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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.

Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News Adam Turner and Alex Kidman

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    • 4.8 • 28 Ratings

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.

    Are mobile phone family bundles a good deal, and why is the ACCC going after Telstra for its 5G rollout?

    Are mobile phone family bundles a good deal, and why is the ACCC going after Telstra for its 5G rollout?

    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 min
    Is Instagram doomed, what's next for the NBN and Australian broadband?

    Is Instagram doomed, what's next for the NBN and Australian broadband?

    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 min
    Google Pixel 6a reviewed, what foldables does Samsung have in store

    Google Pixel 6a reviewed, what foldables does Samsung have in store

    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 min
    Netflix embraces spatial audio, telcos fight SMS scams

    Netflix embraces spatial audio, telcos fight SMS scams

    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 min
    Half year games special: The best of 2022, what we're looking forward to

    Half year games special: The best of 2022, what we're looking forward to

    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 min
    Aussie quantum computing breakthrough, Meta's immersive VR roadmap: Vertical Hold Ep 385

    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 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Danpug89 ,

Subscribe immediately

Hands down, one of the best Aussie tech podcasts. Unbiased reviews and opinions on a vast range of tech!

JULZ65 ,

Less politics, more tech please.

Fun and informative show that sadly feels the need to push their progressive politics onto their listeners. I won’t be listening anymore, but I’d recommend not delving into political issues, or at the very least, try and have a more balanced and nuanced viewpoint.

Bondiguy ,

Great tech podcasts

Can’t recommend more highly, informative and fun.

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