100 episodes

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.

    Optus hacked, Ethereum merged, Pentium retired, Telco complaints drop

    Optus hacked, Ethereum merged, Pentium retired, Telco complaints drop

    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 min
    What's the future of EVs in Australia, Why is Telstra developing an AFL-watching tablet?

    What's the future of EVs in Australia, Why is Telstra developing an AFL-watching tablet?

    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 min
    Apple unleashes new iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods Pro; Twitter reveals edit button

    Apple unleashes new iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods Pro; Twitter reveals edit button

    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 min
    WeAre8 takes on Facebook, eSafety tackles child safety, Apple teases Far Out new gadgets

    WeAre8 takes on Facebook, eSafety tackles child safety, Apple teases Far Out new gadgets

    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 min
    Foxtel unleashes House of the Dragon, Telstra unleashes free Wi-Fi, AFL unleashes streaming rights war: Vertical Hold Ep 393

    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

    • 1 hr 10 min
    ACCC tackles social media diversity, slams Google over location data

    ACCC tackles social media diversity, slams Google over location data

    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 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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