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Opinion: How long will convenience trump permanence for digital media?

Most people are happy to rent their entertainment — even for movies, books or music that they figure they’re buying.

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Aussie quantum computing goes large, Sony PlayStation Classic set to land: Vertical Hold – Episode 206

We’re talking Aussie quantum computing and the PlayStation Classic in this week’s episode. Hmm. One of these things is not like the other.

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Apple unveils iPhone XR, XS & XS Max, Apple Watch 4 and Foxtel Go for Chromecast & Airplay: Vertical Hold – Episode 195

All the news from this week’s iPhone launch (with a special live cross to Cupertino!), plus Foxtel Go relaunches and more in this week’s episode!

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ACCC's NBN report card, Village Roadshow's new piracy fight – Vertical Hold Episode 189

Which telcos got canned in the consumer watchdog’s latest NBN report card? Why has Village Roadshow declared war on pirate subtitles?

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Seven to charge for HD streaming, Aussie piracy figures fall: Vertical Hold Episode 166

Streaming is big… but is it big enough that people will pay for high definition access to commercial TV channels? How will fining NBN for…

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Star Trek bodly goes to Netflix, Apple unleashes iOS11: Vertical Hold Episode 145

Star Trek is headed to Netflix and streaming services are winning Emmys, but what will this mean for the future of Australian TV? Meanwhile, Apple…

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Game of Thrones melts Foxtel, Google Home calls Australia Home and Google Glass lives again: Vertical Hold Episode 136

Why did Game of Thrones melt Foxtel’s streaming servers? Now that Google Home is finally here in Australia, was it worth the wait? Speaking of…

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Disney scraps digital downloads, The National Museum of Computing tour: Vertical Hold – Episode 117

Adam talks Disney’s decision to scrap Digital Copy Plus downloads with new Blu-Rays in Australia while Alex talks computing history at the UK National Museum…

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Village Roadshow pirate hunt, QANTAS Wi-FI in the sky: Vertical Hold – Episode 115

Will Village Roadshow succeed in its latest piracy quest? Will QANTAS’ WiFi Mile High club take off? Can NBN’s SkyMuster satellite service cut the mustard?

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Pebble Dies while Amazon Goes To The Supermarket: Vertical Hold Episode 105

Pebble’s death casts doubt on the future of smartwatches, while Amazon looks to the future of supermarket shopping. Meanwhile, we’re getting screwed on LEGO Batman airing dates, but will Apple’s bold cinema plan save us? All this plus Galaxy S8, Surface Phone and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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