Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News

Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News

Dive into the week's big technology news with Australia's leading tech journalists, joining award-winning co-hosts @alexkidman and @adam_turner as they channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture.

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November 30, 2022 37 min

Can Elon Musk declare war on Apple and win? How will the fallout from FTX's collapse impact the world of Crypto? Guest The Guardian's Josh Taylor (@joshgnosis) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

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Will the advent of 60 minute pickup windows further change how we shop online -- and how do we compare on a global scale? Meanwhile, the TIO says most telcos are seeing complaints go down en masse -- are they finally starting to work with consumers, instead of against them? Special guest Finder's Angus Kidman (@gusworldau)

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How is the ACCC cracking down on big tech and protecting our rights? Who is in the firing line and why? What's holding back EV sales in Australia and what will it take to shift things into gear? Guest Consumer Policy Research Centre CEO Erin Turner @ErinLTurner - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

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As Elon Musk continues to stagger from crisis to disaster over his Twitter ownership and Meta fires thousands of staff members, are we seeing the decline of social media as a force, or can open platforms like Mastadon fill the gap? And with new consumer VR gear on the way, what's in the future for the VR space?

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Elon Musk finally owns Twitter, but is the social media giant circling the drain or about to become something entirely new? Should Medibank pay the ransom to keep customers' sensitive medical data safe? Guest Stilgherrian (@stigherrian) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

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Will the budget initiatives around EVs finally make them affordable for the everyday Aussie driver? Speaking of saving money, does the switch to solar power still make sense -- and what are the pitfalls? And what does the Disney+/Doctor Who tieup mean for future streaming rights deals? Special guests TV Blackbox viewer advocate Steve Molk (@stevemolk) Gizmodo Australia's Zac Kelly (@ZachariahK_) and Finder's Mar...

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Will Netflix fans stop sharing passwords and sit through old-school ad breaks? What can we expect from Apple's refreshed iPads and new Apple TV set top box? Special guests TV Blackbox viewer advocate Steve Molk (@stevemolk) and Pickr editor Leigh Stark (@leighlo) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

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What do Uber's EV plans mean for Australia? How do the new Google Pixel gadgets and Microsoft Surface devices stack up? Special Guests EFTM's Dan Tyson (@phroghollow), AAP's Jen Dudley-Nicholson (@jendudley), Finder's Angus Kidman (@gusworldau) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

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It’s our first live special in years, coming to you direct from the show floor at PAX AUS 2022! What's hot on the show floor? What's new from the big studios and indies? Guests Kotaku's David Smith and Ruby Innes #PAXAUS Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

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With Optus Hack data out there in the wild, what can Aussies do to keep themselves safe online? And what's big and exciting for PAX 2022? Special Guest The Oz's Alice Clarke (@alicedkc) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

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What does the Optus hack mean for Australians? What does the Ethereum merge mean for the future of crypto? Why is Intel putting Pentium out to pasture? As telco complaints drop, why are Australian mobile users still unhappy? Special guest Finder's Angus Kidman (@gusworldau) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

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We're continually told that EVs are "the future" of motoring, but what's the picture like in Australia right now -- and what's likely soon? Why is Telstra developing a tablet for watching sports?

Special guest Gizmodo Australia's Zachariah Kelly (@ZachariahK_) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

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Has Apple really gone "Far Out" with the iPhone 14, Apple Watch Ultra and AirPods Pro 2? Will Twitter users be happy with a limited, paid-only edit button? Guest, direct from California, The Oz/Gizmodo's Alice Clarke (@alicedkc) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

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Can home-grown social media app WeAre8 – that pays you real money – beat out Facebook, Twitter and TikTok? Is big tech doing enough to keep kids safe online? Besides iPhone 14, what else can we expect (or would we like) to see from Apple next week?

Special guest News Corp Tech Editor Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson! (@jendudley) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network a...

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Will House of the Dragon set other streaming services on fire? Why is Telstra's Wi-Fi free at only some payphones? What does the streaming future of the AFL look like? Special guest TV Blackbox viewer advocate Steve Molk (@stevemolk) - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

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Why has the ACCC fined Google 60 million bucks for misleading Australians? Why is the consumer watchdog turning its attention to social media? Special guest Gizmodo AU editor Asha Barbaschow @ashabeeeee Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

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Did the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 live up to the hype? Has Samsung done enough with its new foldables and wearables, or is it resting on its laurels? Special guests direct from New York - News Corp's Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson and The Oz/Gizmodo's Alice Clarke - Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

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Are Telstra's new mobile bundles (or anyone's) a good deal for families? Why is the ACCC gunning for Telstra over its 5G rollout? Are MVNOs the way to go?

Special guest Finder.com.au editor-in-chief  Angus Kidman (@gusworldau) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

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Will Instagram's shift to focus on video focus help it see off TikTok, or doom it entirely? With the NBN's SAU denied and the government pausing privatisation plans, what's next for Australian broadband users? Special guests David Braue (@zyzzyvamedia) and Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson (@jendudley). Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australia...

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Google's Pixel 6a is here, but how does it stack up in the ultra-competive mid-range space? Samsung's got another Galaxy Unpacked event coming up in early August, but will there be any real surprises?

Special guest EFTM's Dan Tyson! (@phroghollow) Vertical Hold is brought to you by Aussie Broadband – changing the game with their award-winning network and Australian based support.

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