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Too Embarrassed to Ask

By Recode

Technology doesn’t need to be confusing, though too often it is. Do you have tech questions that you’re too embarrassed to ask? Kara Swisher of Recode and Lauren Goode of The Verge have the answers. Tune in to their podcast every Friday for straight talk about the latest gadgets and products. Submit your own questions in advance by tweeting them to @Recode with the hashtag #TooEmbarrassed, or by emailing TooEmbarrassed@recode.net.

  1. 1.
    Can Google catch up to Apple in hardware?13 October 2017
    36:39
  2. 2.
    My data was compromised in the Equifax hack. What now?6 October 2017
    50:10
  3. 3.
    Can consumers save their own privacy?29 September 2017
    44:17
  4. 4.
    Is it safe to give your genetic data to 23andMe?22 September 2017
    1:04:17
  5. 5.
    Should I pay $1000 for the iPhone X?15 September 2017
    48:57
  6. 6.
    Which Android phone should I buy?8 September 2017
    50:30
  7. 7.
    Why is Silicon Valley obsessed with biohacking?5 September 2017
    48:39
  8. 8.
    Going to the doctor is a pain. Can Silicon Valley help?1 September 2017
    1:08:23
  1. 9.
    Should tech companies be able to shut down neo-Nazis?25 August 2017
    1:01:59
  2. 10.
    Can bike-sharing services take cars off the road?18 August 2017
    47:51
  3. 11.
    Can engineered 'meat' replace hamburgers?11 August 2017
    51:27
  4. 12.
    How can I make my home Wi-Fi faster?4 August 2017
    54:20
  5. 13.
    How can sexual harassment in tech be stopped?28 July 2017
    1:01:47
  6. 14.
    Is the future VR ... or AR?21 July 2017
    50:59
  7. 15.
    What is blockchain?14 July 2017
    43:31
  8. 16.
    Is there room for both Amazon and Walmart?7 July 2017
    44:04
  9. 17.
    How do teens really use Instagram, Snapchat and other apps?30 June 2017
    1:03:06
  10. 18.
    Do meditation apps really work?23 June 2017
    45:43
  11. 19.
    Is Uber sincere about changing?16 June 2017
    46:14
  12. 20.
    Is Apple’s HomePod better than Amazon's Echo or Google's Home? (WWDC recap)9 June 2017
    51:37
  13. 21.
    What happens when Bill Gates, Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Cuban grill Walt Mossberg?2 June 2017
    56:33
  14. 22.
    What are the best podcasts right now? (2017 edition)26 May 2017
    50:13
  15. 23.
    Why is Twitter betting big on live video?19 May 2017
    40:57
  16. 24.
    Can Microsoft's new Surface Laptop compete with premium laptops? 12 May 2017
    43:08
  17. 25.
    Why does Apple want to compete with Square and Venmo?5 May 2017
    50:58
  18. 26.
    What will it take for Uber to change?28 April 2017
    1:01:04
  19. 27.
    What is D.C. Rainmaker's favorite fitness watch?21 April 2017
    1:15:18
  20. 28.
    Privacy and Security, Part 2: How do I protect my privacy online?14 April 2017
    53:56
  21. 29.
    Privacy and Security, Part 1: What did Congress just do to my privacy?7 April 2017
    41:43
  22. 30.
    Is it safe to buy Samsung's new Galaxy S8 phone?31 March 2017
    47:20
  23. 31.
    WTF is happening at Uber?24 March 2017
    51:58
  24. 32.
    Mary Lou Jepsen: Can a high-tech ski cap read my mind or tell me when I’m sick? (Live at SXSW)17 March 2017
    58:32
  25. 33.
    Is the Nintendo Switch as fun as the Wii?10 March 2017
    40:45
  26. 34.
    Can a drone save my life?3 March 2017
    35:50
  27. 35.
    Do I need to pay for multiple cloud services?24 February 2017
    43:26
  28. 36.
    Is ‘unlimited' phone data a ripoff?17 February 2017
    49:15
  29. 37.
    Do I really need to learn to code?10 February 2017
    42:11
  30. 38.
    Bonus: Why would I buy stock in Snap?6 February 2017
    25:51
  31. 39.
    How can I spot 'fake news' online?3 February 2017
    46:28
  32. 40.
    When will self-driving cars be everywhere?27 January 2017
    39:00
  33. 41.
    What's so special about Apple's wireless Airpods?20 January 2017
    34:01
  34. 42.
    Is a Chromebook the right computer for me?13 January 2017
    29:26
  35. 43.
    What were the most interesting gadgets at CES?6 January 2017
    27:22
  36. 44.
    What were the biggest tech stories of 2016?30 December 2016
