Helped Discover The Lost City of the Monkey God

New York Times best-selling author Douglas Preston joins us this week to discuss how he and his archaeological team used LIDAR technology to discover the location of the Lost City of the Monkey God, and the adventure they had confirming those findings on foot.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 494
  • March 8, 2017
  • 31,479 Views and counting

The Battle Of The Bluetooth Communicators

Nelson Hudes joins us via Skype Video and a call on the phone to demonstrate the call quality of both the Star Trek TNG and TOS Bluetooth communicators.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 495
  • March 15, 2017
  • 81,915 Views and counting

March Break Family Special

Gather the family! On our first-ever March Break Family Special, seventeen people attended Studio D to participate in a popcorn-style show with features ranging from stop-motion video to retro gaming, a trip to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, and comparing Minetest to Minecraft. It's an eclectic show put on by the kids who attended.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 496
  • March 22, 2017
  • 5,719 Views and counting

Passing The Human Check

In what we can only describe as "the worst episode ever," Robbie proves he's human and experiences the same technical problems as everyone else. We'd planned to show you how to expand a RetroPie, but instead waited and waited and fought against a SD card that turned out to be a bad card! Still, we had some good troubleshooting, so if you can see past the technical problems, great! If not, tune in again next time when we retry the same feature... with a Kingston SD card.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 497
  • March 29, 2017
  • 22,183 Views and counting

Expanding Your RetroPie ROM Storage

Having built a RetroPie gaming system on Episode 442, it's time to expand its storage adding 128 GB more space for your retro gaming ROMs! Rather than simply replacing the existing storage, we'll instead add additional storage and make the two cards work together.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 418
  • September 22, 2015
  • 370,003 Views and counting

Down With Ink Cartridges

Taking a look at the Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank Wi-Fi enabled printer: a feature-packed all-in-one that does away with ink cartridges and instead allows you to refill ink reservoirs as needed. We'll also set it up on Linux over Wi-Fi to show that while Linux isn't listed on the box, the ET-4550 works great.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 498
  • April 5, 2017
  • 13,301 Views and counting

Robbie Takes A Break

This week, the co-hosts become the hosts as for the first time in 498 weeks Robbie Ferguson does not host or op the live show. Check out an exceptional electronic maker starter kit with Henry, learn all about the hosts' real life phobias and favorites, and jump into the news with Sasha.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 499
  • April 12, 2017
  • 10,235 Views and counting

When Sasha's Away The Makers Will Play

Sasha booked the week off this week, so Henry and Robbie took to getting started on our Maker Series. This week we'll dive into what gear you'll need in your kit to get started, and how you can use a multimeter to understand the electrical resistance of conductive material (which helps us understand what resistors actually do).

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 593
  • January 30, 2019
  • 6,291 Views and counting

New PINE64 Products in 2019

It was such an honor to have Lukasz Erecinski from PINE64 join us for an interview where he revealed the exciting new product line from PINE64, including a "Pro" version of their popular Pinebook SOC laptop, and the world's first open source IP camera. We'll also take the RockPro64 for a spin just to see what kind of performance we can likely expect out of the Pinebook Pro.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 538
  • January 10, 2018
  • 2,132 Views and counting

Linspire IS BACK - But This Time With a Solid Community Focus

Yes, Linspire is a commercial Linux distro. And a very, very good one at that. But back in the early 2000's it was commercially driven with the late arrival of a community version. Meet Roberto, the new man behind Linspire in 2018. His company is putting community first, supplemented with a commercial version and optional paid support. It's a new take on an old distro... that may actually bring Linspire back from the grave!

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 322
  • November 19, 2013
  • 310,024 Views and counting

Creating a Music Player Server on Linux

Build a browser-accessible music playback server using Music Player Daemon on Linux, perfect for home or business use.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 557
  • May 23, 2018
  • 5,633 Views and counting

Are LCD "E-Paper" Writing Tablets Worthwhile?

