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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: 426,182 Average Views Per Week: 16,392 Average Videos Released Per Week: 5 Average Views Per Video: 3,493

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214 Videos Being Viewed

  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 464
  • August 9, 2016
  • 3,354 Views and counting

AMPSound: The Bluetooth Earbuds That Help You Hear Better

AMPSound from Jabees is a high quality personal sound amplifier (think: hearing loss) that helps you hear better while looking and feeling like traditional wireless earbuds. They are also high-fidelity (aptX) Bluetooth 4.1 stereo earbuds and provide handsfree phone communications as well! It's hard to review earbuds since you can't hear what we hear, but AMPSound works great, and the entire design is extremely impressive. From a hard-shell carrying case that doubles as a recharger for your AMPSound, to the removable and rechargeable battery capsules and countless number of ear fittings: Jabees really got it right. No referral needed, and no medical exam. No ear molds and no hassle. But best of all, they're extremely affordable. Get yours now: https://cat5.tv/ampsound

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 484
  • December 28, 2016
  • 284,484 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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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 2
  • April 24, 2015
  • 278,464 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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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 330
  • January 14, 2014
  • 324,367 Views and counting

Nikon Firmware Hacking with Simeon Pilgrim from Nikon Hacker

Improve the feature set of your Nikon DSLR with Nikon Hacker. Enable better video features and make your cheap camera work more like the expensive model.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 417
  • September 15, 2015
  • 368,232 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
  • Episode 250
  • July 3, 2012
  • 319,964 Views and counting

Protect Your Website with BlockScript

Block unwanted website traffic from bad bots and open proxies using the powerful BlockScript program on your web server.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 332
  • January 28, 2014
  • 343,739 Views and counting

Manage Your Passwords and Protect Your Digital Legacy

Robbie and Sasha discuss CES 2014's "Best Mobile App", PasswordBox with Maeghan Smulders. An app for Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile that does much more than your average password manager.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 419
  • September 29, 2015
  • 349,176 Views and counting

Bluetooth Barcode Reader

Introducing Jeff Weston, our newest on air personality. Check out a great little Bluetooth barcode scanner that will turn your computer, smartphone or tablet into a wireless Point of Sale or inventory system.

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  • The Drone Zone
  • Episode 4
  • July 13, 2016
  • 257 Views and counting

Unboxing Cheerson CX-33S Y6 Drone - FPV/Altitude Hold/Return to Home/Auto Take Off

Cheerson's CX-33S is a smooth ride for any drone pilot!

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 87
  • February 24, 2017
  • 1,720 Views and counting

God Answers Prayers - Part 2

As we continue driving toward home, we discuss "rocket prayers"--how God hears and answers even our quick little prayers.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 271
  • November 27, 2012
  • 304,962 Views and counting

Tt eSPORTS Level 10 M Gaming Mouse

Robbie and Christa have a look at the new Level 10 M Gaming Mouse from Thermaltake, which might be the coolest computer mouse ever designed.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 495
  • March 15, 2017
  • 1,920 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of March 15, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - PS4 Games Will Be Playable on Windows PCs Soon - Denim is in and gives a whole new meaning to a "Smart" jacket. - The yellow submarine named Boaty McBoatface is set to leave for Antarctica this week on its first science expedition. - Halloween's come early with a custom upgrade to Amazon's Alexa AI.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 584
  • November 28, 2018
  • 1,900 Views and counting

Displacing the SBC Champions

We continue our series of single board computer benchmarks, and this week we put the ODROID XU4Q and the NanoPi M4 up against one another, along with the results from last week's battle between the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, PINE64 A64-LTS, Rock64 and RockPro64.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 450
  • May 3, 2016
  • 217,690 Views and counting

Disposable, Anonymous SIM Cards and Unlocking Mobile Routers

This week we welcome Emir Aboulhosn, CEO and Founder of Otono, the company behind ZIP SIM. Imagine a cellular service that you can activate anonymously at any time, use for a set amount of time with unlimited service, and then discard. Security through anonymity is the best way to use a cell phone when traveling. We'll also unlock our Netgear MBR1516 Turbo Hub to allow us to use any provider's service on our Bell-locked LTE modem.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 451
  • May 10, 2016
  • 213,593 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 373
  • November 11, 2014
  • 398,570 Views and counting

PowToon #Slides

Robbie reveals the new #Slides application from PowToon in a comprehensive interview with PowToon's founder Ilya Spitalnik. Take your presentations to the next level with this free service.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 581
  • November 7, 2018
  • 3,809 Views and counting

Make Any Notebook a Chromebook with Neverware CloudReady

Most of us have some old laptop or desktop computers kicking around. They seem useless because their OS is out of date, and the hardware isn't powerful enough to run the latest and greatest software. Enter CloudReady: a Chromium OS distribution that is built to run on your old (or new!) PC gear, and is free for personal use.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 459
  • July 5, 2016
  • 315,468 Views and counting

Plex Media Server on a 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 Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 530
  • November 15, 2017
  • 1,307 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of November 15, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - The in-browser mining of cryptocurrency is becoming a serious issue. - A new machine is going to print metal parts at a tenth of the cost of today's manufacturing systems; potentially launching a revolution in small part production. - Keep your iPhone X warm, otherwise it may not work. - And, Intel vs. AMD? Forget about it: the arch rivals are working together to bring out a new hybrid.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 579
  • October 24, 2018
  • 3,142 Views and counting

A DIY Retro Gaming Handheld Emulator and a Tool Bench PSU (With MarshMan)

MarshMan drove 8 hours to join us this week! We'll look at a cheap way to repurpose an old computer PSU, as well as the ODROID-GO - a GameBoy-like handheld that lets you play all the classics - and you get to build it yourself.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 200
  • July 19, 2011
  • 337,239 Views and counting

Celebrating 12,000 Minutes of Category5 TV

Robbie Ferguson is joined in studio by Christa Wells, Eric Kidd, Carrie Webb and Jodi Krangle to look back at 200 episodes of Category5 TV.

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  • The Drone Zone
  • Episode 8
  • September 26, 2016
  • 277 Views and counting

Fall Flight with the FreeX MCFX-01

A fall flight over Haliburton Ontario.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 515
  • August 2, 2017
  • 36,451 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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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 70
  • September 30, 2016
  • 3,288 Views and counting

Family Matters

Carrie Webb is joined this week by Erin Hatton and Emily Riley. They'll discuss how becoming a parent has changed their lives, and explore the expectations society puts on first time moms.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 586
  • December 12, 2018
  • 510 Views and counting

Battle of the Home Automation Assistants

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.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 541
  • January 31, 2018
  • 1,834 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of January 31, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A company who sold fake followers to social media users is under investigation for the practice. - The largest cryptocurrency theft in history happened Friday in Japan, with a loss equivalent to $530 million USD. - Apple is making the slow down of old devices "optional". - Net neutrality will be enforced in New York under orders from the governor.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 552
  • April 18, 2018
  • 1,920 Views and counting

April 2018 Proof of Work Algorithm Update for Monero, Aeon, Sumokoin, Turtlecoin, Stellite + More

