Checkout-free supermarkets come to Australia, NBN stumbles towards the finish line – Vertical Hold Ep 279

Is the future of Australian supermarket shopping one dominated by robots stacking shelves and consumers paying by smartphone? Why is NBN Co claiming that it’s within weeks of “finishing” the NBN build — and what does that mean for the future of Australian broadband?

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We’re joined this week by Paul Smith from the Australian Financial Review to talk about how our supermarket shopping habits have changed amidst Coronavirus, and also what the current state of play around NBN build figures are.

Also, somebody has taken my filing cabinets… and I’m entirely OK with that.

Author: Alex

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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