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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: 78,737 Average Views Per Week: 3,423 Average Videos Released Per Week: 3 Average Views Per Video: 1,064

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102 Videos Being Viewed

  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 617
  • July 17, 2019
  • 9,740 Views and counting

$30 Dash Cam Better than a $200 Dash Cam?!

The Pathinglek (Tek?) 1080P dash cam only costs $30 USD, so our expectations were low. But the quality of the video and the powerful premium features make this dash cam an excellent find for the frugal shopper. We'll unbox it, install it, and test it all in this one review.

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  • From Episode 519
  • August 30, 2017
  • 2,119 Views and counting

Shizu Yamaguchi's Standup Comedy Set

Shizu Yamaguchi performs her stand up set in front of a packed house at the Second City Mainstage in Toronto.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 520
  • September 6, 2017
  • 4,614 Views and counting

Advanced Parental Control for Home Networks

Jeff would like to know what solutions there are for advanced parental control. Being able to block access or even particular apps at specific times. Robbie suggests a new network devices that may just be the answer.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 618
  • July 24, 2019
  • 577 Views and counting

Lizard Bortus Discovers The Pee Corner

The Orville Interactive Fan Experience is available now, and we'll take an early tour of our favorite ship in the Union fleet. This fan-made game is absolutely free, and just goes to show how amazing The Orville fandom is. The talent that came together to create this game is mindblowing. Enjoy the tour!

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  • Behind The Scenes of New Every Day
  • From Episode 43
  • January 29, 2016
  • 310 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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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 543
  • February 14, 2018
  • 2,216 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of February 14, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Is Amazon planning to track its employees? A patent has been granted for an ultrasonic wristband that can monitor a worker's every move. - Data on soldiers’ running patterns, captured by fitness app Strava, has been discovered to detail the secret whereabouts of military bases. - Best Buy has informed music companies that it will stop selling CDs this July. - YouTube is developing new policies to protect itself from the fallout caused by creators that are posting inappropriate content.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 563
  • July 4, 2018
  • 2,081 Views and counting

Discussion: VR Has Some Really Cool Use Potential

Having seen VR grow from Nintendo's Virtual Boy to a fully immersive, realistic experience, Shizu, Robbie and Sasha discuss some of their experience with VR, and the incredible potential to be used for good purposes.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 18
  • July 24, 2019
  • 674 Views and counting

PINE64 SOPINE Clusterboard Has Us Excited

The PINE64 SOPINE Clusterboard is a single mATX board that supports up to 7 SOPINE modules, and more to come. Think of it as a single micro computer that actually has 7 physical computers built-in. They can be clustered to maximize power and redundancy, or used as standalone network servers. We'll also take a peek at what Robbie is planning to do for the case, using an old m0n0wall router case and power supply.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 484
  • December 28, 2016
  • 446,364 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 99
  • May 19, 2017
  • 2,442 Views and counting

Money Matters - Part 2: Budgeting

Financial Counselor, Jane Roach joins us again this week to share how a budget can help get you out of debt, and keep you out of it. It sounds like a simple tip, but Jane shares real-world examples and godly advice to help you make it happen.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 618
  • July 24, 2019
  • 385 Views and counting

Cheap LED Puck Lights - Quick Look

These LED puck lights are handy for quick accents. Since they're waterproof, they can be submerged in the pool or bath tub. A perfect safe replacement to candles in your Jack-O-Lantern. Robbie used his to turn a i9 9900k dodecahedron into a geeky accent lamp, with no wiring required.

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  • Backstage Pass
  • From Episode 512
  • July 12, 2017
  • 723 Views and counting

"Is It RED, or R.E.D.?" News Blooper

Oh, the things we edit out in post. So, this happened: Sasha abruptly stopped the news feature to ask, "Is It RED, or R.E.D.?"

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 556
  • May 16, 2018
  • 20,692 Views and counting

Amazing $30 Soldering Kit - Best Deal For Beginners

It's only a few bucks more than an "el cheapo" soldering iron alone, yet this kit includes a temperature-adjustable ceramic core soldering iron with 6 tips, solder sucker, desoldering wire, 8mm 2% rosin core electronics solder, anti-static tweezers, a flimsy-but-adequate stand, and a small toolbox to keep it all in. For $30 this truly is a great deal for the beginner maker.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 618
  • July 24, 2019
  • 246 Views and counting

Entertainment Discussion: Star Trek Picard is a TNG Reunion, The Orville Moving to Hulu

