Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.
A British lawmaker who was subjected to rape and death threats on Twitter has said those responsible should be prosecuted in the name of free speech.
Meanwhile, the United Nations investigators hoped they would get some help from Facebook when they asked to see information on suspected pirates operating in Somalia. But Facebook refused.
Oh! And guess what: A federal court once again found that cops don’t need a warrant for cellphone location data.
And that Bradley Manning verdict? Still bad news for the press?
Divided as we may be on the right and wrong places to wear Google Glass, that tech is also reaching our four-legged friends.
Amazon's popular Kindle Fire tablets are slated for a major update say anonymous sources: New screens, better build quality, and an internal overhaul should bring the devices more in line with the latest from Google and Apple.
Speaking of Apple, here's a patent that reveals a three-lens, three-sensor iPhone camera.
And Microsoft patented a futuristic transparent laptop display.
Tom Friedman a modern-day Ayn Rand? Regarding his recent AirBnB column, "the NY Times columnist idealizes the Internet's winner-take-all economy while overlooking real-world concerns."
In closing: A Dark, Brilliant Short Film… Starring Pee Wee Herman.
Compiled by Helen A.S. Popkin, who invites you to join her on Twitter and/or Facebook.
First published July 31 2013, 7:15 AM