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SpaceX launches first astronauts, humanity eyes The Moon and Mars – Vertical Hold Ep 281

This week, we’re off to space in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Telstra 5G Wi Fi Pro Quick Speed Test [Video]

Telstra sent me a 5G Wi-Fi hotspot to test out, but it hasn’t yet built out 5G in my area. So it was time to…

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Gigabit home NBN, will Telstra end up owning NBN Co – Vertical Hold Ep 280

Gigabit NBN arrives for Australian consumers… well, some of them. It’s complicated, rather like the question of whether or not Telstra will end up owning…

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Huawei Mate Xs Video Review

The Mate Xs has the distinction of being the most expensive phone I’ve ever reviewed — and it’s not even close. But can it justify…

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Checkout-free supermarkets come to Australia, NBN stumbles towards the finish line – Vertical Hold Ep 279

Is the future of Australian supermarket shopping one dominated by robots stacking shelves and consumers paying by smartphone? Why is NBN Co claiming that it’s…

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Neo Geo Mini (International) Review: Worth it now it’s cheap

The Neo Geo Mini isn’t a new mini console by any stretch of the imagination, but is it worth your money now that the price…

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Nokia 1.3 Quick Review [Video]

The Nokia 1.3 is a low cost device with an almost impossibly low level of RAM. It totally shouldn’t work as a phone in 2020……

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Can Foxtel Binge Its Way Out Of Bankruptcy? What are CBS’ plans for Channel 10? Vertical Hold Ep 278

Can a streaming drama service reverse Foxtel’s fortunes? Why can’t Aussies subscribe directly to HBO? What’s the story with CBS’ ownership of Channel 10? All…

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Huawei Mate Xs unboxing: What do you get in the box for a $3,999 phone?

Well, you get a $3,999 phone, obviously. But I was keen to see what other perks you might get with the most expensive phone I’ve…

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Is COVIDsafe getting any safer? Surface Book 3 vs MacBook Pro 13 Vertical Hold Ep 277

The COVIDSafe saga continues as the app doesn’t work on a whole bunch of phones and the data might be going nowhere. Meanwhile, Apple and Microsoft face off in the premium laptop arena, but which one should you buy? All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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