If you mine Monero, Aeon, Sumokoin, Turtlecoin, Stellite, GRAFT, Haven Protocol, IPBC or other Cryptonight cryptocurrency, you need to upgrade your miner, blockchain daemon and wallet software immediately due to an anti-ASIC Proof of Work algorithm update.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 528
  • November 1, 2017
  • 1,748 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of November 1, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A Google company chose Toronto, Ontario, as the building site for its new futuristic city. - Microsoft has ended production of Kinect - its motion-tracking games controller. - It may sound like an April Fools prank, but no: Amazon really does want you to give their delivery drivers a "key" to your house. - Remember the robot that said it would “destroy humans”? Well, it just became the first robot in the world to gain citizenship. - A Microsoft rep had to switch to Chrome during a presentation - because Edge kept crashing.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 513
  • July 19, 2017
  • 1,729 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of July 19, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - In a rather comical social experiment, a UK WiFi provider has tricked users into agreeing to a thousand hours of community service. - Autonomous race cars are now a thing. - A newly-demonstrated 3D printed heart works much like a real one. - We have found our greatest weapon against the coming Robot apocalypse! - Google is giving Glass one more try. - Microsoft SQL Server 2017's first release candidate has landed and - yes! - it runs on Linux! - Support for Ubuntu 16.10 Ends Tomorrow

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 566
  • July 25, 2018
  • 1,568 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of July 25, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - According to research published in Nature, machine helps robots perform chemistry experiments faster than human scientists. - A prolific hacking group has struck again, this time stealing close to $1 million from Russia’s PIR Bank. - Just when we started to think autonomous vehicles were looking good, someone has developed a GPS spoofing device that can make them drive straight into oncoming traffic. - If you think hackers are all bad, think again as we look at a hardware hacker who has solved the issue of Amazon's Alexa devices: what if the user can’t speak or hear?

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 492
  • February 22, 2017
  • 9,733 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 (Clips)
  • From Episode 527
  • October 25, 2017
  • 11,208 Views and counting

EPIC Virtual Reality Tour of Star Trek TNG Enterprise - Sasha's Computer Build - Part 10

There's no better way to wrap up Sasha's gaming rig series than by taking a virtual reality tour of the starship Enterprise NCC-1701-D! Even with the graphics settings turned to EPIC mode and in full resolution, the gaming rig performs like a beast.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 495
  • March 15, 2017
  • 78,041 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 548
  • March 21, 2018
  • 6,201 Views and counting

STEM Education for Girls with a Clever Doll

This week we look at a toy that is designed specifically to encourage young girls to get excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 538
  • January 10, 2018
  • 1,989 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 560
  • June 13, 2018
  • 1,440 Views and counting

When There's No Power

560 weeks is a great track record. And to keep the record going, we were here. However, our studio (and much of our city) are without power. Our UPS batteries are depleted, and there's no possible way to go live as we do every single week. But we're here. And we want to say hi in spite of our inability to broadcast the regular show. See you all next week!

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 405
  • June 23, 2015
  • 339,217 Views and counting

Beginner-to-Intermediate PHP Part 9: PHP Includes

Learn to include() PHP files within other PHP files in order to reduce redundant coding and make it easier to share functions across your whole codebase.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 471
  • September 27, 2016
  • 15,427 Views and counting

Season 10 Kickoff - 360 VR Video Version

Season 10 kicks off with a 360 VR Video experience! Featuring Robbie Ferguson, Jeff Weston, Sasha Dirmeitis, Shelly Desilva, Erika Lalonde, Christa Wells and Lionel Lalonde. Take a look around Studio D and let's recap some of the great times we've had in the first 9 years of broadcasting Category5 Technology TV.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 328
  • December 31, 2013
  • 299,356 Views and counting

Building a Collaborative Writing Server

Building a Debian server with node.js and etherpad-lite to allow realtime collaborative writing and editing of text.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 244
  • May 22, 2012
  • 288,370 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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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 434
  • January 12, 2016
  • 737,768 Views and counting

Creating a Promotional Poster in GIMP

We welcome back Eric Kidd and set out to create a promotional poster for all the gigs he's doing. We'll learn everything from RAW (NEF) images in GIMP to correcting levels and cropping for print.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 246
  • June 5, 2012
  • 286,066 Views and counting

Saving Money Using Technology - Part 3: Reducing Power Consumption

Using web-based software, hardware and even your SmartMeter to reduce your power consumption and save money.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 162
  • October 26, 2010
  • 284,595 Views and counting

Free Multi-Track Audio Studio Software

The Halloween Special: Lieutenant Commander Robbie Ferguson joins Left Wing player Eric Kidd to talk about the free multi-track audio studio software, Jokosher. A brief talk about the disposable mentality of our society and how retailers are trying to force it on us. Answering a slew of viewer questions.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 381
  • January 6, 2015
  • 382,248 Views and counting

Beginner-to-Intermediate PHP Part 7: Basic Photo Gallery Part 3

Using PHP to automatically generate a list of images to use for our photo gallery by loading the directory contents.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 249
  • June 26, 2012
  • 389,041 Views and counting

Recovering Photos from a Bad Camera Card Using Free Software

Whether you've accidentally deleted photos from your camera or have a corrupted filesystem on a camera card, learn to recover your precious photos with free software.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 140
  • March 16, 2018
  • 1,460 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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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 441
  • March 1, 2016
  • 545,355 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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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 495
  • March 15, 2017
  • 2,117 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
  • Episode 546
  • March 7, 2018
  • 14,397 Views and counting

A Beginner's Introduction to Cryptocurrency

We've all heard the buzzwords "cryptocurrency" and "Bitcoin" but what is it, how hard or expensive is it to start mining, and are we too late? Let's learn together as we explore the basics of mining our own cryptocurrency.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 361
  • August 19, 2014
  • 323,424 Views and counting

Having Fun in the Linux Terminal

Robbie and Sasha play games, run trains, and make ASCII cows tell jokes, but then sit down for a movie and an episode of Category5 TV made entirely of ASCII characters.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 448
  • April 19, 2016
  • 232,929 Views and counting

Ubuntu Mate 16.04

Ubuntu Mate's first LTS releases in 2 days and we welcome Martin Wimpress, creator of the popular distro, to discuss what Ubuntu Mate means to both novice and experienced Linux users.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 449
  • April 26, 2016
  • 228,091 Views and counting

Installing Ubuntu Mate 16.04 On Old Hardware

Linux can breathe new life into ageing computer hardware, and this week we give it a try on an old Compaq 6510b laptop which came with Windows Vista Basic.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 466
  • August 23, 2016
  • 90,838 Views and counting

Viewer Question Extravaganza

WordPress, Action Cameras, Plex vs. plexmediaserver, rdiff-backup and BitTorrent: your questions rule the show this week as Robbie tackles a full mailbag.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 283
  • February 19, 2013
  • 311,327 Views and counting

The World's Smallest Computer

A hands-on test of the Rikomagic MK802 IIIS Mini PC and demonstration of how to set it up.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 480
  • November 30, 2016
  • 447 Views and counting

