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Award-winning 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:

Feb 23, 2023

Who's raring to pay Meta $300 per year to get a blue tick on Instagram or Facebook -- and why are they charging for features that should be free?

How is one Aussie game dev doing their part to make FPS games more accessible to deaf gamers?

Special guests Angus Kidman (@gusworldau) and Kotaku Australia's David Smith! (@rhunwords)!

Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - 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.


0:00 Show Intro

1:51 Consumer Gps brand Navman exits the market.

3:43 Skymaster vs. Starlink.

8:28 What is ray tracing audio and how does it work?

11:20 Sectors Edge changing the way games present audio

18:41 The secret word

21:34 Why on earth would you want to be verified on facebook?

27:02 Paying for account support - why isn't it free?

29:50 Making twitter open-source - is it going to happen?