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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.

Jul 30, 2015

The Stagefright bug leaves every Android phone vulnerable -- but is there anything you can really do? Mu-MIMO promises even better wireless performance, but should you get excited? Can Australian plans for "online" GST actually work? 

 

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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Jul 16, 2015

LG's Ultra HD OLED televisions have landed, how do they stack up against the best LED TVs? When will smart watches get smart?

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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Jul 2, 2015

The Copyright amendment bill is now law, but will it change anything? Telstra's taken its public Wi-Fi live for its customers as Telstra Air, but is it really good value for anyone but Telstra? 

 

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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Follow us on Twitter: @verticalholdau, @adam_turner, @alexkidman

 

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Jun 18, 2015

Apple finally has a music service, but can it "win" the streaming wars simply by being the default option? Meanwhile, Game Of Thrones is free of Foxtel's grip in Australia, but what does that mean for legal watching options? LastPass has had another security breach -- is this its last gasp? All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold, where we channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.

 

Jun 4, 2015

Windows 10 arrives on July 29 but should you jump in on day one? Meanwhile virtual reality is coming to the iPhone with Google Cardboard. Plus, why will parts of the NBN be capped at a lowly 12 Mbps? All this and more on Vertical Hold, where award winning technology journalists Adam Turner and Alex Kidman channel surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.

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May 21, 2015

iiNet considers pro bono legal representation for accused pirates, while Godzilla stalks the pirate hunters. Quickflix strikes a deal with Presto, while Hollywood settles on the Ultra HD Blu-ray standard - will it be the last physical format? All that and more on Vertical Hold.

 

iiNet blog post re pro bono legal representation: http://blog.iinet.net.au/what-does-it-mean-for-me-if-i-downloaded-the-dallas-buyers-club-movie/

 

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May 7, 2015

Periscope and Powerwall on Vertical Hold: - Australian technology journalists Alex Kidman and Adam Turner 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.

Sponsored by IceTV http://icetv.com.au "The coolest way to experience Free-to-Air TV"

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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