Accidental Commercial: Category5 Mugs... Logo Both Sides

An accidental commercial thanks to an astonishing discovery by Erika during Episode 480.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 502
  • May 3, 2017
  • 2,164 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of May 3, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A real-life Iron Man suit took flight on Thursday. - Facebook to add 3,000 employees to watch for inappropriate content - Microsoft has announced their latest OS to compete against Google's Chrome OS. - Amazon wants you to have meaningful conversations with Alexa - Ubisoft is giving you a free weekend to play The Division.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 69
  • July 29, 2016
  • 29,241 Views and counting

Cultivating The Presence of The Lord

As we continue our 6 in 16 trip, let's discuss what it means to cultivate the presence of The Lord, and what happens when we do... or don't.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 481
  • December 7, 2016
  • 34,787 Views and counting

4K Actioncams in Telestream Wirecast

Ever wonder if a 4K Actioncam can function as a live video source in Telestream Wirecast? We'll put 6 4K Actioncams head-to-head and determine the winner.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 484
  • December 28, 2016
  • 298,154 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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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 519
  • August 30, 2017
  • 1,683 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of August 30, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Burger King Now Has Its Own Cryptocurrency in Russia - the 'Whoppercoin'. - The Pepper robot has demonstrated its ability to perform a funeral in place of a Buddhist monk. - A nasty firmware update butchers Samsung smart TVs so badly that they have to be repaired. - DJI has announced a bug bounty program to pay hackers to report exploits.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 571
  • August 29, 2018
  • 8,301 Views and counting

A New Recorder and the World's Most Basic GPIO Project

An Atomos Ninja Flame will soon replace our failed recording drive, so let's get into the box and have a look at this delicious 4k field recorder. We're also getting things rolling on Raspberry Pi-based GPIO programming, so let's kick things off with the world's simplest project: turning on and off an LED.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 504
  • May 17, 2017
  • 2,195 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of May 17, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Netflix is messing around with pricing in Australia. - We're on the cusp of what could be a world-changing evolution in battery technology thanks to an Israeli startup. - MP3 is dead. Sortof. - Let the VR Headset legal wars begin! A company that won $500 million from Oculus is now going after Samsung's Gear VR. - The WannaCry ransomware is taking online threats to a whole new level.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 311
  • September 3, 2013
  • 327,622 Views and counting

Rikomagic MK602 Set-Top Skype Video Mini-PC

Robbie and Eric take a look at the new MK602 from Rikomagic, a device which turns your normal TV (even an old CRT) into a smart TV.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 230
  • February 14, 2012
  • 420,160 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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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 542
  • February 7, 2018
  • 544 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of February 7, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - The Samsung Group heir arrested last year in a corruption scandal in South Korea has been set free. - That didn't take long: someone has hacked Amazon Key, the lock that allows delivery drivers to open your front door and leave your packages inside. - LiDAR has once again unveiled a lost city, this time with over 60,000 Mayan houses in it. - UNICEF is turning to gamers in order to raise money through cryptocurrency mining.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 11
  • June 26, 2015
  • 289,383 Views and counting

What Others Think of Us - Part 2: Daniel

In a culture where Christianity is becoming progressively less welcome, will we make the choice Daniel made, to serve and live for God? This week Jenn and Carrie take a look at the story of Daniel and how he chose to say "yes" to God and "no" to the things of the world, and how through this, he found both favour and honour.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 475
  • October 26, 2016
  • 521 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of October 26, 2016

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - AT&T and Time Warner are merging to create an ISP, TV, and media giant - An AI judge created by British scientists can predict human rights rulings with 79% accuracy. - A device that makes broccoli taste like chocolate has been developed. - 'Smart' home devices were used as weapons in a massive website attack on Friday. - A clever scam on Microsoft Windows utilizes the Blue Screen of Death to trick users into calling the scammers. - A major breakthrough this week in AI-driven speech-to-text comes from the labs at Microsoft.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 512
  • July 12, 2017
  • 23,711 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 431
  • December 22, 2015
  • 281,467 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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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 518
  • August 23, 2017
  • 10,011 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 196
  • June 21, 2011
  • 284,456 Views and counting

Creating Screencast Tutorials on Linux

Robbie and Christa answer a ton of viewer questions and have a great time doing so, and then show you how to record and produce your own screencast tutorials on Linux using an assortment of free tools.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 562
  • June 27, 2018
  • 3,593 Views and counting

Internet, AI E-Sports and ODROID N1

We have a new Internet connection this week at Studio D, and are finally free of LTE. Let's talk about how Artificial Intelligence is about to pwn humans, and a sad announcement about a new SBC that we're all really excited about -- but wait, there's hope!

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 369
  • October 14, 2014
  • 28,932 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of October 14, 2014

Samsung is releasing a wifi system that runs at 4.6 Gbps, Dropbox has lost some users' files, physicists have worked out how to teleport an object, Twitter is suing the US government over spying.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 519
  • August 30, 2017
  • 14,489 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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  • Episode 272
  • December 4, 2012
  • 299,287 Views and counting

The Ultimate Backup Enhancer for Linux

Create live snapshots of your Linux system without using any notable resources, allowing for backups of running virtual machines and other in-use files. Hot Copy works much like Windows' Volume Shadow Copy.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 274
  • December 18, 2012
  • 290,957 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 192
  • May 24, 2011
  • 283,005 Views and counting

Web Development - Part 12

Robbie finishes off the web development series with Search Engine Optimization, and offers a free online tool for Search Engine Submission.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 278
  • January 15, 2013
  • 333,693 Views and counting

Protecting Your Script from Disposable Email Addresses

Robbie and Eric are joined by special guest Gerold Setz, developer of the Block Disposable Email Addresses API. Learn to block DEA subscriptions from your PHP script.

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  • From Episode 508
  • June 14, 2017
  • 12,275 Views and counting

The World's BIGGEST USB Flash Drive - Introducing the 2TB Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT

Remember when a 16 GB flash drive was considered BIG? Imagine a drive that's the equivalent of about 125 of those, yet still fits in your shirt pocket. Kingston has done it again and broken through the flash media storage ceiling with a whopping 2 TB USB flash drive!

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  • Immersive Nature Sounds
  • Episode 5
  • June 1, 2015
  • 497,518 Views and counting

Waves on Kempenfelt Bay

The waters of Kempenfelt Bay were particularly rough one spring day. Listen as nearby birds sing their song, and the waves come crashing down at the Minet's Point beach in Barrie, Ontario. Our first Nature Sounds of Ontario, Canada production featuring video. It's still all about the audio--the video is just a supplement--but we felt it would add a nice touch to include video of the day. Please let us know what you think.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 374
  • November 18, 2014
  • 31,702 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of November 18, 2014

NVIDIA has released the beta version of a huge update to their Linux drivers. The US government is reportedly collecting cellphone data using devices aboard their aircraft. Russia's presidential library wants to create a replacement for Wikipedia. A five-year-old boy is now a Microsoft Certified Professional. Thursday's World of Warcraft expansion has been laden by server bugs. Facebook's new Messenger service reaches 500 million users.