What makes an LCD writing tablet a viable alternative to paper? Let's test a couple of $15-20 options and see if they stack up.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 407
  • July 7, 2015
  • 349,844 Views and counting

Viewer Question Extravaganza

Our viewers have supplied us with a plethora of questions and some great comments, with topics like: NFS vs SMB/CIFS, Installing unRAID using Linux, Weather Forecast for Space, Free E-Book Each Day, Is it MB or Emby vs. Plex? and Choosing a UPS Battery backup.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 240
  • April 24, 2012
  • 292,504 Views and counting

Instagram: Love It or Leave It

Robbie and Rachel show you how to download all your Instagram pictures so you can close your account, or just to back them up.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 409
  • July 21, 2015
  • 357,989 Views and counting

Unboxing the James Donkey 007 Modular Gaming Mouse

We unveil the up and coming James Donkey 007 mouse: a sleek, high-end gaming (or graphic design) mouse with adjustable a 8400DPI resolution laser, high-quality switches, and a modular design that lets you change the configuration of the mouse with 54 different combinations.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 381
  • January 6, 2015
  • 32,744 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of January 6, 2015

High profile web sites blocked in India, Apple being sued because iOS 8 is too much of a storage hog, Netflix are firming their borders, Illegal downloaders in Canada are in for a shock, Intel Security's new version of PasswordBox uses facial recognition, Sony is bringing us a $2,000 Walkman.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 244
  • May 22, 2012
  • 288,473 Views and counting

Saving Money Using Technology - Part 2: The Sub-$100 Multimedia Center

Looking at the AIOS HD Media Center, which provides full HD video, music, BitTorrent client and more in a device that is commonly available for under $100.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 140
  • March 16, 2018
  • 1,553 Views and counting

Prison Break - Part 2

This week, we continue our discussion of Acts 12. As we encounter some of the early martyrs of the Christian Church, we'll try to get our heads around the difficult question of why God would answer one prayer but not another.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 24
  • September 25, 2015
  • 331,381 Views and counting

The Art of Being Made New

See the world through different eyes as Jenn and Carrie illustrate how being made new means looking at others differently, and sometimes requires removing a rather large, metaphorical hunk of wood from our eyes.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 520
  • September 6, 2017
  • 14,065 Views and counting

Just The Boyz

With Sasha off getting married, Robbie and Jeff start unpacking her new computer parts! We'll also have some discussions about security against social engineering and Jeff asks the viewers for help finding a particular solution to protect his kids.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 521
  • September 13, 2017
  • 13,240 Views and counting

Just The Bald Nerd

With Sasha and Jeff off this week, it's like the olden days of Category5 as Robbie presents an incredible storage card from Kingston and covers the tech news stories of the week.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 172
  • November 16, 2018
  • 1,422 Views and counting

Happy Thanksgiving

Let's be real: we're thankful for good food and football. But there's a lot more we're also thankful for, and we, along with an assortment of guests, want to share our thankfulness.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 522
  • September 20, 2017
  • 8,634 Views and counting

Beginning The Build with Sasha Rickman

It's time to gather the computer components and get Sasha Rickman started on building her new gaming PC! This week Robbie will play the backseat driver and try to help along the way.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 566
  • July 25, 2018
  • 59,829 Views and counting

Unboxing and Testing Edifier R1280T $100 Speakers with Built-In Amp

What do you expect from a set of $100 speakers? Probably not much. But with the Edifier R1280T speakers, you get a sleek aesthetic and impressive sound. The fact that they're only $100 is perhaps the most shocking. Let's unbox and test to see if they really live up to the hype.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 440
  • February 23, 2016
  • 578,254 Views and counting

Raspberry Pi LAMP Stack in 30 Minutes

Robbie has finally lost it! It's time to turn this Raspberry Pi into a Linux web server once and for all. Join Shelly Desilva and Robbie Ferguson for a fun hour in the Linux terminal.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 441
  • March 1, 2016
  • 545,726 Views and counting

