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Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News

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Welcome to Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News, where podcast hosts @alexkidman and @adam_turner speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.

Welcome to Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News, where podcast hosts @alexkidman and @adam_turner speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.

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Australia

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Welcome to Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News, where podcast hosts @alexkidman and @adam_turner speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.

Language:

English


Episodes

Will NBN's Soft Price Cap work, HTC vs Oculus vs PSVR: Vertical Hold Ep 328

5/13/2021
NBN Co's promoting a "soft cap" on NBN ISP CVC charges, but will that add up to any change at all in the cost of Australian broadband services? HTC's announced a pair of new premium VR headsets -- but how do they stack up against Oculus or the upcoming PlayStation 5 VR kit? Guests Finder innovations editor Chris Stead (@oldmatemedia) and Aussie Broadband managing director Phil Britt Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and...

Duration:00:34:59

Ethereum outshines BitCoin, Aussie AI develops dementia for good: Vertical Hold Ep 327

5/6/2021
What's the tech behind BitCoin's booming rivals like Ethereum? What are 'smart contracts'? Why would you build an AI bot and give it dementia? Guests Access Informatics' Peter Marks (@petermarxy) and Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe (@MareeMcCabe) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's...

Duration:00:28:27

Who won big in the 5G mmWave auction? Will Apple's ECG get your heart racing? Vertical Hold Ep 326

4/29/2021
The big telcos have spent fortunes on 5G mmWave spectrum, but why does it matter and when will we see it? How will it compete with the NBN? Apple's finally got ECG on Apple Watch working down under, but is it really a heart-stopping feature? Guests SMH/Age writer Alice Clarke (@Alicedkc) and ZDNet Editor Chris Duckett (@Dobes) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The...

Duration:00:35:34

Apple springs out iPad Pro, AirTags and colourful iMacs: Vertical Hold Ep 325

4/22/2021
Apple's Spring Loaded event predictably brought forth new iPad Pro, iMac and AirTag devices, but what's actually worth getting excited about? Guest News Corp tech editor and Hard Quiz champ Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson (@jendudley) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology...

Duration:00:48:17

What surprises will Apple spring, what's HP's Instant Ink, who's losing the smartphone wars? Vertical Hold Ep 324

4/15/2021
Apple's unveiling new toys next week, but what's hiding behind its Spring surprise curtain? HP is bringing Instant Ink to Australia -- but what the hell is Instant Ink, and is it good value compared to ink cartridges or tanks? Meanwhile, in the smartphone wars there are definite winners... and more than a few losers. Guest Pickr editor Leigh Stark (@leighlo) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based...

Duration:00:35:20

Facebook privacy breach, tighter social media laws: Vertical Hold Ep 323

4/8/2021
What can you do if you're caught up in Facebook's latest massive privacy breach? How is the government considering changing the laws around social media? Guests SMH tech editor Tim Biggs (@TimBiggs) and SMH tech writer Peter Wells (@PeterWells) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading...

Duration:00:29:38

Does the NBN make the grade? Why is Sony shuttering the PlayStation Store? Vertical Hold Ep 322

3/31/2021
Why is Sony shuttering the PlayStation store? What kind of report card did the NBN get from the consumer watchdog? Guests Digitally Downloaded editor Matt Sainsbury @MattSainsb and ZDNet AU editor Chris Duckett @Dobes - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every...

Duration:00:36:53

Would you pay for a Twitter undo button? Is Instagram-for-under 13s safe? Vertical Hold Ep 321

3/25/2021
Should Twitter offer an undo or edit button -- and would anyone pay extra for it? Why is Facebook trying to build up a version of Instagram for under-13s? Guest Fairfax tech columnist Peter Wells (@peterwells) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every Friday...

Duration:00:31:03

Netflix cracks down on account sharing; Apple, Google, Sonos in smart speaker smackdown: Vertical Hold Ep 320

3/18/2021
Will Netflix's crack down on account sharing cost it customers? Is it worth getting excited about the 2nd gen Google Nest Hub or Sonos Roam as the OG Apple HomePod rides off into the sunset? Guest News Corp tech editor/Hard Quiz champ Jennifer Dudley Nicholson (@jendudley) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman...

