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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.

Mar 30, 2017

Samsung unleashes the Galaxy S8, while broadcast TV figures decline ahead of an inevitable crash. Meanwhile, NBN is raising fixed wireless speeds while sneakily dropping consumers onto the satellite footprint, even in urban areas. We're joined by Leigh Stark, editor of Pickr.com.au for this week's episode!

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Mar 23, 2017

The AFL and NRL premiership seasons kick off this week, but not all viewers are on a winner. Meanwhile Stan adds offline playback to keep you entertained when you're sans internet. Special guest Marc C-Scott, Lecturer in Screen Media, Victoria University. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Alcatel.

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Mar 16, 2017

It's time to play Australia's least favourite broadband game, as the NBN twists and turns from speed woes to Optus' forced HFC tactics. Meanwhile, headphones are exploding, but does that mean we should stop flying altogether? We're joined by Australian IT Editor Supratim Adhikari for our NBN special!

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Mar 9, 2017

Why has Disney scrapped Digital Copy Plus downloads with Blu-rays in Australia but not the US? What can we learn from The National Museum of Computing - home to the wartime British codebreakers? Special guests Choice Australia's Ros Page and UK's The National Museum of Compting's Robert Dowell. Vertical Hold is brought...


Feb 27, 2017

At Mobile World Congress 2017, Samsung, LG, Huawei, Sony, Nokia, Moto and more went head to head with phone launches, but whose phones were really worth buying? We're joined by a massive guest list this episode, with Duncan Jaffrey and Jason Murray from Ausdroid, Jen Dudley-Nicholson from News Ltd and Supratim...