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My techie Valentine

Chocolate and roses are nice, but they don't do anything. Here are a couple of Valentine's Day gift ideas--some wise, some wild--for the lover who loves technology.

The LED Flashing Sweetheart Kit contains a circuit board, 28 LEDs and various diodes and resister you solder together to create a "romantic" display.

Think Geek says you'll need some basic soldering skills "and it took one of our robotic monkeys about an hour to assemble one of these flashing beauties. But just think how impressed your gift recipient will be when he/she realizes you have created a high-tech electronic gizmo from scratch." It sells for $9.99.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...