July 10, 2012 at 10:07 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.
That "Internet Doomsday" everyone was all "Y2K! Y2K!" about? Not that big a deal, turns out.
Meanwhile, the Russian version of Wikipedia is dark today -- it's a one-day protest against reported plans by President Vladimir Putin to to block dissent on the Internet.
The United States government says it totally won't read your email for security ... doesn't mention anything about "for fun."
Remember that one time Google sneaked cookies onto iPhones without asking or telling anybody? The tech giant is now facing the biggest FTC fine ever!
A team of Israeli researchers has developed a Facebook application intended to detect pedophiles and other potential online predators.
If you want the new iPad ASAP, you'll have to go to China -- that's where Apple will start selling in on July 20.
The cartoonist known as "The Oatmeal" kept his odd promise to the Internet, with drawing $211,233.04 from the bank and posting a photo online -- here's what that looks like.
In an impressive feat of DIY electronics, a hacker has put together a virtual girlfriend through a combination of motion-tracking hardware, video goggles, and some scavenged 3-D game assets -- and here's what that looks like.