The guys chat about some of the news that dropped in July 2019. Star Trek: Picard will have a lot of familiar (yet older) faces, and The Orville is moving to Hulu. This discussion was recorded July 24, 2019.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 619
  • July 31, 2019
  • 288 Views and counting

Creating Stunning YouTube Thumbnail with Free Software

You can use the FREE GNU Image Manipulation Program to create great looking YouTube Thumbnails. Even if you're not a creator, you'll learn some cool tricks through this tutorial: How to trace borders around the people in your photo, blur the background to create depth, and even replace the background entirely with a color gradient. We'll also pop on some in-your-face text to market our video.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 574
  • September 19, 2018
  • 4,850 Views and counting

An Early Look at the Rock64 Single Board Computer

The Rock64 is one of the newest single board computers from Pine64, and it is available with up to 4GB RAM. Let's look at how it operates in these early days while software is still in the works for this cutting-edge little computer.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 619
  • July 31, 2019
  • 1,928 Views and counting

7-Inch Pi Screen, YouTube Thumbnails in GIMP, and Chainsaws

Robbie, Jeff and Henry look at the KKSB 7-Inch case stand for Raspberry Pi, and look at the Grow Selection tool in GIMP, demonstrating how it can be used to create borders of dynamic objects such as people or text. We'll also hear about Robbie's chainsaw on a stick and how Jeff and his family are taking to the Amazon Echo Dot.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 619
  • July 31, 2019
  • 360 Views and counting

Assembling the KKSB Raspberry Pi Case with 7-inch touchscreen

KKSB's cases are high-quality brushed steel. We'll look at the 7-inch RPi 3 case which makes an excellent little thouch-screen kiosk using a Pi 3 form factor board. Since it's HDMI, it will also work with same for factor boards such as the ASUS TinkerBoard S.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 594
  • February 6, 2019
  • 2,741 Views and counting

Microsoft Office for Free - Online

Microsoft has a free online version of Microsoft Office. It supports traditional filetypes, and operates just like the installed version. However, since it's in the browser, it works on Windows, Mac, Linux and even Chromebooks - to name a few. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote are all available for free.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 201
  • July 26, 2011
  • 289,274 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 (Clips)
  • From Episode 622
  • August 21, 2019
  • 296 Views and counting

Turn 2 SATA m.2 Drives Into External USB-C RAID Device

With a little assembly, two m.2 drives can be made into a single USB 3.1 RAID drive! Downward compatible, you'll finally have redundancy in a pocket-sized portable drive, with no moving parts and no difficult configuration or drivers needed: just plug it in and go. Also compatible with other RAID modes, but we choose RAID 1 to add protection against data loss in event of a drive failure.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 571
  • August 29, 2018
  • 6,085 Views and counting

Unboxing the Atomos Ninja Flame 4k Video Recorder

Atomos makes mind-bendingly amazing video recorders, and the Ninja Flame records ProRes 4:2:2 video up to 4k30! Before we can start doing reviews, we need to open the box, so let's get started.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 623
  • August 28, 2019
  • 1,656 Views and counting

Fighting Pollution, Gender Stereotypes and Cultural Opposition with Anoosheh Oskouian

Anoosheh Oskouian has tackled stereotypes in her career with good humor. As a successful businesswoman, she is President and CEO of the international company, Ship and Shore Environmental Inc., using her skills as a chemical engineer to direct her team. They design, manufacture and install state-of-the-art air pollution abatement equipment to improve our global air quality now, and in generations to come.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 577
  • October 10, 2018
  • 40,949 Views and counting

Making LibreOffice Look and Feel More Like Microsoft Office

There are some wonderful free alternatives available for commercial software, and LibreOffice is exactly that. But the interface isn't quite the same as Microsoft Office, and it can be a bit unfamiliar to users who are accustomed to the commercial counterpart. This week, we'll learn to make LibreOffice look and feel pretty similar to Microsoft's product, and who knows: you may just save some money.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 568
  • August 8, 2018
  • 22,712 Views and counting

NEMS Linux 1.4.1 - The FREE Nagios Enterprise Monitoring Server

Robbie gives a crash course on using NEMS Linux 1.4.1. This free distribution for Raspberry Pi and other single-board computers allows you to easily monitor network assets and be advised proactively about pending issues. The ideal solution for both IT professionals managing thousands of endpoints and enthusiasts monitoring their home network. NEMS cuts costs while making Nagios easy to deploy and easier than ever to use.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 557
  • May 23, 2018
  • 8,982 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 471
  • September 27, 2016
  • 22,528 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 (Clips)
  • From Episode 625
  • September 11, 2019
  • 572 Views and counting

Drop Your RPi 4 Temperature 20 Degrees Celsius With This Intelligent Fan Case

Dropping the temperature of the Raspberry Pi 20°C or more, this Eleduino case for Raspberry Pi 4 is the answer to heat and throttling for RPi 4 users. Run your Pi at its full 1.5 GHz speed while holding at around 60°C under high load. Ideal for overclockers. Let's put it to the test!

