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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.

Sep 7, 2017

Apple's new iPhone is nearly here, but what do we really know about it, and how will it compete against so many genuinely great Android handsets? Meanwhile, there's some good NBN news (yeah, we're shocked too) for customers left in the lurch, and piracy isn't going anywhere if Game Of Thrones piracy figures are to...


Aug 31, 2017

As CBS plans to buy Network Ten, what can we expect from CBS All Access streaming? From new Google Home speakers to a Cortana/Alexa smart assistant alliance, what's hot a IFA in Berlin? How is Telstra cracking down on scammers? Special guest decidertv.com media commentator Steve Molk. Vertical Hold is brought to you by...


Aug 24, 2017

The Note 8 is finally here, but does it live up to the hype? We chat to one of the few to have already gone hands-on with Samsung's latest premium smartphone. Speaking of phones, Android 8.0 is here, but only for Google's phones for now. We dive deep into the creamy centre of Android Oreo. The NBN continues to be the...


Aug 17, 2017

NBN concedes consumer complaints are high, but continues to point the finger at retailers. Vodafone lets new contract customers walk without paying exit fees. Is your boss snooping on your LinkedIn habits? Special guests The Register's APAC editor Simon Sharwood and Finder.com.au's editor-in-chief Angus Kidman....


Aug 10, 2017

With Sony and Panasonic battling LG in the OLED space, will it be the future of TV? Will Disney's announcement that it's launching its own streaming service doom Netflix? Where did the godfather of the modern password go wrong? Special guest Pickr.com.au editor Leigh Stark. Vertical Hold is brought to you by...