Why don't I have a custom title by now?!
Lol, every time a new word is coined or thing is invented I guess they have to gender classify it. Maybe super nintendo was feminine and gamecube was masculine? Maybe the start button on the controller is female and button C is male?
I don't really get how you got this train of thought from the thread, but since it's more interesting than long lists of things that are nonsensically positive or negative, I'll indulge:
English having a neutral gender for sexless things is more an exception than a rule in languages. Most languages have genders for things which do not have a sex.
Take German, for example. It does have a neutral gender -- but that doesn't mean that things like a table, the sun, or some butter use it. Instead, it's der Tisch (masculine table), die Sonne (feminine sun), and die Butter (feminine butter). Compare with some other language, such as French, and there you have la table (feminine), le soleil (masculine), and le beurre (masculine); the opposite in these three examples.
How to guess whether a noun is masculine or feminine? Usually, it has nothing to do with the object itself, and is instead dependent on the etymology and morphology of the noun. For instance, the diminutive -chen in German which can be added to make things smaller (kinda like -ling in English) always make the noun neutral. So girl (Magd, compare English maid) + chen gives Mädchen (little girl), and that word is neutral rather than feminine. Das Mädchen.
Other times, it does depend on what the thing is. Take the French word "espace" (space). If you mean:
- espace as an area, or expanse, or as the cosmic void that surrounds our planet: masculine.
- espace as the typographical character (or lack thereof) between words: feminine.
- Espace as the car: depends on people. Most will use feminine because it's a car and both generic names for cars in French (voiture and auto[mobile]) are feminine; but the commercial stuff prefers the masculine.