Duration:00:35:18

Epic takes on Google down under as Peloton cycles into view: Vertical Hold Ep 319

3/11/2021
Why is Epic also taking on Google as well as Apple in its battle to free app stores? Can Peloton change the way Aussies get fit with their high-tech bikes? Special Guest Age/Byteside writer Alice Clarke (@Alicedkc) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every...

Duration:00:28:53

Online safety bill threats to censor the net, NFTs rock the art world: Vertical Hold Ep 318

3/4/2021
How could the Online Safety Bill censor Australians and change the way we use the internet? What are Non-Fungible Tokens and why are people paying millions online for digital art? Guest ZDNet AU cybersecurity correspondent Stilgherrian @Stilgherrian - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's...

Duration:00:35:37

Facebook vs Australia fallout, Disney's Star arrives: Vertical Hold Ep 317

2/25/2021
Were there any winners in the battle between Facebook and the Australian Government? Was Disney+'s Star Hub worth the wait? Guests @findercomau editor-in-chief Angus Kidman (@gusworldau), @Byteside editor Seamus Byrne (@seamus) and @TVBlackbox viewer advocate @SteveMolk. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak...

Duration:00:34:24

Mars special: Perseverance and beyond: Vertical Hold Ep 316

2/18/2021
What does NASA's Perseverance rover hope to find on Mars? What lies ahead in our exploration and settlement of the Red Planet? Guests @NASAJPL robotics chief Issa Nesnas and @ScienceAlert's Michelle Starr @riding_red - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia's leading technology journalists every...

Duration:00:34:49

NBN makes money and upgrades fibre, Telstra scraps postpaid plan billing, StarLink touches down in Australia: Vertical Hold Ep 315

2/11/2021
NBN co announces new FTTP upgrade suburbs, Telstra ditches everything but prepaid direct debits and StarLink brings competition to the satellite broadband space in Australia -- at a cost. Special Guest Jen "Hard Quiz Champ" Dudley Nicholson from News Corp (@jendudley) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News - podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to...

Duration:00:30:10

NBN halts HFC connections, Kayo scores more Aussie sport: Vertical Hold Ep 314

2/4/2021
Why have NBN's HFC cable connections ground to a halt? Why is Telstra ditching free live sports in favour of Kayo? Guest ZDNet Australia editor Chris Duckett (@dobes) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. 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...

Duration:00:33:47

Google threatens to leave Australia, What will Paramount+ and Disney Star bring to streaming: Vertical Hold Ep 313

1/28/2021
What would an Australian Internet look like without Google? As CBS pivots in the streaming wars, will Paramount+ be enough to see off Netflix or Disney's incoming Star streaming service? Special guests TV Blackbox's Steve Molk (@stevemolk) and ZDNet's Asha Barbaschow (@ashabeeeee) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

Duration:00:41:36

Facebook slams media code, Telstra blasts spectrum deal: Vertical Hold Ep 312

1/21/2021
Will Facebook and Google play ball with the media code or start blocking Aussie news outlets? Should Telstra's rivals be 'gifted' spectrum to ensure mobile competition? Special guest Finder ed-in-chief Angus Kidman (@gusworldau) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

Duration:00:28:54

CES 2021, Samsung Galaxy S21 Hands-On, Trump v Twitter: Vertical Hold Ep 311

1/14/2021
This week we're off to Las Vegas for CES 2021! Except that, well... we're not. Because nobody is, thanks to this rotten pandemic. Instead, CES went "all digital", which meant we could stay in Australia and still enjoy everything from amazing new TVs to rollable phones to... the wellness toilet. Yeah, it's a thing. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Meanwhile, Twitter was just the first of...

Duration:00:46:26

How has 2020 re-shaped podcasting and what lies ahead? Vertical Hold Ep 310

12/22/2020
How have podcasts evolved to embrace storytelling? How will Spotify and Hollywood shape podcasting's future? Special guest The Feed co-anchor, Download This Show host and podcast creator Marc Fennell Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. Subscribe For our final show of 2020, we're chatting in-depth with Marc Fennell about the past...

Duration:00:30:03

Disney wishes on a Star, digital TV turns 20: Vertical Hold Ep 309

12/17/2020
What can we expect from Disney in 2021? How will direct-to-streaming change the game? Has digital TV delivered on its promises? Special guest TV Blackbox's Steve Molk (@SteveMolk) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support. 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...

Duration:00:35:52