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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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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Windows 95 turns 25, but why was it so important? : Vertical Hold ep 293

We look back at 25 years of Windows since Windows 95 to evaluate the changes we’ve seen in the past quarter century with special guest…

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Apple vs Epic Games, Google vs Australia: Vertical Hold ep 292

Apple vs Epic — does the iGiant deserve such a big slice of Epic’s Fortnite treasure chest? Why is Google using scare tactics to win over Australians in its fight with the ACCC over media funding? Special guest Finder editor-in-chief Angus Kidman.

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Streaming special: CBS Aussie plans, Shudder launches, Quibi goes free and more: Vertical Hold ep 291

BS has big plans for Australia, so why is it dragging its heels on bringing us the new Star Trek? Why are Aussies getting Quibi for free? Why is Netflix showing a broadway play nobody’s seen yet? Will Shudder give the streaming world a scare? What’s happening to the new Bill & Ted movie down under (and can we borrow their time machine?) All this and more in our streaming state of play special! Guest TV Blackbox viewer advocate Steve Molk

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy Buds Live And Galaxy Watch 3 Hands-On Impressions

Samsung’s got a lot of new shiny tech to show off — but does it impress? I go hands-on with the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Watch 3.

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Telstra Essential Smart 2 (AKA ZTE Blade A3) Quick Review

The Telstra Essential Smart 2 is certainly inexpensive, costing less to buy outright than many of the carrier’s plans. But are the compromises involved with…

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