Slap iPod Nano WristbandCan’t decide what to get your favorite geek for Valentine’s Day? How about a pair of heart-shaped earbuds, a pink iPod Nano wristband, or even a pillow with its own heartbeat? You’ll find those gifts and more in our Valentine’s Day gift guide.

Also this week: five ways to turn back the clock on Gmail; six questions to ask before you decide between an iPhone or an Android phone; and the scoop on if—and when—your carrier will throttle your smartphone data.

Isn’t it romantic: 9 tech-minded Valentine’s Day goodies
We’ve come up with nine nifty gifts for your tech-addicted sweetie, from a heart-shaped, USB-powered mug warmer to a “Star Wars” lightsaber candlestick. Read more…

iPhone or Android? 6 questions to ask yourselfiPhone or Android? 6 questions to ask yourself before deciding
Can’t quite decide between a new iPhone or an Android phone? Don’t make the leap  until you answer these six crucial questions for yourself. Read more…

5 ways to go back to the old Gmail
Remember the old Gmail—before instant chat, the preview pane, the automatic message sorting, and the new look? Here’s 5 ways to make the new Gmail old again. Read more…

When will your smartphone carrier throttle your data? AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon compared
Your carrier may slow, or “throttle,” your phone’s data speeds if it thinks you’re using too much data. How much is too much, and what’s your carrier’s policy? Read more…

Mac tip: How to control your desktop with “Hot Corners”
Turn on the Mac’s hot-corner feature to jump to Mission Control, clear your desktop, and more, all with a simple flick of your fingertip. Read more…

6 ways to take charge of the Windows Start menu6 ways to take charge of the Windows Start menu
From pinning a program to your list of recent items to changing what the “Shut down” button does, read on for six key ways to tweak the Windows Start menu. Read more…

Podcast 011: Gadgets, your kids, and you
Find out why your toddler wants not just any iPhone, but your iPhone; what a kid might do to a keyboard; and how to keep tykes from lunging at your new gadget. Read more…

4 ways to check if Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, or [insert name here] is down
So, is Facebook (or Yahoo Mail, Netflix, or another big site) refusing to load? Here’s four quick ways to find out whether the problem lies with you, or them. Read more…

How to choose who can—and can’t—see you in Facebook’s chat sidebar
Don’t want a certain Facebook pal to see you’re online? Good news: you can now pick and choose who gets to see you’re available for chat, and who doesn’t. Read more…

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