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Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News

Dive into the week's big technology news with Australia's leading tech journalists, joining award-winning co-hosts @alexkidman and @adam_turner as they channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.

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Aussie gov invests in video games, does the Galaxy S23 Ultra live up to the hype? Vertical Hold Ep 414
Does the Australian government's independent games fund go far enough? Samsung's bringing the hype, but can the Galaxy S23 Ultra live up to it -- and who needs a pricey premium flagship phone in 2023 anyway? Special guests Digitally Downloaded's Matt Sainsbury (@MattSainsb), Telsyte's Foad Fadaghi (@foadfadaghi) and Pickr's Leigh Stark (@leighlo) 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. verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
41:22 2/2/23
Microsoft bets big on ChatGPT, are Influencers ruining tech reviews? Vertical Hold Ep 413
Why is Microsoft dropping $14 billion into ChatGPT maker OpenAI, and what's the future for these kinds of AI-generators? Why is the ACCC probing into the review activities of Aussie influencers? Special guests David Braue (@zyzzyvamedia) and Consumer Policy Research Centre CEO Erin Turner! (@erinlturner) 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.  verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
33:04 1/26/23
Apple unleashes HomePod 2 and M2 Pro/Max, EVs take off in Australia: Vertical Hold Ep 412
How does the new M2 Pro/Max Apple Silicon and HomePod 2 stack up? What can Aussies expect from electric vehicles in 2023? Guest AAP future transport reporter Jen Dudley-Nicholson (@jendudley) 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. verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
39:30 1/19/23
Rights deal impacts cricket fans, Aussie streaming landscape shifts in 2023: Vertical Hold Ep 411
What does Seven and Foxtel's $1.5b rights deal mean for Aussie cricket fans? How does the streaming landscape look in 2023 and who will struggle to survive? Guest TV Blackbox viewer advocate Steve Molk (@stevemolk) 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. verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
46:36 1/12/23
2022: The Year That Technology Broke: Vertical Hold Ep 410
From privacy breaches and social media meltdowns, to crypto implosions and broadband breakdowns, why did so much go wrong in tech in 2022? And what's there to look forward to in 2023? Guests Finder editor-in-chief Angus Kidman (@gusworldau) and The Oz's 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 Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week. verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
51:57 12/21/22
2022: The Year in Gaming: Vertical Hold Ep 409
Where did gaming shine brightest in 2022 -- and where did it fall flat? Which games were the biggest timesinks, and which ones were critically overlooked? Special Guests Kotaku Australia's David Smith (@Rhunwords) and Ruby Innes(@rubyinnes)! 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 the week. www.verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
56:51 12/15/22
What will NBN's $31b write-down mean for the future of Australian broadband? Vertical Hold Ep 408
What will NBN Co's plan to write-down $31 billion, rather than claw it back from customers, mean for the future of broadband speeds and prices in Australia? Guests tech journalist Nick Ross (@nickrosstech) and Aussie Broadband CTO John Reisinger. 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 the week. verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
39:31 12/8/22
Elon Musk vs Apple, FTX collapse tanks crypto: Vertical Hold Ep 407
Can Elon Musk declare war on Apple and win? How will the fallout from FTX's collapse impact the world of Crypto? Guest The Guardian's Josh Taylor (@joshgnosis) 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 the week.  verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
37:12 11/30/22
Telco complaints finally drop, supermarkets up the ante on online shopping: Vertical Hold Ep 406
Will the advent of 60 minute pickup windows further change how we shop online -- and how do we compare on a global scale? Meanwhile, the TIO says most telcos are seeing complaints go down en masse -- are they finally starting to work with consumers, instead of against them? Special guest Finder's Angus Kidman (@gusworldau) 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 the week. verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
37:03 11/24/22
Consumer watchdog bites back at tech giants, what's holding back EVs in Australia? Vertical Hold Ep 405
How is the ACCC cracking down on big tech and protecting our rights? Who is in the firing line and why? What's holding back EV sales in Australia and what will it take to shift things into gear? Guest Consumer Policy Research Centre CEO Erin Turner @ErinLTurner - 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 the week. verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
