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Pre-caffeine tech: Apple picking, panda cam!

In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 photo, a researcher stands near seven panda cubs, all born in 2012, at the Chengdu Panda Base in Chengdu, in southweste...
In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 photo, a researcher stands near seven panda cubs, all born in 2012, at the Chengdu Panda Base in Chengdu, in southwestern China's Sichuan province. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.

Twitter's new security measure ditches texts for in-app alerts. Here's how it works. 

The effort to stop "Apple picking" phone theft now extends to London.

Yahoo is counting down to a new logo with different designs every day.

Speaking of counting down, traffic is slowing at Yahoo's newly purchased blog platform, Tumblr. Coincidence

Samsung told the world that it is making a smartwatch in March, and now a newly discovered trademark provides some clues as to how the company will compete with Apple’s rumored iWatch. 

Facebook's new "story bumping" will show you what you may have missed.

FYI: Dolphins recognize the whistles of old friends (and foes) after decades.

And in fake science news, that Discovery Channel documentary "Megalodon: The Monster Shark That Lives" is fake, and apparently that's causing "outrage."

You can now buy seriously expensive art on Amazon. 

In closing: Hello 24-hour giant panda cam, goodbye productivity!

Compiled by Helen A.S. Popkin, who invites you to join her on Twitter and/or Facebook.