Aug. 16, 2012 at 8:59 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.
Ecuador went and granted asylum for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and now everyone is totally freaking out.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that law enforcement officials don’t need a warrant to track suspects via cell phones. Here's what that means for you.
Tired of rumors about bigger iPhones and smaller iPads? Here's a report about Apple courting cable providers and attempting to cajole them into allowing folks to use an Apple device of some sort "as a set-top box for live television and other content."
In other Apple news, two iOS developers say Apple's iTunes is failing to show third-party iOS apps, though its own Podcast app is working just fine.
Zynga is moving away from play money into real online gambling, as it drops hardcore cash lobbying for online gaming.
Samsung announced its latest tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 on Wednesday. Naturally, took it for a test spin.
Twitter founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams announced a new venture: Medium, a Web publishing platform that takes a little bit from several existing services but hopes to build something new.
They're not NASA, and now Mars Curiosity and the world knows it -- via the latest space-based viral video, "We're NASA and We Know It." And that's awesome.
Speaking of nerds: 20 Spectacularly Nerdy Math Jokes! Get it? GET IT?!