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 407
  • July 7, 2015
  • 350,155 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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  • Scratch Game Coding for Kids
  • Episode 3
  • February 19, 2018
  • 1,136 Views and counting

Custom Code Blocks in Scratch

Mortimer teaches how to create custom code blocks in Scratch, such as the ability for your character to say custom text letter-by-letter, play different sounds, create smooth movement and change costumes on the fly using a custom input.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 628
  • October 9, 2019
  • 344 Views and counting

THE ORVILLE - Backstage Tech and Huge Sets

We spoke with Tom Costantino and Brooke Noska from The Orville to see what kinds of interesting consumer tech has influenced their production workflow. It's no surprise that Apple tops the list, but it's impressive just how much Apple products such as the iPhone and iPad Mini have permeated the video production chain, and even the set of The Orville.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 549
  • March 28, 2018
  • 2,037 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of March 28, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - SpaceX and Tesla have deleted their Facebook pages. - Intel has announced it is “discontinuing” the “Intel Graphics Update Tool for Linux.” - Watch what you say while using Microsoft products. The company's new service agreement says it can punish you for using "offensive language." - A GTX 1070 is the recommended card for VR with the new HTC Vive Pro.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 553
  • April 25, 2018
  • 2,326 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of April 25, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Germany's supreme court has rejected a legal case that sought to stop people using the popular “Adblock Plus program” that removes ads from websites. - A Chinese web giant has found a “Windows zero-day,” and is keeping the details quiet while working with Microsoft on the issue. - An unpatchable vulnerability has been found in the Nintendo Switch that can be exploited to run custom code. - Do you run Drupal? You need to upgrade immediately!

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 542
  • February 7, 2018
  • 8,427 Views and counting

Viewer Can't Boot Linux From USB Flash Drive - Only Gets Grub

One of our viewers is having trouble getting Linux to boot from a USB flash drive, but we know their system boots from USB because it gets to the grub recovery mode prompt. Let's see if any of the suggestions we make can help. Share your own recommendations below.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 628
  • October 9, 2019
  • 1,270 Views and counting

How the creators of THE ORVILLE use a physical model to create their CG ship

When creating The Orville, Seth MacFarlane and his team wanted to use a physical model of the ship to provide a realism that can't currently be matched by straight CG. We asked Brooke Noska (VFX Producer / Co VFX Supervisor) and Tom Costantino (Co Producer) how it's done.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 566
  • July 25, 2018
  • 148,275 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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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 467
  • August 30, 2016
  • 724 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of August 30, 2016

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A successful experiment has transferred an entire DVD wirelessly in less than 10 seconds over more than 30 kilometers. - Opera's password sync database has been compromized, and they're urging users to change their passwords. - Google is going to start penalizing web sites who use pop-up ads. - A piece of software allows a standard, unmodified USB flash drive to transmit data covertly to a nearby system, even if the systems are air-gapped.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 599
  • March 13, 2019
  • 1,596 Views and counting

Block Ads and Porn using a Single-Board Computer

Whether you want to keep your kids safe while using the Internet, prevent staff or students from accessing inappropriate content at work or school, or just want to make your Internet visibly faster, we'll build a DNS server that lets us block Internet ads before they're downloaded, and will take it one step further by also blocking pornography using nothing more than a single board computer to protect our entire network.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 628
  • October 9, 2019
  • 8,174 Views and counting

Unboxing The $400,000 THE ORVILLE Model Ship with Tom and Brooke

We asked Tom Costantino and Brooke Noska if we could see The Orville model used to shoot the show. It's absolutely astonishing. With the help of this model, they use sophisticated robotic motion capture cameras to allow them to capture realistic camera movement and give a real feel of the ship's physical space. Then, using CG, they detail the ship and place it in the virtual space to become the ship we all see on the show.

