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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.


Uncle Joel's Guide To Giving Gadgets On Valentine's Day

What’s less romantic: Buying something practical or buying something generic? Roses are right out. But can a gadget be sweet?


Netbooks: What You Need To Know About The Next 6 Months

A bunch of great netbook upgrades are on the way—next-gen Intel processors in January; smooth HD video playback—but to spare you the brain hemorrhage of keeping track, we’ve laid it all out. Here’s what you need to know.


How Tiger Woods Should Have Used Technology To Cheat On His Wife

It’s a story doomed to repeat for all of time: Man cheats on wife, wife catches man, wife eagle-claw-slaps man, man runs away, wife chases after man with a golf club, man crashes car. This could have been prevented.


How Best Buy's 24-Hour Store Can Kick The Apple Store's Butt

So, Best Buy’s new store in NYC is going to be open 24 hours during the week. Apple also has a 24-hour store in NYC, but this could be way better. I have some pitches for you, Best Buy.