Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.
How do you reduce the number of highway accidents? Just tell all the cars to look out for each other!
A man who used a 3-D printer to make the first .22-caliber rifle out of largely plastic parts successfully fired off a shot with the weapon.
And "3-D printing and homemade crafts may spark a new Industrial Revolution. But that doesn't mean prosperity for all," says Salon.
Meanwhile, the New York Times asks, "Should Reddit be blamed for the spreading of a smear?"
One thing's for sure, Facebook didn't invent "friend" as a verb ... it's way older than that!
So, 160 million credit cards later, a "cutting edge" hacking ring has been cracked.
Are you able to get into your office by simply bumping your purse or wallet against a reader? Then your office is using radio-frequency identification cards, or RFID cards, to manage building access and security.
A ruling in the Bradley Manning court-martial could come as early as this weekend.
Here's another reason lots of coffee is good for you ... though it's kind of a bummer.
In closing: Pug thugs.
Compiled by Helen A.S. Popkin, who invites you to join her on Twitter and/or Facebook.
First published July 26 2013, 6:09 AM