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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: 80,103 Average Views Per Week: 3,641 Average Videos Released Per Week: 4 Average Views Per Video: 834

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101 Videos Being Viewed

  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 638
  • January 8, 2020
  • 113 Views and counting

The Benefits of Sunlight With No UV or Blue Light - LED Therapy Lamp

Sasha’s a cheerful person in general, but the Verilux HappyLight is actually giving her a better night sleep and increasing her energy. Since it has all the positive benefits of the sun with no UV or Blue Light, it’s a great way to get some extra energy through the day and get your circadian rhythm in sync at night.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 371
  • October 28, 2014
  • 32,197 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of October 28, 2014

A huge computer retail chain in the UK is denying warranty to users who install Linux, Fake Microsoft support callers have had their accounts frozen by a US court, Your love for Linux might help get you a job, has been blacklisted by Google.

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  • Google+ Hangouts
  • From Episode 288
  • May 26, 2013
  • 452 Views and counting

Google Hangout - May 26, 2013

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 505
  • May 24, 2017
  • 2,519 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of May 24, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Dubai is replacing a sizable number of their police force with robots. - What happens when Artificial Intelligence is allowed to name paint colors? - Bell Canada has been hacked, resulting in a large data breach of customer info. - Nokia's 3310 dumbphone has been rebooted, and is on sale now. - New research has found that Yahoo Mail has been leaking private email attachments for years.

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  • Scratch Game Coding for Kids
  • Episode 2
  • December 24, 2017
  • 1,287 Views and counting

Animated Christmas Tree in Scratch

Merry Christmas! Let's learn how to create a Christmas tree animation to share with our friends and loved ones using Scratch.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 419
  • September 29, 2015
  • 349,895 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 Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 543
  • February 14, 2018
  • 2,257 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
  • Episode 256
  • August 14, 2012
  • 303,414 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
  • 303,118 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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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 388
  • February 24, 2015
  • 82,160 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of February 24, 2015

A real life personal rocket pack, Lenovo got caught, Google is being probed, Facebook is a battery hog, Barbie wants to spy on you, Sony didn't learn from Glass.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 34
  • December 4, 2015
  • 256,348 Views and counting

Car Conversations - Part 1

Join Carrie and Jenn as they travel Ontario roads and discuss how car rides can ground faith, family and friendships.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 36
  • December 18, 2015
  • 218,475 Views and counting

Believing At Christmas - Part 2

When the angel presented himself to Mary, her reaction was that of faith and wonder; a stark contrast from the reaction of Zechariah. Let's learn what made Mary "blessed among women."

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 612
  • June 12, 2019
  • 2,142 Views and counting

Pinebook $99 Laptop: But Wait, There's More

We unboxed the 1080p Pinebook on Episode 611. Now, after 1 week of usage, let's talk about our first impressions with the $99 Linux laptop from PINE64. We'll look at the good and bad, and provide context and possible use cases for this innovative SBC-powered notebook.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 598
  • March 6, 2019
  • 736 Views and counting

Kingston Data Traveler 2000 GIVEAWAY - Round 1

Have you cast your ballot yet? FOR A LIMITED TIME Email [email protected] with the subject line "Kingston Giveway" and include your name and where you're watching from. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and click the bell to receive notifications, and then watch for the draw because YOU MIGHT BE OUR NEXT WINNER!

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 459
  • July 5, 2016
  • 330,710 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 Drone Zone
  • Episode 2
  • October 10, 2015
  • 2,043 Views and counting

Syma X5C-1 Speed Trap

How fast can this baby fly? We'll find out on Speed Trap.

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  • The Pixel Shadow
  • Episode 18
  • November 13, 2016
  • 1,337 Views and counting

MangleFox70 Plays (The Revenge of JuJu)

After a long summer hiatus, MangleFox70 is back! But this time, she's a worm. Or a snake. Or a possible YouTuber (but unsure). This is - a free-to-play game.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 200
  • July 19, 2011
  • 337,771 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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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 584
  • November 28, 2018
  • 9,838 Views and counting

SBC Price vs. Performance Volume 2: NanoPi M4 vs ODROID XU4Q

As we continue our PVP series showing the true value of various-priced single board computers, Volume 2 is a shocker! Is the 8-core XU4Q a Raspberry Pi killer? Or will the newer NanoPi M4 destroy them both? Let's use Ģiggles to determine the true value-for-the-money of each board, while also paying attention to the actual performance gains in the higher-priced devices.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 582
  • November 14, 2018
  • 1,886 Views and counting

