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Australian technology news podcast Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News dives into the big stories of the week. Joined by Australia's leading tech journalists every Friday, co-hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.
Pocket Casts:

Aug 5, 2021

Google's soft launch of Pixel 6 specs rests on the power of its new Tensor processor -- but what's behind the hype? What do the smarter Google Nest cameras bring to the party? Telstra's set its payphones to "free" -- but why does that matter, and is Telstra really going to lose money on the deal? Guest EFTM's Dan...

Jul 29, 2021

Should companies be able to determine who can (or can't) repair gadgets you own? What's the price of bad password habits -- and what you can do to protect yourself?

Special guests Choice Australia's Erin Turner (@ErinLTurner) and Media-Wize's Anthony Caruana (@Anthony_Caruana)

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Jul 22, 2021

Netflix is moving into games, while the new Steam Deck takes on the Nintendo Switch, but what happens when new entrants come into the gaming space? Meanwhile, Apple's record on rock-solid iPhone security looks shaky with revelations around Pegasus spyware, but what's the real risk? Special guests Age/SMH tech editor Tim...

Jul 15, 2021

With Samsung, Apple and Google readying their next flagships, we dive into what to expect and what new flagships really need to stand out in the smartphone market.

Special guest Fergus Halliday (@cvamped)
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Jul 8, 2021

How can you make sense of Australia's streaming sports rights hellscape? Where can you watch the Olympics? Why didn't Nintendo bless the new Switch with a 4K screen? Special guests TV Blackbox viewer advocate Steve Molk (@SteveMolk) and Byteside editor Seamus Byrne (@Seamus) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by...