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Hoverboards Keep Catching On Fire And The US Government Wants To Know Why

The hoverboard backlash always seemed inevitable. First, there’s the misleading name. Then, there were videos of painful accidents and even hoverboards spontaneously combusting. And today, announced that it would no longer sell the gadgets due to safety concerns.

Your Guide To Island Hopping The Philippines

I just spent two weeks in the Philippines, a place The Department of State deems dangerous and warns that “U.S. citizens should continue to exercise extreme caution if travelling to certain regions and cities.” Here’s why it wasn’t scary, and why you should plan to island-hop as soon as possible!

How To Travel Internationally For The Very First Time

Did you know that only about 30 per cent of Australians travel abroad each year? Beat the odds, get a passport and go see the world. It’s easier than you might think. Here’s our starter guide for the new traveller.

Should You Swipe Right For Friends On Tinder?

It finally happened. You’ve gone one swipe too far. You’ve swiped yourself into a full-on romantic entanglement: a friend has appeared on your Tinder feed. A decision must be made. Do you swipe left for no and hurt their feelings, or right for yes and freak them out? What’s the right thing to do when it comes to finding your friends on Tinder?

Ask Giz: Four Loko Frenzy, Budget Sextapes, Identity Crisis

A friend turned drunken thief. A couple looking for some on-camera action. A digital dater racked with shame. You seem guilty, this week, readers. But our consciences are filthy too – all aboard the empathy train. It’s time for healing.

Ask Giz: Textual Intercourse, Flabby Gamers, Online Scams

This week: a relationship ruined by text messages, an out-of-shape gamer looking for an easy way out, and a broke-ass gent with an eye on Craigslist. Three sad souls, three desperations – three readers in need.

Ask Giz: Insecure Boyfriends, Insecure Careers, Creepy Neighbours

A girlfriend with dubious motives. A frightened social networker. A lonely neighbour with an eye on his Wi-Fi. Some of you are real wrecks! Luckily, so are we. Let’s commiserate.

How Do You Teach Boy Scouts About Downloading Music?

The woefully out of touch writers of Scouting Magazine, the official magazine of Boy Scouts of America, suggest that parents only listen to CDs they buy from stores, because when you listen to legal MP3s, you risk confusing the boy scouts.

Ask Giz: Scratched Records, Arse Tattoos, Mobile Phone Fetishes

An unfortunate electronics-based arse explosion. A confused lad with dirty vinyl. A relationship doomed by a ringtone. This week’s questions tortured us for minutes, but we recovered. And we came up with answers.

iPad Etiquette: The Official FAQ

Etiquette on the iPad is white space on the map. It’s not a smartphone. It’s not a laptop. It’s something new. As early adopters, the opportunity to define proper etiquette is ours.

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