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  • From Episode 483
  • December 21, 2016
  • 3,374 Views and counting

Gatebox - The Creepy Virtual AI Girlfriend

A behind the scenes look at the conversation that occurred following Episode 483. Viewers who were watching live caught it, but it was later edited out of the show since we had already signed off.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 542
  • February 7, 2018
  • 10,335 Views and counting

Open Banking

Don Duncan joins us from NuData Security to discuss Open Banking and how the bank system in Canada is evolving to this API-driven back-end.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 532
  • November 29, 2017
  • 1,599 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of November 29, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A hard drive has been stolen from an exclusive club containing the personal details of members such as Steven Fry and Lord Rees. - The US government is funding mind control chip research. - Getting a drone for Christmas? If you're in the UK you may have to consider new legislation coming this spring. - Uber's driver and customer data has been compromized and they've paid hackers to try to cover it up. - Skype has been removed from app stores in China.

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  • Episode 5
  • January 24, 2016
  • 138,540 Views and counting

Our First Build Battle

Join MangleFox70, dkelly810 and tots1524 for our first-ever Build Battle in the new Build Battle Stadium just outside the crater at New Stats City. With 5 minutes per battle, each player must craft the best they can based on the theme provided. Who will win?

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  • Episode 473
  • October 12, 2016
  • 8,594 Views and counting

Replacing a Laptop's Cooling Fan

Robbie, Kelsey and Sasha hang out in Studio D this week and show how easy it is to replace a defective cooling fan on an old laptop, breathing new life into it for under $10. We also cover a slew of your viewer questions, as well as some followup comments about Episode 471's 360 video.

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  • Episode 341
  • April 1, 2014
  • 351,736 Views and counting

Add USB Charge Ports to Your Wall Receptacles

We welcome Bailey J Thompson to the show and look at NewerTechnology's Power2U electrical receptacle, which adds two 2.5A USB charging ports to an otherwise standard power outlet.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 522
  • September 20, 2017
  • 7,984 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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  • Immersive Nature Sounds
  • Episode 1
  • January 6, 2015
  • 499,946 Views and counting

Late Night Rainfall in the City

The ebb and flow of a heavy rain falls over the Ontario city of Barrie as it sleeps. The late night sky offers its nurturing waters to the ground below, and the leaves overhead perform their haphazard dance.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 540
  • January 24, 2018
  • 9,448 Views and counting

[Yet More] Viewer Questions

On what could be called a Viewer Question Extravaganza 2.0, Robbie and Sasha answer yet more questions from our wonderful viewers. From a simple hack to force your Windows or Linux computer to recognize hostnames to the ideal music player, and more.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 1
  • September 25, 2007
  • 296,559 Views and counting

Installing PCLinuxOS and Beryl 3D

Installing PClinuxOS and how to use Flash to stream MP3 files.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 155
  • September 7, 2010
  • 282,204 Views and counting

Answering Questions with Eric

Getting started with Panoramic Photography. Windows 7 on an SSD. Moving Program Files in Windows 7. Type of drives to purchase for a home RAID setup. Pronouncing words properly with the help of online tools. AMD to phase out the ATI brand. Launch Category5 Technology TV on your smartphone using a QR code. Toshiba recalls around 41,000 notebook computers. Ubuntu 10.10 is now available in beta.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 156
  • September 14, 2010
  • 282,523 Views and counting

Panoramic Photo Creation

Creating panoramic images using free software and a standard digital camera. Making scanners work using Vuescan. Extending a WiFi signal from one building to the next. Installing software on Linux. Win some Nanodots. Automattic Transfers Trademark to WordPress Foundation. WiFi is soon to get a lot easier for Linux users as Broadcom announces they are going open source with their latest drivers. Google Instant is being rolled out, making web searching even easier for novice users. Super Mario Bros. celebrated its 25th birthday yesterday.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 37
  • June 3, 2008
  • 312,705 Views and counting

Elisa Media Center

Taking a look at Elisa Media Center: an incredible and powerful free program for Windows and Linux (Mac version is coming too). Making Windows XP look and feel more beautiful.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 2
  • October 2, 2007
  • 297,260 Views and counting

Running Windows XP within Linux

Run Windows XP and PCLinuxOS simultaneously, placing each on a 3D cube face for a quick and beautiful transition between operating systems.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 3
  • October 9, 2007
  • 288,970 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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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 64
  • December 9, 2008
  • 280,660 Views and counting

Mark Shuttleworth Speaks on The Future of Ubuntu

An interview with Ubuntu founder, Mark Shuttleworth. Robbie's favorite web site for desktop wallpaper. Announcing the winners of the Jawbone Bluetooth Giveaway.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 582
  • November 14, 2018
  • 9,177 Views and counting

More Great Single Board Computers and Disabling Windows 10's Tablet Mode

Henry joins Robbie and Sasha to take a look at an assortment of Single Board Computers we'll be benchmarking in the next couple weeks. We'll also look at why Sasha's work computer went nutty after an update, and fix the stupid "Tablet Mode" by telling it to never turn on again.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 160
  • October 12, 2010
  • 286,080 Views and counting

Ubuntu 10.10 in VirtualBox

Installing Ubuntu 10.10 in a Virtual Machine using VirtualBox. Software to rip DVDs. Google invents a car that drives itself. 200 hackers took out Spain's Copyright Protection web site in a pro-BitTorrent campaign. Apple has been ordered to pay $200 million. Pogoplug Pro is now available.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 161
  • October 19, 2010
  • 284,372 Views and counting

Home Office Organization with Brother Canada

Marc Ruel joins us from Brother Canada to help us understand how we can keep ourselves organized in our home or small business office. Qualifying users to win a Brother MFC-J615W printer. Scanning and printing directly to the iPad / iPod Touch / iPhone or Android device. Seagate hard drives and firmware updates. Reloading the menu items on your Gnome Linux application menu without having to reboot. Profanity delay on the cheap for radio. Will Linux users be excited, or upset about BBC Radio's new HD audio? Online tracking companies and advertisers are using Facebook apps to mine user data for their purposes. Oracle confirms their plans to continue development of the free OpenOffice.org Suite. Ubuntu Linux provides touch-screen features similar to the iPad.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 164
  • November 9, 2010
  • 282,481 Views and counting

Running Planet Calypso on Old Hardware

Robbie demonstrates how to get Planet Calypso working on old hardware. Hillary Rumball returns to the show in the role of News Correspondent, directly from school. We take more qualifiers for the upcoming draw for the Brother MFC-J615W all-in-one printer.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 157
  • September 21, 2010
  • 285,732 Views and counting

3rd Anniversary Special

The 2-hour anniversary special, featuring Robbie Ferguson, Eric Kidd, Carrie Webb, Christy Burton, Hillary Rumball, Bekah Ferguson, John Van Noort, Tali Ferguson and Zech Ferguson. A lot of random conversations and catching up with old friends of the show.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 158
  • September 28, 2010
  • 285,330 Views and counting

Data Security

Data security and keeping your private information safe when disposing of or selling your computer. Increasing the size of a VirtualBox harddrive. nVIDIA GeForce vs. Quadro. Shares in Research in Motion dropped today following yesterday's announcement of their iPad alternative, the PlayBook. Browser Sync Service Xmarks to Shut Down. Dr. Mark Wright is using his position as city councilor to fight the good fight on behalf for Open Source software in Bristol City, UK. Twitter's latest exploit redirected users to offensive web sites. Gallium has introduced its DirectX 10/11 implementation for Linux.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 580
  • October 31, 2018
  • 2,364 Views and counting

