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NBN backflip embraces Fibre to the Home: Vertical Hold ep 297

Hey, remember when the NBN was going to be a mostly-fibre project, but that we were never returning to that model? Turns out this week…

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How to use the handwashing timer in Apple watchOS7

The handwashing feature in Watch OS7 is a great idea, but Apple weirdly doesn’t make it that easy to actually use. Here’s how to get…

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Super Mario 3D All-Stars
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Super Mario 3D All-Stars Unboxing [Video]

While I pre-ordered the physical edition on day one, I kinda didn’t expect it to actually show up on launch day, what with the way the world is right now. But it did, and so here’s what was in the box with Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

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Apple unleashes new iGadgets, Sony drops the PlayStation 5: Vertical Hold ep 296

It’s been a huge week in news with Apple launching new iPads and Apple watches, while Sony finally reveals launch timing and pricing for the PlayStation 5. Which means I haven’t slept much — but in return, you get a shiny new episode of Vertical Hold!

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Will the ACCC smash Apple’s App Store monopoly, can Nintendo survive the Next-Gen console hype wave? Vertical Hold ep 295

The ACCC is investigating smartphone app stores, but does it have the power to compel real change? Meanwhile with Microsoft lining up its treasure chest…

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Hyrule Warriors Age Of Calamity
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Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity? Yes please!

Overnight, Nintendo didn’t announce the release date for the true Breath Of The Wild sequel. In some ways, however, I’m more interested in what they…

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When will Apple announce the iPhone 12 (and in 2020, does it really matter)?

The internet is abuzz with rumours that Apple will make its big announcement about the Apple iPhone 12 this week. Maybe so… maybe not… but in 2020, it’s arguably a lot less relevant than it used to be.

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Mario Kart Live Home Circuit
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My cats are going to love Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (but I’m not sure I will)

Nintendo’s got a whole host of goodies to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros… including Mario Kart Live, which isn’t really what you might think it is.

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Facebook declares war on Aussie media, Samsung unleashes Galaxy Z Fold 2: Vertical Hold ep 294

Have folding phones come of age with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2? Will Facebook follow through with threats to ban Aussies from sharing news articles?…

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Intriguing But Expensive

Convincing anyone to lay down $2,999 on a single phone in 2020 is a big ask. Is Samsung’s second-generation foldable up to the task?

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