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Your Cheat Sheet for Talking About Tech This Thanksgiving

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Holiday dinner table talk can be rough. When you’re not slicing up a strange hybrid turkey or serving up dishes of root vegetables, it’s easy to feel as though you’re both moderating a political debate and taking on the role of family IT support.

When the conversation veers into politics, Vox.com has you covered. But if you are the de facto tech expert in your family and updating the software on everyone’s iPhone isn’t enough, there’s a good chance you’ll be called upon to explain some of the tech news that’s happened recently.

So forthwith, here are the topics you’re most likely going to have to hold court about this Thanksgiving — and also, what to say if you’re not quite the expert your family thinks you are.

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.