Unboxing NanoPi M4 6 Core SBC with 4 GB RAM and a KILLER Heat Sink

The NanoPi M4 single board computer is an affordable and powerful SBC. It boasts 6 cores, up to 4 GB RAM, 4K60 HDMI, and an impressive heat sink.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 163
  • November 2, 2010
  • 283,122 Views and counting

Basic Photo Manipulation - Part 7

Learn a simple technique that will enhance any color photograph using the free graphic editing software, The GiMP. We're also pushing our Canadian viewers to get their ballots in for a brand new Brother MFC-J615W all-in-one printer, answer a lot of viewer questions, and welcome back rdstreets following his open heart surgery.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 178
  • February 15, 2011
  • 286,443 Views and counting

Creating Mosaic Images

Robbie demonstrates how to create a mosaic image: one big image comprised of thousands of tiny images, using free software on Linux.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 159
  • October 5, 2010
  • 283,442 Views and counting

Twitter and You

Setting up your very own Twitter account. RAID0 vs. RAID1. BlackBerry backups. Software suggestions when imaging your hard drive to a new device. Jot wins some Nanodots. Attendees at the Virus Bulletin 2010 conference have voted to abolish Adobe's PDF standard. The FAA plans to offer grants for Spaceports. Google is resorting to old-school tactics to make the Internet faster: image compression. Planet Calypso is stepping things up for online gamers with new hovercrafts, motorboats, and a secure in-game voice chat system.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 165
  • November 16, 2010
  • 281,925 Views and counting

Basic Photo Manipulation - Part 8

During this episode, we look at how to crop images in The GNU Image Manipulation Program. In particular, we focus on Hugin-generated panoramas, but the method transcends the demonstration. We also talk about setting up shared folders on the Pogoplug, and how to mount CD/DVD ISO images using a handy GUI application on Linux.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 166
  • November 23, 2010
  • 289,563 Views and counting

The DD-WRT Router Firmware

Robbie covered a lot of interesting Pogoplug-related questions, such as how to mount the Pogoplug as a drive in Linux and Windows, and what cool ways you could use Pogoplug to protect and share your data. Our main feature is all about DD-WRT--from selecting which router to buy based on the type of DD-WRT firmware you wish to use, to actually installing and running the firmware.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 167
  • November 30, 2010
  • 282,533 Views and counting

Planet Calypso Society of Viewers

Robbie's wife had the baby, and Robbie has been working hard to take care of his family. In a surprise that the show was even able to go live, Robbie, Eric and Hillary pull a show together just for fun. In the course of the show, Robbie demonstrates how new Planet Calypso players can join the Category5 TV Viewers Society in the game to participate in events together.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 168
  • December 7, 2010
  • 281,892 Views and counting

Basic Photo Manipulation - Part 9

Robbie demonstrates a simple technique to creating glossy web buttons from any photo using the free GNU Image Manipulation Program.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 169
  • December 14, 2010
  • 291,086 Views and counting

Turnkey Linux LAMP Stack

Deploying a Turnkey Linux server in a fraction of the time of a traditional server installation.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 170
  • December 21, 2010
  • 295,019 Views and counting

Zimbra Desktop

Installing Zimbra Desktop on Ubuntu Linux and using it as an Email Client with Calendar and Social Media.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 171
  • December 28, 2010
  • 308,082 Views and counting

VirtualBox 4.0 and Time Tracking on Gnome

Robbie demonstrates how to install VirtualBox 4.0 on Linux, and also shows a cool Gnome Applet called Hamster, which allows you to track your time on Linux.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 233
  • March 6, 2012
  • 302,365 Views and counting

Easy Game Installation on Linux Using DJL

Robbie and Eric demonstrate DJL, a Linux alternative to Valve's "Steam" software to make video game installation a breeze on Linux.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 173
  • January 11, 2011
  • 284,866 Views and counting

Drum Beats on Linux

Hillary joined Robbie and Eric in studio, and we learn to create professional sounding drum beats on Linux using the free Hydrogen step sequencer. A lot of viewer questions were asked and answered, giving us a plethora of topics for Episode 173.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 302
  • July 2, 2013
  • 357,614 Views and counting

Viewer Question Extravaganza and The New MiniPC

Looking at the newest improvements by Rikomagic on their MiniPC line of products, and answering an assortment of your Viewer Questions.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 172
  • January 4, 2011
  • 289,111 Views and counting

Miro Internet TV

Robbie demonstrates Miro Internet TV - a great tool for Mac, Windows or Linux that lets you obtain and watch the top quality Internet TV shows. Also, a tour of the new Category5.TV web site is provided, along with a cool web-based tool that sorts your text lists for you.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 174
  • January 18, 2011
  • 286,925 Views and counting

Synergy

Robbie teaches us how to share our keyboard and mouse with multiple computers (Linux, Mac or Windows) using the free Synergy Software.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 176
  • February 1, 2011
  • 282,207 Views and counting

Becoming a Blogger

Setup your own WordPress blog and get blogging with your own web site URL provided for free from WordPress.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 175
  • January 25, 2011
  • 284,702 Views and counting

Internet Broadcasting 101

An in-depth look at live streaming, along with representatives from Telestream (the makers of Wirecast 4), Filippa Hasselstrom and Christine Porter. Robbie and Hillary host an informative, practical discussion about how live video streaming on the Internet is revolutionizing media and video content delivery.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 177
  • February 8, 2011
  • 282,918 Views and counting

Surge Protection

Robbie explains what some of the on-the-box features mean when comparison shopping for good surge protection, and then compares eight different devices from a variety of price points to help us understand how to choose the best protection for the price.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 179
  • February 22, 2011
  • 288,058 Views and counting

Bare Metal Backups with Clonezilla

Robbie uses the free Clonezilla tool to create a full backup of your entire hard drive.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 180
  • March 1, 2011
  • 285,278 Views and counting

Restoring from a Bare Metal Backup with Clonezilla

Robbie uses the free Clonezilla tool to restore a full backup of your entire hard drive, bringing your computer back to its previous state, including the drive's data and files.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 232
  • February 28, 2012
  • 404,479 Views and counting

Free Software Alternatives

Robbie and Christa demonstrate the GNU Image Manipulation Program and LibreOffice as viable alternatives to their expensive counterparts, available for Windows, Linux or Mac computers.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 181
  • March 8, 2011
  • 285,639 Views and counting

Web Site Development - Part 1

Robbie is joined by graphic designer Christa Wells to begin the series about Web Site Development. In this first part of the series, Christa demonstrates the creativity required to create the design of a professional looking web site.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 554
  • May 2, 2018
  • 6,800 Views and counting

The Robot Named OhBot

STEM education is getting exciting as more and more products come out that really make learning fun! OhBot is one such device: it provides kids of all ages a robot and the tools they need to program it to interact. Let's look at the basics of how it works and perform a few simple tasks as we learn to code through OhBot.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 182
  • March 15, 2011
  • 286,442 Views and counting

