Jan. 18, 2013 at 8:56 AM ET
Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.
In a world where, on any given day, someone is forwarding that email that says Bill Gates will share his Microsoft fortune with you, is it really that hard to believe Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o had no clue that dead "girlfriend" Lennay Kekua — whom he allegedly knew only from the Internet — didn't really exist?
She was beautiful, brainy, brave — and really unlucky. Here's a tantalizing portrait of that doomed character at the center of the Te'o hoax.
Meanwhile, masquerading as online lover not necessarily a crime, according to this expert.
Want to create your own fake online girlfriend? Here's how!
BoingBoing's Cory Doctorow debunked the Department of Justice statement on Aaron Swartz's prosecution.
Regardless of the DOJ statement, maybe it's time to roll back excessive prison sentences. Here's why.
December privacy scandal aside, Instagram says it has 90 million active users monthly.
Oh! Check this out -- a Google patent that shows a laser keyboard for Glass!
In closing, Mona Lisa rides a laser beam ... to the moon!