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  • Backstage Pass
  • From Episode 506
  • May 31, 2017
  • 726 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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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 433
  • January 5, 2016
  • 472,100 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of January 5, 2016

Facebook's "free Internet" is not well received in India, IPv6 has reached 10%, Less than 1% of PCs are capable of VR, Google helping homeowners with Project Sunroof, Organic body parts being 3D printed and then grown, Military cancels robo-dog plans.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 179
  • February 22, 2011
  • 288,539 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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  • From Episode 599
  • March 13, 2019
  • 596 Views and counting

Sasha is away in Whistler, BC

Sasha is off this week, but checked in from the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 555
  • May 9, 2018
  • 2,223 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of May 9, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Twitter's 330 million users are being urged to change their passwords after some were exposed on its internal network in plain text. - Ford is developing a new smart car window to enable blind passengers to experience the passing landscape. - Imagine the frustration of playing a game where the difficulty level constantly changes. That's what an experiment in AI technology is doing to some retro classics. - Equifax has published yet more details on the personal records and sensitive information stolen by miscreants after they hacked its databases last year.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 628
  • October 9, 2019
  • 247 Views and counting

How Social Media and Direct Fandom Interaction is Impacting THE ORVILLE Producers and Show

It's a different world for television producers than 20-30 years ago in more ways than one. Tom Costantino and Brooke Noska share what it's like as creators of The Orville to be able to interact directly with the show's fans over social media.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 490
  • February 8, 2017
  • 2,170 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of February 8, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - More than 150,000 web-connected printers were owned by a self-proclaimed "novice coder" over the weekend. - A hack attack against the dark web shut down a huge number of sites for containing child pornography. - AI has beat the most skilled Poker players in the world. - Google's Super Bowl ad set off a bunch of Google Home devices. - More than 1,000 government computers in a US county have been infected by ransomware.

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  • Behind The Scenes of New Every Day
  • From Episode 21
  • September 4, 2015
  • 325 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 628
  • October 9, 2019
  • 326 Views and counting

THE ORVILLE - Digital Tech in TV Production

Back in the old days of sci-fi TV production, a ton of trickery had to be used to create the effects and even perform the editing. With everything being digital these days, we wanted to know how the TV production workflow has been impacted. Tom Costantino and Brooke Noska join us from The Orville to talk about how the use of digital tech has revolutionized the process, and how they've even adapted some old tricks to pull off big effects.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 568
  • August 8, 2018
  • 33,231 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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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 557
  • May 23, 2018
  • 1,887 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of May 23, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Intel and Microsoft have revealed yet another Spectre and Meltdown vulnerability. - The University of Greenwich has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner. - Social networking giant and market-leading data broker, Facebook, is once again taking heat for playing fast and loose with its access to personal information. - YouTube is launching a music streaming service, offering both videos and audio tracks, in an attempt to compete with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 630
  • October 30, 2019
  • 1,380 Views and counting

Soldering PCB Headers and Powering a Pi from Battery

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

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 570
  • August 22, 2018
  • 3,115 Views and counting

Fake SD Cards are REAL and Available on Amazon, Ebay, and Others

A "fake" SD card can be a vicious beast: you buy it thinking it's so cheap that it's worth the risk, and it works, so you start using it... only to lose all your data. Let's talk about some of the red flags we can watch for as smart consumers shopping online.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 437
  • February 2, 2016
  • 411,699 Views and counting

Top Stories for the week of February 2, 2016

Europe's rolling out a data superhighway in space, A hardware device for passwords, EU data watchdogs meeting about the way businesses handle data, Coventry roads are going autonomous.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 628
  • October 9, 2019
  • 302 Views and counting

New THE ORVILLE Merchandise Coming Soon

The Orville merchandise is coming soon! Did someone say "die-cast ship models"? How about "Krill action figures"? Oh yeah! As Co-Producer Tom Costantino says, soon, we'll be playing with little Orvilles. Please note: Unfortunately flamethrowers will not be part of the lineup.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 492
  • February 22, 2017
  • 3,364 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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  • Immersive Nature Sounds
  • Episode 3
  • January 9, 2015
  • 498,367 Views and counting

Early Morning Woodpecker

A female Hairy Woodpecker visits the woodland in search of breakfast. In the distance, spring songbirds sing their call, and traffic begins to build in the city.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 628
  • October 9, 2019
  • 691 Views and counting

THE ORVILLE - Space Dramedy or Serious Sci-Fi

Before The Orville was released, we were originally confused: Was it going to be a Star Trek spoof? An outer space comedy? While it has some amazing comedic moments, there came a point in viewing The Orville where we all sat back and realized, my goodness - this is a SERIOUS sci-fi! We asked Tom Costantino and Brooke Noska if there was a moment like that for the people creating the show. What we found instead is that their plan worked perfectly and Seth MacFarlane has been excepted as a sci-fi genius.