40:15 11/17/22
Can Social Media survive Elon Musk? What does the future hold for VR? Vertical Hold Ep 404
As Elon Musk continues to stagger from crisis to disaster over his Twitter ownership and Meta fires thousands of staff members, are we seeing the decline of social media as a force, or can open platforms like Mastadon fill the gap? And with new consumer VR gear on the way, what's in the future for the VR space? Special Guest Byteside's Seamus Byrne! (@Byteside) 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 the week.  verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
48:09 11/10/22
Has Elon Musk sunk Twitter? Should Medibank pay its cyber-ransom? Vertical Hold Ep 403
Elon Musk finally owns Twitter, but is the social media giant circling the drain or about to become something entirely new? Should Medibank pay the ransom to keep customers' sensitive medical data safe? Guest Stilgherrian (@stigherrian) - 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 the week. verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
43:09 11/3/22
Disney+ snaffles Doctor Who, EVs get budget love, future of home solar: Vertical Hold Ep 402
Will the budget initiatives around EVs finally make them affordable for the everyday Aussie driver? Speaking of saving money, does the switch to solar power still make sense -- and what are the pitfalls? And what does the Disney+/Doctor Who tieup mean for future streaming rights deals? Special guests TV Blackbox viewer advocate Steve Molk (@stevemolk) Gizmodo Australia's Zac Kelly (@ZachariahK_) and Finder's Mariam Gabaji! (@mariiiamg) 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 the week.  verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
51:46 10/27/22
Netflix embraces ads and fights password sharing, Apple unleashes more M2 gear: Vertical Hold Ep 401
Will Netflix fans stop sharing passwords and sit through old-school ad breaks? What can we expect from Apple's refreshed iPads and new Apple TV set top box? Special guests TV Blackbox viewer advocate Steve Molk (@stevemolk) and 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 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 the week. verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau 
55:43 10/20/22
Uber EVs take off, new Google Pixel 7 reviewed and MS Surface gear lands: Vertical Hold Ep 400
What do Uber's EV plans mean for Australia? How do the new Google Pixel gadgets and Microsoft Surface devices stack up? Special Guests EFTM's Dan Tyson (@phroghollow), AAP's Jen Dudley-Nicholson (@jendudley), Finder's Angus Kidman (@gusworldau) 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 the week.  verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
56:36 10/13/22
PAX Aus 2022 Special: Vertical Hold Ep 399
It’s our first live special in years, coming to you direct from the show floor at PAX AUS 2022! What's hot on the show floor? What's new from the big studios and indies? Guests Kotaku's David Smith and Ruby Innes #PAXAUS 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 the week. verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
39:26 10/7/22
Optus hack puts Aussies in Peril, PAX AUS 2022 preview: Vertical Hold Ep 398
With Optus Hack data out there in the wild, what can Aussies do to keep themselves safe online? And what's big and exciting for PAX 2022? Special Guest The Oz's 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 Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.  verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
39:26 9/29/22
Optus hacked, Ethereum merged, Pentium retired, Telco complaints drop: Vertical Hold Ep 397
What does the Optus hack mean for Australians? What does the Ethereum merge mean for the future of crypto? Why is Intel putting Pentium out to pasture? As telco complaints drop, why are Australian mobile users still unhappy? Special guest Finder's Angus Kidman (@gusworldau) - 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 the week. verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
34:31 9/22/22
What's the future of EVs in Australia, Why is Telstra developing an AFL-watching tablet? Vertical Hold Ep 396
We're continually told that EVs are "the future" of motoring, but what's the picture like in Australia right now -- and what's likely soon? Why is Telstra developing a tablet for watching sports? Special guest Gizmodo Australia's Zachariah Kelly (@ZachariahK_) 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 the week.  verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
54:20 9/15/22
Apple unleashes new iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods Pro; Twitter reveals edit button: Vertical Hold Ep 395
Has Apple really gone "Far Out" with the iPhone 14, Apple Watch Ultra and AirPods Pro 2? Will Twitter users be happy with a limited, paid-only edit button? Guest, direct from California, The Oz/Gizmodo's 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 Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week. verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