Sasha Installed CloudReady on her Laptop

Stepping outside her comfort zone and replacing the old Ubuntu Mate that was in need of updating, Sasha took a leap of faith and installed CloudReady, turning her old notebook computer into a Chromebook - for free! Let's find out how she likes it.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 201
  • July 26, 2011
  • 289,299 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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  • Podcast
  • Episode 5
  • April 23, 2019
  • 1,673 Views and counting

Pulling Down the Silos: Protecting Your Company from Cyber Threats

The relationships between departments have evolved immensely over recent years--and they must, thanks in part to the current cybersecurity landscape and new data privacy regulations. The difference is especially apparent when reviewing the old silo mentality that segregated the IT Department from the C-Level, forcing data security decisions to fall squarely on the computer support team's shoulders. On this podcast, our host Robbie Ferguson welcomes ESET Director of Sales and Partner Alliances, James (Jim) Chalmers, to discuss what is needed to truly protect our corporate network these days. You may be surprised to find that the immediate answer is not "more software" or "more expense," but rather involves the utilization of resources that are freely available to you and your staff.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 547
  • March 14, 2018
  • 1,084 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of March 14, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Elon Musk, a man prone to ludicrous deadlines, has birthed yet another: test flights of his Mars spaceship next year. - A drone owner has been charged with starting a fire that destroyed 300 acres of grassland in Arizona's Coconino national forest. - A new study shows that less than half of ransomware targets who pay up actually get their files back. - Ransomware for robots is the next big security nightmare.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 577
  • October 10, 2018
  • 46,803 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
  • Episode 496
  • March 22, 2017
  • 6,556 Views and counting

Passing The Human Check

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

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 491
  • February 15, 2017
  • 4,679 Views and counting

See If Your Hard Drive Thinks It's Failing

Your hard drive logs hidden data in a "SMART" table about its performance. Let's see how to view that data on Linux, which can reveal if your hard drive is about to fail even before it happens.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 407
  • July 7, 2015
  • 350,194 Views and counting

Viewer Question Extravaganza

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

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 409
  • July 21, 2015
  • 358,392 Views and counting

Unboxing the James Donkey 007 Modular Gaming Mouse

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

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 499
  • April 12, 2017
  • 2,150 Views and counting

Tops Stories for the Week of April 12, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A new consumer system from Microsoft boasts speeds of over six teraflops. - A hacker set off all the warning sirens in Dallas. - Hackers can use a simple javascript code to get your smartphone's pin from sensor data. - Mark Shuttleworth is shaking things up in the Ubuntu world, putting an immediate halt to Unity and switching Ubunto to GNOME.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 246
  • June 5, 2012
  • 286,590 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 (Clips)
  • From Episode 504
  • May 17, 2017
  • 9,078 Views and counting

WannaCry - The Fourth Theatre of War: What WannaCryptor Reveals About Cybersecurity in 2017

Cybersecurity researcher, Mark Skilton joins us to dig deeper into the threat of the WannaCry malware. Mark explains what WannaCryptor is and what makes it so different from ransomware attacks we've seen in the past. We'll discuss the NSA's involvement in the EternalBlue exploit that made it possible, the smokescreen WannaCrypt is creating for the next big cyber attack, why so many companies are still susceptible, and what needs to change as we enter this new era of cyber threats.

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  • Podcast
  • Episode 3
  • February 11, 2019
  • 1,706 Views and counting

Are We Ready?

The ESET Cybersecurity Barometer gives a great deal of insight into the cybersecurity threat zeitgeist in Canada. Robbie speaks with its author, Stephen Cobb about whether Canadians are truly aware of the threats that exist in today's connected world.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 541
  • January 31, 2018
  • 2,735 Views and counting

Install Free Category5 TV Network Channel on Kodi Media Center

The bugs have been squashed and the Category5 TV Network is now available on Kodi! Watch Category5 Technology TV, New Every Day, The Category5.TV Newsroom, The Pixel Shadow, Scratch Coding For Kids, and MORE absolutely free.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 120
  • October 13, 2017
  • 1,832 Views and counting

