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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

Feb 8, 2018

Optus and Telstra are in a race to launch 5G, but what impact will it have for Australian consumers? Apple's HomePod is finally here, but does it really qualify as a smart speaker?

Special guest ZDNet deputy editor Corinne Reichert

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Feb 1, 2018

We get hands on with Amazon's new Alexa-powered Echo smart speakers. Can they push aside Google and Apple to rule Aussie homes? Will Zigbee smart devices finally make a splash in Australia? Special guest The Australian tech writer Chris Griffith and editor Angus Kidman. Vertical Hold is brought to you...

Jan 25, 2018

Apple's HomePod is finally (nearly!) here, but has Apple left it too late to enter the smart speaker market, or was waiting the smart move? Meanwhile, banks want us wearing smart payment rings, but when will they move into style? 

Special guest PC Mag Australia editor Matthew JC Powell

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Jan 18, 2018

Amazon's Echo smart speakers and talkative assistant Alexa are finally coming to Australia in February, along with Amazon Music Unlimited, but what are Aussies still missing out on? Plus, Nintendo Labo mania sweeps the world. Special guests Fairfax technology editor Tim Biggs and Fairfax writer Peter Wells. Vertical...

Jan 11, 2018

What's been the big tech news at CES 2018, apart from blackouts and flooding? Why are so many companies obsessed with AI homes that watch you while you're watching big TVs? Which gadgets did we see that made our jaws drop, for either good or bad reasons? Plus Belkin talks about what goes into designing a really...