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Welcome to Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News, where podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week: Pocket Cast

May 9, 2018

Are we ready for Google Assistant to pass the Turing Test on the phone? What are Google's thoughts on Digital Wellness? How is Google tackling fake news, including a chat with Google News head Richard Gingras about the inclusion of podcasts. Special guests Ausdroid editor Dan Tyson and Radio New Zealand's Peter...

Mar 1, 2018

Mobile World Congress 2018, straight from Barcelona - we're talking Samsung S9, Sony XZ2, 5G and Google Android Go with special guests News Ltd tech editor Jen Dudley-Nicholson, ZDNet deputy editor Corinne Reichert and Ausdroid editors Dan Tyson, Jason Murray and Chris Rowland.

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Jun 15, 2017

The biggest news this week comes from the E3 Games shot in Los Angeles. We're joined by Matt Sainsbury from, and Fairfax Media's Tim Biggs, reporting live from LA as we pull apart the big announcements, dissect the hype and decide which games are worth getting excited about!

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Apr 13, 2017

NBN is talking a big speed game, TPG's launching a fourth mobile network and there's plenty happening in the smartphone payments space, but will Australians care? We're joined this week by editor-in-chief Angus Kidman!

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Mar 16, 2017

It's time to play Australia's least favourite broadband game, as the NBN twists and turns from speed woes to Optus' forced HFC tactics. Meanwhile, headphones are exploding, but does that mean we should stop flying altogether? We're joined by Australian IT Editor Supratim Adhikari for our NBN special!

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