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  • Immersive Nature Sounds
  • Episode 6
  • June 16, 2015
  • 499,883 Views and counting

Green Frogs in Mayers Marsh

Part of the Minesing Wetlands in Central Ontario, Mayers Marsh offers 6,000 hectare of wilderness and a plethora of wildlife. On this rainy June day, Green Frogs call to one another in the marsh while Red-Winged Black Birds and various songbirds enjoy the calm of the late morning rain.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 563
  • July 4, 2018
  • 2,182 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of July 4, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Amazon has purchased PillPack, an online pharmacy, for nearly $1B. - Adidas warned late on Thursday that hackers may have taken customer data from its US website. - An experimental robot with an animated cartoon face has been sent to the International Space Station on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. - Facebook is giving up on its plan to create drones that beam down internet connectivity.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 574
  • September 19, 2018
  • 2,215 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of September 19, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Bristol Airport has blamed a cyber attack for causing flight display screens to fail for two days. - It could soon prove expensive for media makers to chase online pirates in Canada. The country's Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that internet providers are entitled to "reasonable" compensation when asked to link pirates' IP addresses to customer details. - A few lines of CSS is all it takes to bring Apple devices to their knees. - The father of Linux, Linus Torvalds, would like to apologize for years of being a jerk, and is taking time off to learn empathy.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 635
  • December 4, 2019
  • 1,203 Views and counting

PHP In Linux CLI, External Storage Dilemma and VLANs

PHP isn't limited to web services: Robbie will show you how to run your PHP scripts as command line apps on Linux. We'll also discuss the difficult decision between connectivity and future speed when looking at external storage, and how a VLAN could help protect Sasha's privacy on a shared Internet connection.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 539
  • January 17, 2018
  • 2,052 Views and counting

Our Biggest Fans On YouTube - Volume 3

Our Biggest Fans On YouTube are always the first to comment when we release new videos! Once again this week, we highlight some of the best.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 628
  • October 9, 2019
  • 459 Views and counting

THE ORVILLE is Moving to Hulu - What it REALLY Means

We asked Tom Costantino (Co-Producer) and Brooke Noska (VFX Producer / Co-VFX Supervisor) what the move to Hulu really means for fans. Their response has us excited about what's to come from the Hulu-release of The Orville Season 3.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 555
  • May 9, 2018
  • 2,323 Views and counting

Digitspark Beginner Project: A Flashing LED with Arduino

As we begin learning how to create basic Arduino projects, we'll start with the ~$3 Digispark board and a very basic project to test our success: turning on and off an LED light automatically every second. This is a fun way to learn basic controller-based project creation at any age, or a fun way to teach kids the basics.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 628
  • October 9, 2019
  • 2,415 Views and counting

When THE ORVILLE Season 3 Will Be Released

We asked Tom Costantino and Brooke Noska when The Orville Season 3 will be released. Spoiler alert: They don't know! But let's talk about why that is.

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  • From Episode 628
  • October 9, 2019
  • 431 Views and counting

THE ORVILLE - Finding Its Legs

When we asked Tom Costantino and Brooke Noska if The Orville had found its legs in Seasons 1 and 2, we learned that the show may even be evolving into a very sexy toad.

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  • From Episode 384
  • January 27, 2015
  • 36,286 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of January 27, 2015

Adobe Flash still being exploited even after patch, Kim Dotcom released an encrypted chat service, The blind can see thanks to eSight Eyewear, Ford is opening shop in Silicon Valley, 30 second videos on Twitter, Microsoft profits down 10%

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 630
  • October 30, 2019
  • 167 Views and counting

Soldering Headers to a PCB

Once you start working with Arduino or even Raspberry Pi HATs and pHATs, you're likely going to find yourself needing to attach the headers yourself. As a rookie maker who's quickly learning the ropes, Robbie shares a couple quick tips that he has found can make it easier to solder these pin headers directly to the PCB.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 631
  • November 6, 2019
  • 115 Views and counting

Discussion: Bring Your Kid To Work Day

Robbie's oldest got to spend a day working with him. From pulling some gear from the e-waste pile to building her own computer: It was a great opportunity to infuse a daddy-daughter day with a little STEAM education.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 631
  • November 6, 2019
  • 229 Views and counting

Which are Best? Testing 5 Pairs of Bluetooth Headphones

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

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 501
  • April 26, 2017
  • 2,403 Views and counting

Installing GIMP 2.9.5 on Ubuntu (Fixes Scaling Blurriness)

Have you been using GIMP 2.8 only to find when you scale down an image for your project, the resulting resized image is really blurry? This is the one thing that kept us holding on to an old version of Adobe Photoshop. But now with GIMP 2.9.5 the problem is gone and scaling is crisp and clear, making GIMP a true alternative to Photoshop... and it's free!

