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4K Olympics go 5G only, Australia’s odd search habits and EVs get ready to go mainstream – Vertical Hold Episode 258

Why will only a tiny fraction of Aussies be able to watch the Olympics in 4K? What did we search for in 2019? And what…

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Facebook offers data portability, Optus cops hefty fine, excess data gets the boot – Vertical Hold: Episode 257

Facebook wants it to be easier to get data off Facebook… but only in Ireland. Optus cops a hefty fine, but history says it doesn’t…

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NBN Co adds new speeds but not for all, Optus offers premium 4G, Cybertruck crashes on launch — Vertical Hold Episode 256

How will NBN Co’s proposed speed changes affect you? Should Optus be offering “priority” access to its 4G network? And can we talk about the Tesla Cybertruck without collapsing into a fit of giggles? All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Take away Baby Yoda's ears, and it's basically just a sentient avocado.
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The rise of Disney+, streaming ratings overhaul, government hacking crackdown: Vertical Hold – Episode 255

Disney+ arrives down under, but beyond the Mandalorian, what does the House of Mouse have in store? Do TV “ratings” matter, even if you add…

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Retro Gaming Special: Vertical Hold Episode 254

It’s time to get our retro gaming hats on as we look at this year’s crop of retro gaming goodies to stick under the Christmas tree in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Mondayitis reminder: The cast of Sesame Street did a disco album, and it is AMAZING

You know what you need to beat those Monday morning blues? A dose of Cookie Monster… with a little 70s style disco funk.

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MSI Street Fighter II TV Plug & Play Game Review

Street Fighter II is the most legendary one-on-one fighting game of all time… and this is a cheap Christmas stocking stuffer. But is it any good?

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MSI Wrestlemania Steel Cage Challenge TV Plug & Play Game Review

Wrestlemania Steel Cage Challenge wasn’t a particularly great game when it first came out in 1992, and time has not been kind to it.

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Optus unleashes 5G, Apple’s AirPods go Pro, Huawei launches the Google-free Mate 30 Pro: Vertical Hold – Episode 253

Optus “launches” 5G, Huawei “launches” the Huawei Mate 30 and Apple’s AirPods Pro get tested in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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MSI Double Dragon TV Plug & Play Game Review

Kick, punch, it’s all in the mind… no, wait, wrong game. Time to once again get my retro game fix in with MSI’s TV game version of Technos’ classic Double Dragon.

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