April 25, 2013 at 9:57 AM ET
Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.
Staring down at the comparatively smallish screen of the iPhone — with an interface that hasn't changed much in six whole years — one might start to think that Samsung is blowing by Apple like it was standing still.
Still, Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place June 10 through June 14 this year. As usual, it will be held in San Francisco and bring us the latest news about iOS and OS X.
Meanwhile, that "special event" that Microsoft has been rumored to have in store next month is real. The Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant sent out invitations asking reporters to "join us as we reveal a new generation of Xbox."
Some Mars maniacs just won't grow up: A picture of the track patterns left behind by the Mars rovers' standard turning maneuver has drawn giggles and gasps — merely because it looks like a penis scrawled on the Red Planet.
And "liking" a post by the president or a human rights group may not be the most powerful form of political expression, but according to a recent Pew Research Center study, it is at least something that a person of nearly any age, location or economic status can do — and does.
But if you hate reading, Amazon plans to put out a set-top box to compete with the likes of Roku, Apple TV, and other streaming devices, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.
"Portal" fans, rejoice! The cake is no longer a lie, at least if you trust Amazon UK seller "Portal 2," who recently made a new baking kit available under the air-tight moniker "Portal The Cake Mix! Official licensed!"
In closing: Corgi Beach Party!