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Australian technology journalists Alex Kidman and Adam Turner channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.
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Welcome to Vertical Hold, the weekly show where Australian technology journalists Alex Kidman and Adam Turner – along with special guests – channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.

Apr 23, 2015

Will the long-awaited Apple Watch really change wearable tech? Could Australia ban VPNs as part of the piracy crackdown? How did HBO catch Aussies sneaking into watch Game of Thrones? 

Aussie tech journos Alex Kidman and Adam Turner discuss all this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold, where we channel surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.

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Apr 9, 2015

The Dallas Buyers Club LLC victory over iiNet is a landmark for Australian law, but with the incoming three strikes piracy framework, will those targeted by it be the unluckiest downloaders down under? Adam takes a close look at HBO Now, not launching in Australia any time soon. Meanwhile, Microsoft's announced the Surface 3, but Alex isn't sure who it's for. All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold, where we channel surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.

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Mar 26, 2015

Netflix Australia has finally launched, but was it worth the wait? Award winning journalists Adam Turner and Alex Kidman look over the Australian streaming landscape, considering whether Netflix is automatically a "win" for Aussie consumers, whether Stan, Presto and Quickflix are out of the game, and what the future holds for Foxtel. Also, Alex talks a lot about sport, which isn't usual for him.

Added bonus: Guest Starring Cyril.

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Mar 12, 2015

Samsung's Galaxy S6 and HTC's One M9 premium smartphones slug it out at Mobile World Congress, while Virtual Reality prepares for prime time. Alex and Adam also ask if it's worth Aussies sneaking into HBO Now for Game of Thrones rather than sign up for Foxtel.

 

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Feb 27, 2015

Will the proposed Anti-Piracy code crack the piracy problem -- and how can you have your say? Will Metadata collection invade your privacy, or is it a fait accompli? Also in this episode, Alex and Adam discuss Vodafone's new sharing data deals, Gemalto's allegedly cracked SIMs, the new NBN HFC deal and much, much more.

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