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 632
  • November 13, 2019
  • 192 Views and counting

Massive Capacity Portable Charger

It's like having a power outlet to charge your devices that you can carry with you. Its colossal 26,800 mAh capacity means you can charge multiple devices multiple times on a single charge. Features like iSmart 2.0 and a combined 5.5A current really put this portable USB charger a head above the rest.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 632
  • November 13, 2019
  • 169 Views and counting

EASY Recycle Keurig K-Cup Coffee Pod

20 billion single-serve coffee pods will be consumed this year and most will end up in landfills. We eco-conscious coffee drinkers need to do our part. But it's hard and messy to tear these things apart and strip them down to their individual components for recycling. We'll show you two ways you can completely eliminate your K-Cups from the landfill without the mess, and with very little effort.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 634
  • November 27, 2019
  • 289 Views and counting

Amazon Echo Flex - A Wall Plug-In Alexa Smart Speaker

From the "why didn't they think of this sooner" files, Amazon has released the latest iteration of their Echo smart speaker: the Echo Flex. It plugs directly into the wall, has all the Alexa features you're used to, plus features a modular design allowing accessories like PIR motion sensors or night lights to be plugged directly into the device - no need for a smart plug. We'll go through the quick setup, and see just how capable this little smart speaker really is.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 634
  • November 27, 2019
  • 193 Views and counting

Unreal Tournament 1999/GOTY Turns 20 Years Old

Unreal Tournament was perhaps the original multiplayer deathmatch. It introduced the best realtime multiplayer experience to players for several years beginning with its release November 23, 1999. Its GOTY (Game of The Year) edition featured additional content and was released the following year. Jeff and Robbie reminisce about how they got to know each other playing deathmatch at a number of LAN parties.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 559
  • June 6, 2018
  • 3,316 Views and counting

Sleeping Mask with Built-In Stereo Earphones

Whether you need a better night's rest, relief from tinnitus, or just wish to enjoy your favorite podcast in peace while flying (assuming you're not the pilot), this sleeping mask will comfortably shield your eyes from movement and light, while providing excellent sound from the built-in stereo earphones.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 635
  • December 4, 2019
  • 176 Views and counting

You Can Run PHP Scripts Like Regular Command Line Apps on Linux!

Whether you want to interact with a database from the Linux terminal, or create a cronjob that automatically caches content to speed up your web site, it's exciting to realize that PHP scripts can be written and run within the Linux command line interface just like a bash script! All you need is the php metapackage (eg., apt install php) and adding a single line to your script header: #!/usr/bin/env php

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 634
  • December 4, 2019
  • 216 Views and counting

Sharing Your Internet? A VLAN Could Help Protect You

Sasha has an interesting situation where her Internet connection is provided by her landlord and shared with another apartment. The neighbor therefore has access to her Spotify account, all her devices, her files, her printer, and more. In this brief discussion Robbie talks about how a VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) can be added to her apartment to separate her systems onto their own network that cannot be seen by the neighbor. This is not a how-to, just a discussion on the ability of a VLAN to protect her privacy and accounts.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 635
  • December 4, 2019
  • 240 Views and counting

Help Us Decide: USB 3.0 with UASP + eSATA, or 3.1 Rev 2 with UASP?

Okay, here's the dilemma: There are two NAS Enclosures. They're exactly the same price. They are virtually identical. The only difference is the connectivity, and therefore, the speed of data access. Unit 1 provides USB 3.0 with UASP (5 Gb/sec) and eSATA (6 Gb/sec). Unit 2 provides only USB 3.1 Rev 2 with UASP (10 Gb/sec). Would you go with the faster Unit 2, keeping in mind that the computer we want to connect it to only has USB 3.0 UASP (so the unit will still only run at 5 Gb/sec unless we later upgrade our computer)? Or would you go with the more connectivity options of Unit 1? Help us decide, and we'll review the one the community picks (majority rules).

