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Why Is Your Phone's Battery Life So Bad?

On this episode of "Too Embarrassed to Ask," we answer your questions about battery technology and how to get more out of your phone.

Vjeran Pavic for Re/code

We’ve all been there: Checking Facebook, getting directions, listening to an amazing podcast (ahem), when all of a sudden — bloop. Your phone screen cuts to black, and you are totally cut off.

Clearly, something has to change. On the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode talk about how battery technology is improving (and why it’s not improving fast enough) with Re/code’s senior mobile reporter Ina Fried. They answer your questions about what’s ahead, and also how to get the most out of the battery you have now.

Thank you to everyone who submitted questions about batteries — remember that you can always send in questions about any topic to us by tweeting @LaurenGoode, @KaraSwisher or @Recode with the hashtag #AskRecode.

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.

We have lots more podcasts for your listening pleasure. For instance, Re/code Media with Peter Kafka features in-depth, no-BS interviews with the most interesting people in the media world every Thursday. Yesterday, Peter spoke to Troy Young, the guy figuring out how to turn Hearst magazines like Cosmopolitan into global digital powerhouses. Click here to subscribe to Re/code Media right now on iTunes.

Kara Swisher will be back on Monday with her podcast Re/code Decode. Click here to subscribe on iTunes. And on Re/code Replay, you can hear all the audio from our live events, including some don’t-miss sessions from Code/Media 2016. To subscribe to that, click right here.

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