Australia's new space agency, did Apple live up to the hype and 280 character Twitter: Vertical Hold Episode 146

Australia’s rejoining the space race, but what will that mean for the future of Australian science? Apple’s new iPhones have finally arrived, but were they worth the wait? All this, plus Twitter’s shift to 280 characters and the latest tech news in Vertical Hold!
We’re joined this week by freelance technology writer Ben Grubb live from the floor of the International Austronautical Congress in Adelaide to talk the surprising news that Australia will have a space agency from next year.
Meanwhile, Adam and Alex have both had hands-on time to test out Apple’s new iPhone 8 and Apple Watch series 3, with mixed results. Speaking of mixed results, plenty of folks aren’t too happy with Twitter’s decision to test out 280-character tweeting. All this and the latest technology news in the latest episode!
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Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.

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