    39:28
  37. 45.
    Why isn't my favorite TV show on Netflix?23 December 2016
    38:52
  38. 46.
    What happens to your data after you die?16 December 2016
    35:25
  39. 47.
    How do I start making my home ‘smart’?9 December 2016
    39:32
  40. 48.
    Is it possible to outsmart Amazon this holiday season?2 December 2016
    32:21
  41. 49.
    Are Snapchat's Spectacles creepy or cool?25 November 2016
    37:11
  42. 50.
    Do 'productivity hacks' really help you get stuff done?18 November 2016
    37:59
  43. 51.
    Does Trump’s victory mean I need stronger encryption?11 November 2016
    37:09
  44. 52.
    Is the MacBook's Touch Bar just a gimmick?4 November 2016
    38:26
  45. 53.
    Which running app should I use?28 October 2016
    39:24
  46. 54.
    Why are drone laws so confusing?21 October 2016
    35:34
  47. 55.
    What happens to Samsung after the Note 7 disaster?14 October 2016
    32:18
  48. 56.
    Is Google now a hardware company?7 October 2016
    1:03:28
  49. 57.
    Should you buy a mattress online?30 September 2016
    36:22
  50. 58.
    Is it possible to be addicted to sexting?23 September 2016
    37:36
  51. 59.
    Would you buy marijuana from an app?16 September 2016
    40:47
  52. 60.
    Why did Apple remove the iPhone's headphone jack?9 September 2016
    53:31
  53. 61.
    Should you upgrade to the new Fitbits?2 September 2016
    45:01
  54. 62.
    What back-to-school tech should you buy?26 August 2016
    38:26
  55. 63.
    Do you need a $700 high-tech juicer?19 August 2016
    39:54
  56. 64.
    Help! Photoshop is too complicated. What should I use?12 August 2016
    31:54
  57. 65.
    What happens if our voting machines get hacked?5 August 2016
    43:49
  58. 66.
    What the heck happened to Yahoo?29 July 2016
    44:11
  59. 67.
    Special Episode: Virtual reality works for games. But what about real life?22 July 2016
    40:23
  60. 68.
    Why is everyone obsessed with Pokémon Go?15 July 2016
    39:42
  61. 69.
    Can a texting bot help you understand the presidential election? 8 July 2016
    41:45
  62. 70.
    Seriously: What is artificial intelligence?1 July 2016
    37:31
  63. 71.
    When will robots be able to do all your chores?24 June 2016
    35:21
  64. 72.
    Why isn't Apple's iMessage on Android?17 June 2016
    46:32
  65. 73.
    How do food delivery startups stay in business?10 June 2016
    39:45
  66. 74.
    Could you go a day without your phone?3 June 2016
    30:11
  67. 75.
    What tech gifts should you buy for new graduates?27 May 2016
    27:33
  68. 76.
    Can Wi-Fi calling replace your phone carrier?19 May 2016
    27:43
  69. 77.
    Seriously, do I need "smart" luggage?13 May 2016
    37:23
  70. 78.
    Which laptop should you buy?6 May 2016
    33:22
  71. 79.
    How can I "spring clean" my tech life? 29 April 2016
    29:32
  72. 80.
    What are the best podcasts? (Other than this one.)22 April 2016
    28:50
  73. 81.
    Special Episode: Tech & Sleep, with Arianna Huffington15 April 2016
    35:25
  74. 82.
    Alexa, Is Jeff Bezos Spying on Me? (Guest: Dan Seifert, Senior Editor, The Verge)8 April 2016
    37:35
  75. 83.
    When Will Smart Homes Stop Being Dumb? (Guest: Alex Hawkinson, CEO, SmartThings)1 April 2016
    35:25
  76. 84.
    Is Apple Out of Ideas? (Guest: Walt Mossberg, Executive Editor, The Verge)25 March 2016
    42:07
  77. 85.
    Why Is Your Phone's Battery Life So Bad?18 March 2016
    26:10
  78. 86.
    Kara Swisher's Junk Drawer of "Unwearables"11 March 2016
    26:58
  79. 87.
    Your Questions About Apple vs. the FBI, Answered4 March 2016
    29:59
  80. 88.
    Am I Too Old For Snapchat? (Guest: Tracy Chou, Pinterest)26 February 2016
    44:59
  81. 89.
    This Podcast Is the Uber for "Why?"19 February 2016
    38:57
  82. 90.
    Algorithm Nation12 February 2016
    34:30
  83. 91.
    Fitbits and Alphabets5 February 2016
    33:41
  84. 92.
    My Clothing Is Smarter Than I Am29 January 2016
    32:28
  85. 93.
    Drones, Detroit and Dash22 January 2016
    42:49
  86. 94.
    Life's a Peach After CES15 January 2016
    25:57
  87. 95.
    Teaser8 January 2016
    0:43

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