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  • From Episode 625
  • September 11, 2019
  • 343 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of September 11, 2019

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Facebook has confirmed that at least 200 million phone numbers from members have been exposed in an online database. It could be more than twice that. - An estimated 600,000 GPS trackers for monitoring the location of kids, seniors, and pets contain vulnerabilities that open users up to a host of creepy attacks. - To protect query privacy, Mozilla will begin a slow rollout of DNS-over-HTTPS by default in its Firefox browser at the end of the month, moving all DNS queries to Cloudflare. - A blind man has helped develop smart cane that uses Google Maps and sensors to navigate the world.

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  • From Episode 626
  • September 25, 2019
  • 224 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of September 25, 2019

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Chipotle Mexican Grill has been leaving money on the table, thanks to an apparent bug in the restaurant chain's e-commerce operation. - Payment card thieves have hacked the Click2Gov bill paying portals in 8 cities. - The German Ministry of the Interior wants to take back control of their 'digital sovereignty', cutting dependency on Microsoft and looking for alternatives. - An anonymous bug hunter has publicly disclosed a zero-day flaw in the popular vBulletin forum software than can be exploited over the internet to hijack servers.

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  • From Episode 627
  • October 2, 2019
  • 284 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of October 2, 2019

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Chinese police have arrested a fugitive who'd been on the run for 17 years, after they used drones to spot his cave hideout. - The World's Most Freakishly Advanced Robot Dog Is Now For Sale. - American entrepreneur Elon Musk has given an update on his Starship and Super Heavy rocket system. - An injured tortoise who lost its shell in a fire has become the world's first recipient of a 3D-printed shell.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 238
  • April 10, 2012
  • 305,711 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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  • From Episode 628
  • October 9, 2019
  • 307 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of October 9, 2019

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - PayPal has dropped out of the alliance that is trying to launch Facebook's digital currency Libra. - A man has been able to move all four of his paralysed limbs with a mind-controlled exoskeleton suit. - No, WE"RE not early to the April Fools jokes of 2020. Microsoft is really making a new mobile phone that has two screens, and runs Android. - Canada’s busiest airport will soon be using artificial intelligence-powered technology to detect weapons.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 629
  • October 23, 2019
  • 274 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of October 23, 2019

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Access to Photoshop and other Adobe software has been cut off in Venezuela as the firm seeks to comply with US sanctions. - A dog who survived in the rubble left in the wake of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas has earned its new name — Miracle. - The official Sesame Street online store, along with thousands of other retailers, has been targeted by a credit card-stealing hack. - Facebook’s libra cryptocurrency coalition is falling apart as eBay, Visa, Mastercard and Stripe jump ship.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 140
  • March 16, 2018
  • 1,794 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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  • From Episode 630
  • October 30, 2019
  • 470 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of October 30, 2019

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Robbie called it last week when he said we may start to see legitimate companies moving content onto the dark web in light of recent government sanctions. Well, now BBC News announced it has launched a 'dark web' Tor mirror of its news service. - The Bloodhound supersonic car has completed its first drive across the Hakskeen dry lake in South Africa. - Two reports published in the last few months show that malware operators are experimenting with using WAV audio files to hide malicious code. - Google built an advanced computer that has achieved "quantum supremacy" for the first time, surpassing the performance of conventional devices.

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  • From Episode 632
  • November 13, 2019
  • 392 Views and counting

No Drones in US Gov, Google Buys FitBit, Edge in Linux, James Dean is Back

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - The US Interior Department is grounding its entire drone fleet for fear it could be used against them. - Microsoft Edge is coming to Linux. - The late James Dean is getting digitally restored for an upcoming movie — and many on the internet, including Chris Evans, aren’t happy. - NASA scientists opened an untouched rock and soil sample from the Moon returned to Earth on Apollo 17, marking the first time in more than 40 years a pristine sample from the Apollo era has been opened. Honorable Mentions: - Google is buying Fitbit – and promises that they will not exploit all that health data to serve ads. - SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket deployed 60 Starlink satellites into earth’s orbit Monday. - Google is attempting to combat the growing Play Store malware issue and has formed the “App Defense Alliance” which brings technology from ESET, Lookout and Zimperium to the Play Store - you’ll notice now if you install an app, it gets scanned first.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 287
  • March 19, 2013
  • 315,249 Views and counting

Communicating With Your Customers

Bogdan Oros joins Robbie and Rachel to discuss TxtFeedback; a new service that allows customers to communicate their comments directly with your staff.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 633
  • November 20, 2019
  • 272 Views and counting

Disney+ Accounts Compromised, Ring IoT Doorbell Hacked, GitHub Preserves Code Beyond the Year 3000

