June 14, 2012 at 9:06 AM ET
Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning. Here's everything that you need to know before taking that first sip of coffee today.
Proving that Facebook should never become a real country, a recent user vote on privacy changes resulted in ... hardly anyone voting.
The new MacBook Pro is one absolutely amazing laptop. It's sleek, fast, and has an impressive Retina display. But (there's always a "but"), non-Apple personnel will find the laptop difficult to repair or upgrade.
Oh, and Apple just released software updates to take care of Java security vulnerabilities, a decision that could indicate the computer giant has learned from its past mistakes.
And Gizmodo says "you won't believe how dumb these iOS 6 maps mistakes are."
iPhone-toting Xbox fans will be pleased to hear that the Xbox Live app has gotten an update that allows for media playback controls.
Speaking of video games, Doom's John Carmack is making a virtual reality headset and it will shock you how good it is.
Reddit just dropped the banhammer. As of Wednesday, more than a half-dozen prominent websites have been banned from the massively popular link-sharing site, including digital publishing heavyweights The Atlantic and PhysOrg.
That 20-year-old British kid who's currently in jail in the UK over hacking charges now faces charges in the U.S. over LulzSec hacking attacks.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation wants you to know that the federal government is moving forward with drone programs "despite poor planning and lack of oversight."
In closing, these hedgehogs are sorry you had a rough day.
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