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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.

Dec 8, 2016

Pebble has been bought out by Fitbit, signalling an end to its smartwatch range, but what does this mean for the future of smartwatches? Meanwhile, Amazon is looking into autonomous supermarkets, but is this the future of your weekly shop, or a dark glimpse into an always monitored retail future? Apple's...

Dec 1, 2016

Would you accept ads on your devices in return for free data? Do we need an Aussie streaming app for live radio? How about Netflix offline viewing? Special guest: editor and freelance journalist Leigh Stark.

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Nov 24, 2016

Will Aussies rule the day at the Space X Hyperloop competition? We talk to Zac McClelland from VicHyper to find out. Meanwhile, with smartphone batteries failing (and sometimes exploding!) we discuss where your rights stand when you smartphone battery fails. All this and more in the latest episode!

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Nov 17, 2016

Will Nintendo's Mini NES be an instant classic, what are Amazon's plans for Australia and how can Facebook tackle fake news? Special guest: CNET Australia & Asia editor Seamus Byrne.

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Nov 10, 2016

Is Amazon's Kindle Unlimited worth your money, and is it the first step in Amazon taking over Australian retail? Can Freeview make itself relevant again with Freeview FV, and will Facebook's plan for solar plane-based Internet actually work?


Special guest: editor-in-chief Angus Kidman!