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Thousands Of Disney+ Accounts Are Already Up For Sale On Hacking Forums. - A new AI is combining machine learning and computer vision to detect drowning people in real time. By using object recognition, it's able to tell if a person is swimming normally, or if they are at risk of drowning. What's best is that Drowning-Detector is open source, and can run on a single board computer such as the Raspberry Pi. - IoT doorbell, Ring, had a bug in its configuration app which sent Wi-Fi setup information unencrypted to some doorbell devices, exposing customers' home networks. - GitHub Will Preserve Open Source Code In An Arctic Vault. - A secretive clean energy company backed by Bill Gates has created a way to use mirrors and artificial intelligence to harness the heat of the sun, replacing the need to use fossil fuels industrial heat applications, cut back on CO2 emissions. Their invention creates concentrated solar energy so hot that they can manufacture steel, glass and cement with a carbon-free source that had not been available before.

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  • From Episode 515
  • August 2, 2017
  • 2,247 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of August 2, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - The UK Government is stepping things up in the high-speed infrastructure department. - A biodegradable car is undergoing testing and looks like it will be road-worthy within a few weeks. - Volvo is having a hard time getting their autonomous vehicles to work in Australia... because kangaroos keep hopping around in front of them! - John Romero, one of the creators of Doom II, put his floppies up on Ebay and landed a sale of more than $3,000 after promising to sign them.

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  • From Episode 634
  • November 27, 2019
  • 244 Views and counting

Google Will Pay $1.5m to Hack Pixel, DOD Fights 5G, WT Social, Monero Wallet Hacked

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - The Department of National Defense is joining the fight against 5G, citing risks to GPS and military operations. - Google is serious about ensuring the Pixel line of Android phones is secure. They've announced that they'll pay security researchers up to $1.5 million to find hacks and exploits. - The official site for the Monero digital coin was hacked to deliver currency-stealing malware to users who were downloading wallet software. - Wouldn't it be nice if there was a Facebook rival? Well, there is! And it's founded by the guy who built Wikipedia. Plus: - Tesla Cybertruck. - WyzeCam removing AI features.

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  • From Episode 635
  • December 4, 2019
  • 386 Views and counting

RPi 4 WiFi Glitch, Can't Trust US .gov Domains, Android Spy Flaw Fixed, Scary Smartwatch For Kids

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Raspberry Pi 4 are having problems with WiFi when connected to high definition displays. - Someone pretended to be a mayor and the government gave him a .gov domain. - Google has confirmed that a flaw that allowed hackers to take control of Android phone cameras, microphones and GPS location without the owners’ permission has been fixed. - A smartwatch advertised as a way to help parents keep track of their children and give them a peace of mind can be turned into a frightening surveillance device. Honorable Mentions: - Google wants to bring Android “as close as possible” to the mainline Linux kernel. - Apple will have to face the law for distributing crappy keyboards.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 524
  • October 4, 2017
  • 11,025 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of October 4, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Ubuntu is dropping the 32-bit ISO. - Unfortunately, some people still use Internet Explorer... and yet another serious exploit has been found. - Dyson plans to release a "radical" electric car in 2020. - Equifax doesn't seem to have a grasp on security.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 631
  • November 6, 2019
  • 1,035 Views and counting

Headphone Showdown

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

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 632
  • November 13, 2019
  • 1,357 Views and counting

Industry Efficiency Through Solid Logistics

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

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 633
  • November 20, 2019
  • 904 Views and counting

2019 Broadcast System Build (i9 9900k)

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

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 579
  • October 24, 2018
  • 6,982 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 634
  • November 27, 2019
  • 1,564 Views and counting

Amazon Echo Flex Initial Setup and Unreal Tournament Turns 20

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

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 135
  • January 26, 2018
  • 1,940 Views and counting

#SayNoToThroatPunching

Let's continue to explore some key life hacks from the book of Proverbs. This week we'll learn to cultivate a slow temper, holding back our impulse to throw a quick "throat punch" when we're caught off guard.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 590
  • January 9, 2019
  • 2,433 Views and counting

CloudReady's New Unofficial Spokeswoman (It's Official!)

When @neverware decided to make Sasha their unofficial spokeswoman, we decided to make it official, complete with perks (like stickers) and free laptop upgrades (to CloudReady)!

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 478
  • November 16, 2016
  • 19,076 Views and counting

Nagios Enterprise Monitoring on a Raspberry Pi 3

Nagios lets you keep a close eye on your network assets. Computers, web sites, services, disk space, and more. NEMS brings Nagios to the Raspberry Pi 3 micro computer making it more economical, energy efficient, and super easy to deploy... not to mention much easier to use.

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