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'Too Embarrassed to Ask': Can Wearable Tech Save Your Life?

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Less than a month after announcing a new wearable at CES, why did Fitbit just announce another one? What’s the difference between Google and its parent company Alphabet? And can you bring a selfie stick into the Super Bowl?

Kara Swisher, Lauren Goode and special guest Mark Bergen, associate editor at Re/code, answered all these questions and more on the latest episode of our new podcast, "Too Embarrassed to Ask."

In the first half of the show, Kara and Lauren talk about the newly announced Fitbit Alta, which the company hopes will be perceived as fashionable enough that you’ll want to wear it every day, not only when you’re exercising. Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about the Alta — remember that you can always send in questions about any topic to us by tweeting @LaurenGoode, @KaraSwisher or @Recode with the hashtag #AskRecode.

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In the second half of the show, Mark Bergen joined in to talk about why Google split itself up under the newly created parent company Alphabet, and why artificial intelligence is taking center stage. Then, in "Too Embarrassed to Answer," Lauren tried to stump Mark with three questions about this weekend’s upcoming Super Bowl 50 and the intersection of tech and sports.

Listen to or download the episode in the player above, or click here to subscribe on iTunes; you can also find "Too Embarrassed to Ask" on TuneIn and Stitcher.

And if you didn’t already know, we have two other podcasts you will love. "Re/code Decode," which comes out every Monday and Thursday, features interviews led by Re/code Executive Editor Kara Swisher and Senior Editor Peter Kafka with the movers and shakers in tech and media. Click here to subscribe to "Re/code Decode" on iTunes.

You should also check out "Re/code Replay," an archive of audio content from our events and interviews by Kara Swisher, Walt Mossberg, Peter Kafka, Ina Fried and more. To subscribe to that, click right here.

You can follow @Recode on Twitter for the latest on upcoming guests.

If you like what we’re doing, please write a review on iTunes — and if you don’t, just tweet-strafe Kara and Lauren. Tune in for more questions and answers next Friday!

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