Web Site Development - Part 2

Graphic Designer Christa Wells returns and Robbie puts Photoshop up against the GiMP as they both use their respective software to slice the web site Christa mocked up on last week's show.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 187
  • April 19, 2011
  • 282,584 Views and counting

Web Development - Part 7

Robbie interviews Loudon Owen, the chairman at i4i and discusses the US Supreme Court lawsuit against Microsoft and what it means for patent holders. Robbie and Christa continue their series on web site development, and we learn how to center text using CSS, and place image elements by both HTML and CSS.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 188
  • April 26, 2011
  • 282,619 Views and counting

Web Development - Part 8

Robbie and Christa continue coding their new web site by placing the Polaroid photograph and beginning the placement of the submenu below the woodgrain. Learn about absolute positioning in CSS and how to use margins to position an element within a container.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 183
  • March 22, 2011
  • 283,861 Views and counting

Web Site Development - Part 3

Robbie teaches us how to reduce the filesize of our polaroid PNG file, and then gets started coding the site itself. We learn the very basics of what our site will need for CSS, and start coding the layout itself.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 189
  • May 3, 2011
  • 282,925 Views and counting

Web Development - Part 9

Robbie fixes the z-index issue from last week, and finishes off the main layout of the site as he and Christa continue the Web Development series.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 184
  • March 29, 2011
  • 282,637 Views and counting

Web Site Development - Part 4

Robbie and Christa continue coding the web site and teach us how to add specifically-sized top margins to our site and place our logo and menu elements using CSS floats.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 185
  • April 5, 2011
  • 282,617 Views and counting

Web Site Development - Part 5

The menu is ready to go and Robbie and Christa get moving into the actual site layout and begin implementing the woodgrain area.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 186
  • April 12, 2011
  • 286,786 Views and counting

Web Development - Part 6

Robbie and Christa battle a failing broadcast server, but entertain you none the less as they integrate the Google Font API into the web site.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 191
  • May 17, 2011
  • 282,784 Views and counting

Web Development - Part 11

Robbie fixes the footer of the web site and slices the HTML file out into PHP includes. A handful of viewer questions are answered and new chances to obtain Viewer Points are introduced.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 234
  • March 13, 2012
  • 306,898 Views and counting

Beginner-to-Intermediate PHP Part 1: The Magic of the PHP Array

Robbie and Rachel teach you how to create a PHP array and use foreach() to loop through the array and output images to the browser window.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 193
  • May 31, 2011
  • 284,621 Views and counting

Viewer Question Extravaganza

Robbie and Christa go through a handful of viewer questions, and say hello to viewers from all over the world.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 231
  • February 21, 2012
  • 305,763 Views and counting

Monitoring Your Web Sites and Servers For Free

Robbie and Hillary demonstrate how to setup service monitoring using the free Uptime Robot service, allowing you to see when your web site, server or service is up or down.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 195
  • June 14, 2011
  • 286,117 Views and counting

Ubuntu Unity Replacements

Robbie and Christa take a look at scaling video to fill the frame in OpenShot Video Editor, and offer a couple viable alternatives to Ubuntu's default Unity desktop.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 190
  • May 10, 2011
  • 282,521 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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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 194
  • June 7, 2011
  • 292,999 Views and counting

Free Video Editing in Linux

Robbie demonstrates the free OpenShot video editing software, which brings non-linear editing, 3D titles and effects to Linux.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 197
  • June 28, 2011
  • 306,745 Views and counting

Linux Distros - Part 1: PCLinuxOS 2011.6

Robbie and Christa begin our new series taking a look at an assortment of Linux distributions, starting with PCLinuxOS 2011.6 with KDE.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 225
  • January 10, 2012
  • 311,731 Views and counting

Changing Photo Backgrounds Using the GIMP

Robbie and Hillary show you how to use the free GNU Image Manipulation Program to remove and replace the background in a photograph to make a Christmas photo usable throughout the year.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 198
  • July 5, 2011
  • 298,563 Views and counting

Linux Distros - Part 2: Zorin OS 5 Free

Robbie and Christa take a look at Zorin OS 5 Free, an exceptional Linux distribution, especially for users wanting to migrate from Windows or Mac to Linux.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 199
  • July 12, 2011
  • 294,045 Views and counting

Linux Distros - Part 3: CrunchBang Linux

Robbie introduces CrunchBang Linux, a hacker-esque distro based on Debian and featuring the ultra-fast OpenBox window manager.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 204
  • August 16, 2011
  • 284,500 Views and counting

Naming Space Fish and Creating Magazine Covers

Robbie Ferguson and Hillary Rumball demonstrate how to create a magazine cover using the free GNU Image Manipulation Program. The new Category5 Space Fish needs a name and you could win up to 300 viewer points.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 201
  • July 26, 2011
  • 288,809 Views and counting

CyberPower GreenPower UPS

Robbie and Christa take a look at the CyberPower GreenPower UPS, an economical battery backup with higher-end features such as a full LCD display, better-than-average surge protection, a $500,000 Connected Equipment Guarantee, and cost saving, environmentally friendly features. A large assortment of viewer questions this week as well.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 205
  • August 23, 2011
  • 282,904 Views and counting

A Year of Batteries, Pogoplugs and Live Lag

Robbie and Christa announce your chance to win a year supply of Eco Alkalines batteries, and offer a couple Pogoplug devices to give away. Many viewer questions are addressed. Lag on the streaming server unfortunately placed an unexpected delay on features, so viewer interaction was restricted, but a make-good episode will take place next week.

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  • April 9, 2017
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The Mysterious Room

A strange, invisible neighbor shares some unimaginable information about a hidden room within the MangleFox70 mansion. How does this ghostly resident know so much about the secrets of the mansion. Perhaps... she's been visiting undetected.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 202
  • August 2, 2011
  • 283,251 Views and counting

Technology Makes Its Way to Cottage Country

Robbie Ferguson visits with Silver Beach Developments' Gerry Kowalski to discuss their involvement in getting technologies such as high-speed Internet and zoned heating/cooling systems into Haliburton, Ontario. Hillary Rumball reviews the incredible Liquid Image MX video camera mask, and gets muddy doing it.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 203
  • August 9, 2011
  • 283,599 Views and counting

Viewer Question Extravaganza and an iPad

Robbie Ferguson sits down for a little one-on-one with the viewers, answering a wide assortment and large number of viewer questions. He also demonstrates the upcoming new version of the Category5 TV mobile site using an iPad.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 206
  • August 30, 2011
  • 283,470 Views and counting

Space Fish gets a name, and Windows programs work on Linux

Robbie and Christa introduce a fun way to test if the lag issue is a [ahem] thing of the past by giving 25 viewer points to every user. Space Fish gets his name, and is happy to finally have an identity and purpose in life. Robbie demonstrates how the free "wine" utility can be used on Linux to run popular "Windows Only" applications directly and natively on Linux.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 321
  • November 12, 2013
  • 750,731 Views and counting

Making Windows 8/8.1 Look and Feel Like Windows 7

Not a big fan of the new "start screen" on Windows 8? We'll show you how to return the traditional Start Menu to the latest version of Microsoft's desktop operating system.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 564
  • July 11, 2018
  • 12,661 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 207
  • September 6, 2011
  • 291,284 Views and counting