Minetest: A Free Minecraft Alternative

Minecraft is an insanely popular game in which you mine and refine resources in order to craft items to build structures. It inspires creativity and ingenuity, and is fun for all ages. Let's look at Minetest: one of the most complete Minecraft alternatives. It's free and open source. Featuring special guest MangleFox70 from #ThePixelShadow.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 141
  • March 23, 2018
  • 1,587 Views and counting

Prison Break - Part 3

As we get closer to the moment when Peter is miraculously broken out of prison, let's learn what it is to prepare ourselves for what God has planned.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 443
  • March 15, 2016
  • 241,021 Views and counting

Turn Your Stories Into Video Games

Remember when games were about storytelling? One More Story Games offers a platform to bring back choose-your-own-adventure style story-driven gameplay in a modern spin of e-book meets video game. CEO Jean Leggett joins us to discuss the platform.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 151
  • June 8, 2018
  • 1,328 Views and counting

Giving God our YES

We've heard it said, "Give God your yes," but what does that mean? Let's explore the life-changing implication of surrendering to God's will and letting Him take charge of our everything.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 446
  • April 5, 2016
  • 229,974 Views and counting

Downloading YouTube Videos on Windows

Viewers who caught Episode 430 and learned to download YouTube videos on Linux have been asking us how to download them on Windows, so this is your show! We also cover in-field audio recording, and have some great news stories this week.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 447
  • April 12, 2016
  • 226,776 Views and counting

A Secure Flash Drive from Kingston and ESET

This week we look at a nice little flash drive from Kingston/ESET that not only protects all the files stored in its 256-bit encrypted vault from unauthorized access, but also protects the vault from malware and virus infection.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 281
  • February 5, 2013
  • 293,286 Views and counting

Internet for Beginners... and Chocolate

It's almost Valentines Day! Robbie and Sasha talk to Belgian Master Chocolatier, Kevin Richards. Then, it's back to the basics with understanding web browsers, and what the address bar does.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 282
  • February 12, 2013
  • 291,480 Views and counting

Social Media for Your Business

Getting started with Twitter and Facebook doesn't have to be overwhelming, and you can even amalgamate the two (along with other social platforms) into one interface.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 286
  • March 12, 2013
  • 314,721 Views and counting

Building A Photo Booth - Part 2

Robbie is joined by Abigail are her fiancé Kyle as they design and create a working photo booth for the upcoming wedding for around $200.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 289
  • April 2, 2013
  • 314,200 Views and counting

Virtualizing Android 4.1 on Standard PC or Mac Hardware

Using AndroVM to create an OpenGL accelerated Android 4.1 virtual machine, compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux hosts.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 459
  • July 5, 2016
  • 68,574 Views and counting

Plex Media Server on Raspberry Pi 3

Stream all your movies, home videos, television shows and music to all your devices with Plex Media Server. We'll show you how to install it on a Raspberry Pi 3 micro computer, giving you a powerful little Plex Media Server for a fraction of the price of a similarly-spec'd dedicated system.

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  • The Pixel Shadow
  • Episode 11
  • February 28, 2016
  • 122,729 Views and counting

Someone LIVES Under Our Mansion?!

MangleFox70 has her whole family over to help her and DAD move to their new mansion. What's this? A secret passageway under the hall closet! And where could this lead?

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 60
  • May 27, 2016
  • 211,878 Views and counting

Finding Rest

Are you a planner? Do you like to itemize your day? Surprise! God may want to shake things up. As Jenn wraps up a long car journey with friends, we learn to trust God with those unexpected schedule changes, and find time to rest.

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  • Backstage Pass
  • From Episode 508
  • June 14, 2017
  • 582 Views and counting

Sasha Can't Say Her Own Name

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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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 564
  • July 11, 2018
  • 14,150 Views and counting

A Long Term-Supply SBC and an Improved Photoshop Alternative

This week Robbie and Sasha unbox the Pine A64-LTS single-board computer and get an early look at the brand new version of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) 2.10.4 - a free alternative to Photoshop. And Sasha bought a car!

