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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.

Aug 18, 2016

Do we need Google Duo video chat? Can Optus bounce back from an EPL own goal?Special guests APN news editor Patrick Avenell and Ausdroid editor Daniel Tyson

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Vertical Hold - Australian technology journalists Alex Kidman and Adam Turner channel-surf through the headlines in...


Aug 11, 2016

The Australian Census crashed and burned, but what will that mean for the data captured? What really happened (and will anyone admit it?) Should we trust any future online census attempts? Plus, Netflix's fast app puts pressure on broadband speeds, and Facebook takes the ad blocking war to the ad blockers!

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Aug 4, 2016

Samsung unveils Note 7, Seven puts the Olympics online, Microsoft sells Hololens

Special guest Ausdroid Editor Daniel Tyson

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Vertical Hold - Australian technology journalists Alex Kidman and Adam Turner channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.

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Jul 28, 2016

Should Pokémon GO be embraced by the world, or is it a fad that will die out? Should Apple be forced to open up the NFC chip on iPhones to Aussie banks? Should the ACCC be looking into broadband -- and will it make any difference if it does? All this and more with special guest Matthew Wu!


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Jul 21, 2016

ABC embraces live streaming, Netflix lands new Star Trek, Xbox One goes Ultra HD

Special guest fairfax tech writer Peter Wells

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Vertical Hold - Australian technology journalists Alex Kidman and Adam Turner channel-surf through the headlines in search of the...