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All your questions about Pokémon Go, answered

Including the big one: When can we stop talking about Pokémon Go?

Eric Johnson for Recode

How does Pokémon Go work? What are the privacy concerns around it? And, most importantly, what is the best Pokémon?

On the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode and Sean O’Kane endeavored to answered all these questions and many more. The buzz around the augmented reality mobile game is so strong that it wrested control of the podcast away from our originally planned discussion topic, GoPro.

(When will we and the rest of the media stop talking about Pokémon Go and, to quote Kara, "Pokémon leave"? Sean gave the game about a month before it stops attracting new players because newbies will find that everyone else is way ahead of them.)

But never fear, fans of camera tech and/or extreme sports. Later in the show, Kara, Lauren and Sean also answered your questions about GoPro and discussed the challenges the company faces as it prepares to launch the long-awaited Hero 5 action camera later this year.

Thank you to everyone who sent in their questions about both Pokémon Go and GoPro. You can tweet your questions, comments and complaints about any tech topic to @Recode with the hashtag #TooEmbarrassed. And be sure to follow @LaurenGoode, @KaraSwisher and @Recode to get alerted when we're looking for questions about a specific topic.

If you like this show, you should also check out our other podcasts:

  • Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher is a weekly show featuring in-depth interviews with the movers and shakers in tech and media every Monday. You can subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, TuneIn and Stitcher.
  • Recode Media with Peter Kafka features no-nonsense conversations with the smartest and most interesting people in the media world, with new episodes every Thursday. Use these links to subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, TuneIn and Stitcher.
  • And finally, Recode Replay has all the audio from our live events such as the Code Conference, Code Media and the Code Commerce Series — including an interview with GoPro CEO Nick Woodman at last year’s Code Conference. Subscribe today on iTunes, Google Play Music, TuneIn and Stitcher.

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 next Friday for another episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask!

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