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 565
  • July 18, 2018
  • 11,364 Views and counting

Biometrics and You

This week we welcome back Robert Capps from NuData security to discuss the recent data breach at Timehop, and how biometrics and behavioral analytics can help protect user data. We'll also unbox a shiny new Rock64 SBC with 4 GB RAM, and of course, cover the week's tech news stories as well.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 566
  • July 25, 2018
  • 75,635 Views and counting

The Frugal Audiophile's Paradise

When it comes to sound quality, the more you pay, generally the better the sound. This week though, we look for good sounding gear that comes with a cheaper price tag. From a set of Bluetooth 4.2-EDR headphones to a pair of studio monitor-style speakers, Jeff and Robbie will put them to the test... along with the help of a mannequin head equipped with a binaural recorder.

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  • Behind The Scenes of New Every Day
  • From Episode 21
  • September 4, 2015
  • 214 Views and counting

God Has Been Good and Good and Great

On this special feature, Carrie's little brother Joshua joins her to share what he has learned about God.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 595
  • February 13, 2019
  • 194 Views and counting

We Need Your Help

The Category5 TV broadcast server, a powerful gaming-type rig, is not only showing signs of its age, but also it's pending doom. Please consider supporting what we do at Category5 TV by pitching in a little something extra in the tip jar this month.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 495
  • March 15, 2017
  • 3,312 Views and counting

DreamGEAR Arcade-Style Retro Machine Gaming System

A retro-inspired mini arcade game with 200 games? YES, PLEASE.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 568
  • August 8, 2018
  • 14,741 Views and counting

Monitoring Your Digital Assets with NEMS Linux

Nobody does network asset monitoring as well as Nagios, and NEMS Linux brings a fully-configured Nagios server to your Raspberry Pi. Robbie and Bekah check out the latest release of the Nagios Enterprise Monitoring Server for Raspberry Pi 3.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 484
  • December 28, 2016
  • 334,646 Views and counting

Ripping DVD Video With Handbrake

If you're like Robbie, you may not have a DVD/BluRay player connected to your TVs, but have connected devices that allow you to play video files through software such as Plex. This week we'll show you how to import your video DVDs into MP4 files so you can watch your owned DVDs once again on next-gen devices such as Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 485
  • January 4, 2017
  • 37,433 Views and counting

A Low Profile Monitor Stand and the Nest Thermostat

There are so many great uses for a low profile monitor: studio, boardroom, concert hall, church, kitchen... to name a few. We'll show you an awesome stand to upgrade your standard computer monitor to let it lay down at a very low angle. We'll also look at the Nest Learning Thermostat and see how it uses technology to save you a lot of cash.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 486
  • January 11, 2017
  • 28,353 Views and counting

Pi, PNG and Face Swap - Oh, My

This week Henry Baillie Brown joins Sasha and Robbie to talk about Raspberry Pi as a development and hands-on education platform, compressing PNG images by up to 80%, the Face Swap Live app and GIMP.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 487
  • January 18, 2017
  • 17,093 Views and counting

Phishing Scams Look Real in 2017

Phishing scams have always tried to look like the services they're mimicking in order to trick users into providing login information, credit card numbers, and other confidential data. In 2017, they're getting frighteningly realistic and the scams are more sophisticated than ever. Learn how to recognize and protect these advanced phishing scams that even tech-savvy users are falling for.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 488
  • January 25, 2017
  • 31,822 Views and counting

An Everything-Proof Bluetooth Speaker and Star Trek TNG Bluetooth Communicator

This week Robbie and Sasha dress in Starfleet attire in honor of the Star Trek: The Next Generation Bluetooth Combadge. We'll also test Altec Lansing's claim that the Mini H2O is truly waterproof (not just splash resistant). It's a Bluetooth gadget extravaganza... with a Star Trek twist!

