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4K Olympics go 5G only, Australia’s odd search habits and EVs get ready to go mainstream – Vertical Hold Episode 258

Why will only a tiny fraction of Aussies be able to watch the Olympics in 4K? What did we search for in 2019? And what…

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Facebook offers data portability, Optus cops hefty fine, excess data gets the boot – Vertical Hold: Episode 257

Facebook wants it to be easier to get data off Facebook… but only in Ireland. Optus cops a hefty fine, but history says it doesn’t…

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NBN Co adds new speeds but not for all, Optus offers premium 4G, Cybertruck crashes on launch — Vertical Hold Episode 256

How will NBN Co’s proposed speed changes affect you? Should Optus be offering “priority” access to its 4G network? And can we talk about the Tesla Cybertruck without collapsing into a fit of giggles? All this and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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The rise of Disney+, streaming ratings overhaul, government hacking crackdown: Vertical Hold – Episode 255

Disney+ arrives down under, but beyond the Mandalorian, what does the House of Mouse have in store? Do TV “ratings” matter, even if you add…

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Retro Gaming Special: Vertical Hold Episode 254

It’s time to get our retro gaming hats on as we look at this year’s crop of retro gaming goodies to stick under the Christmas tree in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Optus unleashes 5G, Apple’s AirPods go Pro, Huawei launches the Google-free Mate 30 Pro: Vertical Hold – Episode 253

Optus “launches” 5G, Huawei “launches” the Huawei Mate 30 and Apple’s AirPods Pro get tested in the latest episode of Vertical Hold!

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Apple TV+ launches, Foxtel rewards loyalty, Telstra hooks up Xbox All Access: Vertical Hold – Episode 252

Can Apple TV+ really take on Netflix and “win” — and what might that look like? Why is Foxtel suddenly looking for loyalty from long-term subscribers? And does Telstra’s Xbox All Access deal represent good value?

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Samsung launches Galaxy Fold, biometric security flaws, Huawei shelves HarmonyOS – Vertical Hold: Episode 251

Who’s going to drop 3 grand on a Galaxy Fold in Australia? Can we trust biometric security on our phones, and what does Huawei’s not-quite-post-Android…

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Google launches Pixel 4, Telstra throws shade at NBN, Broadband World Forum feels need for speed – Vertical Hold: Episode 250

We got to the big episode 250 of Vertical Hold, and to celebrate, we’re busting out… a time machine?

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PAX Aus Special: Vertical Hold Episode 249

It’s a very special episode of Vertical Hold, live from PAX AUS 2019, with special guests, Alex & Adam in the same room and… cat games?

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