Category5 Technology TV

Category5 Technology TV

Robbie Ferguson, Sasha Dirmeitis, Jeff Weston, Henry Baillie-Brown

Description: This is what happens when a Linux lover puts together a show. Many topics covered, and lots of variety (with a bias toward Linux and open source).

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Fake SD Cards Are Real! - Category5 Technology TV - Episode 573

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We've talked about fake MicroSD cards, but this week we actually have one to test on Linux. Is it really the best deal on Amazon? Or a complete scam? We'll also take a peek at Linux Mint 19 and have a visit from our Crypto Correspondent, Robert Koenig...

Michael's Bright Idea - Category5 Technology TV - Episode 572

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We're down one mic, and that means down one host. One of our viewers thought of a great way to support the show and sent us a little something that brightened our day. Robbie wants to rid himself of Windows on his laptop once and for all, and is asking the community for h...

A New Recorder and the World's Most Basic GPIO Project - Category5 Technology TV - Episode 571

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

Fake SD Cards and Viewer Comments - Category5 Technology TV - Episode 570

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Amidst some great comments from our viewers, Robbie and Sasha warn of a very real threat to your data: fake SD cards being sold on sites like Amazon and Ebay. Sometimes when something appears too good to be true, it's just not worth the risk...

Viewer Question Extravaganza - Category5 Technology TV - Episode 569

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This week's show is controlled by you - our viewers! Topics such as installing common Windows fonts on Linux, where to download retro game ROMs from, and many more.

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Monitoring Your Digital Assets with NEMS Linux - Category5 Technology TV - Episode 568

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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...

The Ultimate Programmable Hotkeys, Headphone File Formats and The Very Basics of GIMP - Category5 Technology TV - Episode 567

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A viewer puts Robbie in his place with his GIMP tutorials for beginners. Jeff, Robbie and Sasha put the PowerLocus headphones to the test and set out to find out which file formats the SD card reader supports. We'll also look at the Stream Deck, which is perhaps the best-...

The Frugal Audiophile's Paradise - Category5 Technology TV - Episode 566

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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 w...

Biometrics and You - Category5 Technology TV - Episode 565

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

A Long Term-Supply SBC and an Improved Photoshop Alternative - Category5 Technology TV - Episode 564

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