Ask Giz: The 7 Steps of the Online Break Up

Things didn't go so well, huh, champ? We've talked a lot about love, but now it's time for our resident love doctor to talk about what happens when romance goes south. Here are the steps to breaking up... online. » 2/15/10 12:00am 2/15/10 12:00am

Great Sexts Through History

Sexting may seem like a relatively recent phenomenon, but in truth it's as old as mankind itself. Here's a walk back through the illustrious history of the SMS booty call: » 2/14/10 5:00pm 2/14/10 5:00pm

Won't You Be My World's Smallest Spontaneous Atomic Valentine?

There was love in the air at the atomic level over at the University of Birmingham's Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory this week, where Palladium atoms placed on a carbon base spontaneously formed into an eight nanometer heart. [Physorg] » 2/14/10 1:00pm 2/14/10 1:00pm

Good Morning, Sunshine

I don't have a Valentine, so instead I woke up to this image of the Endeavour on approach to the ISS, courtesy a Facebook friend's Wall. Bad Valentine? Nah, just a great image. Now wake up and get busy. [NASA] » 2/14/10 9:29am 2/14/10 9:29am

8 Excellent Ways To Use Technology...To Break Up With Someone

Planning on dumping your dame (or dude) anytime soon? Make every future Valentine's Day extra special for your ex by giving them a breakup memory they'll never forget! Here are a few high tech ways to get the message across. » 2/13/10 8:00pm 2/13/10 8:00pm

Ask Giz: How Do I Bring Up the Subject of Video Sex?

The old videophone sci-fi concept is now portable wireless reality, and it's not just politicians and celebrities who are doing naughty things in front of cameras. Our resident love doctor explains if and when it's okay to bring it up. » 2/13/10 6:00pm 2/13/10 6:00pm

In Defense of the Letter

Analog means more than digital. It's real, for one thing. Something real is maimed in the process of recording. And it's slow. Pulp doesn't teleport, like bits. If you write somebody a letter, you mean it. » 2/13/10 3:00pm 2/13/10 3:00pm

OMG I Did Not Text That

It's the worst feeling: Waking up completely wrecked from the night before, only to realize with a dull sweat that you pressed 'Send'. Fortunately for the rest of us, what you drunkenly texted is often hilarious. » 2/13/10 12:00pm 2/13/10 12:00pm

Ask Giz: Is It OK To Ask Someone Out Via Text Message? Can You Use…

Though we've talked a lot about dumping via text message, the burning question put to our resident love doctor is: Can you ask someone out via text message? And can you do it with video? » 2/13/10 10:00am 2/13/10 10:00am

The Modern Date: Flirting, Tweets, and Black Lace Panties

Last Wednesday I married the love of my life. This is the short story of some of the things I did before I met her, a guide on flirting using Twitter, Facebook, texting, and sexting face-to-face, in the real world. » 2/12/10 9:20pm 2/12/10 9:20pm

How to Say "I Love You More Than My iPhone"

Apologies to all the other brilliant Valentine's e-greetings at someecards, but this is the only one you should need to truly prove your love. [someecards] » 2/12/10 9:00pm 2/12/10 9:00pm

The Steam-Powered Vibrator and Other Terrifying Early Sex Machines NSFW

As long as humans have had genitals, we've found artificial ways to stimulate them. But it took the repressed Victorian era to create the vibrator, a device aimed at curing a disease that doesn't exist. » 2/12/10 6:00pm 2/12/10 6:00pm

F*ck You, Google

I use my private Gmail account to email my boyfriend and my mother. There's a BIG drop-off between them and my other "most frequent" contacts. You know who my third most frequent contact is. My abusive ex-husband. » 2/12/10 5:00pm 2/12/10 5:00pm

Pretend You're Bathing With A Na'vi This Valentine's Day

Slaves were creating mosaic objects thousands of years BC, but I bet they never dreamed of a bathtub covered in glittering photo-luminescent mosaic tiles. In fact, I bet they never even knew what a bathtub was. » 2/12/10 2:40pm 2/12/10 2:40pm

New to Sext? Here's a Sexting User's Guide

Don't know how to give good sext? Fleshbot's Lux Alptraum told me she'll give a private lesson to everyone who leaves their name and phone number in the comments of her new howto. [Fleshbot] (NSFW, naturally.) » 2/12/10 1:02pm 2/12/10 1:02pm

Ask Giz: When Is It Too Early To Change Your Facebook Relationship…

You go out, you like each other, then you blow it by attempting to change your relationship status too soon. Our resident love doctor explains how soon is too soon, and what other freaky behavior might ruin your good thing. » 2/12/10 11:00am 2/12/10 11:00am

Google Is Planning My Wedding

Yes, Google will plan my wedding one day. Or at least I might use the wedding planning templates in Google Docs to organize things while wishing that Sergey Brin and Larry Page would personally plan my bachelorette party. » 2/11/10 11:00pm 2/11/10 11:00pm