Shattering Loneliness - Part 4

Join Jenn and Carrie as we discover together what it means to be made in the image of God.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 180
  • January 18, 2019
  • 714 Views and counting

A Friend of God

Kenn Gill returns to our "under construction" studio to discuss with Lawrence what it is to be a friend of God, and the significance of prayer in our relationship with Him.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 190
  • April 19, 2019
  • 524 Views and counting

Christ's Death Changed All The Rules

In 1 Corinthians 15:1-3 Paul speaks to the church in Corinth about Christ's death on the cross. Paul, being a scholar in the law, knew the rules and regulations (Old Testament) for the atonement of sin through animal sacrifice and how Jesus rewrote the play book on forgiveness of sins by His death.

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  • Behind The Scenes of New Every Day
  • From Episode 3
  • April 26, 2015
  • 630 Views and counting

Behind The Scenes - New Every Day - Episode 3

Carrie and Jenn fight with the audio rig to make sure their audio works for Episode 3. They also determine that Carrie looks like Princess Leia when she wears gangsta headphones.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 634
  • December 4, 2019
  • 459 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 491
  • February 15, 2017
  • 6,020 Views and counting

WordPress Security Advisory February 15, 2017

In the past couple of weeks, more than 1/4 million WordPress web sites have been compromised. We'll discuss why these sites were targeted, and what WordPress users of all levels need to do to protect themselves.

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  • Behind The Scenes of New Every Day
  • From Episode 147
  • May 11, 2018
  • 826 Views and counting

New Every Day - Season 4 - New Hosts Reveal

Everything is NEW at New Every Day. Season 4 brings about change, but none so huge as Carrie and Jenn stepping down and passing the torch to our new hosts.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 20
  • August 28, 2015
  • 339,397 Views and counting

Mental Illness & Jesus: Part 2

Carmen Van Essen returns to share more of her personal story, and help us understand what we can do to help those struggling with mental illness.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 512
  • July 12, 2017
  • 4,900 Views and counting

Netflix on Chrome - Demonstrated in Debian Stretch with One Mouse Click

DRM-protected streaming media such as Netflix has traditionally been a challenge to setup on Linux. When a viewer asked us how difficult it would be to get it working on Debian's latest stable release, Stretch, you may be surprised at the answer: one mouse click.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 542
  • February 7, 2018
  • 8,927 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
  • Episode 600
  • March 20, 2019
  • 17,641 Views and counting

600 Weeks of Tech TV and a New SBC

600 weeks ago, Robbie started up Category5 TV. A lot has changed around here since then, and a lot has changed in tech. Let's look at some of the top ways technology has changed in the last 600 weeks. We'll also take a peek at the brand new ODROID-N2 Single-Board Computer.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 591
  • January 16, 2019
  • 1,252 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of January 16, 2019

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A recently discovered ransomware group has netted almost $4 million since August by adopting a “big game hunting” strategy - Qualcomm's patent lawsuit against Apple has been dismissed as groundless by a court in Mannheim, Germany. - YouTube clips that depict dangerous or emotionally distressing “pranks” have been banned from the platform. - Nike has launched self-lacing trainers, which fit themselves to the shape of the foot and are controlled via a smartphone.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 523
  • September 27, 2017
  • 7,769 Views and counting

If Category5 Was a Game Show

Join contestants Carrie Webb, Sasha Rickman, Jeff Weston and Hillary Rumball as they compete under the watchful eye of our host, Robbie Ferguson. It's our 10th Anniversary, and through our four-round game we'll get a look back at Category5 in a way we've never done before.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 486
  • January 11, 2017
  • 8,660 Views and counting

Raspberry Pi: Become a Maker! Learn (or Teach) Hands-On Computing and Electronics

Robbie and Henry discuss the Raspberry Pi as a platform to learn, have fun, and experiment. We're excited about what's to come for this little micro computer, and all the neat things we can do with it!

