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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.

Nov 24, 2016

Will Aussies rule the day at the Space X Hyperloop competition? We talk to Zac McClelland from VicHyper to find out. Meanwhile, with smartphone batteries failing (and sometimes exploding!) we discuss where your rights stand when you smartphone battery fails. All this and more in the latest episode!

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Nov 17, 2016

Will Nintendo's Mini NES be an instant classic, what are Amazon's plans for Australia and how can Facebook tackle fake news? Special guest: CNET Australia & Asia editor Seamus Byrne.

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Nov 10, 2016

Is Amazon's Kindle Unlimited worth your money, and is it the first step in Amazon taking over Australian retail? Can Freeview make itself relevant again with Freeview FV, and will Facebook's plan for solar plane-based Internet actually work?

 

Special guest: finder.com.au editor-in-chief Angus Kidman!

 

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Nov 3, 2016

Celebrating our 100th episode, we talk all things PAX Australia and ask if Minecraft has a place in the classroom.

Special guests: 2SER breakfast presenter Nic Healey and ausretrogamer editor Alex Boz - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Alcatel

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Oct 27, 2016

Will Microsoft's Surface Book and Surface Studio outsell MacBooks, or will they be drowned in a wave of Apple hype? Why is Foxtel reverting to its dirty tricks of locking away The Walking Dead from Aussie consumers? Will Samsung's shift to tie loyalty cards into Samsung Pay finally get folks paying with their...