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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

    • Tech News
    • 4.8 • 22 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.

    What happens if the DOJ splits up Google, Chromecast vs Fire TV Lite

    What happens if the DOJ splits up Google, Chromecast vs Fire TV Lite

    How (and why) would the US DOJ actually split up Google, and what would that look like? In the battle of the cheap streaming dongles, should you buy Google's Chromecast with Google TV or Amazon's Fire Stick Lite?
    Special guest Finder Editor in Chief Angus Kidman (@gusworldau)

    Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.

    • 30 min
    Apple embraces 5G with iPhone 12, unveils HomePod mini

    Apple embraces 5G with iPhone 12, unveils HomePod mini

    Is Apple's 5G iPhone 12 a worthy contender in the smartphone wars? Why do Aussies miss out on mmWave 5G? Will the little HomePod mini punch above its weight? Special guests Finder ed-in-chief Angus Kidman, GizmodoAU ed Tegan Jones, former MacworldAU ed Anthony Caruana, PickrAU ed Leigh Stark and NewsCorp national tech ed Jen Dudley-Nicholson - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Apple teases 5G iPhone, what's the future of 5G in Australia?

    Apple teases 5G iPhone, what's the future of 5G in Australia?

    What's the future of 5G and will Fixed Wireless hurt the NBN? With Apple getting ready to launch its first 5G iPhones, are the new crop of cheaper 5G handsets worth a glance?
    Special guest News Corp national tech editor Jen Dudley-Nicholson @jendudley

    Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.

    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.

    • 30 min
    Telstra unveils fixed-wireless 5G, Google unleashes new Pixel, Chromecast, Nest

    Telstra unveils fixed-wireless 5G, Google unleashes new Pixel, Chromecast, Nest

    How does Telstra's new 5G fixed-wireless service stack up against the NBN? What can we expect from Google's new Pixel phones, Chromecast players and Nest speakers? Special guests Finder editor-in-chief Angus Kidman (@gusworldau), ZDNet AU editor Chris Duckett (@Dobes), PickrAU editor Leigh Stark (@Leighlo) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.

    • 41 min
    NBN backflip embraces Fibre to the Home

    NBN backflip embraces Fibre to the Home

    After leaving millions of Aussies languishing on Fibre to the Node, why has the NBN suddenly developed an appetite for fibre? What does it mean for Aussie broadband users, rival networks and the future of 5G?

    Special guests SMH deputy biz editor Supratim Adhikari (@SupratimA), ZDNet AU editor Chris Duckett (@Dobes) and Aussie Broadband MD Phil Britt. Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.

    • 45 min
    Apple unleashes new iGadgets, Sony drops the PlayStation 5

    Apple unleashes new iGadgets, Sony drops the PlayStation 5

    Is Apple on a winner with new iGadgets, its fitness push and an all-in-one subscription service? How will Sony's PlayStation 5 fare in the upcoming Next-Gen console wars? Special guests SMH tech editor Tim Biggs (@TimBiggs) and SMH tech writer Peter Wells (@PeterWells) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Bondiguy ,

Great tech podcasts

Can’t recommend more highly, informative and fun.

Matt08888 ,

Great Australian Tech podcast

I have been listening to this podcast from the beginning and it would have to be the formost tech podcast for Australians. Great content and insightful points of view at the same time being very entertaining

spyvpsy ,

Awesome Aussie Tech News Podcast

Vertical Hold is easily one of the foremost Australian Tech News podcasts in the land girt by sea. Nothing fancy, just two passionate hosts (plus weekly guests) discussing news of the week across Aussie and Global technology & online culture.

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