Retrogaming: The pinball collecting conundrum

In which I ponder the challenges, benefits and not inconsiderable costs of collecting pinball tables. It’s awfully tempting, though. That sound of silver balls thumping around gets into your blood. Continue reading “Retrogaming: The pinball collecting conundrum”

Samsung's battery confessions, Mastercard embraces facial recognition: Vertical Hold – Episode 111

Samsung comes clean on battery problems, Mastercard talks the future of facial recognition and 3D TV bites the dust in the latest episode of Vertical Hold! Continue reading “Samsung's battery confessions, Mastercard embraces facial recognition: Vertical Hold – Episode 111”

Pinball Hall of Fame preserves gaming's past: Vertical Hold Episode 110

In this week’s show, Alex goes off the beaten Las Vegas path to look at an entirely different kind of gaming at the Pinball Hall of Fame. Continue reading “Pinball Hall of Fame preserves gaming's past: Vertical Hold Episode 110”

Short story: The Wall


Time, I think, for a little more creative writing. Because it’s what I do, or something. Continue reading “Short story: The Wall”

Elgato on smart home security and Dolby's lounge room push: Vertical Hold – Episode 109

Straight from CES 2017, Elgato discusses Apple’s Homekit and the smart home tipping point, while Dolby talks about bringing Vision HDR and Atmos to televisions. Continue reading “Elgato on smart home security and Dolby's lounge room push: Vertical Hold – Episode 109”

CES 2017 Special: The best, the worst and the weirdest: Vertical Hold Episode 108

In this week’s show, we travel to Las Vegas for CES 2017 to learn all about the latest and greatest gadgets you’ll be able to buy this year, joined once again by 2SER breakfast radio presenter Nic Healey! Continue reading “CES 2017 Special: The best, the worst and the weirdest: Vertical Hold Episode 108”