June 12, 2013 at 9:20 AM ET
Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.
Google, Facebook and Microsoft are doing their darndest to distance themselves from reports that portrayed the companies as willing partners in supplying mass data to security agencies.
In related news, “1984″ sales have exploded following that NSA scandal.
And the NSA leaker’s girlfriend blogged about “feeling alone” when he left ... because that's the really important part of this story.
More importantly: The best and worst redesigns of PRISM's atrocious PowerPoint!
Meanwhile, using hands-free devices to talk on the phone, text or send emails or give some voice-activated commands while driving is distracting, and can "overload" a driver's attention span, hurting their ability to drive safely, a new study says.
The biggest news yet out of E3 is that gamers finally know when they'll get their hands on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One — and how much it'll cost them.
Speaking of expenses, Reddit just added benefits for Gold Members to further monetize sans without more ads.
Deanna of Kitsch-Slapped takes us on a tour of vintage plaster and chalk nude statuettes.
And just because "Game of Thones" is over for the season doesn't mean we have to stop talking about it. Case in point: DJ Hodor in the house!