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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.

Nov 26, 2015

The NBN might be forced to scrap Optus' flaky cable broadband network, in a case of buyer beware. Meanwhile the Nine Network has launched its high-definition simulcast and spawned "9Life" - 24-hour reality TV channel that no-one remembers asking 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.

 

Nov 19, 2015

Apple and Microsoft both have "Pro" tablets they're trying to convince us are the future of computing -- but are either of them worth buying? Meanwhile, Australian Free to Air broadcasters are jumping into live online broadcasting -- but who's watching? All this and more in the latest episode of the all-new, Audio-only, now-weekly Vertical Hold!

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Nov 19, 2015

Apple and Microsoft both have "Pro" tablets they're trying to convince us are the future of computing -- but are either of them worth buying? Meanwhile, Australian Free to Air broadcasters are jumping into live online broadcasting -- but who's watching? All this and more in the latest episode of the all-new, Audio-only, now-weekly Vertical Hold!

Follow us on Twitter: @verticalholdau, @adam_turner, @alexkidman
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU

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Nov 5, 2015

The new Nexus 6P and 5X smartphones have arrived, with a premium build and price tags to match. We also get hands-on with PlayStation VR and HTC Vive in the race to bring Virtual Reality to the lounge room.

 

All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold, where we channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.

 

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

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU

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There's also an audio-only version

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Oct 22, 2015

Telstra's finally got a replacement for the T-Box courtesy of Roku, but Apple is waiting in the wings with a redesigned and significantly more powerful Apple TV model. Which one deserves space under your TV?

All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold, where we channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.

Follow us on Twitter: @verticalholdau, @adam_turner, @alexkidman
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU

Subscribe to the vodcast
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There's also an audio-only version
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Oct 8, 2015

How does Microsoft's new Surface Book match up against the iPad Pro? Where do the new Lumia smartphones fit into the picture? Can the new FreeviewPlus recorders stop you missing the end of your favourite TV show?

All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold, where we channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.

Follow us on Twitter: @verticalholdau, @adam_turner, @alexkidman
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU

Subscribe to the vodcast
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There's also an audio-only version
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/vertical-hold-audio/id971993513
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Sep 24, 2015

It's all change at the top as Malcolm Turnbull takes the role of Prime Minister and announces a new Comms Minister. But will anything change in the NBN or the general Comms portfolio?

Meanwhile, Adam's son is pestering him for a Wii U to play Super Mario Maker, but should he give in?

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 - creators of Skippa with automatic advert skipping

Read Alex's Super Mario Maker Review Here: http://www.fatducktech.com/reviews/super-mario-maker-review/

Read Adam's thoughts on new Comms policy here: http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/gadgets-on-the-go/dont-expect-a-piracy-backflip-under-communications-and-arts-minister-fifield-20150922-gjs00g.html

Sep 10, 2015

The Apple circus is back in town, with the launch of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus as well as the oversized iPad Pro. Apple is also targeting the lounge room with the revamped Apple TV designed to play games on your television.

 

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 - creators of Skippa with automatic advert skipping

 

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Aug 27, 2015

Samsung's latest smartphones, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Galaxy Note 5 are big -- but are they worth it? Belkin's put a premium price on its WeMo Insight Switch --but will it save you power? 

 

 

 

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 - creators of Skippa with automatic advert skipping

 

 

 

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Aug 13, 2015

Free roam Virtual Reality is set to blow your mind, with the launch of Australia's Zero Latency based on the Oculus Rift. Meanwhile streaming games are still hit and miss. Can Optus' WiFi Talk fix mobile blackspots?

 

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 - creators of Skippa with automatic advert skipping

 

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

 

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Subscribe here on YouTube, or via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/vertical-hold/id778332183 

 

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