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commandN - the show

commandN is a weekly web news video production that covers technology trends online and offline. Our regular segments include...

  • headLINES - what's new in tech
  • webPICKS - our favourite sites on the web each week
  • techTIPS - technology how-to's and demos
  • hotSTUFF - product reviews
  • inSITE - web-related development tips
  • spotLIGHT - interviews and special guests
  • inBOX - viewer mail, feedback, and questions

commandN believes in actively engaging our viewers and the online community as a whole. Please feel free to email us with questions, ideas, or anything else you'd like through our Contact information below.

commandN - the team

The commandN team love technology and want to share that love with you! With each member bringing their own strengths and unique background to the show, commandN has garnered fans from geeks to grandmothers and beyond. Our team is...

  • Amber MacArthur - In addition to hosting commandN and co-hosting/co-producing G4TechTV's Call for Help (which airs in the US, Canada, and Australia), Amber is also a Web Content & Usability Strategist with OsmosisIA and other Toronto-based design firms. Prior to moving to Toronto, Amber worked as a Writer/Branding Strategist for Razorfish and was a Webby Awards judge in San Francisco. With a background in Journalism, Amber has been involved in television and radio productions in San Francisco, Boston, the Maritimes, and Toronto.
  • Jeff MacArthur - On top of his regular segments on the show, Jeff is also in charge of Business Partnerships and Development for commandN. Jeff has worked for world-renowned technology entertainment firms such as Electronic Arts and Mainframe Entertainment (creators of Reboot), and has a rich background in management consulting, web development, and music. His educational credentials include courses at Vancouver Film School and graduate university programs in Computer Science (thesis: the Visualization of Music) and Business.
  • Mike Lazazzera - Mike has a long history working in television, and is Technical Researcher and Guest Segment Producer on Call for Help and Gadgets and Gizmos. Mike co-hosts most episodes with Amber, in addition to bringing us his own entertaining segments from time to time.
  • Brian McKechnie - Brian is certified on Final Cut Pro and has worked on short films, music videos, and a host of other work. As our resident video guru, Brian compiles, edits, and encodes commandN so that we can get you the goods.

Although the above four are the regular players in commandN, our team extends far beyond that. We've received a great deal of assistance with everything from camera work to hosting to graphics production and more. In fact, we see all our viewers as part of the commandN team too. They are the ones that keep commandN going and give us the feedback and encouragement that makes us want to strive to create the best show possible!

Support commandN

With the many (many, many) hours of work each week and the expensive equipment needed to produce quality episodes, commandN couldn't be here without the generous support of our viewers. Every penny we get is put back into the show so that we can deliver you top-notch programming for free every week. Here are a few ways you can help support commandN...

  • Donating directly using PayPal is a simple and trusted way for you to help us financially. Payments can be made using your Visa or MasterCard, or directly from your PayPal account.
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  • Take Advantage of Our Sponsors' Promotions - commandN uses only sponsors whose products we've tried and believe in. These promotions are featured in the top right hand corner of the commandN homepage. Taking advantage of offers helps you save money and provides commandN with an additional revenue stream.
Contact commandN

We love to hear from our viewers and potential partners, so if you have something you'd like to share with us, then don't hesitate to drop us an email.

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