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 521
  • September 13, 2017
  • 15,019 Views and counting

Just The Bald Nerd

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

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 101
  • June 2, 2017
  • 2,624 Views and counting

Money Matters - Part 4: Get Your Money Working For You

Jenn Wagar is joined by financial counselor Jane Roach as we wrap up our Money Matters series. Now that we've worked out our debt and budget, it's time to learn about investing. Let's break down what God says about making your money work for you.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 566
  • July 25, 2018
  • 164,920 Views and counting

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

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

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 528
  • November 1, 2017
  • 15,761 Views and counting

Lights and Foot Switches

Let's crack open the box of goodies and take a look at a guitar pedal that can be configured to do pretty much anything you want it to. We'll learn how to turn it into a camera switcher with Telestream Wirecast. We'll also look at Jabees' new Lifestyles lamp that has an assortment exciting and unexpected tech features.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 529
  • November 8, 2017
  • 448,637 Views and counting

The Raspberry Pi Killer and a Cool Case

The Raspberry Pi has us excited about maker electronics, but its specs are outdated. This week we'll look at the ODROID XU4Q - an 8-core monster of a SBC with 2 GB RAM, USB 3.0 and gigabit Ethernet. Plus, we'll put it in the killer CloudShell2 case that provides a 2-drive RAID backplane in a stunning DIY NAS unit or home/smb server.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 446
  • April 5, 2016
  • 230,385 Views and counting

Downloading YouTube Videos on Windows

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

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 449
  • April 26, 2016
  • 228,986 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 283
  • February 19, 2013
  • 311,907 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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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 536
  • December 27, 2017
  • 2,158 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of December 27, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - The surveillance camera network in the US Capital was hijacked by Romanian ransomware, and charges have been filed against a pair that were arrested abroad. - Nissan Canada's vehicle-financing wing has been hacked, putting personal information on more than a million customers into the hands of miscreants. - Tesla's Elon Musk has pledged to make a pick-up truck as part of future plans for the electric vehicle-maker. - Talk of long-range wireless charging has been around for some time, but we’ve yet to see a product that can charge devices from relatively long distances. Thanks to startup Energous, however, room-scale charging will soon be a reality, and available to everyone. - Apple has changed the rules around how games on its app store will be using loot boxes.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 62
  • June 10, 2016
  • 175,981 Views and counting

Camp: It's Not Just For Christians

Jared Clarke (President of the Manitoba Camping Association) returns for a second week to discuss the value of camp, why even a coffee shop chain would use camp as a way to help kids, boosting their self-worth, and why it's important that non-Christian kids come to camp.

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  • Backstage Pass
  • From Episode 413
  • August 18, 2015
  • 792 Views and counting

Quite The Storm

The parking lot at Studio D was entirely flooded following Episode 413.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 568
  • August 8, 2018
  • 35,808 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 488
  • January 25, 2017
  • 2,396 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of January 25, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Samsung has clarified what was causing Note 7's to catch fire. - A dad found a really creative use for 360 video, giving his daughter a first-person Virtual Reality view of her doll house. - The Star Trek fan film, Axanar, has settled out of court with CBS and Paramount. - A robot can write news articles in just one second. - Car makers are using soy-based products under the hood, and it's causing all kinds of issues as rodents find it delicious.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 538
  • January 10, 2018
  • 2,387 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of January 10, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - We'll explain the latest threat—dubbed Meltdown and Spectre. - Lithium-ion Batteries in HP Notebook Computers and Mobile Workstations, that are not customer replaceable, are being recalled. We'll tell you which products are affected—so stick around. - Remember the VTech hack we reported on, back in 2015? The FTC has finally reached a settlement deal with the toymaker. - And, Toyota is working with a handful of companies to create an autonomous electric fleet of vehicles.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 231
  • February 21, 2012
  • 306,296 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 234
  • March 13, 2012
  • 307,467 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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  • Newsroom Stories
  • Episode 638
  • January 8, 2020
  • 182 Views and counting

Wawa Store and Gas Malware Has Stolen Your Account Info

The US convenience store and gas station chain, Wawa, had malware that stole customer payment info for more than half of 2019. If you live in the US you may be affected.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 607
  • May 8, 2019
  • 843 Views and counting

FREE Facial Recognition to Control Your Mouse in Linux Mint 19 Using Your Webcam

You probably already have a webcam, but did you know you can use that to control your mouse cursor using subtle movement of your face? That's right: your Linux Mint 19 system is ready to become the ultimate accessible computer - ABSOLUTELY FREE. No extra hardware needed (just a webcam), and our helpful installer will configure and install eViacam on your Mint 19 box.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 155
  • September 7, 2010
  • 282,536 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
  • 282,879 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 157
  • September 21, 2010
  • 286,168 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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  • Google+ Hangouts
  • From Episode 282
  • February 12, 2013
  • 695 Views and counting