Creating Stop-Motion Video on Linux with Free Software

Robbie and Hillary demonstrate how you can create a stop-motion movie using free software and a webcam in Linux.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 208
  • September 13, 2011
  • 284,608 Views and counting

Making LibreOffice Load Instantly

Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd demonstrate an easy way to make LibreOffice (and OpenOffice) load instantly on your computer, effectively improving the perceived speed of your computer.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 212
  • October 11, 2011
  • 298,792 Views and counting

Enhancing the Linux Clipboard

Robbie and Eric show you how to obtain, install and use Glipper, an excellent clipboard enhancement for Gnome.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 209
  • September 20, 2011
  • 332,243 Views and counting

Enhance your video directly on YouTube

Robbie Ferguson and Christa Wells demonstrate how to use YouTube's new video editing feature to enhance the quality of your videos, practically instantly. Rachel Xu joins the Category5.TV Team and presents news from the Category5.TV Newsroom.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 210
  • September 27, 2011
  • 291,884 Views and counting

A Year of Batteries and a Browser-Based Photoshop Alternative

Robbie Ferguson and Christy Burton (Van Noort) demonstrate a web-based Photoshop alternative that lets you edit images directly in your browser window with a professional image editor. Lionel Lalonde from Eco Alkalines joins the on-air team to award a year supply of eco-friendly batteries to a lucky viewer. Also, looking at a GUI front-end for lshw, a Linux tool that shows you detailed information about your computer hardware.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 211
  • October 4, 2011
  • 296,586 Views and counting

Installing Ubuntu 11.10

To kick off Season 5, Robbie and Hillary show how to install Ubuntu 11.10 Linux on your computer.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 213
  • October 18, 2011
  • 290,144 Views and counting

Adding Textures in Photoshop (and GIMP)

Robbie and Rachel compare notes between Photoshop and the GNU Image Manipulation Program in a battle of epic proportions.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 214
  • October 25, 2011
  • 288,662 Views and counting

Viewer Question Extravaganza

Robbie and Christa (Spock and Paper Bag Princess) answer a slew of viewer questions in this special Viewer Question Extravaganza.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 215
  • November 1, 2011
  • 289,749 Views and counting

Falling Back in Love With Ubuntu

Robbie and Hillary show you how to make Ubuntu 11.10 look more like the old-style Ubuntu with a Gnome 3 running with a Gnome 2.x-looking layout and theme.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 216
  • November 8, 2011
  • 284,469 Views and counting

The Cloud Powered by Asigra

Robbie and Eric chat with Eran Farajun from Asigra Inc. about Cloud backups and how "the cloud" relates to businesses and end users.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 220
  • December 6, 2011
  • 333,497 Views and counting

HD Video, Web Streaming and Shopping for HD

Robbie and Eric show you the difference between four different grades of consumer video camera, and explain what each is capable of.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 221
  • December 13, 2011
  • 287,681 Views and counting

Making the Internet faster ... for free

Robbie and Rachel demonstrate how to make your Internet service faster by using different DNS servers than those supplied by your Internet Service Provider. And best of all, it's a free upgrade, and you can change it at any time if you're not satisfied.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 217
  • November 15, 2011
  • 299,816 Views and counting

Home Office Tech with Brother Canada

Robbie and Rachel talk to Marc Ruel about technology to help the home office.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 218
  • November 22, 2011
  • 300,770 Views and counting

Linux Distros - Part 4: Linux Mint 12

Linux Mint 12 RC gives us a glimpse into the upcoming "Lisa" release of Linux Mint. Robbie and Christa also give away prizes to our draw winner as well as on Click Race.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 219
  • November 29, 2011
  • 293,375 Views and counting

Be a smart kid - Understand and stand up against cyber bullying

Sharron-Ann Reynolds from iamaSMARTkid.org joins Robbie and Hillary to discuss how technology has changed the bully and created the cyber bully. Important information for parents, and young people alike.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 223
  • December 27, 2011
  • 319,281 Views and counting

Customizing Debian for the best Linux desktop

Robbie and Eric demonstrate how to use Compiz to spice up the default Debian installation, allowing for a very fast and customizable Linux desktop.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 222
  • December 20, 2011
  • 289,441 Views and counting

Tiling your Linux applications

Robbie and Christa introduce you to a Python script which lets you tile the windows on your Linux desktop, helping you organize your running applications and improve ergonomics.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 224
  • January 3, 2012
  • 336,586 Views and counting

Linux for Little Ones

Robbie and Christa show you how to setup Qimo as a session so when your young children login to your computer they are presented with a "made for kids" desktop experience.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 226
  • January 17, 2012
  • 322,215 Views and counting

Creating a Desktop Wallpaper for Linux with GIMP

Robbie and Rachel demonstrate how to create a simple desktop wallpaper for your Linux machine.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 227
  • January 24, 2012
  • 303,820 Views and counting

Freeplay Human Powered Devices

Robbie and Eric take a look at a handful of the awesome flashlights in the Freeplay product catalogue. Never change a light bulb or battery again!

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 228
  • January 31, 2012
  • 289,833 Views and counting

Controlling Your Computer with Your Head

Robbie and Hillary demonstrate an amazing piece of technology for ergonomic or accessible use which allows you to control your computer's mouse by simply moving your head.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 229
  • February 7, 2012
  • 310,263 Views and counting

Controlling Your Computer with an iDevice

Robbie and Eric show you how to control your computer with an iDevice and freely available VNC software.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 237
  • April 3, 2012
  • 297,071 Views and counting

Viewer Question Extravaganza

Robbie and Eric work through a slew of viewer questions, give away a copy of Telestream Wirecast and announce our Earth Day giveaway contest. Eric also plays a live set of original songs.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 238
  • April 10, 2012
  • 305,358 Views and counting

Viewer Question Extravaganza - Overdrive Edition

Robbie and Eric attack a full inbox with the first ever "Overdrive" edition of Viewer Question Extravaganza, answering a non-stop array of your questions.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 239
  • April 17, 2012
  • 296,689 Views and counting

Pump Up The Volume

Robbie and Hillary look at the iFrogz BOOST Near-Field Audio speaker and answer a slew of viewer questions.

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  • From Episode 506
  • May 31, 2017
  • 446 Views and counting

Sasha's Hilarious Mug Reference

Sasha is full of surprises, and having not heard her say this at the time, Robbie nearly spat out his coffee when he discovered this little gem in post-production.

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  • From Episode 578
  • October 17, 2018
  • 2,022 Views and counting

Unboxing the RockPro64 6-Core Single Board Computer

The RockPro64 is the most powerful SBC from Pine64 as of Q4 2018. Let's unbox this beast - 6 cores, 4 GB RAM, eMMC, Gig Ethernet and [get this]: PCI Express x4!

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 264
  • October 9, 2012
  • 287,059 Views and counting

Traveling Back in Time. Audibly.

