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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

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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Dec 22, 2016

The NBN is changing (again) but is this for the better? Meanwhile, as 2016 winds to a close, we consider the best and worst technology of 2016. Who rose to the heights, and who crashed and burned? We’re joined for the last show of the year by Fairfax online technology editor Tim Biggs!

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Mar 22, 2016

Apple's got a new smaller iPhone to sell you, but who's buying? Likewise, will the fans line up for a smaller iPad Pro, and what does that mean for the iPad Mini? What's going on at Telstra, and what does this mean for the future of the network? All this and special guest, PC Mag Australia editor Matthew Powell!