Google Hangout - February 12, 2013

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 581
  • November 7, 2018
  • 24,810 Views and counting

Convert an Old Laptop into a Chromebook for Free with Neverware CloudReady

Neverware CloudReady lets you convert virtually any old (or even new!) notebook or desktop computer into a Chromebook! The sophisticated reworking of ChromiumOS, combined with their easy installation procedure and novice-friendly user interface, CloudReady truly breathes new life into ageing hardware.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 511
  • July 5, 2017
  • 3,137 Views and counting

VRTO 2017 Virtual Reality Conference in Toronto, Ontario - Full Coverage

Henry Baillie-Brown visits VRTO 2017 in Toronto to learn about up and coming virtual reality.

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  • Immersive Nature Sounds
  • Episode 1
  • January 6, 2015
  • 500,335 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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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 12
  • July 3, 2015
  • 293,927 Views and counting

How to get Swallowed Whole

The first chapter of Jonah presents us with a man running from God who has lost the will to live. Jenn and Carrie discuss the familiar Bible story, why it matters, and by comparison how to avoid getting to the place Jonah found himself.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 374
  • November 18, 2014
  • 31,986 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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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 490
  • February 8, 2017
  • 48,348 Views and counting

PS3 Hard Drive Repair and Data Recovery

When Jeff's child dropped the PlayStation 3 from 6-feet in the air, it stopped working Cannot start. The appropriate system storage was not found. Rather than risk permanent data loss by re-seating the drive blindly, let's instead scan the drive for errors while at the same time making an image file to recover from in case it fails. Can we get the PlayStation 3 to boot?

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  • Podcast
  • Episode 2
  • January 30, 2019
  • 1,777 Views and counting

The State of Data Breaches in 2019

ESET Senior Security Researcher Lysa Myers joins our host, Robbie Ferguson, for a discussion about the current state of data breaches and what we can do to protect our company and personal data should a breach occur.

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  • The Pixel Shadow
  • Episode 14
  • March 27, 2016
  • 111,534 Views and counting

Simple Mechanics in Minetest

Learn to build simple mechanical systems such as a lighting system in Minetest using the Mesecons mod--basically like Redstone in Minetest. Mortimer hosts the show this week and also takes us on a tour of some of his builds, including a parkour course he is constructing using a lot of interesting mechanisms.

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  • The Pixel Shadow
  • Episode 4
  • January 17, 2016
  • 143,650 Views and counting

Protect Your Structures in Minetest

This week, MangleFox70 builds a small old-style house on VanessaE's Creative Building server and shows how to protect it from other players griefing (breaking, stealing) your structures using the Areas mod, which is already included on this public server. Topics covered: - Using sleep to skip night mode - Building a creative house in Minetest - See also Episode 1 - - Mod recommendations for Minetest - Protecting your structures in Minetest with the Areas mod - Adding other owners to your protected areas in Minetest - Using the Travelnet mod to add a teleporter and connect to other teleporters in Minetest - See Episode 3 when I created the network - - Decorating in Minetest with the Home Decor mod - Basic landscaping - Adding a path to your home and lining it with a steel fence

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 196
  • June 21, 2011
  • 284,810 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 501
  • April 26, 2017
  • 25,987 Views and counting

Eliminating The Need For Photoshop

Let's review some of the great feedback we've received from our community, and see how GIMP 2.9.5 can be installed on Ubuntu Linux to fix the one thing that kept Robbie from dropping Adobe Photoshop: blurry scaling.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 495
  • March 15, 2017
  • 4,137 Views and counting

28,000 FPS Hyperlapse Crystal Growth with SJCAM SJ5000X

Watch crystals grow at over 28,000 frames per second! We shot 30 frames per second and then accelerated it to over 28,000 FPS for a super-smooth hyperlapse video showing crystals growing at an exceptional rate.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 578
  • October 17, 2018
  • 1,146 Views and counting

Viewer Comments: LibreOffice Like Microsoft Office (and Vertical Monitors)

Our demonstration about how to make LibreOffice look and feel more like Microsoft Office sparked some great discussion within the community. Here are a couple of those comments, plus a tip from Robbie about how and why he rotates his computer screen 90-degrees.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 470
  • September 20, 2016
  • 31,469 Views and counting

