Amazon Echo Spot comes to Australia, Telstra boosts HFC cable speeds: Vertical Hold – Episode 175

Amazon’s latest smart speaker, the Echo Spot is here, but how does it compare to the rest of the smart speaker field? Telstra’s upping HFC Cable speeds, but why now? All this and more in the latest episode!
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This week we’re joined by Stephen Fenech from TechGuide to put Amazon’s Echo Spot through its paces, and see where it sits in the very busy smart speaker space.
Meanwhile, Telstra’s somewhat quietly upgraded its cable speeds, but why do that now with the NBN on the cusp of completion? We also talk the ABS’ curious case of mobile phone cyber-stalking, and whether statistical research should trump privacy.
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Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News – podcast hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman speak to Australia’s leading technology journalists every Friday to get the stories behind the tech news of the week.

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