Aug. 7, 2012 at 9:09 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.
From Curiosity's Twitter account to Wil Wheaton's Google+ page and red Oreos, here's all the other Mars stuff we're obsessing about on the Internet.
The new iPhone supposedly launching on Sept. 12, but Nokia might attempt to take a little wind out of Apple's sails by announcing their new Windows Phone 8 handsets just before then.
The rumor mill has already decided quite firmly that the new iPhone will be announced on Sept. 12, and will sport a bigger screen and smaller dock connector. But a new rumor suggests that new connector won't be limited to the iPhone — every iOS device will be updated with one, as early as this fall.
Meanwhile, Apple's new version of its iPhone and iPad software will not include a pre-loaded app for Google's popular video website or YouTube, can you believe it?!
Samsung, in a smart marketing move, has figured out how to tempt you even more into buying one of its new phones: It's offering to take your old phone, no matter the make, in trade, and pay up to $300 for it.
You may feel cool and modern when you communicate with your friends in bits of jargon and acronyms - LOL, BTW, BRB and so on — but it may interest you to know that OMG may be older than your grandparents.
Furby, "the first gigapet you can pet" will be back in stores just in time to create an inflated demand during this holiday shopping season, but it's not exactly the electronic toy you remember.
In closing, the Olympics are apparently still happening: Here's the best of the Ryan Lochte Derp Meme.