Convert Raw Images to JPG on Linux

Shooting your photos in raw mode will open up a new world of tweaking to your photography and always provide you with a way to redo or correct your images, but they're hard to share. We'll use the Linux terminal to convert these images to JPG so you can quickly preview or share them.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 634
  • November 27, 2019
  • 447 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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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 580
  • October 31, 2018
  • 7,066 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 (Clips)
  • From Episode 443
  • March 15, 2016
  • 2,219 Views and counting

Choose Your Own Adventure Style Story-Driven Video Games with One More Story Games

Robbie Ferguson interviews Jean Leggett from One More Story Games (OMSG) to discuss how their platform allows writers to turn their books into story games. Remember those retro games focused on storytelling? OMSG is bringing it back with a modern spin. We also discuss OMSG's project with Charlaine Harris, as well as upcoming story games such as Mandatory Upgrade, The Fireside Murders, and a murder mystery video game that takes place in Barrie, Ontario.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 476
  • November 2, 2016
  • 29,125 Views and counting

Mobile Malware

Ryan Kalember is the SVP of Cybersecurity Strategy at Proofpoint and joins us to discuss the Proofpoint Q3 Threat Summary and their findings with regards to malware on iOS and Android.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 169
  • December 14, 2010
  • 291,690 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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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 373
  • November 11, 2014
  • 31,696 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of November 11, 2014

Microsoft is helping the blind see, Home Depot had 53 million customer email addresses stolen, German police raided homes for pirated content, Health watchdog warning against 3D tech for kids, US president wants the Internet to be free as in freedom.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 556
  • May 16, 2018
  • 22,343 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
  • Episode 417
  • September 15, 2015
  • 368,729 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 566
  • July 25, 2018
  • 198,707 Views and counting

The Frugal Audiophile's Paradise

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

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 143
  • April 6, 2018
  • 2,009 Views and counting

Conversation with a Ghanaian Pastor

As Season 3 comes to a close, Carrie travels to the West African nation of Ghana where she sits down for a one-on-one discussion with local pastor, Paul Ayeni, to learn how the ministry there differs from what we're used to half a world away.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 284
  • February 26, 2013
  • 291,912 Views and counting

Saving Money with netTALK DUO

Nelson Hudes joins Robbie and Hillary to discuss how netTALK DUO is able to save you nearly $1,000 per year by replacing your existing phone company. And you can even keep your phone number!

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 570
  • August 22, 2018
  • 3,208 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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  • Google+ Hangouts
  • From Episode 319
  • October 29, 2013
  • 3,230 Views and counting

Google Hangout - October 29, 2013

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 245
  • May 29, 2012
  • 324,727 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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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 483
  • December 21, 2016
  • 2,206 Views and counting

Top Stories For The Week of December 21, 2016

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Your health tracker is poised to provide your personal data to the highest bidder. - Mario is available for iOS. - Yahoo was hacked again. Big time. Years ago. And it's just coming out now. - Lonely and live alone? A Japanese company is now selling lifelike anime girlfriends. The catch is, they are very tiny, and can't leave their cage. - At least two major players in the space race claim they have working prototypes for a new type of space engine that can get us to Mars in just 10 weeks... with no fuel.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 539
  • January 17, 2018
  • 2,254 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of January 17, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - OnePlus has admitted that the clipboard app in a beta build of its Android OS was beaming back mystery data to a cloud service in China. - Officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are continuing to voice their displeasure with Apple's approach to iPhone security; with one FBI official reportedly calling the company "jerks" and an "evil genius." - Tesla's Solar Roof tiles are going ahead with installations following their staff-only trial period. - Apple is handing off Chinese iCloud operations to a local firm in February.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 206
  • August 30, 2011
  • 283,780 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 (Clips)
  • From Episode 561
  • June 20, 2018
  • 22,142 Views and counting

E-Paper That Saves to PDF and Sends via Bluetooth - Boogie Board Sync

We've looked at e-paper tablets that are ideal for those one-off notes. But what if you need your e-paper tablet to save your notes or drawings? That's where the Boogie Board Sync comes in. We'll take a look at how it uses Bluetooth to send PDF files directly to your phone, and more!

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