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Whaddyareckon?: Gadget rage

Ever had a tech-related tantrum? We feel your pain. Here are some true stories of gadget rage.

By and large, gadgets make us happy. They keep us in touch, they entertain us, and they sparkle ever so prettily in the sunlight.

But sometimes, malfunctions happen. Sometimes errors occur. And that's when things can take a turn for the violent.

If you've ever slammed your fists on a keyboard, thrown your phone across the room or wept at the sudden, irreversible deletion of a digital masterpiece, you know the feeling of gadget rage.

Like its road-bound brother, gadget rage descends without warning and seizes your average human in a vice-grip of fury, shutting out thoughts of serenity, sunshine and fluffy bunnies. It's sudden, it's intense, and it can result in having to shell out a few thousand bucks for new electronic equipment if you're the type to get stabby.

In this week's Whaddyareckon?, we hear tales from people who lost the plot when their tech toys wronged them.

Got a gadget rage story of your own? Spill it for the amusement (or horror) of others in the Whaddyareckon? forum thread.