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 489
  • February 1, 2017
  • 13,439 Views and counting

The Final Frontier

This week our theme is space. We'll unbox a beautiful alloy model of NCC-1701-D, and travel back in time to create a space scene using the free GNU Image Manipulation Program.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 589
  • January 2, 2019
  • 4,001 Views and counting

Let 'er Rip

Happy new year! This week we'll look back briefly on some of the fondest memories our hosts have of 2018, followed by a tutorial on how to rip episodic DVDs using the free Handbrake software on Windows 10.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 3
  • October 9, 2007
  • 289,093 Views and counting

Introducing Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

See Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon in full effect for the first time: how games run on this cutting edge operating system and how well it detects new hardware.

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  • From Episode 492
  • February 22, 2017
  • 1,850 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of February 22, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Cayla is now illegal in Germany - The founder of a Florida marketing firm who used illicit tactics to send spam email has been sent to jail. - Bill Gates thinks the government should tax robots who take the jobs of human workers. - February's critical update to Microsoft Windows has been delayed, despite its urgency - Using machine learning, Google's Project Loon is moving quickly to bringing Internet service to areas where it was previously unavailable.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 230
  • February 14, 2012
  • 420,447 Views and counting

Creating a Headless VirtualBox Server

Robbie and Rachel demonstrate how to create a headless virtualization platform using free software, and test the Microsoft Lifecam Studio 1080p webcam in Telestream Wirecast.

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  • From Episode 576
  • October 3, 2018
  • 1,324 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of October 3, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Elon Musk has been forced to step down as chairman of Tesla, but will remain as CEO - Amazon’s newest brick-and-mortar store sells only top-rated products, and Prime members pay the online price in-store, while everyone else pays more. - The first UEFI malware has been discovered in wild. It's a piece of laptop security software hijacked by Russians. - NASA's Kepler telescope has been sent back to sleep as scientists preserve fuel for the next data dump.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 316
  • October 8, 2013
  • 303,236 Views and counting

SAVVIS (CenturyLink) and the Cloud

Robbie and Hillary speak with Dave Shacochis from SAVVIS (now CenturyLink Technology Solutions) about their recent partnership with VMWare and what it means to users of their services.

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  • From Episode 561
  • June 20, 2018
  • 1,716 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of June 20, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - The inventor of a sophisticated compression technique fights back as Google tries to patent his work. - Urban robots have been rolled out in both Dubai and China. - A couple who admitted to stealing more than a $1.2m worth of goods from Amazon has been sentenced to nearly six years in jail. - A software bug meant millions of Facebook users may have unknowingly posted private information to the public.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 134
  • January 19, 2018
  • 1,644 Views and counting

Honestly... Let's Be Honest

Let's continue our focus on the "life hacks" of Proverbs 15. This week we'll learn about being honest.

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  • From Episode 387
  • February 17, 2015
  • 66,838 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of February 17, 2015

The Dutch government web sites have been taken down by hackers, An unprecedented cyber robbery is taking place, President Obama wants tech firms to forget the past and trust them, Turn polution into usable plastic, Facebook photos could be deleted by anyone.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 144
  • April 20, 2018
  • 1,691 Views and counting

Finishing Well - Part 1 of 3

As Carrie and Jenn approach the end of Season 3 and relinquish their posts hosting New Every Day to the new Season 4 team, let's focus on what it means to finish well.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 444
  • March 22, 2016
  • 10,151 Views and counting

Trying McDonald's Happy Goggles For The First Time

Review of McDonald's Sweden's new HAPPY GOGGLES! With only 3,500 in production at the time of this video, they're hard to come by, but we got our hands on the new Happy Goggles from McDonald's Sweden. The Happy Meal box transforms into virtual reality goggles powered by your cellphone! It's not just a cardboard case though: it's complete with plastic lenses which effectively enhance the 3D experience and make it seem like you're looking at a giant 3D screen! Since the app is not yet available here in Canada, we reviewed them with the VR Bike app, which is available on both Android and iOS platforms.