Your computer can be used to allow you to record audio from the past. Find out how to never miss that precious moment or great riff again with JACK Timemachine on Linux.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 235
  • March 20, 2012
  • 316,736 Views and counting

Beginner-to-Intermediate PHP Part 2: Counting with PHP

We're learning to program web applications on Category5 TV, and this week Robbie and Hillary take you through a while() statement in PHP to count up from zero.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 236
  • March 27, 2012
  • 374,296 Views and counting

Telestream Wirecast and 1080p

Robbie and Erika take you for the first-ever on-air tour of the Category5 TV studio, and introduce you to the powerful broadcast software Telestream Wirecast.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 240
  • April 24, 2012
  • 292,225 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 245
  • May 29, 2012
  • 324,331 Views and counting

The Web Developer's Online Toolkit

Robbie opens up his online web development toolkit and shows you what's inside, and how to use some of the tools.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 241
  • May 1, 2012
  • 294,136 Views and counting

Ubuntu 12.04 - Linux for Human Beings

Robbie and Erika take a look at Ubuntu 12.04, the latest long term support release of the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 585
  • December 5, 2018
  • 490 Views and counting

With Help From A Dummy Head

We pulled out the old dummy head again, because what better way is there to review a set of Bluetooth headphones? We've got the Bluedio T-Monitors, which are a budget set of wireless headphones that feel and sound great. Sasha is having trouble with Discord and Jeff is getting a lot of botspam.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 409
  • July 21, 2015
  • 357,628 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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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 242
  • May 8, 2012
  • 298,191 Views and counting

Free Image Editing with GIMP 2.8

Robbie and Eric show you how to install GIMP 2.8 on Ubuntu 12.04, and introduce you to an assortment of the new features.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 243
  • May 15, 2012
  • 294,846 Views and counting

Saving Money Using Technology - Part 1: Never Pay a Phone Bill Again

Have you ever been skeptical of the magicJack? Robbie is. So he set out to do a little myth-busting and gets to the bottom of whether we can really save $1000 on our phone bill. Per year.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 247
  • June 12, 2012
  • 289,648 Views and counting

Viewer Question Extravaganza and a Liquid Cooling System

Robbie and Hillary take on your viewer questions and unbox the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Liquid Cooling System.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 248
  • June 19, 2012
  • 303,992 Views and counting

Installing the Thermaltake Water 2.0 All-in-One LCS

Robbie and Hillary go a little over-time with a realtime installation of the Thermaltake Water 2.0 liquid cooling system in place of a stock CPU fan.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 251
  • July 10, 2012
  • 303,872 Views and counting

Going Retro on Your Smartphone

Robbie and Eric demonstrate the iRetroPhone attachment for iPhone/Android/BlackBerry devices to give your smartphone a real retro feel.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 252
  • July 17, 2012
  • 308,701 Views and counting

Storing Passwords in a Safe Way

Protect your data with a different strong password for each service and easily retrieve those passwords using the encrypted KeePassX software.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 253
  • July 24, 2012
  • 329,501 Views and counting

Transmitting Data By Bird Song with Chirp

A new app for iDevices lets you transmit and receive photos, web links, text and more via digital "bird songs" which sound a little like R2D2. We'll see how it works.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 254
  • July 31, 2012
  • 292,671 Views and counting

New Media in Cottage Country

Silver Beach hosts Category5 for the Cottage Country Special, with a live performance by Eric Kidd and in-studio audience.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 255
  • August 7, 2012
  • 355,793 Views and counting

Online Image Compression to Speed Up Your Web Site

Robbie and Christa take a look into the Web Developers' Toolkit to see how to compress an image to save bandwidth and improve your site's response time.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 258
  • August 28, 2012
  • 286,417 Views and counting

Setting up Knoppix as a Hobbyist Linux Distro

Robbie and Eric answer viewer questions and launch Knoppix as a hobbyist Linux installation running KDE, but not so much with Gnome 3.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 256
  • August 14, 2012
  • 302,888 Views and counting

Debian as a LAMP Server Virtual Machine

Robbie and Eric install Debian in a virtual machine and demonstrate it as an easy-to-build web server. And then they tear down the studio.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 257
  • August 21, 2012
  • 302,588 Views and counting

Backup The Cloud with Backupify

Robbie and Christa demonstrate Backupify, an online service to backup your Google services such as Gmail and Calendar, plus Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and more.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 259
  • September 4, 2012
  • 295,888 Views and counting

Hands-Free Computer Control Using a Webcam

Introducing Sasha Dirmeitis and controlling the computer using head movement and a cheap webcam.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 263
  • October 2, 2012
  • 289,194 Views and counting

Self-Publishing Your Book With Free Software

Robbie kicks off our series about self-publishing with a look at how to use free software to publish a novel or short story using Cafepress.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 260
  • September 11, 2012
  • 297,758 Views and counting

H+ The Digital Series

Robbie and Hillary talk to John Cabrera, creator of H+ The Digital Series about the show, and the direction media is going with online-only programming.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 261
  • September 18, 2012
  • 287,980 Views and counting

Viewer Question Extravaganza

Robbie and Christa go through the mail bag and offer answers to a wide variety of viewer questions; from how we use Skype for interviews to obtaining a web design template.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 262
  • September 25, 2012
  • 325,685 Views and counting

5th Anniversary Celebration

Robbie is joined by Hillary, Christa, Eric, Sasha, Jodi, a live studio audience and a packed chat room as we celebrate 5 years of Category5 Technology TV.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 266
  • October 23, 2012
  • 332,629 Views and counting

Ubuntu 12.10 vs Zorin OS 6 Ultimate

Robbie and Abigail take a look at the latest Ubuntu release and Zorin OS 6, and see which is most comfortable for new Linux users.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 357
  • July 22, 2014
  • 308,864 Views and counting

Starting a Blog with WordPress

Robbie sets up cheap web hosting and installs WordPress for Sasha to start a blog. They also discuss her experience so far in using Linux on her personal laptop.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 269
  • November 13, 2012
  • 315,132 Views and counting

Gerbil Meets Mouse

Continuing our series on self-publishing, author Bailey J. Thompson discusses some of the trials she encountered in getting her book series published, and how she launched Gerbil Meets Mouse Publishing to make it happen.

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  • From Episode 542
  • February 7, 2018
  • 1,681 Views and counting

Robbie Ferguson Breaks Down Net Neutrality and it Actually Makes Sense

When a viewer asked about ISP-provided QOS vs Net Neutrality, it opened up an interesting opportunity for Robbie Ferguson to provide a description of Net Neutrality that makes sense even if you don't understand the technical stuff.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 265
  • October 16, 2012
  • 291,047 Views and counting

Writing Without Distractions With Free Software

Robbie and Christa demonstrate FocusWriter, a free piece of software to help you avoid distractions such as social media or instant messengers while you write your novel.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 267
  • October 30, 2012
  • 301,098 Views and counting

Fighting Malware and Phishing Scams with Malwarebytes.org

Spiderman, Spidergirl and Anti-Malware Man talk about recognizing phishing scams and how to protect ourselves in this frightening connected world.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 268
  • November 6, 2012
  • 302,592 Views and counting

Protecting Your Business with Endpoint Protector

Robbie and Eric speak with Bodgan Oros from Romania about the powerful Endpoint Protector security appliance which protects businesses from data theft and accidental leakage.

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