55:35 9/8/22
WeAre8 takes on Facebook, eSafety tackles child safety, Apple teases Far Out new gadgets: Vertical Hold Ep 394
Can home-grown social media app WeAre8 – that pays you real money – beat out Facebook, Twitter and TikTok? Is big tech doing enough to keep kids safe online? Besides iPhone 14, what else can we expect (or would we like) to see from Apple next week? Special guest News Corp Tech Editor 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 journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.  verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
40:57 9/1/22
Foxtel unleashes House of the Dragon, Telstra unleashes free Wi-Fi, AFL unleashes streaming rights war: Vertical Hold Ep 393
Will House of the Dragon set other streaming services on fire? Why is Telstra's Wi-Fi free at only some payphones? What does the streaming future of the AFL look like? Special guest TV Blackbox viewer advocate 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 tech news of the week. verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
70:27 8/25/22
ACCC tackles social media diversity, slams Google over location data: Vertical Hold Ep 392
Why has the ACCC fined Google 60 million bucks for misleading Australians? Why is the consumer watchdog turning its attention to social media? Special guest Gizmodo AU editor Asha Barbaschow @ashabeeeee 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 the week.  verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
28:33 8/18/22
Samsung unpacks Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 , does it need some serious foldable competition? Vertical Hold Ep 391
Did the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 live up to the hype? Has Samsung done enough with its new foldables and wearables, or is it resting on its laurels? Special guests direct from New York - News Corp's Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson and The Oz/Gizmodo's Alice Clarke - 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 the week. verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
40:29 8/11/22
Are mobile phone family bundles a good deal, and why is the ACCC going after Telstra for its 5G rollout? Vertical Hold Ep 390
Are Telstra's new mobile bundles (or anyone's) a good deal for families? Why is the ACCC gunning for Telstra over its 5G rollout? Are MVNOs the way to go? Special guest Finder.com.au editor-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. 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.  verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
31:28 8/4/22
Is Instagram doomed, what's next for the NBN and Australian broadband? Vertical Hold Ep 389
Will Instagram's shift to focus on video focus help it see off TikTok, or doom it entirely? With the NBN's SAU denied and the government pausing privatisation plans, what's next for Australian broadband users? Special guests David Braue (@zyzzyvamedia) and 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 journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week. verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
38:21 7/28/22
Google Pixel 6a reviewed, what foldables does Samsung have in store: Vertical Hold Ep 388
Google's Pixel 6a is here, but how does it stack up in the ultra-competive mid-range space? Samsung's got another Galaxy Unpacked event coming up in early August, but will there be any real surprises? Special guest EFTM's Dan Tyson! (@phroghollow) 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 the week.  verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
43:14 7/21/22
Netflix embraces spatial audio, telcos fight SMS scams: Vertical Hold Ep 387
How is Netflix bringing spatial audio into every lounge room, and how does it sound? How are Aussie telcos cracking down on SMS scams? Special guests @PickrAU editor Leigh Stark (@Leighlo) and Sound+Image editor Jez Ford (@JezFord) - 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 the week. verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
42:01 7/14/22
Half year games special: The best of 2022, what we're looking forward to: Vertical Hold Ep 386
With half of 2022 already finished, what were the first six month's best games -- and what's worth looking forward to for the rest of the year? Special Guests Kotaku Australia's David Smith (@RhunWords) and Ruby Innes (@rubyinnes) 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 the week.  verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
52:35 7/7/22
Aussie quantum computing breakthrough, Meta's immersive VR roadmap: Vertical Hold Ep 385
What does Australia's latest breakthrough mean for the future of quantum computing? How are Facebook's VR prototypes set to make the Metaverse more immersive than ever? Guest Byteside's Seamus Byrne (@seamus) - 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 the week.  verticalhold.com.au facebook.com/VerticalHoldAU @verticalholdau
40:02 6/30/22