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  • From Episode 391
  • March 17, 2015
  • 111,142 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of March 17, 2015

A car travelling at 1,000mph needs fancy wheels, Microsoft's fix breaks everything, An ISP in India took down Google for the entire world... by accident, Nintendo is finally making games for smartphones, 3D printing like in Terminator 2 actually works... and much faster than the traditional method.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 492
  • February 22, 2017
  • 3,046 Views and counting

Protect Yourself, Protect Your Customers - Identity Protection with Robert Capps

Robert Capps (NuData Security) and Robbie Ferguson (Category5 Technology TV) discuss what individuals should be doing to protect themselves from identity theft, and what companies should be doing to protect verify the identities of their customers in an effort to protect them and their accounts.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 510
  • June 28, 2017
  • 30,750 Views and counting

Linux Desktop Environments on Debian Stretch

As we continue to experiment with the newly stable Debian Stretch, we'll compare the out-of-box new user experience of Cinnamon, LXDE, Gnome and KDE.

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  • From Episode 559
  • June 6, 2018
  • 1,393 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of June 6, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Microsoft is acquiring GitHub. - The FBI is advising users of consumer-grade routers and network-attached storage devices to reboot them as soon as possible to counter Russian-engineered malware that has infected hundreds of thousands devices. - Apple on Monday previewed a variety of security and privacy features it plans to add to macOS and iOS operating systems, including encrypted Facetime group calls, password-management tools, and camera and microphone protections. - ASUS has staged its annual Computex keynote and shown off laptops with dual screens--but it's not at all what you're imagining!

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  • From Episode 494
  • March 8, 2017
  • 2,224 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of March 8, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A San Francisco startup is 3D-printing entire houses in just one day - A new method of storing data in DNA stores 215 petabytes of data on a single gram of DNA. - Robots with real muscles and skin: it could become a thing sooner than we imagined. - The Nintendo Switch is having big problems with its little screen.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 512
  • July 12, 2017
  • 24,809 Views and counting

Hexachords Orb Composer - The AI Musician

Hexachords has developed an AI to compose music, and their CEO Richard Portelli joins us to discuss how their Orb Composer is about to take the industry by storm. We also cover the latest tech news and answer viewer questions about Netflix on Debian and why Linux should look like Windows.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 514
  • July 26, 2017
  • 6,901 Views and counting

Things You Should Know From The World of Tech

When Robbie's away, the co-hosts come out to play. There is a lot of tech news submitted to the newsroom for each show and some stories don't make the cut. This week Jeff and Sasha discuss those extra stories so you know exactly what is happening in the world of tech. Whether it's the death of Adobe Flash, Europe banning diesel and gas vehicle sales or companies microchipping their employees, we cover it all this week.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 430
  • December 15, 2015
  • 288,196 Views and counting

Downloading Videos from YouTube with Linux

This week we show you how to download videos from YouTube as both HD video files and MP3 audio. It's week 4 of GIMP Tips and we'll make a new photo look like it's 100 years old.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 431
  • December 22, 2015
  • 281,808 Views and counting

Getting Started with Soldering

To prepare for some of the exciting upcoming builds we have planned, we need to learn to solder. This week we look at the most basic project: replacing a plug on a pair of headphones. On GIMP Tips, we learn to use the Levels Tool to fix over/underexposed images.

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  • From Episode 546
  • March 9, 2018
  • 532 Views and counting

Turtle Typhoon Live Stream

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.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 516
  • August 9, 2017
  • 12,701 Views and counting

Miracast and a Community Computer Build

This week we look at a device that lets you clone your phone, tablet, laptop or computer to your TV wirelessly. You also have a chance to help Sasha build a dream computer.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 432
  • December 29, 2015
  • 455,795 Views and counting

Remove Undesirable Objects From a Photo

Using the free GNU Image Manipulation Program we'll learn to remove simple objects (such as a stop sign) from a picture quickly and easily.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 517
  • August 16, 2017
  • 7,817 Views and counting

Picking The Parts and Free E-Books

For a few days this weekend, Amazon is giving away some books on its Kindle platform. Robbie shares the details, and we get started on selecting the hardware for Sasha's computer build.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 518
  • August 23, 2017
  • 10,454 Views and counting

