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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 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...


Feb 23, 2017

Will Village Roadshow succeed in dragging small-time pirates through the courts? Will QANTAS' WiFi Mile High club take off? Can NBN's SkyMuster satellite service cut the mustard? Special guests Finder.com.au editor-in-chief Angus Kidman and technology journalist with The Australian, David Swan. Vertical Hold is brought...


Feb 16, 2017

Should Australian ISPs come clean on broadband speeds? Who's lining up to buy a revived Nokia 3310? Would you get into a flying car, and would you want Netflix access while you were up there? We're joined by Macworld Australia editor Anthony Caruana in this week's episode!

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