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'Minecraft' Marriage? Game Developer Pops Pixelated Question With Lava

Even our stone-cold hearts melted some when we watched this video of Bioware sound designer Joel Green's pixelated proposal to his girlfriend/co-worker, Heather Rabatich, in the world-building game of 'Minecraft.' Green placed signs along the virtual way, leading Rabatich's avatar to an aerial view of his digital monument to marriage: pools of orange lava spelling "Marry Me?" His overture also...

FyreTV: A Streaming Pornucopia, For a Lonely Valentine's Night In

There's another streaming media box on the market, but you won't be able to find the 'Scooby-Doo' movie on it. Oh, wait -- yes, you can. That is, if you're looking for the version that features Shaggy and Fred double-teaming Velma inside Old Man Withers' haunted dildo factory. Those meddling kids! But seriously, the FyreTV streaming porno box (NSFW link, obviously) is perhaps the best gift...

Google Unveils Valentine's Day Homepage Doodle, 'Map Your Valentine' Feature

It's Valentine's Day, and Google is celebrating the occasion with a special homepage doodle, and a new, 'Map Your Valentine' location-sharing service for lovers. The doodle is designed as a pretty obvious homage to Robert Indiana's famous 'LOVE' image, with a heart replacing the first "O" in a re-arranged Google logo, and the second one slanted to the right. Unlike recent homepage doodles,...

You Suck at Gift-Giving: Your Valentine's Day Gift-Buying Survival Guide

Listen. If you're looking for Valentine's Day gift ideas for your significant other on this site, you're certifiably effing clueless. We're a tech blog! But we know it's hard to find Google, so get comfy and stay a while. Let us tell you exactly what not to get that girl or guy you managed to drag home without the help of Rohypnol, and perhaps you'll even cement yourself as their last-ditch...

T-Mobile Offering All Phones, Smartphones for Free This Weekend

In honor of Valentine's Day, T-Mobile will be giving out all its phones (and smartphones) for free this weekend. Beginning Friday morning, customers will be able to grab any phone from T-Mobile's lineup, including comparatively more expensive models, like the myTouch 4G, HTC HD7, G2 and Samsung Vibrant. The catch, of course, is that you'll have to sign up for a two-year contract, but that's...

The Magic of OKCupid: Algorithms and Sex Appeal Attract the Hipsters

For all intents and purposes, Evan (name changed) is what would be called, in present-day Brooklyn, a catch. He is handsome, fit, quick to smile and incredibly polite. He also plays several instruments and runs a gallery, making art in his free time. In the time that I've known him, Evan has never been short on dates. Over coffee recently, I asked how he met his new girlfriend -- who actually...

15 Valentine's Day Gifts Under $15

Share A yearly expression of love. The Hallmark holiday. An easy excuse to munch chocolates and watch 'Mermaids.' Whatever Valentine's Day is for you, it certainly is coming up. We, for one, look at the day of hearts and cupids as another excuse to put together a world-famous gift guide for the geeky, a frugal but festive selection of booty that is guaranteed to get your some. From bling...

Make Hearts Flutter With Twitter as 'Tweet Me' Added to V-Day Sweets

With Valentine's Day approaching, starry-eyed romantics of all ages will soon be biting their nails in anticipation as they struggle to come up with the perfect way to tell that special someone just how special they are. Luckily, though, a Valentine's Day stalwart is adding a special social media twist to its amorous artillery this year, so you can tell your crush that yeah, you're sweet and you...

Another Geek Uses an iPhone to Propose

We're beginning to feel a little inadequate here. We've got another elaborate geeky marriage proposal that has us hoping our significant others aren't reading our Web site. Bryan Haggerty, a user interface designer at professional social networking site LinkedIn, proposed to his girlfriend Jeannie Choe using a custom-built iPhone Web app. The app, called 'Romantech,' led Choe on a scavenger...

Google Earth Turns Heart-Shaped Island Into Tourist Destination

Thanks to Google Earth, and a fortunate, cardioid shape, the tiny Croatian island of Galesnjak has become a lover's escape for couples worldwide, reports the Telegraph. The owner of the island, Vlado Juresko, told the Telegraph that, though he has always been vaguely aware of the island's shape, its uncanny resemblance to a cartoonish heart didn't dawn on him until he was bombarded with booking...

9 Affordable V-Day Gifts

If you haven't figured out what to do for your special someone this Valentine's Day, you'd better hurry up. In the past, you might have opted for jewelry or an extravagant night on the town, but with this economy, you might need some cheaper or free options. Chances are, you already have the tools to make a great, thoughtful gift at your disposal. We've assembled nine ideas that let you make...

Storm Worm Reborn as Malicious Valentine's Day Greeting

As if the threat of the Conficker hanging over our heads weren't enough, now we've got the second coming of the Storm Worm, called Waledec, to watch out for. Waldec spreads via e-mails claiming to have a Valentine's Day greeting for you. Clicking on the link contained in the message takes you to a page containing dozens of hearts with the message "guess which one is for you? Clicking on any of...