Rockin' On Stools, Making The List and Having Fun

This week Robbie, Jeff and Sasha -- along with the help of our viewers -- finalized the shopping list for Sasha's computer build. We also discuss what we're enjoying on Netflix right now, the amazing stools we're sitting on, and the demise of PasswordBox.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 519
  • August 30, 2017
  • 15,521 Views and counting

Magical Tidy Time

Shizu Yamaguchi joins Robbie and Sasha to talk about the concepts behind the KonMari method of tidying your living space or office space - or in our case, studio. We'll also learn how to use unicode characters in Windows and Linux, and see what hardware has arrived so far for Sasha's computer build.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 438
  • February 9, 2016
  • 676,487 Views and counting

Expand Your Raspberry Pi Storage

We'll take a look at the very first steps to setting up Raspbian Jessie Lite on your Raspberry Pi micro computer, including making sure Raspbian gives you access to the entire MicroSD card, not just the default 1.3GB.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 439
  • February 16, 2016
  • 658,201 Views and counting

Down With Dumb Bulbs

It's 2016, yet we're all still using dumb bulbs! Now that Ilumi has released their A19 and BR30 LED light bulbs, it's time to upgrade and get in on the smart bulb bandwagon! Check out this incredible app-driven innovation that brings light to life.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 274
  • December 18, 2012
  • 291,238 Views and counting

Brother's Business Smart Printers

Robbie and Sasha speak with Tania Goffredo from Brother Canada about the brand new, innovative Business Smart line of printers from Brother, and what they mean for small business owners.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 190
  • May 10, 2011
  • 282,755 Views and counting

Web Development - Part 10

Robbie adds Lorem Ipsum placeholder text and some padding to the site layout. Several viewer questions are answered this episode, and two more viewers win 100 points for wearing a cardigan.

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  • From Episode 439
  • February 16, 2016
  • 401,726 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of February 17, 2016

Google cracking down on unencrypted sites, AT&T 5G is super fast Internet, Russia bans Windows, Adobe deletes user files on Mac, UK Government trying to make porn inaccessible to minors

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 136
  • February 2, 2018
  • 5,656 Views and counting

The Winds of Change - Part 1

When you determine change to be for the best, how do you go about convincing others? As we get back into the book of Acts, we find Paul repeats -- or reiterates -- how and why he changed his mind about the gentiles and sat down with Cornelius.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 542
  • February 7, 2018
  • 1,935 Views and counting

Open Banking in Canada - The Future of the Banking API with Don Duncan, NuData Security

Don Duncan, security engineer at NuData Security joins us to discuss how Open Banking is making its way to the Canadian banking industry. We'll discuss what the API brings to consumers in Canada and across the border, and what types of new security and being put in place to protect the currency we entrust to the banks.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 156
  • July 13, 2018
  • 1,654 Views and counting

Bearing Fruit ... For Others

Lawrence is away, and Jeff presents solo this week and shares a deeper perspective on the Biblical concept of bearing fruit. A simple revelation makes the well-known scripture verse take on a new life--that's bound to change yours.

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  • From Episode 564
  • July 11, 2018
  • 1,771 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of July 11, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Under a government proposal to cut emissions, new homes in suburban England will need to be fitted with electric car charging points. - A migrating, tagged, male stork blipped out of contact on April 26, only to run up a $2,700 phone bill a few weeks later. - Amazon wants to fill the gap left by the closure of stores like Toys 'R Us... by sending out printed catalogs! - A friendly reminder in case you haven't already upgraded your web hosting to use SSL: Effective this month, Google is warning users that their web sites aren’t secure.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 411
  • August 4, 2015
  • 369,532 Views and counting

Solar Power, The GoPro Killer, 3D Binaural Mic and a Teeny Drone, Oh My!

This year's Cottage Special is a mad test of the power of LTE Internet service as Robbie presents not one, not two, but FOUR product review segments! Charge your phone using solar power, a look at the SJCAM SJ4000 WiFI ActionCam, a cheap binaural audio mic rig and a quadcopter you can crash hundreds of times and it'll keep on flying. Don't miss this fun-filled show from the heart of the Haliburton forest.

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